Stop the Salt on School Lunch with Sweetgreen & FoodCorps
School Lunch Facts:
30 Million children participate in school lunch program, which was supported by the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Now it’s under threat.
4.9 Billion school lunches served annually, making the school cafeteria is America's largest restaurant chain. There are 7x as many school cafeterias in our country as there are golden arches. A healthier generation starts at the lunch line.
1 in 5 kids struggle with hunger
$2.78 is spent on the average school lunch
$1.19 actually spent on food
In 2010, the bipartisan Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act improved nutrition standards on school lunch for 30 million kids. Today, this progress is under attack.
On July 1, the USDA rolled back evidence-based nutritional standards for school lunches. That means more salt, more refined grains, and more sugary, flavored milk.
Defying nutrition and pediatric experts, the USDA released a final rule that allows schools to serve meals with more salt, more refined grains, and more sugary, flavored milk. With more than 10 million students on track to develop diet-related diseases such as type-2 diabetes, we think kids deserve better. Don’t you?