President Donald Trump has announced that during his first 100 days in office, he will roll back Michelle Obama’s unpopular Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Mrs. Obama’s taxpayer-funded school lunch program was meant to give kids a more balanced diet by establishing a more rigorous school lunch guideline. But it was an epic flop: kids didn’t like the food, and it wasn’t more healthy, either.
Via Conservative Tribune: “The regulations have proven to be burdensome and unworkable for schools to implement,” a report from the House Freedom Caucus read. “Schools are throwing food away that students are not eating.”
The concept is a nice one – who wouldn’t want their kids to eat more fruits and veggies! However, in 2015 Fox News reported that “children consumed fewer[fruits and vegetables] and wasted more during the school year immediately following the implementation of the USDA rule.”
The bill assumed public school districts did not provide students with healthy foods and that government is needed to enforce better dietary standards. The initiative has failed miserably with food being wasted and students complaining about the taste and presentation of the food provided. However, the First Lady and her liberal supporters insisted that given a little time, American school cafeterias would eventually be transformed into a leafy oasis of nutrition.
Fortunately, it appears as if Republicans are taking this opportunity to give the power back to the school districts and allow them to minimize waste as they see fit.
Do you think this will improve the school experience for our kids? Let us know in the comments.