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J Sch Health. 1987 Dec;57(10):451-60.

School health promotion: child nutrition programs.

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Greater New Orleans Nutrition Specialists, Inc., Metairie, LA 70003-3422.


Since 1946, with the enactment of the National School Lunch Act, an important and integral part of the comprehensive school health program has been ensuring the nutritional needs of students are met. This article describes the history of the school nutrition program and how it has adapted to meet the needs of today's students. The modern menu is more healthful, foods are prepared with less salt, sugar, and fat, and nutrition education complements food choices. Through collaboration, nutrition education has been integrated into health education and the other elements of the total school health program to better meet students needs.

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