Part 1: Primary Task
Within the Discussion Forum area, write in no less than 150 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Increasingly, school-based nutrition issues are being addressed by legislation. Some states restrict the sale of competitive foods and have higher rates of participation in school meal programs than the national average. Federal legislation mandates that all school districts that participate in the USDA’s National School Lunch Program develop and put in place a local wellness policy.
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The U.S. government funds programs to provide nutritious, high-quality meals for children at school. Both the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program provide meals for free or at reduced cost to children from low-income families, and at a reasonable cost to other children.
- Discuss School Breakfast Program or the National School Lunch Program and how it supports healthy growth and development in children.
- Explain the goals of the program and any positive impact it has on children.
- Identify what nutritional recommendations are include in the program and what guidelines are to be followed.