Support Healthier School Lunches

Schools across the country are implementing updated nutrition standards for school lunches.

School meals should now include more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, low-fat instead of high-fat milk, and sensible limits on calories, unhealthy fats, and salt. With one out of every three children overweight or obese, 31 million children participating in the National School Lunch Program, and 15 years since the last update, it was time to make some improvements.

Schools are working hard to implement these healthier standards, but they could use some support. Below are resources and ideas to help you join this effort and support healthier school meals.



Fact Sheets


Policy Options for States and Localities

Communication Materials

  • Thank You Letter to School Food Service/Administrators - DOCX
  • Model Newsletter Article/Blog - DOCX
  • Model Social Media - Coming Soon
  • Support Statements

Other Resources

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