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SIKESTON -- U.S. school children have the most balanced meal choices ever offered this school year. Now it's up to them -- and their parents -- to make the healthy choices.
Schools across the nation are implementing new U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition standards -- the biggest update to federal standards in 15 years.
The guidelines approved by the USDA earlier this year set limits on calories and salt and phase in whole grains. Schools must offer at least one vegetable or fruit per meal.
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