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Daviess Co., KY. teacher promotes healthier food choices in D.C.

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DAVIESS CO., KY (WFIE) -

A school nutrition director is back from Washington D.C. where she promoted healthier food choices for students.

Lisa Sims with the Daviess County Public Schools told lawmakers how well some of the new nutrition regulations are working in her district.

Healthier national standards for school meals went into effect at the end of 2012. 

Now DCPS lunch rooms offer more whole grains, low-fat milks, and healthier beverage options.

Sims also spoke out about the new salt reduction regulations.

"Sodium cuts are going to take two more step and the last one is just a little too far," said Sims. "I am a little afraid that it is going to turn kids off and its going to be so different than what they are used to at home. I was excited to have that opportunity to talk with them because he is the policy maker."

Sims says the next sodium cut will be in 2015 with a more drastic change in 2020.

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