When Obama first took office, his wife Michelle needed to find a cause that she could champion. Unfortunately for kids in public school, Mrs. Obama went after school lunch programs. Her goal was to make healthier alternatives for lunch to combat the growing obesity problem in our country. It all sounded well and good until she unveiled her program. Very understandably, students and parents were more than a little upset at the options.
The whole thing morphed into an exercise program — Let’s Move! — and eventually made its way into the nation’s schools. The results are horrifying.
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I shudder when looking at those horrible pictures. Luckily for everyone, things are about to change once again and this time it’s for the better!
According to The Hill:
Newly minted Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is expected to unveil a new rule Monday aimed at giving schools more flexibility in meeting federal nutrition standards for school lunches.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday that Perdue and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) will make the announcement at the Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va., where they are expected to eat lunch with the students.
Republicans have long been trying to dial back the standards that became a pillar of former first lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to curb childhood obesity in the U.S.
Roberts introduced legislation with Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) last year to give schools two more years to meet new reductions on sodium, but the bill never passed.
Renewed efforts to ease the federal standards came as disappointing news to some advocates.
The American Heart Association was quick to push back. In a statement, the group’s CEO, Nancy Brown, said the current standards are already working and that 99 percent of schools are in compliance.
“Improving children’s health should be a top priority for the USDA, and serving more nutritious foods in schools is a clear-cut way to accomplish this goal,” she said.
“Rather than altering the current path forward, we hope the agency focuses more on providing technical assistance that can help schools get across the finish line if they haven’t done so already.”
I guess children didn’t get the memo when Trump said he was going to “Make America Great Again” he really meant, he was going to make school lunch edible again!
Being healthy is a great idea, but when the government decides what is healthy for you and what isn’t, you may want to question whether there is any truth to what they say. The “Let’s Move” program was a disaster from the very beginning. It was really only a matter of time until someone stepped up and said enough is enough.
It’s one thing to inflict this on grown people, but children are at our mercy and deserve to be taken care of properly. There is one silver lining, however, children are learning at a younger age what it means when bureaucrats start messing with your life.
Aren’t you glad that these lunches are finally being thrown away in the trash? Sound off in the comments below!
H/T Daily Wire