Eleanor Su of California Watch published a piece late last week reporting that 60% of California schools reviewed in the last five years failed to meet at least one federal nutritional requirement for school meals, with some schools significantly out of compliance with respect to saturated fat and recommended sodium levels.
But the report is worth reading not just for these findings but as an excellent overview of the many challenges schools face in trying to serve healthful meals on limited budgets, often with inadequate cooking facilities, and with a student population that often rejects healthier fare.
Check it out here.
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