Changes to School Food – level 3
When President Obama was in office in the USA, he made stronger rules for federal nutritional standards for salt and whole grains in school meals.
Last Wednesday, multiple states sued the Trump administration for weakening those rules. They are suing the US Department of Agriculture, the Food and Nutrition Service, and Secretary Sonny Perdue.
Previous First Lady Michelle Obama helped create those rules and she criticised the change. She asked why the government does not want children to have healthy food at school.
Difficult words: nutritional (about food), whole grains (for example, whole grain bread is healthier than white bread), agriculture (relating to farms and growing and distributing food).
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