Jefferson, NY, Sep 05, 2012 — School is getting underway for the year, and cafeteria offerings around the country are getting an overhaul. The USDA has issued new national guidelines for the first time in 15 years. Schools are required to serve more whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, while limiting sodium and fat. Each meal needs to be in a specific calorie range. Breads need to be more than half whole grains.
Today is the first day of school at South Jefferson Central, and district food service director Cindy Overton tells Julie Grant the school is ready to go with the new menu.