Message USDA today!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published a proposed rule that would help schools serve great tasting and nutritious meals for their students.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools had more flexibility in their nutrition standards for school meals. Now, USDA is working to help schools return to stronger standards that include less sodium and added sugars, while continuing to serve fruits, vegetables and whole grains. We believe that these measures are a significant step in the right direction, and we hope that USDA continues to strengthen the standards even further in the future.

Schools will begin to implement the new standards during the 2024-2025 school year. The proposed standards are based on the latest nutrition science and are intended to ensure children are fed healthy and enjoyable meals in school for years to come.  

USDA pays more attention to unique messages than form letters, so when you visit the link below you'll see that we've provided a list of talking points to help you get started writing your comments in support of strong nutrition standards for America’s children.

Tell the USDA you support strong nutrition standards for school meals today!



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