Cafeteria News

November:

Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, major improvements have been made across the

country to transform school food to promote better nutrition and reduce obesity. Kids eat more fruits and vegetables, when

more fruits and vegetables are offered. A recent Harvard study reported that, under the updated standards for school meals,

kids are now eating 16 percent more vegetables and 23 percent more fruit at lunch. Aquin serves fruit and vegetables on

every plate.

Sodium, also known as salt, is often added to foods during processing, cooking or at the table. While the body needs some

sodium, almost everyone eats more than the body needs. Too much sodium plays a role n high blood pressure, which makes it

harder for the heart to do its job.

Schools are an important player in overall national efforts to reduce the amount of salt that students eat. As such, schools

participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs will continue to reduce the amount of salt in meals

by choosing lower sodium versions of foods and flavoring foods with spices and herbs.