Federal Official Notes Nutrition Progress In Detroit, Mich. Schools

Audrey Rowe, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's food and nutrition service administrator, toured a Detroit, Mich. school Monday to review progress in meeting new federal requirements for school lunches that take effect in September and noted progress, according to The Detroit News. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: This is one of several stories about progress in school nutrition. Schools have gradually improved their nutritional offerings and in many cases, added class room nutrition instruction.

It has taken time to change kids’ eating habits, but over time, habits are changing, many foodservice directors have reported.

Vending machines have played a role in this change as many school systems have discovered that high-tech vending machines allow them to provide nutritious food to kids. A handful of vending machine distributors have taken a proactive role retrofitting the machines with hardware that integrates with school foodservice point of sale software. 04-04-12 By Elliot Maras