Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program Proven to Be a FAILURE – Making Kids Fat

While childhood obesity is, in fact, an issue. However, Michelle Obama is going about fixing it the wrong way.

According to a government study, her school lunch plans are actually making it more likely for children to get fat.

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From The Daily Caller:

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First lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program is making the poorer children it’s supposed to help more likely to become overweight, according to new government-funded research.

Virginia Tech researchers tracked financially vulnerable kids who got free school meals from kindergarten to eighth grade and found those feasting on government meals were more likely to become overweight. Children with the highest chance of being overweight or obese consumed one-third to one-half of their daily meals at school, according to the study, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“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,” Dr. Wen You, a professor at Virginia Tech who authored the research, said in a statement.

Researchers used a survey of 21,260 students who were followed from kindergarten to eighth grade, and also controlled for the self-selection and income effects to examine a school meal program’s influence on student’s weight. The study found children who didn’t participate in school free meals were less likely to be overweight or obese than those getting free meals.

“This study identifies the hardest battles in crafting policy to alleviate children in low-income populations being overweight,” You said. “We found that the longer children were in the programs, the higher their risk of being overweight.”

You’s research, published in the academic journal Health Economics, found that long-term participation in the school lunch program supported by Michelle Obama was a major risk factor for being overweight.

I’d like to say “I told you so,” but to be honest, I feel bad for the kids who have had to grow up with this crappy food ruining their bodies.

Let’s go back to how it was before. It may not have been perfect, but it certainly didn’t make kids more prone to becoming obese.

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