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ENC1102 - Topic Guide - BC Online

About School Lunches

" The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.” (USDA)

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  • Will new federal nutrition guidelines for school lunches make children healthier? 
  • Should school lunches include a range of healthy options?
  • Should the government interfere with parents' dietary choices for their children?
  • Should the government be involoved int he fight against childhood obesity?

Childhood obesity

School lunches

School cafeterias

School vending machines

School junk food

School nutrition

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

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