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Students can expect benefits from healthier and more nutritious food in school.  Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, major improvements are being made across the country to transform school food and to promote better nutrition and reduce obesity.

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“There's less plate waste with new standards. The kids love the new meals. Kids are discerning and appreciate the better foods.”
- Principal Sherrell Hobbs

“You've got to be great in your diet. Your body's like a car. If you put junk in your car you won't go far. I need to fuel up with milk, fruits and vegetables and protein.”
- Detroit Lion Nate Burleson


The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit is a collection of resources including brochures, fact sheets, FAQs, fliers, school lessons, templates and much more, to help prepare everyone for the changes to school meals this school year.

Everyone plays an important and unique role within the changes to the school food environment.  Understand the changes and messages, access the tools, and take action in your schools through these pages created just for you.

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The School Day Just Got Healthier National & Online Events!  Find out what events are happening on a national level as well as local events around the country.


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