USDA Issues Proposed New School Meal Rules

The US Dept. of Agriculture has released a proposed new rule for updating federal nutrition standards for meals served under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Implementing the new meal standards is part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that was signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 13. Rules governing offerings outside those programs, such as vending sales, will be addressed later in a separate rule.

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