New school lunch guidelines aren't resonating with parents, survey shows

A recent survey by the Life Time Foundation shows that less than 6% of parents feel their children are receiving healthier meals.

CHANHASSEN, Minn.—As the debate on school lunch reform continues to rage on at the national and state government level, a new survey found that less than six percent of parents feel the recent reforms have resulted in any meaningful healthy changes in the foods served to their children. Conducted by the Life Time Foundation, a private operating foundation created by Life Time -- The Healthy Way of Life Company(SM) (NYSE: LTM), the survey tallied 1,079 parents' thoughts regarding school meals.

Survey participants suggested that government guidelines and implemented changes nationwide aren't resonating with parents. Most notably, 29 percent said they weren't sure what the new guidelines are and 22 percent said that the guidelines didn't seem to improve the lunches at all. Moreover, 43.8 percent said that more change needs to be implemented.

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