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USDA Relaxes School Lunch Rules, Approving Strawberry Milk, Less Whole Grains in Federally-Subsidized Meals

 

December 13, 2018



Under President Donald Trump, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rolling back the Obama administration’s school lunch and breakfast program nutritional standards. The guideline changes, which officially took effect on Dec. 6, will impact 30 million American children fed free and low-cost meals through the department’s federally-subsidized programs in more than 99,000 schools and institutions.

The changes relax some key nutritional guidelines, allowing schools to offer 1% milk in flavors such as strawberry and chocolate, and maintaining (rather than reducing) sodium levels in school food. Additionally, only half of the grains used in menu items must be whole grains, which means more products made with refined white flour.

http://fortune.com/2018/12/10/usda-trump-school-lunch-program-rollback-changes-sonny-perdue/

 

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