[1 December/ Global Meat News]

The United States Department of Agriculture has delayed a rule from Obama aimed at making school meals healthier for children. The delay meant schools did not have to reduce sodium levels in school meals for the next academic year. United States Department of Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue said the delay allowed food producers more breathing space to tweak recipes to reduce salt levels. Mr Perdue added that schools needed flexibility in menu planning so that they could serve nutritious and appealing meals.