First Focus on Children submitted the following comment to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack to strongly support the proposed revisions to the school meal patterns.

Excerpt from the Comment:

On behalf of First Focus on Children, thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule concerning Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent with the 2020 Daily Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). First Focus on Children is a bipartisan children’s advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring children and families are a priority in federal policy and budget decisions. We commend the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) for putting children’s health and well being at the forefront of their policy making. Under the proposed rule, USDA is thoughtfully advancing its commitment to ensuring children receive the nutrition they need to thrive in school and beyond. We further applaud USDA for structuring this rule to provide schools with adequate lead time to adopt the new standards.

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