Sep 9, 2014
School nutrition experts in Nebraska are struggling to comply with
new federal snack regulations championed by First Lady Michelle
we’ve gone too far, too fast,” Diane Zipay, director of nutritional
services for the Westside School District told KIETV.com.
“And I don’t think it’s a real-world environment. We might have
changed the school but we haven’t changed the child or our
The federal snack rules take effect this year for school districts
across the country that participate in the federal free and reduced
lunch program. They restrict snack foods sold at schools to those
with at least 50 percent whole grain, with low sugar, fat and
sodium content. Each snack must also come in under 200 calories,
according to the news site.