House GOP bill would roll back school lunch program rules

The new bill would allow some schools to opt out of healthier lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.

WASHINGTON—The new proposed bill for school lunch programs and breakfast programs would allow some schools to apply for waivers if they have a net loss on school food programs for a six-month period.

The new standards, which were set in place by first lady Michelle Obama, have been put in place over the last two years, with more changes to come this year. The new school lunch program standards have set limits on fat, calorie, sugar and sodium amounts in foods sold in schools.

Some schools have adjusted to the new rules and had success, while others have said the school lunch program and breakfast program rules are too restrictive and pricy.

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