Augusta Schools Continue to Make School Lunches Healthier

By: Justin Unger
By: Justin Unger

Augusta County Schools are trying to keep their school meals healthy, using fresh local produce as much as possible.

They've been making changes such as reducing fat and sodium and adding more whole grains and fiber.

These changes go right along with the national push for healthier foods in schools.

With new national standards, the price of these healthy foods will go up, without much help from the federal government.

"What we are hearing is that the federal government will be giving us some extra money for those meals that meet those standards," says Sandy Neff, School Nutrition Supervisor for Augusta County. "And what I have seen, it is about six cents per meal. I really wish it was more."

The county will begin taking food service bids for next year in May.


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