schoollunch

You remember, that whole campaign based on Mooch’s mission of telling your kids what they can eat has backfired, just like every other thing the Obamas get their hands on. In this case, the Fed trying to micromanage school menus left schools with hungry, miserable kids without enough protein or energy. That was in 2012. Hello 2013. This is only the beginning of idiotic and controlling Obama schemes which will be reversed, one way or the other.

Via WHSV.

A rule change by the USDA could put more food on your child’s plate at school.

Fewer attendance problems, fewer nurse visits, increased test scores and increased attention are just some of the benefits of being full, according to Susan Ellinger, the nutrition supervisor for Staunton Schools.

“When those basic needs are satisfied then other things tend to fall into place and you have fewer issues as well,” said Ellinger, as she is glad to see old USDA regulations gone.

The regulations restricted how much meat and grains schools could serve to student, leaving some kids with an empty stomach.

“It’s hard to think straight when you’re really hungry. The same with our student-athletes, it’s hard for them to perform to their full potential if they’re not being fed well during the day,” said Ellinger.

The rules now allow for larger portions of lean meat and whole grains for each child.

Ellinger said before it was hard even to write the menu…

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  1. Alain41 says:

    This was reversed because it directly impacts kids who have a voice and can say that it was awful. Most regulations don’t have the direct impact, immediate feedback. Eg, EPA proposed this last Friday, new regulations for wood heaters (stoves and fireplaces) that they have to burn 80% cleaner. EPA’s justification: “…estimates that for every dollar spent to comply with the new standards, Americans will see between $118 and $267 in health benefits…” I say baloney, but the more important point is that none of this can be measured. We know that cleaning up LA smog did provide health benefits, but it’s not a straight line-you get benefit by going from smog to being able to breathe, but you can, and do, get negative benefit when you continually try to get clean, clean, cleaner.

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/03/3117901/epa-wood-stoves/

  2. Chuck says:

    I’m lucky I went to school at a time we could ask for seconds in the portions! And the food was yummy.

  3. ConservativeSue says:

    Which begs the question as to how Mooch received an honorary degree from Oregon State University…nepotism? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to3bXXMDnY4

  4. Kitten says:

    When I was in school, we had real cooks who prepared real food on real plates and we used real silverware. It really was the best part of the school day (right next to recess) because the food was hot and delicious. Today, kids are served wanna-be-food, on plastic divider trays or styrofoam wear and plastic sporks. And they wonder why kids are rebelling. They just want to eat, some real food! Good Grief.

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