Healthier School Meals Come at Higher Price in Georgia District

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Monday, March 12, 2012

Students eating in Cobb County school cafeterias next year will see healthier meal options, but at a higher cost.

Beginning August 2012, paid student lunch prices will increase by 50 cents, breakfast by 25 cents. Adult staff meals will increase in price by 25 cents and adult guest meals will cost $3.25 and be categorized separately.

The price increase is a result of the United States Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, which requires that school cafeteria serve more whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and items with less sodium.

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