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Wasted Food, Hungry Kids: Michelle Obama’s Bill in Action

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In 2010, Michelle Obama went to a lame-duck session of Congress with a request: pass a nutrition bill giving the United States Department of Agriculture broad new powers to regulate school lunches. That bill was passed in late December of that year, and the new regulations have started to go into effect, with the predictable results of wasted food and angry, hungry children.

The cinnamon rolls and chili everyone loved from their childhood are now gone. Bands and other school groups can no longer sell candy bars as a fundraiser. The government is mandating everything from portion size to how many tomatoes have to be on a salad.

P.J. Moran, a food service director for a small district in rural Kansas, said wastage has gone up “at least 20 percent” over last year, as students, particularly at the grade school level, cannot refuse anything on their trays — but, of course, cannot be forced to eat it.

At the high school and junior high levels, things are more flexible, but not much. Moran said those students can refuse up to three items on the tray, but must take the fruit and vegetable servings whether they plan to eat them or not.

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Not only is the mandated food not popular and often wasted, there also is not enough of it, and students are protesting. Students in one district have released a

parodying their quest for enough to eat during the day. A Facebook page asks kids to send in pictures of their meager lunches.

According to Livestrong.com, teenagers need between 2,000 and 3,000 calories per day to be healthy, and athletes can need as many as 5,000 calories. But the new regulations limit the intake to just 750-850 calories on the tray. Which, if the food is unpalatable, means the students may not be getting even that much.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/wasted-food-hungry-kids-michelle-obamas-bill-in-action/

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Maybe if more parents took responsibility for their children this action wouldn't be needed. Not saying I agree or disagree with the program as I don't have enough information, but there are way too many obese children who's parents know nothing about nutrition or calories or even don't care about how much their children weigh.

Good nutrition and eating habits begin in the home but a lot of families have failed in their responsibilities.

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Maybe if more parents took responsibility for their children this action wouldn't be needed. Not saying I agree or disagree with the program as I don't have enough information, but there are way too many obese children who's parents know nothing about nutrition or calories or even don't care about how much their children weigh.

Good nutrition and eating habits begin in the home but a lot of families have failed in their responsibilities.

Michelle wants American kids to look just like their emaciated European counterparts.

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The school food has never been the problem. People like to blame something though that doesn't involve looking in the mirror.


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It's George Orwell's 1984 coming to life. It just gets more and more regulated.


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My daughter now goes to Kindergarten and she selects what she gets on her tray at lunch time. If she decides to eat the school lunch, that is. The kids are advised in the afternoons what's on the lunch menu the next day. If it's appealing to her, she tells us that she wants to have the school lunch. If it isn't, she asks that we pack her a lunch to take to school next day.

She gets to make choices on her meals and as far as I can tell, she makes good choices in terms of mixing meats, fruits, vegetables and starch. Well, on the latter, she is a fool for fries which I am not a big fan of. Needless to say, she doesn't get them very often so it's something special to her. But overall, she likes to eat healthy foods. It's what she's learned from very early on - fruits for snacks i/o crackers and so forth. And that is what it's all about - kids need to learn at home to eat healthy.

I must say that I certainly prefer high nutritional standards for school lunches rather than looking the other way when our kids are served junk.

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Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day (more than 53 hours a week). http://www.kff.org/entmedia/entmedia012010nr.cfm....Its not the food people ...You have to get out and move.


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Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day (more than 53 hours a week). http://www.kff.org/entmedia/entmedia012010nr.cfm....Its not the food people ...You have to get out and move.

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Agenda 21 google it. It's all part of the big Socialist elite Democrat/UN plan.

Regulate food, Take public land, Take your guns away, TSA,Homeland Security, Gov. buying huge quantities of killing type ammo. FEMA camps.

You do the math.

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