School nutrition guidelines could change

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)- A bill going through congress could change the nutrition regulations for school lunches.

The bill would make nutrition guidelines more flexible. Right now schools are only allowed to serve grains that are whole and food must have a limited amount of sodium. Pitt County Schools nutrition experts say it’s a challenge to get students to eat healthy foods they’ve never tasted before. They say changing the guidelines would work in their favor.

Nutrition director Leann Seelman said, “It will allow us at the local level to look at our customers and look at what the taste preferences are there so that we can satisfy the students that live in our community.”Seelman says the school system would still offer healthy food if the bill is passed. They hope the flexibility will allow them to sell options that appeal to their students.

Seelman says the school system would still offer healthy food if the bill is passed. They hope the flexibility will allow them to sell options that appeal to their students.

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