New U. S. Department of Agriculture nutrition standards bought somewhat leaner and greener school lunches to serve students with some healthier eating options like carrots, apples and fewer fatty foods on their trays in their schools too but it seems that no decision can yet be made if the plan has failed or is a hit.
Reports are confirming that healthier school lunches are earning mixed grades from students. While some students are happy to eat apple slices too along with their lunch but few others are missing their chicken nuggets, some more are complaining that their meals are skimpy whereas many have accepted the new rules happily.
"Now they're kind of forcing all the students to get the vegetables and fruit with their lunch, and they took out chicken nuggets this year, which I'm not too happy about", said Chris Cimino, a senior at Mohonasen High School in upstate New York.
He explained that according to the new federal laws, Mohonasen students who are selecting pizza sticks as their lunch also have to choose anything from the lunch line's cornucopia of apples, bananas, fresh spinach and grape tomatoes to add on healthier options in their lunch.
Decision of nutritious school lunches is following the guidelines approved by the USDA earlier this year to limit the calories as well as salt intake in children.