USDA to Allow More Meat, Grains in School Lunches

More meats and gains will make it easier to plan school lunches

   

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced on Thursday, that it’s allowing more meat and grains in school lunches.

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Limitation on the amount of meat and grains that can be served in school lunches have been removed. These limitations were originally set up to combat child obesity, but parents felt that their kids weren’t getting enough to eat. The USDA temporarily removed these limitation over a year ago, and now it’s making that change permanent, reports the Associated Press.

The change also comes after schools started dropping out of the National School Lunch Program. Schools were leaving the program because children weren’t eating the meals being served in school cafeterias.

The limitations had also made it more difficult for school nutritionists to plan meals. This change will make it easier for them and will give them more options when planning school lunches, the Associated Press notes.

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