Part II of this Note provides a historical background of the National School Lunch Program,20 specifically analyzing the purpose, implementation, and current state of the program. Part III begins by explaining why consideration of calories plays an important role in achieving proper weight management. It then concludes with a comparison between the caloric intake requirements of the National School Lunch Program,21 and the nutritional recommendations by other USDA government health initiatives,22 and non-governmental programs.23 Finally, Part IV proposes that the National School Lunch Program24 provide nutrition options for students that appropriately consider age, gender, and activity level in determination of caloric limits for lunches served as a part of the nutrition program.
Note, Practice What You Preach: Does the National School Lunch Program Meet Nutritional Recommendations Set by Other USDA Programs?, 28 J.L. & Health 164 (2015)