TULSA, Okla. — The USDA’s proposed nutrition standards for school meal programs have local school districts trying to figure out how to limit sodium and cut back on added sugars while making the meals palatable to students.
Fox 23 News spent the lunch hour in the cafeteria at Union Public School’s Grove Elementary learning more about the USADA’s proposed changes for kids in grades K-5 that will take place in phases over the next six years.
Keeping what they’re dishing up for students in line with the USDA’s proposed school meal standards is the job of child nutrition director Lisa Griffin who has been working in the field for nearly four decades.
We met with Griffin, who is also a registered dietician, to learn more about how this will work.
“I think we need to have moderation,” Child Nutrition Director Lisa Griffin said. “Moderation has always been the key. The …