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GOP Aims to Make School Lunches Great Again

GOP Aims to Make School Lunches Great Again

“The regulations have proven to be burdensome and unworkable for schools”

While President Trump has spent the week undoing many of Barack Obama’s executive orders and policies, I have been wondering about Michelle Obama’s signature program: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA)

Legal Insurrection readers may recall some of the questionable highlights related to HHFKA as it has been implemented over the past eight years.

Freedom Caucus Republicans are now clamoring to substantially revise the Obama school lunch program.

A document released by the office of Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called for repealing certain aspects of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 – the legislation that helped put Michelle Obama’s hallmark program into law. The initiative is part of a broader plan released by Meadows titled, “First 100 Days: Rules, Regulations, and Executive Orders to Examine, Revoke and Issue.”

The document calls for the Trump administration to reverse nearly 200 rules and regulations, including the requirements of the 2010 law.

“The regulations have proven to be burdensome and unworkable for schools to implement,” reads a related report from the House Freedom Caucus, of which Meadows is a member. “Schools are throwing food away that students are not eating.”

I hope the Trump administration moves on the proposed revisions to the program. My son enjoyed his school lunches before the 2010 rules were put in place.

I was curious to see if the Food Czar was still in place. She may well be; the Let’s Move page is still up, and she wrote a blog post entitled “Onward” on January 4, 2017.

She recently was the keynote speaker for a Propel Ohio event, and her LinkedIn page shows that she is still a White House Director of Policy.

President Trump says that he wants to significantly reduce the number of federal workers. I might suggest that after amending the school lunch rules, the employees enforcing the Obama requirements would be low-hanging, locally-grown fruit!


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When I was in high school, this girl in the group accidentally spilled her milk in her plate and used the corn bread like a sponge. It worked to well and me and my friends lost our appetite for the corn bread. After Obama, my schools stopped serving fried fish and shrimp poppers, now it is hold nose and swallow. Glad to see public school lunches getting a boost back up again.

The picture looks like the before and after of digesting the meal, in which case the caption should be In / Out.

Henry Hawkins | January 28, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Watched Charleston Heston in Soylent Green on Netflix last night. We’ve got a food problem in our public schools and we have millions of illegal aliens.

    Read the book. Solent Green is soy and lentils, exactly as the name suggests. It is not people. That lie was made up for the movie.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Milhouse. | January 29, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Just to prove anyone can be as much a nitpicking asshole as you, so desperate to prove one’s superiority, there is no book or movie titled Solent Green.

      Gremlin1974 in reply to Milhouse. | January 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Ahh, more wisdom from the most fact free person in the room.

      First of all its spelled “Soylent”. Secondly, the book is not called Soylent Green it is called Make Room, Make Room by Harry Harrison. Having read both the book and seen the movie, I can tell you that to say the movie is “loosely” based on the book is even a stretch, considering the only thing that I remember really being the same is the Dystopian Future, a cop investigating a murder, and the name Soylent Green.

      When producers and screenwriters say “based on the novel “whatever title” by “whatever author”, it usually means that the story gave them the seed of the idea. Basically giving credit keeps them from being sued.

      Most movie adaptations of books deviate from the story as written. It is called “artistic license”. Your assertion that it is a lie is at best laughable.

      Also, I can tell you that the real thing that grabs me about the book vs the movie in this case is that usually the movie doesn’t do the book justice, however in this case the movie improved one of the most boring rambling stories I have read to date by about 300%.

      tom swift in reply to Milhouse. | January 29, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Boys, boys, boys …

      The Solent is the thing which keeps the Isle of Wight from sticking to the rest of England.

      As for the book by the late Mr. Harrison … Just to uphold my bona fides in the pain-in-the-ass department, allow me to point out that Make Room! Make Room! was indeed reprinted by Berkely circa 1973 as Soylent Green. Later reprintings from various publishers have gone either way.

      Of course the book had little to do with the movie under either title. There was a policeman, a murder, a floozie, and a real estate problem involved in both, but that’s about it. No school lunches, either. In any event, not one of Harry’s better efforts.

      The movie is most noted as Edward G. Robinson’s last. He died for real shortly after filming his death scene in the movie.

My dog regurgitated my lunch.

Who ever would have thought that school lunches would ever become a FEDERAL issue?

    JOHN B in reply to Anchovy. | January 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

    After all of these years feeding our children this sludge, what have been the benefits?

    The MSM keeps claiming there is an obesity crisis – which is what Michele-food was supposed to cure.

    A waste of billions per year. Michelle-food elimination alone could pay for The Wall.

      metimoteo in reply to JOHN B. | January 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Please stop using MSM as shorthand for the progressive press. Mainstream Media or MSM presumes its views are down the middle. This is untrue. Our national and the affiliate international press has a left-of-center bias in no small part because the people who are reporters for almost all news outlets lean left and they’re products of liberal factories (universities) where they were inculcated by liberal (and in some cases socialist) professors. It’s far more accurate to call the press left-stream, left-wing or left-leaning, but most certainly anything short of mainstream.

        Mannie in reply to metimoteo. | January 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

        Whatever you call it, the so-called Mainstream Media is nothing but the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, just like Pravda and Izvestia. The Völkischer Beobachter was more balanced. Goebbels would be so proud. His Big Lie continues to work.

I’ve seen better looking slime mold than that gov approved lunch.

I hope these kids remember who did this to them when they’re old enough to vote.

If you really want to get INFOWARS tin foil hat about this, the lunch on the right looks a lot like a subversive effort to pave the way for European-style Islamist colonization.

cheif bighorn | January 28, 2017 at 8:32 pm


When I was in school most of us brought our own lunches in a brown paper bag.

I work in a school system and it wasn’t until after Moochells little policy that I noted that “Hot Pockets” have become a mainstay of school meals. There is only one healthy thing you can do with a hot pocket and that is throw it away unconsumed.

school lunches were never great. ever.

When were school lunches ever great?