On Dec. 14, 2017 USDA published a notice seeking public input about the the policies governing how USDA “credits” foods toward the school lunch requirements. These policies may, or may not be clearly explained in official documents, and complicate the school market for food manufacturers as well as school food service professionals. . In the media release, Branden Lipps, a new Trump Administration Official at USDA, expressed an interest in listening to stakeholders to gather ideas to help maximize program operators ability to serve health appealing meals to students. Comments should be submitted online through Feb 12.