Via Carolyn Kaster/AP
Via Carolyn Kaster/AP


A shakeup in school nutrition guidelines…

The Trump administration has said it wants to remove burdensome regulation, and on Monday it served up a taste of what that looks like when it comes to two aspects of food policy: school lunch and calorie labels on menus.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a plan to delay a mandate that would require schools to further reduce sodium levels in the meals they serve. In addition, Perdue wants to give the green light to schools that want to serve some grains that aren’t whole-grain rich.

“We all know that kids are pretty outspoken about what they want to eat and what they don’t,” Perdue said, adding, “We’ve got to balance the nutritional aspect with the palatability.”

Read on at The Salt.

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