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States sue Trump administration over changes to school nutrition standards

The lawsuit filed by six states and Washington, D.C., asks the court to put rollbacks of the sodium and whole-grain requirements on hold.
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Six states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Agriculture and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding rollbacks made to the school breakfast and lunch standards that were set in 2012, ABC News reports. 

The lawsuit brought by New York, California, Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington, D.C., argues that the rollbacks go against the nutrition requirements set by Congress and were put into effect without a required public comment period.

The plaintiff states are asking that the sodium and whole-grain standards introduced by the administration be put on hold. 

A second lawsuit against the administration was brought forth by nonprofit Democracy Forward on behalf of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Healthy School Food Maryland

Read the full story via abcnews.go.com.

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