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USDA study links nutrition education to healthy eating

A recent study released by the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that nutrition education programs helped children increase their daily intake of fresh fruits and vegetables at home by a quarter to a third cup. Children also were more likely to select low-fat or fat-free milk.

“Here in South Dakota, Team Nutrition programming is a great resource for schools. This study shows that such a program really can make an impact,” said Sandra Kangas, director of Child and Adult Nutrition Services for the South Dakota Department of Education.

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Contact Jason Person at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-6026, with any questions.