ELPC Comments on Proposed Changes to School Lunch Program Nutrition Standards

Today, the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic submitted comments to the Department of Agriculture on its proposed changes to nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  The Clinic’s comments urge the Department (1) to require a daily vegetarian option to protect the health of students with religious dietary restrictions, (2) to shift its commodity subsidies to support the purchase of more fresh fruit and vegetables, and (3) to broaden its regulatory impacts analysis to include the environmental impacts of meat production.  Clinic student Nicole Pepperl (JD ’12) and the Clinic’s Director, Professor Wendy B. Jacobs, drafted the comments.

Comments on USDA Proposed Changes to Nutrition Standards for School Lunch Programs.

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