The Trump administration’s Agriculture Department announced its final plans this month to roll back certain regulations from the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. The main takeaway: less whole grains and more salty foods.
The new rules will loosen nutrition guidelines on flavored milk, whole grains and sodium in nearly 99,000 schools across the country.
School lunches haven’t always been political. In fact, they started as charity. Along the way, the National School Lunch Program became the focus of lobbying efforts and corporate influence.
Check out the video above for a history of school lunches in America, and the money behind the politics.