Court Blocks Trump Admin From Rollback of School Nutrition Standards

 

A federal court has blocked the Trump administration from rolling back some school nutrition standards that were implemented during the Obama era.

According to The Hill:

A federal court on Monday blocked a Trump administration rollback of nutrition guidelines for the National School Lunch Program.

The District Court of Maryland ruled that the standards reductions initiated by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in 2018 violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) – the law that regulates how federal agencies develop and issue regulations.

The rollbacks slashed the whole-grain requirements that all school meals must meet, while permitting a higher sodium levels in meals.

The court found that the United States Department of Agriculture failed to seek public feedback, as required by the APA, on its final three reductions of sodium level standards.

A Democrat group called this a win for children and families but it is unclear if the Trump admin will appeal or continue to try to find a way to make the changes tenable to the courts.


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