By Evie Blad
Speaking of school lunches, U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota said Thursday she plans to introduce a bill called The Reducing Federal Mandates on School Lunch Act” that eases new federal school lunch standards created under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
According to a press release from Noem, a Republican, the legislation would:
- “Make the U.S. Department of Agriculture’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”