Skip to comments.Congressmen Show Solidarity with Kids by Trying their Scant School Lunches
Posted on 11/01/2012 6:46:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Two GOP congressmen backed up their bill to counter healthy-food mandates at schools by joining Iowa kids today to eat some of their new disgusting cafeteria food.
Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) hosted Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas), the original co-sponsor of his No Hungry Kids Act, at Storm Lake Elementary School today for some fantastic fare mandated by USDA.
King said he got a firsthand account of how kids and parents are coping with the standards.
I saw firsthand how President Obama, his wife, and his administrations rationing of food to students is completely out of hand. This nanny state has gone overboard in determining what children eat kids should be able to eat all of the healthy, nutritious school food they want, King said.
The No Hungry Kids Act puts the power back in the hands of parents and directs the USDA to reevaluate the standards and prohibits the USDA from putting all kids on a diet just because some are overweight.
His bill would repeal the USDA rule that went into effect Jan. 26 requiring most schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat and trans fat in meals; and cut calories.
It also amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to prohibit the secretary of Agricultures minimum nutritional requirements for school lunches from being construed as establishing a calorie maximum for individual school lunches or prohibiting a child from eating a lunch provided by the childs parent or legal guardian.
This latest power grab from USDA bureaucrats in the form of menu mandates is a step in the wrong direction, Huelskamp said. Instead of increasing local control to fit the needs and diversity of each school district, this mandate imposes yet another one-size-fits-all dictate for the entire nation.
The bill now has 12 co-sponsors and has been referred to committee.
House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) today to investigate the controversial school menu rules.
State and local officials, parents and students have raised concerns about a number of these changes, specifically the adequacy of the calorie maximum, the cost of the new requirements, and increased food waste in school cafeterias, Kline wrote. Reps. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) signed on to the request.
If you can’t feed them, then don’t breed them.
The federal government needs to be completely removed from our schools. There are only two things that have occurred since Jimmy Carter created the Department of Education; schools have become more expensive and the quality of education has drastically declined.
And yes, I know the Department of Agriculture runs school lunches. Ag is another agency that needs to be completely abolished along with Ed.
The meals are cra*....Kids need protein !!!!
Oh the horror! How will the people eat if the government does not chew their food for them?
They are preparing children to live on 600 calories a day. This is what North Korean people are allowed.
Give me some of those neck bones..
Give me some of those neck bones..
Make old Wide Load Michelle eat that crap for lunch every day and see how fast it disappears.
Does anyone wonder what the menu is at the school she and the Muslim send their kids to?
Today they had:
Blended Broccoli Soup
Hazel’s Potato Salad
Asian Pear Salad
Bahn Mi Sandwich
Vegetarian Bahn Mi
Cinnamon Orange Slices
Snack: Breadsticks & Cheese
Roasted Vegetable & Israeli Couscous Salad
Asian Marinated Chicken Strips
Noodles & Broths
Tofu & Veggies
Cinnamon Orange Slices
Oh, to be able to sneak in wearing a Paul Revere costume and give the kiddies roast venison sandwiches and packets of Cheetos and Oreos as a revolutionary act. “This is what freedom tastes like, kids. You make the choice.”
My day to take my 11 year old grandson to school this morning. He fixed his own lunch which took him about 5 minutes. Sandwich made from roast beef left over from dinner last night, little bag of mini-carrots, package of dip, an apple and four homemade chocolate chip cookies. Also took a PB&J sandwich which he will eat before he goes out for cross country practice. He gets milk at school but will not eat their food. Says kids shouldn’t have to eat anything they can’t pronounce.
Here’s what they’re eating at the small Iowa high school I graduated from in 1978. Notice that all meals include
Fruit & Vegetable Bar and there is a sandwich station and pizza parlor...
And it’s probably pretty good. Norwegian, German and Swedish women can cook.
Our rural area Intermediate School looks pretty decent to me- Thursday(best day)menu:
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Whole Wheat Roll
Years ago the Roll would have been a really delicous homemade yeast roll and a homemade cinamon roll to die for instead of peaches.
Hamburger on Bun
Sweet Potato Fries
Grandaugther is really picky eater, so we send her lunch this year. Prior yrs, she ate so little at school and got so frustrated and hungry, the teachers asked us to consider sending her lunch.
Our other grandaughter was kinda the same way, and we found out later in her teenage years that the foods she objected to when younger she was actually allergic to.
Most anyone would throw that tripe in the trash.
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