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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:38

Schools Hope Trump Will Dump Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Rules

Written by  Mary Chastain

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.

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Where does that fat a$$ baboon get off telling our kids what they should eat for lunch ?

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(Updated: March 15, 2017)

And while the schools are at creating nutritional lunches they need to also get rid of the low-fat, no-fat ridiculous agenda. There is nothing wrong with children drinking whole milk or eating cheese that is not low-fat. It's been proven time and time again that low-fat food contains more sugar. It was the sugar industry that pushed the low-fat agenda in the first place. The reason our kids are so obese is because they do not eat properly or get enough exercise since schools have cut back on recess in grade school. They eat foods their bodies don't recognize and don't know what to do with and this has contributed highly to diabetes in children. While Michelle Obama created the lunch program to get her name as first lady on something, there are others out there who proclaim to be experts who haven't a clue and buy into everything they hear without thought of what the results actually are to our and our children's bodies.

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Michelle Obama never had any authority to dictate to schools what they could have on the menu.That's a crock.The schools should simply show some backbone(although they are somewhat reluctant to do this usually) and serve the kids lunches etc, the way they have been in the past which I'm sure was reasonably healthy.

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The cellulite 'princess'. MMy only concern is that the kids should have neutricius choices. Sure they are junk food junkies but thee has to be some out there that fall in that range. Add some not so healthy chouces that are favoriteluite he waters for possible changes which are needed because they are gaining weight, more than they should be at these young ages. Stay away from processed meats, yeast breads and 'health' bars too. Salt intake & sugar are not so healthy too. Diet soday one of the worst.
All the cellulite 'princess' was & is good for was spending taxpayers money for her well being and enjoyment.

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Jeff Atchison Written by Jeff Atchison
March 15, 2017
Your spelling needs improvement

Luckily mine are out of school, but from what I have heard the are small and the taste is terrible. Why in the world would she take on the school food? I'm sure where her kids went to school they probably have a chef from a 5 star restaurant. Get rid of her program and let the schools decide what to feed the children.

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Michelle Obama has never had any legal authority. Her ideas were instigated via socialist pres and congress. The ONLY beneficiaries are food service unions. This travesty foisted on the public by power grabbing "community organizers" in and around the WH should be zeroed immediately. Unfortunately the " free stuff" culture yammers about "the poor" and "the disadvantaged" wjile consumming the country's capital in the form of unpayable debt and increasingly worthless money, all the while claiming that the signs of bankruptcy are false or irrelevant.

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The constitution doesn't allow for a department of agriculture. Certainly not one that forces school districts to conform to their wishes or face losing the return of their own money (yes, the Federal Government gets its money from the states who get their money from taxpayers). The kids are throwing away their lunches because it tastes like crap. Parents can't bring cake or cookies or other treats to share with the class to celebrate special occasions. Ketchup is forbidden or limited. No sodas. This is an example of Nanny state policy and simply must go. ALL POWER BACK TO THE STATES if it ISN'T IN THE CONSTITUTION!!!!!

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Reality has no impact on bureaucrats

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Schools hope to dump the program ? Millions of kids hope to dump the program ! Michelles certainly never had this diet.

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MA Dunn Written by MA Dunn
March 14, 2017
I think that is right on! Kids don't like to be forced to eat things they don't like, and they just won't eat it!! Let the children make suggestions of food to serve at school in the lunch room, then offer those things in the school menu. Dietitians should then find ways to enhance the children's suggestions so they are healthy to serve.!!

President Trump Please stop this horrible school lunch menu that the horrible woman forced on our children.

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President Trump please get rid of Michelle Obama's school.lunch meals. My great grandchildren come home hungry because they can't eat this discussing food it it's fit for a dog. I'm sure her kids aren't eating this crap. Most of the kids don't eat the food it goes into the trash, costing the school's a lot of money for food the kids can't eat. Please President Trump cut this stupid program set up by an idiot first unfit lady

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Bob Waldman Written by Bob Waldman
March 14, 2017
You madam, are an illiterate moron who obviously ate crap at school if you ever attended school which I doubt based on the way you butcher the English language. You should be ashamed of yourself!

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