The directives that have come from Washington about what can be served in the nations public school lunch rooms is now moving to your home.  The USDA is urging Americans to model the meals they cook and serve in their homes after what is offered in the school lunch line.

The official directive reads as follows:

“We recommend reviewing school menus with kids at home and working to incorporate foods that are being served at school into family meals as much as possible,” wrote Dr. Janey Thornton, Deputy under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services for the USDA."

The move comes after revised initiatives to change the types of food that are consumed by children at school.

There are also recommendations for what sort of food so-called "cold lunch" kids can eat as well.  In these cases, the students aren't consuming what's offered by the in-house kitchen and are instead eating the meal that they've brought from home.  In some schools, lunch officials have scolded children for what food has been packed for them and in some extreme cases, notes have gone home from school representatives to the parents to reprimand them.