Sorry, Former First Lady Michelle Obama, but that chocolate milk you banned from the National School Lunch Program has been reinstated by the Trump administration.
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday published a new interim rule, due to take effect on July 1 after a period of public comment, which relaxes sodium limits and whole-grain requirements on school lunches and also allows flavored milk with 1 percent back into school cafeterias nationwide," reports ABC.
This means 1% chocolate milk can make it's way back to schoolchildren's lunch trays by July.
"This is not reducing the nutritional standards whatsoever," said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue back in May, when the changes were introduced. "I wouldn't be as big as I am today without flavored milk."
In a statement released on Thursday, Perdue said, “Schools need flexibility in menu planning so they can serve nutritious and appealing meals. Schools want to offer food that students actually want to eat. It doesn’t do any good to serve nutritious meals if they wind up in the trash can."
Mrs. Obama championed the Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act which passed in 2010 during her tenure in the White House. The flawed initiative intended to reduce obesity rates in children, ran into numerous problems when implemented, namely wasted food (students were mandated to take one fruit or vegetable, whether or not they actually planned to eat it) and pricey budgets.