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USDA announced today it would make permanent the current flexibility in the National School Lunch Program that allows schools to serve larger portions of lean protein and whole grains.
The new school lunch guidelines were intended to curb childhood obesity, but initial reaction was largely negative. The original guidelines limited total meat/meat alternate to 10-12 ounces per week for high school students (smaller portions were called for with younger students). After widespread concern from parents, students (including a group of students from Wallace County High School in Kansas who created the viral “We are Hungry” video parody), lawmakers and school districts that the original guidelines were too strict and did not provide adequate nutrition for all students, USDA in 2012 granted temporary flexibility to school districts in meeting the daily and weekly ranges for grain and protein food items.