Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Schools Can't Swallow Obama Lunch

Michelle Obama made a few school kids sick with her new project...the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a law pushed by Mrs. Obama. School boards and a little leeway to pay for big government rules.

The National School Boards Association has a few suggestions:

  • Retain the current requirement that 50 percent of grains offered for lunch and breakfast be whole grain rich rather than further increasing the requirement to 100 percent;
  • Suspend further reductions of sodium levels unless and until scientific research supports such reductions for children;
  • Eliminate the requirement that students must take a fruit or vegetable as part of a reimbursable breakfast and/or lunch, in order to reduce plate waste and program costs;
  • Allow any food item served as part of a reimbursable meal to be sold at any time as a competitive food, in order to eliminate unnecessarily complex and duplicative standards for food items sold in schools.