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Ask A Nutritionist: How School Meals Support Healthier Kids

By: Bessie O'Connor, RDN

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021
  • 1 Minute Read   

In this episode of Ask a Nutritionist, registered dietitian nutritionist Bessie O'Connor answers the question, "How does school meals support healthier kids?”

In the United States, an alarming 1 in 6 children experience food insecurity. Supporting school meal programs that help feed children are part of the solution to ensuring all children are able to access nutrient-rich foods like milk, fruit, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins needed for optimal health. Expanding school meal programs and making them free for all kids are a way to help Americans achieve nutrition security. 

Join Bessie as she explains how school meals support healthier students, providing a critical access point for the nutritious foods needed to support optimal growth and development. When coupled with nutrition education, students have the tools they need to establish healthy eating patterns for lifelong health. 

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Ask a Nutritionist is an educational video series developed by Dairy Council of California and hosted by registered dietitian nutritionists for educational and informational purposes only. It does not provide individualized nutrition advice and is not intended to be a substitute for recommendations made by your doctor, registered dietitian nutritionist or other health professional. Always seek the guidance of your health care professionals for any specific questions you may have regarding your health or medical condition. If you wish to seek clarification,  please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Bessie O'Connor, RDN

Bessie O'Connor, RDN

Bessie is a practicing Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the Community Nutrition Adviser for California’s Central Coast region.

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