USDA allows schools to serve more meat, grains

12/9/2012 | Hill, The

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has relaxed new school-lunch requirements for this school year, allowing more grains, starches and protein to be served. The change was welcomed by some federal lawmakers, and at least one senator is advocating making the change permanent. "I'm grateful to [Agriculture] Secretary [Tom] Vilsack for recognizing that the rules need to allow for individual differences among children and the prerogatives of local school districts, and resources available to them," said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

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