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Now let's move down to Marilyn moody she's the southeast regional director of the school nutrition association and the director down in wake county.
And North Carolina we're talking all of the parents got here really need to pay attention this story finally group getting together.
To rid our kiddies.
The pink slime I think that does they -- -- in schools I and other new guidelines now for what kids are supposed to eat.
In school cafeterias provided by public school systems can you give me an update us to sort some of the changes.
Yes DeLia thank you for the opportunity to be here and to share we keys that.
There almost 7000.
School food service professionals from across the country here this week.
Learning about -- good.
Mint products that are available to help us meet the healthy hunger free kids sacked.
And it is just that an act designed to parallel the dietary guidelines with what we're serving two children everyday.
And that's about 32.
Million lunches everyday and over twelve million breakfast each.
-- but each school year.
What are what are the guidelines because I remember back in the day we had a salad bar and I was saying this earlier.
We loaded up the salad -- mean they're all different options.
Now I know what I'm supposed to do -- I want to maintaining and a decent wade and you know keep under than the however many calories on the seven day.
But we're loaded up with a little crunchy you know in Chinese and things in the salad dressing in -- bacon and all that business.
Is there any sort of I mean I know I say this it seems a little silly but is there any sort of push for education while these students are going through the line.
Yes there is a lot of education that -- having to do now becomes the standards have changed the options that children have every day.
That's salad bar is a very vital part of school lunch program even today but he'll find more French -- -- more fresh vegetables.
The -- on this salad bars the crackers will be whole grain items.
And so we -- increasing the up volume of fruits and vegetables that our children will have -- choices.
And where -- dissing some what the -- -- and the grains that we offer.
Encouraging our students to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables each day.
So that sounds like there aren't meets aren't going to be post I guess as much as as they had -- when I was a kid.
Will also -- -- the shots there will they be cooking last solely be cooking -- how does that work out.
They -- cook in a similar amount but they will be -- fat read this sodium items.
It will be easy right trans -- in the -- we served.
They'll be designed for key it appealing.
Healthy choices so that no matter what -- child cheeses that month it'll be a health.
He -- I know a lot of parents out there watching say hey this sounds great.
You know we're happy to have a little bit more money going towards this what kind of money changes are we talking about is that you're in your area of expertise.
The federal government is adding six cents for each school lunch to allow -- increase.
The French prison vegetables and other nutrition standards that -- adding to this meal.
Healthy choices come at a cost and so we're having to adjust our.
Financial pictures to make sure we offer healthy choices yet stay financially sound.
You guys have taste testing going on there this week at this conference student -- doesn't taste testing as it is it adults or kids are both.
At this conference there off school food service professionals.
Dealing they taste testing and what will -- is.
Evaluate the item.
As far as -- nutrition standards the price point available and then our vendors and they are such wonderful allies to our program.
They will provide us with samples.
What are still -- use and to allow students to taste test those new items most -- -- set a standard.
And it has to date kid approved and hit tasted before we ever bring it in as -- it -- in our cafeterias OK so.
Donald advocate here you know Maryland sometimes when you hear the government is telling us to do this -- even -- it's not like this is all good stuff.
In an envelope questioning on the six cents per school -- seems like it's not enough but what -- -- We've got a comment here from one of our -- -- folks Scott mills says schools should have healthy lunches.
But that is not their main function which is to educate our kids parents must be held accountable for raising their kids.
You give any thoughts about that any reaction to that.
-- -- lean and hungry children do not learn well.
So we are they are to support education.
We -- to provide nourishment for the body the mind and the soul.
We aren't in -- part of that education process and as such -- members are here in Denver this week.
To provide -- receive the latest nutrition information available.
From professionals across the country from the US Department of Agriculture.
And from educators.
Helping us to be that voice a child nutrition.
Helping us to teach our children what healthy choices -- And -- cafeteria what they see they can be assured it is a healthy choice this year.
So the schools themselves each school does it have to they have say are they able to say you know.
Look our kids seemed to be really like.
They love gone through that cafeteria lining eating the burgers and getting the shakes and I remember when I was in high school prior -- -- -- -- they served lunch and breakfast and lunch there and I underwent and I would have and they all mean slathered in butter.
Like you know I -- -- -- at a time and have a stickers I mean it was all hell breaking lose I was going to school.
No wonder I was you know.
Little was funny girl there.
But yet you know my mother didn't know what was going on she had no idea I was doing that are the -- -- individually to get involved in this kind of thing.
Yes they did the -- much tighter controls on what's -- are offering now.
And we'd look at how he -- -- lunch with us to see the difference our choices no matter what the children take they're not gonna find the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- menus are analyzed for nutrient contents and -- going to provide a third of a child's daily requirements at that school lunch.
-- no matter what the choices are they will be helped.
Right Maryland thank you very much for joining us.
Wearing -- that background of that Wilmington.
The background I really hit.
Yes we're in again -- in Denver -- -- I don't know what I'm thinking here anyway thank you very much for joining us something that I think a lot of our viewers.
Are very very very interested and you gave us a lot of good information thanks.
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