Indiana schools struggle to meet new meal guidelines

One district has lost $300,000 this year.

July 15 — Simply put, federal school lunch standards implemented last year are a mixed bag.

Some schools have struggled with the new rules, which have schools serving meals with more whole grains, mandatory fruit and vegetables, and weekly limits on meat and grains.

“I’ve had a lot of complaints, especially with the little guys,” said Linda Wireman, food service director for Monon-based North White School Corp.