School Lunches Get a Healthy Upgrade for 2025, Less Processed Sugar

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Starting in 2025, students will see less sugar and salt in their meals and have more diverse options to choose from. On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines,’ hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest Ryan Heapy discuss this important shift.

New USDA School Lunch Standards

The USDA is introducing healthier meal plans for 2025, focusing on reducing sugar, salt, and offering more variety to improve child health.

Good nutrition is key for positive moods and brain function, while unhealthy diets contribute to childhood obesity.

Supporting Kids Through the Change

Schools will provide more protein-rich options like yogurt, eggs, nuts, and seeds, and parents can reinforce these healthy choices at home.

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