Statement by School Board President Steve Zimmer On Announcement of Federal Nutrition Requirements for School Meal Programs

The latest moment of dangerous deregulation happened yesterday as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue rolled back the school nutritional standards that many of us fought hard for throughout the years. This was also a signature initiative of former first lady Michelle Obama.

Have no doubt that L.A. Unified will continue to prioritize the health and welfare of our students, regardless of the actions of the Trump Administration, or the greed of the food industry, whose protection our President seems to care about more than the health of our kids.

Contact: Claudia Vizcarra, 213-241-6387