Ranking Member Boozman, Chairwoman Foxx Issue Joint Statement on USDA School Nutrition Standards Proposal

Press Release

Date: Feb. 3, 2023
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its new proposed rule updating school nutrition standards.

"We will review this proposal and talk with the stakeholders who make this program run to understand what works and what does not. Claiming to be science-based doesn't mean USDA can put unworkable standards in place that make it harder for local school personnel to feed kids. Claiming to have solicited feedback does not mean USDA can ignore what works for schools and families to ensure kids will eat the meals. Claiming to be flexible does not mean USDA can add requirements that drive up costs for schools and families."