Bryan ISD nutritionist responds to relaxed school lunch regulations

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - The Trump Administration is rolling back some of the Obama-era regulations on public school lunches.

The rules have been relaxed on whole-grain requirements, sodium limits, sugary drinks, and saturated fats.

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary said these restrictions were too restrictive, making it difficult for schools to feed students food they would eat.

Bryan ISD Assistant Director of School Nutrition and registered dietitian Randi Boleman says that while Bryan ISD's commitment to nutrition remains steadfast, she is glad to see the sodium limits relaxed.

"If you go too strict, you're not going to have the participation, but those kids are going to find something to eat elsewhere," said Boleman. "They're going to find something that they want--so if we can find that nice mix between nutrition and acceptability, or as I like to call it, the 'tasty factor,' we're going to make them happy."

For the full conversation, see the video player above.