USDA rolls back Michelle Obama’s school lunch regulations

USDA rolls back Michelle Obama’s school lunch regulations
Michelle Obama school lunch, Social media

[Ed. – We know: bummer.]

Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken another step to eliminate the regulations placed on school lunches during the Obama administration.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a press release on Thursday that a new and final rule will “empower local schools with additional options to serve healthy and appealing meals.”

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[T]he new rule would allow schools to serve low-fat, flavored milk — previously only fat-free milk could be flavored — and … give administrators more time to lower the amount of sodium in its daily food options. Schools won’t ever have to meet the target proposed under Obama, and they won’t have to hit the metric that preceded it until 2025.

Since the Obama regulations took effect, some 2 million children have stopped participating in federal school lunch program, which serves low-income families.

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