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Knox Schools ignores Trump rollbacks of school nutrition guidelines


Knox Schools ignores Trump rollbacks of school nutrition guidelines
Knoxville News Sentinel

Jayden Gillam tipped back her head and took an emphatic bite of her pizza. Itâs her favorite lunch fare from the Gibbs Elementary cafeteria â along with the mashed potatoes.  âI donât get anything that I donât like,â Jayden said matter-of-factly on a Tuesday during the third full week of kindergarten. âI only get things that I do like. If I got something I didnât like, Iâd just throw it away.âThe slice in Jaydenâs hands is the same rectangle pizza with three slices of pepperoni, served on a plastic blue tray, that has graced school cafeterias for decades.Except itâs not.This pizza is made with a whole-wheat crust and reduced-fat cheese made by Tonyâs. Itâs 388 calories and has 665 milligrams of sodium. Itâs served with 90-calorie mashed potatoes, 95-calorie corn, canned peaches in a light syrup, ½ cup of grapes, raw veggies and a side salad.

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