Childhood obesity is the most growing problem. To combat this problem, Obama announced long-awaited changes to government-subsidized school meals. This new rule will bring more fruits and green vegetables to breakfasts and lunches and reduces the amount of salt and fat.
The overhaul comes just months after U.S. lawmakers acted to maintain pizza's status as a vegetable and killed proposed limits on weekly servings of starchy foods like potatoes.
This final guidance to help schools across the country will serve healthier meals to student and it is appreciated by nutrition experts. It is estimated that the rules will add about $3.2 billion in costs to the program, about half the cost of the proposed rules that were blocked last year.