Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Nutrition Standards in School Meals: A Recent History

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Fact sheet

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 set higher nutrition standards for milk, whole grains, and sodium at school meals. However, over the past 12 years, these standards have been repeatedly undermined. This fact sheet tracks this history from pre-HHFKA (2010) to the present (2022).

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