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      USDA makes permanent meat and grain serving flexibilities in National School Lunch Program

      Agriculture Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon announced that the USDA is making permanent the current flexibility that allows schools to serve larger portions of lean protein and whole grains at mealtime.

      "Earlier this school year, USDA made a commitment to school nutrition professionals that we would make the meat and grain flexibility permanent and provide needed stability for long-term planning. We have delivered on that promise," said Concannon.

      Click here to read more from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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