GAO report finds seafood barely part of US school lunch program

Students being served lunch in the U.S.

A new report has found that school children in almost two dozen U.S. states get an average of less than one serving of seafood per year in their school lunch.

The report, issued Thursday, 17 November, by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NOAA to work together in finding ways to increase the presence of seafood in school lunches.

The GAO report found that seafood made up no more than 2 percent of the animal proteins the USDA purchased for its National School Lunch Program. That means students, on average, received about ... 

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 

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