Sonny Perdue

Georgia schools await details on healthy meal standards

Georgia schools are continuing efforts to win over picky eaters, using taste tests, chef visits and school gardens to encourage kids to pick up healthier items even as the state's former governor hit the pause button on some stricter nutrition standards for school meals as a top member of the Trump administration.

Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced this month that the agency will delay planned sodium limits and allow schools to scale back on whole-grain requirements and to reintroduce 1 percent milk instead of just nonfat. The School Nutrition Association, which represents nutrition directors and companies that sell food to schools, applauded the move for...