Hmm: School nutritionists urge dumping Michelle’s lunch laws

Hmm: School nutritionists urge dumping Michelle’s lunch laws

[Ed. – Was it the moldy meat loaf or the funny-colored mystery veg, guys?  Remember when Michelle said this?:

Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

Who knew “require you to work” and “never go back to your lives as usual” meant eating like a junkyard dog in school?]

The School Nutrition Association and its 55,000 member food service professionals sent a clear message to Congress about the state of the nation’s cafeteria offerings to kids: First lady Michelle Obama’s regulations have got to go, they said.

In a 2015 Position Paper, the SNA suggested Congress amend the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 — so kids aren’t so hungry, EAG.org reported. Basically, the organization requested lawmakers to take a second look at the law and loosen some of the calorie, fat and sodium regulations. Perhaps then, the group argued, more children would go back to buying school lunches. …

SNA also said the federal lunch regulations were also proving costly to taxpayers.

“USDA estimates the new rules add $1.2 billion to the cost of preparing school meals in Fiscal Year 2015 alone,” the report says, EAG.org reported. “As a result, only half of school meal program operators anticipate their programs will break even at the end of this school year, according to a recent SNA survey.”

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