” It was just a week ago when an Oklahoma teen’s picture of her school lunch went viral on social media.
It turns out that student is not alone in grumbling about school lunches, an investigation by the Washington Bureau discovered.
Since new federal nutrition standards began rolling out in 2012, fewer students are buying school lunches, even though enrollment is going up.
The Cox Washington Bureau reviewed U.S. Department of Agriculture documents and found thousands fewer students bought meals when stricter standards kicked in.
The rules, championed by first lady Michelle Obama and approved by congress, require more fruits, vegetables
,and whole grains in lunches. Plus, the rules put limits on sodium, sugar, fat and calories.
Nationwide, more than 1 million fewer students are taking advantage of school lunches each day, a drop of nearly four percent since 2012.”