The National School Boards Association has a few suggestions:
- Retain the current requirement that 50 percent of grains offered for lunch and breakfast be whole grain rich rather than further increasing the requirement to 100 percent;
- Suspend further reductions of sodium levels unless and until scientific research supports such reductions for children;
- Eliminate the requirement that students must take a fruit or vegetable as part of a reimbursable breakfast and/or lunch, in order to reduce plate waste and program costs;
- Allow any food item served as part of a reimbursable meal to be sold at any time as a competitive food, in order to eliminate unnecessarily complex and duplicative standards for food items sold in schools.
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