By Molly T | January 17, 2020
Today was former First Lady Michelle Obama’s birthday–and President Donald Trump decided he would celebrate the occasion by brutally humiliating her.
Mrs. Obama’s wildly unpopular federal school lunch program was widely disliked. So, Trump decided to take a hammer to the program. According to The Hill Newspaper, the current administration announced plans to roll back school lunch standards on vegetables and fruits that Mrs. Obama had vehemently promoted.
The Trump Administration said the Obama lunch plan put too many restrictions on districts, and that the schools should have more power to make their own rules since “they know their children best.”
“Schools and school districts continue to tell us that there is still too much food waste and that more common-sense flexibility is needed to provide students nutritious and appetizing meals. We listened and now we’re getting to work,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a statement.
The proposed rules build on previous steps taken by the Trump administration to unwind the controversial school lunch rules championed by Obama as part of her “Let’s Move!” healthy living campaign. Those rules were implemented through an executive order signed by former President Obama.
Under the new rules, schools would be allowed to reduce the number of fruits and vegetables required at each meal. The latest change follows a 2019 rollback of restrictions on milk and sodium content in school lunches. Critics said the change will pave the way for greasier, more unhealthy foods such as pizza, french fries and burgers.
The Obama lunch plan increased the number of required fruits in vegetables in school meals. It forced schools to serve only skim or low fat milk.
The Trump Administration is aiming to give power back to local authorities and parents–rather than to DC bureaucrats.
This piece originally appeared on Objectivist.co and is used by permission.
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