SECAUCUS - State officials joined local authorities and students at Secaucus High School today to taste-test school lunch items designed to meet new federal nutrition standards.

As part of the Healthy, Hunger Free-Kids Act of 2010, schools must now offer students healthy options during lunch periods.

'The School Day Just Got Healthier' campaign, launched by the Department of Agriculture, follows guidelines based on information from the Institute of Medicine. It is designed to give students the nutrients they need.

State Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher and James Harmon from the regional USDA office were on-hand at Secaucus High School to assist in today's taste-test.

For more information about the new school lunches, visit the USDA homepage.