Trump admin. rolls back Obama-era nutrition standards for school lunchesEnlarge / US First Lady Michelle Obama holds a cafeteria lunch at Parklawn Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia, January 25, 2012. (credit: Getty | SAUL LOEB )
Just a week into his position, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Monday a rollback of nutrition standards for school meals, previously championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama as part of a larger initiative to improve the health of America’s children.
Under Perdue’s new rollback, schools across the country can now delay a requirement to reduce sodium levels, can serve kids fewer whole grains, and can provide one percent flavored milk in addition to flavored skim, unflavored skim, and unflavored one percent.
In a news release that declared the move would “make school meals great again,” Perdue said:
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