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Student lunches will be more appetizing as federal rules loosen, schools react

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm

School lunches are about to change.
Department of Agriculture Head Sonny Perdue rolled back the Heathy, Hunger-Free Kids Act set in place by the Obama administration.
“I think it’s a good idea that they are doing this gradually,” Louisiana Superintendent Dr. Todd Smith said. “Let’s find that happy medium between healthy and appetizing food for kids.”
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulated sodium and set requirements for whole grain foods in schools.
“I think the key is you want to feed kids healthy food but you also want to encourage them to be active,” Clopton Principal Larry Lagemann said.

Louisiana cafeteria cook Margaret House prepares cheese and broccoli for students on Monday, May 3.

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