Michelle Obama’s legacy as First Lady was her government mandated health lunch program.
She believed the government could micromanage the school lunch program.
But now that she is out of office America’s children are sending a startling message to the former First Lady.
And children are fed up with Michelle Obama’s lunch program.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“Faced with students who won’t buy lunches low in salt and sugar and jacked up with bland-tasting grains, the nation’s 54,000 school cafeteria workers are urging Washington to junk health-focused rules pushed by former first lady Michelle Obama.
Feeling that they have an ally on their side in the Trump administration, their lobby group, the School Nutrition Association, plans to press for less-strict restrictions on ingredients that taste good.
The reason is simple: Studies show that public school students aren’t eating what cafeterias are serving, turning many operations into money-losers. While the school districts can opt out, doing so results in federal subsidy cuts for those programs.
“Overly prescriptive regulations have resulted in unintended consequences, including reduced student lunch participation, higher costs and food waste. Federal nutrition standards should be modified to help school menu planners manage these challenges and prepare nutritious meals that appeal to diverse student tastes,” a new policy paper from the association said.”
Rather than serving meals children like, the Obama program pushed for more expensive whole grain foods.
Children are rejecting the menus at school around the country and lunch services are taking a bath after being forced to buy pricey products that go to waste.
Congress has been axing Obama-era regulations at an impressive pace.
And Donald Trump campaigned on undoing the damage Obama has done to America.
Eliminating Michelle Obama’s failed school lunch program will lead to more satisfied students and a better business environment for school lunch providers.
Republicans are already taking action.
The Washington Examiner also reports:
The association’s plea is already heard in Congress. North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, who heads the House Freedom Caucus, is leading the fight to repeal the former first lady’s “Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.”
“The federal government involving itself in what is served in school lunches is the epitome of government overreach,” Meadows told Secrets. “Districts that have chosen to opt out have been able to provide more options to students and better-quality services. At the beginning of the year, I released a report of more than 300 regulations the Trump administration can undo, which included overly burdensome federal lunch program standards. It’s the perfect example of how government interference generally makes a small problem far worse.”
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