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Some say the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed in 2010 hasn’t been effective, but data from USDA and academics show that most schools across the country are actually serving healthier food and kids are eating it.
This is good news for Latino students, who are more likely to eat school-provided lunch than their White peers.
Since the Act, school lunches have gotten makeovers across the country. These days, 95% of school districts are serving healthier school lunches. School lunches are not only healthier, but are looking and tasting better than ever in most schools.
Yet, some law makers want to roll back these healthy standards.
Congress will debate whether to re-authorize the law this year. If you support the new school food standards, the American Heart Association has a multitude of ways to get involved. Click here to learn more.