nearvideo trump administration faces food fight over nutrition standards for school meals
The White house is a Rollback, which limit sodium and require whole grains in school cafeterias across the country.
It is a struggle to survive in the school cafeteria, but this time the children are in the audience.
President Trump takes a big bite out of the regulations, nutritional guidelines for school Lunches. As part of its anti-regulatory push by the White house recanted in General, the amount of sodium limit the children can be fed in the school lunch. The administration is also against the grain when it comes to whole grains, say, only 25 percent of the grains, the whole must be supported. The previous requirement was 50 percent.
“The new lunch standards, is never in line with the best practices for nutrition counseling for children. We think it is a real problem,” says Laura MacCleery, public policy Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. CSPI is under the U.S. Department of agriculture to court over the new rules. “We are basically saying Congress told the Department to develop rules, consistent with the dietary guidelines for Americans the dietary advice, and these rules are not in accordance with the dietary advice,” she says. A coalition of States under the leadership of New York is also a lawsuit against the administration.
The Student Nutrition Association, a non-profit organization, the cafeteria operators and food represents suppliers, including Domino’s and Kellogg’s, praised the changes. “This is not a rollback,” says Dianne Pratt-Heavner, Director of Media Relations. “School meals continue to meet sodium, calorie and fat limits are reduced, while the participants more fruits, vegetables and low-fat milk.” Pratt-Heavener said also speaks to the research for themselves, and claims that it shows “today’s school meals are healthier than the typical Packed lunch, so we want meals even more students to eat these nutritious.”
But the CSPI and other nutrition experts question the motives behind the Student Nutrition Association to push to ease the requirements. “We don’t have a key to support the diet, bound by the science of what we know is good for the children”, don’t really understand why you said the view that school meals should you. “They are very connected with some aspects of the food industry that services you said in this market,”.
Most of the parents we talked to say they support the changes, saying there is no food for thought for your children. “It is really unhealthy for children, and that’s not how you learn best,” one told us. “If you don’t really want to relax, I know how to do that, to help someone, really,” said another.
Ultimately, experts and parents agree to, Uncle Sam can’t do it alone. “More education, absolutely,” said a mother with her daughter at her side. The little girl told us that you grain bread is like fully better than white bread, but, of course, your first choice, French fries.
Steve Rappoport is a news show producer and news anchor at Fox News Radio. Follow him on Twitter @Steve Rappoport