This op-ed was originally published on February 7, 2023, by The Hill.
Since the publication of this op-ed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the comment period through May 10.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack’s recent announcement proposing updates to school meal nutrition standards brought back memories. After all, Secretary Vilsack was running USDA when it ushered in significant updates to those standards years ago during the Obama administration. Those initial updates benefitted tens of millions of children and their families over the past decade.
How will the sequel compare to the original?