More Schools Serving Locally Grown Food, USDA Says

Students in public schools are eating healthier cafeteria meals made from an increasing array of locally sourced food, according to new federal data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nearly $600 million in locally produced food was purchased by schools in the 2013-14 academic year, a 55 percent increase over 2011-12. However, new studies on school nutrition have yielded mixed results about the impact of new federal regulations.

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