Schools Hope Trump Will Dump Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Rules
Too expensive, not enough kids choosing to eat them.
The School Nutrition Association hopes it’ll receive some relief from former First Lady Michelle Obama’s strict lunch rules under President Donald Trump. From The Washington Examiner:
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.
Salt’s a biggie, and the Department of Agriculture under former President Barack Obama was pressing for even lower amounts, which the association wants to shelve. It warned that “naturally occurring sodium present in meat, milk and other low-fat dairy foods will force schools to take nutritious choices off the menu, including many soups, entrée salads and low-fat deli sandwiches.”
Whole grains are a problem, too. The Obama administration pushed for expensive all-grain products to be used, forcing schools to spend more on the products kids won’t buy. As a result, they want that regulation eased.
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This appears to be the 2012 USDA regulation that ruined school lunches for the kids: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs . Just repeal it. Simple!
I should have added that the USDA regulation was in response to congress passing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Who could vote against a law with a title like that? From Wikipedia:
doing so results in federal subsidy cuts for those programs
So, we’re subsidizing food … which the intended victims aren’t eating anyway.
And it’s not just Washington’s fault—the schools are playing along with this charade.
Leave it alone and have the schools make a BIG public request for the revocation of MeeShell’s Diktat.
If the schools force LibRuleism then let them live with the results. Let the schools encourage STEM education appropriate to age group.
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics
We all know who’s been eating the “good food” that was taken away from the school kids!