The USDA has extended “Healthy Meals for All”, supporting free meals to all students through the 2021-2022 school year. This means that every child will have access to a free healthy breakfast and lunch through their local school meal programs, without the need for any applications or paperwork. In an effort to help share this important information, Dairy West has developed two animated videos highlighting the extension of “Healthy Meals for All” and the benefits of school meals.
Studies show that students who participate in school meals come 40% closer to reaching the healthy eating index, which measures the diet quality of foods. This means healthier bodies and minds! Participating in these programs supports families, students, and schools alike. We encourage you to share information on “Healthy Meals for All” with your networks, so more of our nation’s youth can benefit from nutritious school meals!