Other Cost Issues
(Continued from page 2) Food cost increases caused by USDA's new regulations have been a problem, with requirements for larger servings of fruits and vegetables, limits on calorie counts and other aspects of the new lunch meal pattern costing more than the six-cent school lunch reimbursement rate increase available for those certified as meeting them. Some are responding by switching from fresh fruits and vegetables to lower cost shelf-stable products that still meet nutrition ...
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