USDA Eases Whole Grain Requirement for Pastas

For the next two school years, the pasta component requirement in school meals will be relaxed for school districts gaining approval from their state agencies.

The USDA has announced new flexibility for school districts working to meet updated whole grain requirements for school meals. The move comes in response to feedback from schools that the whole grain rich products currently on the market did not hold together when produced in large quantities for school cafeterias.

Consequently, schools that demonstrate significant challenges in serving whole-grain rich pastas can now continue serving traditional enriched pasta products for up to two

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