Looks like Michelle’s lunch rules aren’t so good after all. Check this out…
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The School Nutrition Association is claiming the new school lunch and snack regulations are causing administrative costs to explode and wants Congress to take action.
“The cost of meeting new federal nutrition standards for school meals will triple in Fiscal Year 2015,” according to theSNA.
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that the new school meal standards will force local school districts and states to absorb $1.22 billion in new food, labor and administrative costs in Fiscal Year 2015 alone,up from $362 million in additional costs in FY 2014,” the association notes, adding its own emphasis.
The spike in costs are related to the “healthy” National School Lunch Program overhaul championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.
“School nutrition professionals have led the way in promoting improved diets for students and are committed to serving healthy meals,” says SNA CEO Patricia Montague.
“Despite all of these efforts, fewer students are eating school meals, and the escalating costs of meeting overly prescriptive regulations are putting school meal programs in financial jeopardy.”
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