The USDA will eliminate the weekly maximums for grains and proteins under the new meal pattern for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year though calorie maximums for school meals will remain in place. The limits had gone into effect this school year to comply with modifications to the national school meals program and were intended to address increasing childhood obesity levels. They set limits on calories and sodium and dictated how much of certain food groups could be served and had ...

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