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Added sugar limits, less sodium and fewer flavored milks: Here's how the USDA's School Nutrition Standards could be changing

The public will be able to comment on the department's proposed updates starting next week.

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Federal bill that would require schools to offer flavored milk is reintroduced

The Protecting School Milk Choices Act would require school nutrition programs to offer at least one flavored milk option daily.

More than 15% of children with food allergies have an allergic reaction while at school, according to the USDA.

The budget allots $65 million to offer universal free meals in the state for the remainder of the current school year.

The bill failed to pass the House Pre-K-12 Education Subcommittee last week.

If passed, the bill would guarantee all public school students free breakfast and lunch starting next school year.

A new bill would require schools in the state to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

The state joins South Carolina, Minnesota and others in introducing a universal free meals bill this legislative session.

The state is one of many looking at providing free meals to all K-12 students.

The state follows Virginia, Washington and others in introducing a universal free meals bill this legislative session.

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