We are concerned about the proposed changes to the school meal program by the USDA. We invite you to comment with your opinion because your voice matters. The USDA has to review each and every comment. If you also have thoughts about how school meals could be improved with a different solution, please tell them.
The concern is that these regulations will affect participation and increase food waste during school meals. They are proposing even lower sodium ingredients, even lower sugar ingredients, an even higher percentage of whole grain foods, and changing the requirements related to chocolate milk.
We as child nutrition professionals already struggle with the bland nature of the foods we prepare each day and this proposal will make it much worse.
Below is the link to review and make comments on the proposed meal pattern changes.