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USDA school lunch changes: What's on the menu?

  • USDA school lunch changes: What's on the menu?

    Celebrity chef Rachael Ray joined the First Lady and the kids for lunch at school. AP

    The new guidelines are designed to combat childhood obesity and are based on 2009 recommendations by the Institute of Medicine.

    Monday:

    Before:michelle obama, school lunch, usda, guidelines

    • Bean and cheese burrito (5.3 oz) with mozzarella cheese (1 oz)
    • Applesauce (1/4 cup)
    • Orange juice (4 oz)
    • 2 percent milk (8 oz)

    After:

    • Turkey (1 oz) and low-fat cheese (0.5 oz) sandwich on whole wheat bread
    • Refried beans (1/2 cup)
    • Jicama (1/4 cup)
    • Green pepper strips (1/4 cup)
    • Cantaloupe wedges (1/2 cup)
    • Skim milk (8 oz)
    • Mustard (9 grams)
    • Reduced fat mayonnaise (1 oz)
    • Low-fat ranch drip (1 oz)