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March 4, 2015
Posted by Cullen Schwarz and Brooke Hardison, USDA Office of Communications

Ed. Note: This is a cross post from the blog of usda.gov. You can find the original post here.

new study published in Childhood Obesity has again confirmed that students are consuming healthier food at school as a result of the updated meal standards.  The study further demonstrates that, contrary to anecdotal reports, the new standards are not contributing to an increase in plate waste.  The study was conducted by researchers from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut, the University of California Berkeley, and Yale University.