CSPI comments to USDA re: child nutrition program transitional standards

CSPI submits these comments in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Child Nutrition Programs: Transitional Standards for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium” final rule (87 FR 6984), which will provide necessary flexibility to schools for SY 2022-2023 and SY 2023-2024 as they respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. CSPI urges the USDA to align school meals with the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, particularly with respect to added sugars, sodium, and whole grains in the rulemaking expected later this year.

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