In a whirl of controversy with the instatement of the Hunger Free Act this school year, a national outcry has pushed the USDA to lift some of the limitations in school lunch programs.

The information broke December 7th when Cynthia Long, the director of the Child Nutrition Division of the Food and Nutrition Service of the USDA, had sent out a letter to state officials dealing with special nutrition programs.

The department has agreed to do away with daily and weekly limits of meats and grains for the remainder of the year.

While nutritionist and some parents have praised the new school lunch standards, others have worried that the new meal patterns have not taken active students into consideration and worry that their kids are hungry at school.

We here at The Abbey Group have welcomed these new allowances and will be increasing grains and proteins in certain menu items.