Schools adapt to new lunch regulations
Posted: Oct 14, 2014 1:15 PM EDT | Updated: Oct 14, 2014 3:55 PM EDT
Since 2010 the USDA has had new guidelines that schools have to follow regarding healthy nutrition. Every year regulations have been getting more strict on sodium, calories, and fats.
If you walk into the Plymouth High School cafeteria on any given afternoon you'll see breadsticks, pizza and a lot of other food items that –at first- look like they wouldn't fit the new standards!
Little would you know that these items are actually low-carb and low sodium following the Indiana health regulations that have been put in place to prevent obesity and try to fight back against unhealthy eating in young adults.
At Plymouth High School a salad bar and fruit station has also been created for the students to ensure proper nutrition.