Trump Admin to change Michelle Obama’s school lunch program

Trump Admin to change Michelle Obama’s school lunch program

AVN Staff
January 18, 2020

There was a reported ease of Michelle Obama’s school lunch program by the Trump administration back 2017.

“U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is easing some of the restrictions former First Lady Michelle Obama worked to enforce in school lunch programs throughout the country.

A new interim rule will suspend requirements for sodium reduction and whole grains during the 2017-2018 school year. Additionally, 1-percent flavored milk will be permitted again in school cafeterias.”

Snopes reported this story as “mostly false”  in October of 2018
“Did President Trump Just Cancel Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program?
The Trump administration rolled back a few guidelines of an Obama-era school lunch initiative, but the program wasn’t cancelled, and those changes were made in May 2017.”

Bloomberg just reported: Trump Rolls Back Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Nutrition Rules
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a proposed new regulation that would make it easier for school cafeterias to offer a la carte entrees to students and allow more varieties of vegetables to be used to meet nutrition requirements.

The Washington Times reports: More pizza, fewer vegetables: Trump administration further undercuts Obama school-lunch rules