RALEIGH, N.C. -- A task force is recommending changes in the diets of North Carolina students.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the Legislative Task Force on Childhood Obesity announced 14 recommendations Monday to improve children's' health.
The 12-member panel put the recommendations together after hearing from a variety of experts.
Many recommendations call for more money for school lunchrooms. Laurinburg Rep. Douglas Youngue says it will be hard to get those approved quickly because of funding problems.
The panel says the ideas would save money eventually on health care.
One proposal would drop the reduced-price lunch category, qualifying those students for free lunches. Another proposal would raise school breakfast and lunch prices by a nickel to pay for higher nutrition standards.
Information from: The News & Observer
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