MICHELLE OBAMA'S "HEALTHY LUNCH" PROGRAM IS BEING REVAMPED
I couldn't help it, I saw this article by the BBC and had to comment. "School food" can never replace Mom's pot roast, but I have to admit I'm old enough to remember the women cooking our lunches in Catholic grade school when I was growing up made some pretty good stuff even though I didn't appreciate it at the time. At the very least, it looked like what they told us it was.
- 2 May 2017
- From the section US & Canada
The Trump administration has loosened nutritional standards aimed at making US school lunches healthier that were championed by former first lady Michelle Obama.
New Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue postponed reductions in sodium, relaxed requirements for whole grains and allowed sweetened flavoured milk back.
One in five US children is obese, the US government says.
More than 30m mostly poor children eat federally-funded school lunches.
The 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act made federal grants for meals conditional on reductions in calories, sodium and trans fat content and increases in fruit, vegetables and whole grains.
But speaking at a primary school in the state of Virginia, Mr Perdue said some aspects of the standards had "gone too far." READ THE REST HERE.
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