School Lunch Program: Efforts Needed to Improve Nutrition and Encourage Healthy Eating

Source: U.S. General Accounting Office While schools are moving toward meeting school lunch requirements, they are still in need of more improvement, specifically in complying with the required 30 percent limit on calories from fat in lunches. Additionally, the report finds that more needs to be done within schools to promote healthy eating, noting that most students have access to foods of minimal nutritional value, including soft drinks and candy.