School breakfast program to provide healthier meals

Posted at 9:47 PM, Aug 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-09 23:47:32-04

SALT LAKE CITY —  School breakfast programs across the state will see changes when school begins this fall, and the new program focuses on healthier and more balanced meals.

The changes stem from a federal act passed in 2012, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

The changes will mirror modifications made to school lunches last year. There will be an increase in whole grains as well as more fruits and vegetables.

Kim Loveland, assistant director of the child nutrition program, said the act was passed to help kids.

“With the passing of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, it’s to make sure that all children have access to healthy, nutritious, well-balanced meals,” she said.

Loveland said they have a variety of new offerings.

“I think we’re at a good point with that, so we have a lot of new products coming in, a lot of new recipes, a lot of new menus,” she said.

Some school are also adopting a plan to have healthy snacks for students throughout the school day.