On July 1, new federal regulations went into effect to make your child’s school lunch more nutritious, like adding additional fresh fruits and vegetables. After the usual pizza and chicken nuggets, it sounds like needed change. But are schools ready? According to research from California Watch, 60 percent of schools in the state have trouble meeting the old nutrition requirements. How will they get up to speed?
Sandip Kaur, Acting Director of the Nutrition Services Division of the California Department of Education
Jennifer LeBarre, Nutrition Services Director for Oakland Unified School District
Eleanor Yang Su, Contributor for California Watch
Janey Thornton, Deputy Undersecretary of the USDA's Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services