[Ed. – Reportedly, the standards will allow for more meats and starch, and fewer vegetables and fruits. Keep in mind, this merely means altering the allowable balance in calorie and substance content. It doesn’t mean eliminating fruits and veggies in favor of pizza and wiener wraps.]
The Trump administration has announced plans to cut back school lunch nutrition standards led by former first lady Michelle Obama.
The proposed rule announced Friday would increase “flexibility” for vegetable requirements and allow schools to change fruit servings during breakfast in favor of meats or meat alternatives, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The USDA said the rules are “intended to help state and local program operators overcome challenges and deliver great meals more efficiently.”