USDA recently announced changes to its school nutrition standards, including changes to sodium limits.

The Biden administration will keep sodium limits for school breakfasts and lunches at current levels for the 2022-2023 school year, but there will be a 10 percent decrease required for the 2023-2024 school year.

USDA is also “planning for the future by engaging with school meal stakeholders to establish long-term nutrition standards beginning in SY 2024-2025 that will be achievable and put children’s health at the forefront,” according to a press release.

USDA also announced changes to the procurement of milk and grains.

The changes were made formally in a final rule published on February 7 in the Federal Register. Text of the rule can be found here and a fact sheet can be found here.

USDA last updated the school nutrition standards in 2012.

 

 

 

 

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