Rep. Noem Introduces School Lunch Flexibility Bill

sandwichCongresswoman Kristi Noem today unveiled a new school nutrition bill that reduces federal mandates on school lunch standards, which have been a point of contention since their implementation at the beginning of the 2012 school year.  The announcement was made while Rep. Noem ate lunch with high school students in Chester, SD.

“As a mother of three, I know every kid has a different activity level and different nutrition needs, so forcing schools into a one-size-fits-all school lunch program doesn’t work for our schools or our students,” said Rep. Noem.  “Current school lunch standards place an unnecessary burden on school administrators, especially in some of our smaller school districts, our poorest counties and our reservations, and send many of our kids home feeling hungry.  My Reducing Federal Mandates on School Lunch Act gives flexibility to schools to help ensure our kids get the nutrition they need to be healthy and successful throughout the day.”

The Reducing Federal Mandates on School Lunch Act will be introduced during the first week of December 2013.  The legislation, which is endorsed by the National School Boards Association, would:

Ted Cruz 2016

ADVERTISEMENT

  • Make the USDA’s temporary easing of the meat and grain requirements permanent, allowing schools more flexibility in serving meats and grains while still staying within calorie maximums
  • Give administrators flexibility on some of the rules that have increased costs for school districts

This article is printed with the permission of the author(s). Opinions expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the article’s author(s), or of the person(s) or organization(s) quoted therein, and do not necessarily represent those of American Clarion or Dakota Voice LLC.

Comment Rules: Please confine comments to salient ones that add to the topic; Profanity is not allowed and will be deleted; Spam, copied statements and other material not comprised of the reader’s own opinion will be deleted.


Similar Posts:

Newswire articles originate from a variety of sources including wire services, press releases and more. Newswire pieces are written by a representative of the person or organization that is the subject or source of the article and are presented as informational statements about the subject discussed.
Newswire
View all articles by Newswire
Leave a comment with your Facebook login

Comments are closed.