#SchoolFoodsRule The School Day Just Got Healthier #AskUSDA

Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton hosted a live Twitter chat focusing on the new nutrition standards for school meals to kick off USDA’s “The School Day Just Got Healthier” back to school campaign. This was the first of many opportunities to engage and learn, follow along with #SchoolFoodsRule


  1. Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture kicked off the start of a healthier school year with a live Twitter chat. The new nutrition standards for school meals, implemented as a result of the historic Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will help to combat child hunger and obesity and improve the health and nutrition of the nation's children. Learn more about the School Day Just Got Healthier Back to School campaign online
    Check back as we'll be updating this story with additional resources and information from questions you all asked during the Twitter session that we may not have been able to address during the live chat. 
    Stay tuned as we will have more opportunities to connect and talk about the healthier school food environment!
  2. Check out this video from First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes students back to school and talks about exciting changes coming to school cafeterias: 
  3. School Meal Changes For New School Year
  4. Now, on to the #AskUSDA Twitter Chat with Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton: 
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