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USDA focused on what schools serve your children

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Cafeteria food is the focus of a conference in Biloxi today. More than 650 child nutrition managers, employees and vendors are here for the four day event. They are learning about the latest USDA guidelines in meal preparation, how to deal with food allergies, and other challenges of the job.

In February, the USDA announced a series of new standards to ensure that children have access to healthy food options in school.

"Parents and teachers work hard to instill healthy eating habits in our kids, and these efforts should be supported when kids walk through the schoolhouse door," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "Good nutrition lays the groundwork for good health and academic success. Providing healthy options throughout school cafeterias, vending machines, and snack bars will complement the gains made with the new, healthy standards for school breakfast and lunch so the healthy choice is the easy choice for our kids."

Trang Pham Bui delves deeper into cafeteria nutrition later tonight on WLOX News and right here on WLOX.com

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