Protecting Progress against Childhood Obesity – The National School Lunch Program.
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Nutrition science has advanced greatly since the inception of the National School Lunch Program in 1946. Yet when a 2008 Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee comprising 14 child-nutrition experts examined data on the content of school lunches in the United States, its findings were stark. Children ate strikingly few fruits and vegetables, with little variety. Potatoes accounted for one third of vegetable consumption. Intake of refined grains was high. Almost 80% of children consumed more saturated fat than was recommended, and sodium intake was excessive in all age groups. Children ate more than 500 excess calories from solid fats and . . .