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Summary of Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Final Rule

" Starting July 1, 2019 schools will be allowed to make the following adjustments related to their menu choices: Low fat flavored milk is now allowed. Sodium levels in food currently being served may remain the same. Additional sodium restrictions previously planned are delayed until 2024. At least 50% of grain products served must be whole grain-rich. This is down from a 100% requirement.
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Starting July 1, 2019 schools will be allowed to make the following adjustments related to their menu choices: 

  • Low fat flavored milk now allowed. 
  • Sodium levels in food currently being served may remain the same.  Additional sodium restrictions previously planned are delayed until 2024.
  • At least 50% of grain products served must be whole grain-rich.  This is down from a 100% requirement.

For additional information on these flexibilities, see the Summary of Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Final Rule


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