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Loosened Nutrition Rules May Not Impact NJUHSD

Chocolate milk, non whole-grain bread, and saltier foods may be returning to some school lunch menus, starting next fall. As part of the Federal Budget plan being voted on this week, the Trump Administration proposes relaxing nutrition standards, established by the Obama Administration. That would allow states to grant exemptions for school districts wanting to serve less-nutritious foods. But the assistant superintendent for business services for the Nevada Joint Union High School District, Karen Suenram, indicates there may be little or no impact for them…

click to listen to Karen Suenram

But Suenram says some districts may take advantage of the less-stringent standards…

click to listen to Karen Suenram

Nevada Joint Union raised lunch prices this school year, partly due to rising costs for healthier foods, according to Suenram. That was the first increase in 8 years.

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