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Schools get temporary reprieve on some lunch portions

A bit of good news for students who have bemoaned the strict new rules for school lunches: The federal agency overseeing the program has made temporary changes that allow students to eat more meat and grains for the rest of this school year.

The US Department of Agriculture, which oversees the school lunch program, announced in a letter to Congress on Dec. 7 that until the end of the academic year, schools no longer have to limit the meat, meat alternatives, or grains that they serve students.

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