Poll: Do you agree with USDA’s 850-calorie limit on school meals?

Do you agree with USDA’s 850-calorie limit on school meals?

- Yes
- No

  • Yes 22% (42%)
  • No 78% (42%)

Number of votes: 152

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Melba, ID  |  October, 05, 2012 at 02:29 PM

Kids need more calories than this. They cannot get good brain function or development on salad. They need EFA's and VFA's and more protein! I bet after all this, they will still be able to get Coke Zero from the vending machine? Because it has zero calories it must have nutritive value? Really? USDA - you are morons.

NJ  |  October, 07, 2012 at 08:04 AM

Is the limit per meal or per day? If its per meal, then this is a great thing. If its per day, then it seems too low. Either way, get the crappy food out and provide nutritious real non-processed food and for the love of life get the sodas out!!!

homer,NY  |  October, 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Many students do not have adequate food in their homes for the rest of the day. School food is the majority of their dietary intake for the day.

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