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Foxx: USDA’s Final Rule Targeting Nutrition Standards Is Entirely Inedible

WASHINGTON – Today, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule that would implement unrealistic standards to school nutrition plans across the nation while ignoring many of the concerns of stakeholders:

"Beltway bureaucrats at the USDA think they know best when it comes to mandating what students can and cannot eat. Rather than respecting the decades of work undertaken by school nutritionists and local professionals, the Department still wants to push regulations that run counter to the nutritional quality that students deserve in their meals. The proof is in the pudding – though if you asked the Department, it would want to regulate that out of existence too."

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