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Trump Rollback of School Lunch Nutrition Rules Undone by Judge

April 14, 2020, 1:00 PM

The Trump Administration’s 2018 final rule loosening Obama-era nutrition standards for school lunches isn’t a logical outgrowth of the administration’s interim final rule and must be reevaluated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a federal judge in Maryland held.

The USDA’s final rule increasing maximum sodium caps and reducing whole-grain requirements doesn’t logically follow the interim rule it issued in 2017, Judge George J. Hazel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland held Monday. The interim rule was aimed at giving schools more time to lower the sodium content of their lunches, not loosening the standards altogether,...

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