USDA Proposes Changes To School Lunches
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES RULES THAT WOULD RELAX NUTRITION STANDARDS AT SCHOOL CAFETERIAS
(CNN) – French fries, pizza and hamburgers may become more common in school cafeterias.
The Department of Agriculture is proposing revisions to rules that govern the nutritional content of food served in schools.
According to the Washington Post, the changes would allow schools to serve half as much fruit for breakfast.
They would be able to fill the void with sweet pastries and granola bars.
Cafeterias would also be allowed to offer potatoes as a vegetable for lunch every day.
Activists say that change is the result of heavy lobbying from the national potato council.
Experts fear the proposal would give children more leeway to select less healthy lunches.