There is nothing that Michelle Obama is more proud of during her time as first lady than her school lunch plan and her quest to end childhood obesity in this country. That’s why it was particularly humiliating for her when a new study revealed that her government-funded school meals are “fueling America’s obesity epidemic.”
According to Daily Mail, the study concluded that Michelle’s fat- and meat-heavy dishes are putting children at risk of being overweight.
“While well-intentioned, these government funded school meal programs that are aimed at making kids healthy are in fact making participating students more at risk of being overweight,” said Wen You, associate professor of agricultural and applied economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “This study identifies the hardest battles in crafting policy to alleviate children in low-income populations being overweight.”
The study was published in the journal Health Economics, and it found that children are more likely to be obese if they participate in both the school breakfast and lunch programs throughout their schooling years.
“We found that the longer children were in the programs, the higher their risk of being overweight,” You said. “We also saw the most negative effect of the government-funded school meal programs in the South, the Northeast, and rural areas of the country.”
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