Saturday, December 31, 2016

Freedom Caucus urges repeal of Michelle's nutrition rules

Via Billy

The House Freedom Caucus, a conservative faction of Republicans in the House, has issued a 23-page list identifying 200 rules and regulations it wants to see gutted in a Donald Trump administration, and nutrition is a key target. Among the items identified: the FDA’s update to the Nutrition Facts panel and updated nutrition standards for school meals, both priorities championed by first lady Michelle Obama.

“The regulations have proven to be burdensome and unworkable for schools to implement,” the document says of the standards that mandate more fruits and vegetables and whole grains while cutting back on salt, sugar and fat. “Schools are throwing food away that students are not eating.” On the flip side, USDA maintains that schools are in near universal compliance, and health advocates argue that kids have largely adjusted to the changes.



  1. The problem seems to be that nutritious food simply costs too much. We spend all our money on stupid wars. If we cut federal income taxes, then states could raise their own income taxes to pay for better school food.

    You can make healthy food that's tasty: It just costs more.

    Ever eaten at Chipotle? It costs more than McDonalds.

    Obama has given the US $20 trillion in debt. There's your school lunch problem. Too much federal spending. Nothing left over to feed the children with.

    1. Obama has given the US $20 trillion in debt.