legislation & regulation

Purchasing domestically caught fish is healthier for American children, says Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
The government aims to decrease potential lead damage in children who were exposed to the city’s toxic water, officials say.
Amid Flint’s water crisis, Rick Jones’ three-bill package would mandate annual water testing in schools.
During a recent campaign stop, the presidential hopeful said he wants to put an end to the U.S. Department of Education.
The money will be used to provide more summertime meals and fund automatic enrollment in the school lunch program.
The IRS found that a “significant” number of meals expensed at the school’s high-end restaurant lacked a business purpose or proper documentation.
The bipartisan bill gives foodservice operators a break on sodium, whole grains and fruit and vegetable standards.
The agreement maintains strong regulations, with a few concessions.
The bill will provide flexibility to nutrition professionals who operate school and summer feeding programs, according to a source familiar with the draft legislation.
The new recommendations for how America should eat call for consuming less salt and more fiber and whole grains.

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