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Chairwoman Stabenow Statement on the USDA School Nutrition Standards Proposal

WASHINGTON – Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposed rule updating school nutrition standards.

"Healthy school meals are foundational to a child’s development and education, and for some kids are their only meals that day. It is vital for children to have the healthy meals they need to learn and thrive, and for schools to be supported in overcoming the challenges they face as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. I commend the USDA for this important and commonsense proposed rule, and I look forward to working with the USDA and our schools to achieve our shared goals as this process moves forward."