by Sierra Marlee | December 5, 2017 6:09 pm
In case you needed yet another reason to love President Trump, he will begin dismantling Michelle Obama’s crowning achievement as First Lady of the United States: Her school lunch program.
As someone who was in high school during Michelle Obama’s little experiment, I can tell you that students were not happy when they found out that portion sizes would be reduced, as well as “unhealthy” foods like pizza and hotdogs becoming more rare than they were to begin with. (School pizza was the best and I don’t want to hear anyone say otherwise.)
While I will say that she did try very hard to combat childhood obesity (which yes, is a huge problem in America) with her lunch program as well as programs to help children become more active, many people believe she went about it the wrong way. There were also schools that began policing what children brought to eat from home. I’m sure you’ve all seen the viral posts from parents who sent their kids to school with packed lunches, who received a letter saying that their child’s lunch had been taken away and substituted with something “healthier” because it had some Oreos in it.
Well, the Department of Agriculture has announced that it will begin to roll back a number of the former-First Lady’s restrictions on what can be served at schools, including the reintroduction of chocolate milk. This will take effect on July 1, 2018.
“Schools need flexibility in menu planning so they can serve nutritious and appealing meals,” said Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
“Schools want to offer food that students actually want to eat. It doesn’t do any good to serve nutritious meals if they wind up in the trash can,” he continued.
And boy let me tell you, I don’t care how many canned green beans you put on my plate, I was not eating them. They tasted like metal and poison. Worst case scenario, I’d take my free period and walk down to the grocery store or gas station to buy something to eat. Ate a lot of beef jerky in high school.
Though this took a lot longer than anticipated, Trump is steadily demolishing every trace of the Obama Presidency and conservatives are cheering. Of course, our liberal counterparts will complain that we just want children to be fat and lazy, but the truth is we just want them to eat. Poor kids may not be able to eat as much at home, so why would we want to serve them “nutritious” food that they won’t eat because it tastes disgusting?
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