Every weekday, schools across the U.S. serve lunch to 31 million children, and breakfast to more than 11 million, according to the USDA. That’s a lot of little mouths to feed – and blueberries are bursting onto the scene to help!
In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to increase the amount of fruits and veggies included in school meals and help children develop healthy eating habits. This means fruit is an increasingly important part of school menus and little blue dynamos have an exciting role to play.
American schools can get frozen blueberries through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The berries arrive ready to bounce into in smoothies, whole-grain muffins, yogurt parfaits and other popular school menu items. Click here to learn more about the USDA Child Nutrition Commodity Programs.
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