New NSLP Guidelines: Challenges and Opportunities for Nutrition Education Practitioners and Researchers
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The recent revisions of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) requirements are designed to align with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The introduction and implementation of the new NSLP has been received with positive and negative reactions from school food professionals, students, parents, and teachers. To promote student health, this is an important time for policy makers, practitioners, and researchers to implement and evaluate strategies to support the new NSLP guidelines. The purpose of this viewpoint was to outline the new NSLP guidelines and discuss challenges and opportunities for implementation, strategies for practice, and future research questions.
Byker, Carmen J., Courtney A. Pinard, Amy L. Yaroch, and Elena L. Serrano. “New NSLP Guidelines: Challenges and Opportunities for Nutrition Education Practitioners and Researchers.” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 45, no. 6 (November 2013): 683–689. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2013.06.004.