Healthier bites served up in schools: New standards put in place this fall

More than a month into the new healthier standards for school lunches, Marshalltown Community School District Foodservice Director Vickie McVey said things are going well.

As a result of new USDA standards, there must be bigger portions of fruits and vegetables available as well as calorie limits for meals, using more whole grains and fat free milk.

The change wasn’t dramatic locally as Marshalltown was already heading toward healthier standards in recent years.

Read more in today’s Marshalltown Times-Republican.