USDA Rolls Back Obama School Lunch Standards

Looks like refined grains and low-fat chocolate milk is back on the menu for U.S. schools as the Trump administration rolls back Michelle Obama's strict standards.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 20 percent of schools this year applied for exemptions to the Obama rules because they just couldn't meet them.  

Houston food blogger Jodie Eisenhardt called it a noble effort.

“But I don't understand why anybody would want to turn over a decision like what to feed their kids for lunch to the government, or to the bureaucracy,” she says.  

“I think people really need to look within their own family, see what their needs are and send them to school with their own lunch.

Eisenhardt says look for schools to revert back to cheaper options.

“There's going to be a lot of high-sodium, refined white tortillas floating around very soon.”

Many schools that did serve whole grains, admitted students either did not choose it, or threw it away.

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