DENVER, CO (WKOW) -- Your kids will have new, healthier options for lunch when school begins in a few weeks because new federal standards take effect this year.
It's the biggest update to school food guidelines in 15 years.
Registered dietician Andrea Rumschlag, with the Cleveland Clinic, talks about some differences that will show up on the menu.
"You will see a lot more fruits and vegetables being offered, whole grains, some lower fat protein choices, low-fat milk, as well as appropriate portion sizes for your child."
The Department of Agriculture also set calorie and sodium limits for school meals. There's also a ban on artificial trans fats.
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