Trump regime unwinds Michelle Obama’s school lunch program rules

Source: The Hill

“Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue took steps Monday to roll back healthy school lunch standards promoted by former first lady Michelle Obama in one of his first regulatory acts. In an interim final rule, aimed at giving schools more flexibility, Perdue and his department are postponing further sodium reductions for at least three years and allowing schools to serve non-whole grain rich products occasionally as well as 1 percent flavored milk. The rule allows states to exempt schools in the 2017-2018 school year from having to replace all their grains with whole-grain rich products if they are having a hard time meeting the standard. USDA said it will take ‘all necessary regulatory actions to implement a long-term solution.'” [editor’s note: In other words, not deregulation, just tweaking prior regulation – TLK] (05/01/17)