While Obama was president, administrators passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010. But Trump's administration recently repealed some parts of the act. Schools are now no longer required to serve nonfat flavored milk or entirely whole-grain breads and pastas.
Many are concerned about the updated regulations: enriched white flour is quite unhealthy, and now cafeterias are only required to serve whole-grain products half of the time. Dietician Sally Kuzemchak explains, "When the USDA first proposed loosening the regulations... 96 percent of the comments they received opposed the changes" (Parents).
The USDA posits that these updated regulations will allow schools more flexibility. But parents and health experts are concerned about the changes. Click here for more information.
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