Calif. Students give positive reviews to new school meals

Survey says students prefer new meals 3 to 1 over previous school meals.

Oct. 19—By a ratio of 3 to 1, public school students in California say the new healthy school meals being served up in California’s K-12 public schools are better than what they’ve had in the past, according to a survey released today by The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation.

The poll provides an early measure of how the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act—passed by Congress in 2010 and implemented at public schools across the nation on July 1, 2012— is being received by those it impacts the most.