School lunches have always been closely monitored for their health values and even more so now because First Lady Michelle Obama has taken on serving healthy food to children as her main crusade.
There are new requirements this year because of Obama's support of the "Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act", signed into law by her husband. On the positive side, students are eating healthier, on the downside, the food is more expensive for school districts to buy.
The Lima District has not been adversely affected by the law because they made changes by beginning to serve vegetables and green leafy foods a few years ago. Lima City Schools Director of Nutrition Services Carrie Woodruff says in October they'll submit documentation to federal officials showing they are already serving the healthier foods, and that will mean additional funding to help pay for the foods they serve.