WASHINGTON, D.C. | May 30, 2013
Dear Secretary Vilsack:
As the school year comes to an end, states, school districts, parents, students, the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Congress have now had a fully year to examine the effects of the updated meal pattern standards on the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. After closely monitoring the implementation of the new requirements, we remain concerned about the overall financial viability of local programs and the challenges facing school food service operators...
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