After receiving the waiver Haywood was able to add back its popular biscuits to the breakfast menu Participation increased as a result

After receiving the waiver, Haywood was able to add back its popular biscuits to the breakfast menu. Participation increased as a result.

Haywood County schools obtain whole grain waiver

A temporary waiver allows the district to serve limited white grain bread options like crackers and biscuits.

No matter what recipe they’d try, the buttermilk biscuits at Haywood County Schools, in Waynesville, N.C., were never as tasty—or as saleable—when they were made with whole grains.

But, because of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that requires schools to serve 100 percent whole-grain breads, Haywood County Schools (HCS) was stuck. And biscuit sales were plummeting.

“The implementation of the restrictive federal food regulations has been devastating for our stu

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