School Lunch Changes: Chocolate Milk And Salt Are Back
Lunch is going "ol' skool," thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new school regulations which scales back the healthy standards put in place by the Obama administration in 2012. Why? Because of "years of feedback from students, schools, and food service experts about the challenges they are facing in meeting the final regulations for school meals," according to CNN.
The new rules allow for students to have more flexibility. They can still have healthier options, such as grains, fruits and vegetables; however, if the kids prefer white bread over whole wheat, they can make that choice for themselves.
Other changes: Chocolate milk is making a comeback, and the rules for sodium levels are being relaxed.
AJ and Nikki asked their listeners if they agree with these changes. The overwhelming response from the people who called in was disapproval. Our Facebook responses are more diverse.
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