Apparently, bowing to congressional pressure (see our Post of Sept. 19, 2012), USDA has relaxed serving size maximums for meat and grain products. The Healthy Hunger Free Kinds Act, signed by President Obama in December 2010 (see our Post of Dec. 13, 2010), was intended to apply science-based nutrition standards to this important program for America’s children. 

Posted below is a December 7, 2012 letter from USDA to State School Lunch Program administrators.

We also Post the Interim Final Rule, published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2012 (77 FR 25024) which is titled “Certification of Compliance With Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010”.