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Congress passed legislation early this week that will limit USDA’s ability to implement strong, science-based nutrition standards for school meals. School meal nutrition standards have not been updated in the past 15 years. This was USDAs opportunity to strongly align the meals served to our students with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Congress, however, sided with the interest of industry and passed language that will weaken USDAs proposed recommendations to improve school meals.
CFPA prepared a statement outlining our objections to Congressional interference in USDAs science-based rulemaking process.
Read the full commentary. PDF
You can also email your Senators and Representative to let them know that you are disappointed in Congress’s actions to undermine efforts to improve our children’s health. link
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Ariana Oliva | Nutrition Policy Advocate
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