Why Health Experts Are Concerned Over New School Lunch Rules

Why Health Experts Are Concerned Over New School Lunch RulesSchool lunch programs in the U.S. will no longer be required to meet all of the nutrition standards set in the Obama era, the Trump administration announced this week. The news means that school lunches won’t necessarily see the cuts in sodium and boosts in whole grains that were outlined in the Obama administration’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which aimed to improve child nutrition. Specifically, rather than requiring that all grain products served in school lunches be whole grains, the government will allow schools to request exemptions to this requirement for the 2017-2018 school year, said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, who signed a proclamation outlining the changes on Monday (May 1).



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