USDA Secretary Purdue – School Lunch Changes
The USDA wants to make school lunches more palatable for the students. The Federal School Lunch program began in 1946 to provide low or no cost school lunches. Sixty-four years later, the Obama administration proposed a more nutritious meal. Gary Crawford from the USDA explains the implemented changes.
Critics say the standards are increasing the waste and reducing the number of meals taken by the students.
Current USDA Secretary Sonny Purdue proposed some changes of his own in May. Crawford says those changes are now going into effect.
Purdue says this is not a reversal of the previous policies, just allowing more time to adjust while providing more palatable meals.