Children should be able to access nutritious meals while at school.
Most kids will consume a significant amount of produce during the day and so it is important this foodstuff is good for them.
While parents can look after what they eat at home, they will not have as much control of the situation when they are in school.
Robert W Block, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, remarked: "Strong nutrition standards will make significant improvements in the health of all our … children."
He noted that in the long term, everyone will benefit from kids being healthier, as it brings down the cost of health care and increases productivity.
A study by the Hart Research Associates and American Viewpoint discovered 81 per cent of adults are worried about the issue of childhood obesity, while 54 per cent of these are very concerned.
When asked, 63 per cent said they thought food served in school cafeterias is not very nutritious, compared to 21 per cent who did endorse its quality.