Today’s Politico Morning Agriculture Report says “[p]olitics stayed out of the room [Thursday] when USDA brought together school nutrition and health groups to hash out school lunch regulatory concerns, say sources who participated in the meeting.” The full story is on paywall-protected Politico Pro but you can read the Morning Ag summary of the story here.
My own source further reports that yesterday’s discussion was “constructive” and that USDA is committed to continuing talks with the School Nutrition Association (SNA), as well as looking into ways “to provide intense and comprehensive technical assistance to the schools that need it most.”
Meanwhile, the SNA begins its annual conference in Boston this coming week, where no doubt the organization’s current efforts to weaken school meal nutrition standards will be a hot topic of discussion.
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