Brevard, Fla. Schools Expect New Federal Nutrition Rules To Increase Costs

More than 500 school breakfast and lunch recipes will be revamped during the next two school years as Brevard, Fla. public schools comply with new federal regulations to make students’ meals healthier. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: There is doubt that healthier, more nutritious meals cost more than less nutritious fare. This is a cost that is well worth the benefit of getting young people to adopt healthier eating habits.

VendingMarketWatch has long observed that government at all levels has to recognize that setting stricter nutrition rules carries a higher cost. Every government entity that demands stricter rules has an obligation to provide the funding needed to follow those rules.

In the end, the taxpayer has to pay more. Government officials who approve stricter standards have an obligation to communicate this reality to the people paying the bills. 04-13-12 By Elliot Maras