Rick Crawford leads discussion on new school lunch

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    JONESBORO, Ark. (KTHV) - Lawmakers and school administrators are discussing new nutrition guidelines for school lunches.

    Congressman Rick Crawford, R- District One, hosted the Nutrition Summit at the Nettleton Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro on Wednesday.

    School officials said the new federal guidelines are costing their schools more money. At the same time, the smaller portions are leaving students hungry.
    The Congressman said lawmakers are trying to figure out what issues need to be addressed.

    "The schools are in good position to identify the needs of their students," Crawford said. "(They are in) a much better position than a Washington bureaucrat."

    Some parents have said that while healthier school menus are overdue, the guidelines could use some revisions.

    Congressman Crawford said he will report information he received Wednesday to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Education and President Barack Obama.

    To read more of what was discussed at the Nutrition Summit, click here.

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