Beating back deregulation she said had “undone years of hard work,” an advocate for healthy school lunches lauded a federal judge for serving up defeat to the Trump administration.
“Now, more than ever, our kids deserve high nutrition standards in their school meals,” Fania Yangarber, executive director of the group Healthy School Food Maryland, said in a statement Tuesday. “In the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis, this is a win for children and families across America — particularly those that rely on free and reduced-cost meals.”
The ruling came a day earlier in Maryland, where Yangarber’s group and others protested deregulatory efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Though the USDA under the previous administration had rolled out 2012 guidelines that aimed to reduce sodium and increase whole grains in school lunches, Trump-appointed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue put the initiative on ice in 2017.
Ensuring students are offered both fruits and vegetables every day of the week
Substantially increasing offerings of whole grain-rich foods;
Offering only fat-free or low-fat milk varieties;
Limiting calories based on the age of children being served to ensure proper portion size; and
Increasing the focus on reducing the amounts of saturated fat, trans fats and sodium.
off the top of my head:
no white bread
no chocolate milk
small meat portions
portions sized by age, athletic kids don’t get enough to eat
fruit is a dessert
lunch pics manchelle lunches
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