USDA easing some school lunch requirements
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making changes to what your kids can eat in their school lunchroom.
After criticism from school administrators and lawmakers that kids were not getting enough to eat following this year's new requirements, the USDA is allowing more meats and grains on the menu.
We sat down with Bristol, Virginia Public Schools' nutrition supervisor Kathy Hicks and learned it won't change much on their trays, because there is still a cap on calorie counts.
"The meats and grains, if we add very many more to our menus, [that would] increase the calories. So, until that is changed, if it is, which we don't know if that will happen or not, we're just sticking with what we've already done," Hicks explained.
We also checked with Sullivan County Schools and found out they will be making some changes.
We learned more meat and grains will help them put some of their popular items like meatloaf and chicken casserole back on the menu.
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