• From the USDA Webpage...

    "WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 —
    US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government's evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.
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    Read more at http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/DietaryGuidelines.htm

    The dietary guidelines are of special interest to school food service directors because federal law requires that the nutrient standards for school meals reflect the most recent Dietary Guidelines.  Proposed NSLP nutrient standards bring school meal planning into line with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines.