By Richard Bammer
Director of Child Nutrition for Vacaville Unified, Juan Cordon, more or less shrugged his shoulders hearing news Monday that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue plans to roll back part of former first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiative of more strict nutritional standards for school lunches in the nation’s public schools.
Cordon on Tuesday said Perdue’s desire to give U.S. school districts greater leeway in meeting nutritional requirements for meal programs “don’t do much because the waivers to white grains are already in place.”
“There’s a waiver for school districts if they are losing money and having difficulties in getting whole grain items,” he said. “Basically, we’ll continue to have that option.”