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When students head back to school this fall, most will be offered a smorgasbord of healthier foods in lunch lines.
Hillsborough County (Fla.) Schools in Tampa serves roasted chicken with green beans.
The reason: New government nutrition standards for school meals go into effect this year, raising the bar for the first time in more than 15 years. Schools must meet the standards to get federal meal reimbursements.
Many school districts are doing major overhauls. But some have already made significant improvements in nutritional quality of meals over the last few years, and this year they’re upping their game.