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USDA Enacts Changes to School Lunch Program

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The USDA has agreed to enact permanent changes to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program requirements.

Several years ago, the USDA began requiring schools to abide by predetermined calorie, protein and grain limits. Letters from parents, students and educators prompted temporary changes to the school lunch program in December of 2012. The changes allowed school nutritionists to plan the meals, ensuring children receive a satisfying meal. Now, those changes will become permanent through the Sensible School Lunch Act. And it's a change that affects every student in the country.

"The problem was it limited how much the students could have in terms of proteins or cereals and grains, regardless of what grade they were in and regardless of their size or nutritional needs. So, many of our kids were not getting enough to eat at the school breakfast and school lunch programs," says Senator Hoeven.

Hoeven says he received many letters from parents and educators. But it was the students who really prompted the changes.

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