Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CPS To Unveil New Nutritional Standards

The Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday are unveiling new nutritional standards for the breakfasts and lunches served on school campuses.

CPS officials will discuss the changes at an event at 11 a.m. Wednesday. They will offer samples of some of the new offerings.

The changes take effect beginning in June. They will continue the ban on trans fat and deep frying, and will also make fruits and vegetables more readily available in schools.

There will also be whole grains every day, reduced sodium, and no more doughnuts or Pop-Tarts. The guidelines forbid the serving of food with dessert or "candy-type" ingredients or flavors such as chocolate, with the solitary exception of Chocolate Mini-Wheats, the Tribune reported.

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