Controlling What Our Kids Can Eat, Michelle O’s School Lunch Rules To Expand To Day Cares…Bans Juice, Cookies And Cakes

USDA moving to ban juice, cookies in day cares

If the U.S. Department of Agriculture has its way, first lady Michelle Obama’s vision for what Americans should be eating will affect more federal programs.

The department is seeking to overhaul rules related to the Child and Adult Care Food Program, a program similar to the National School Lunch Program, except for day-care providers.

Day care centers are eligible for reimbursements from the federal government, provided there is compliance with their rules.

The USDA wants more vegetables and less sugar served to children and adults in day care centers.

“Grain-based desserts, such as cookies and cakes, would no longer be reimbursable, and children younger than 1 would no longer be offered juice,” the Lansing State Journal reports.

Facilities that deep fry food on-site could no longer participate in the program. “Prepackaged fried foods,” like chicken nuggets, would be allowable, so long as they are served “infrequently.”

The effect could be sweeping.

According to Mlive, at least 30 states “require day cares to use the program’s nutrition guidelines to receive licenses.” The program also feeds about 120,000 elderly or disabled adults each day.

The proposed federal program overhaul is just another thing overseers will have to keep an eye on. And if the National School Lunch Program is any indication, more programs may be created than solved.

New Report Finds ‘Palatability’ Problems, Higher Prices Led To School Lunch Decline

Federally-mandated changes to school lunches backed by first lady Michelle Obama helped cause an unprecedented drop in the number of students eating lunch, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

The GAO cited two factors stemming from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which caused a decrease in the number of children eating school lunch each day: school childrens’ issues with “palatability” and “federally-mandated” increases in the price of school lunches.

“Several factors likely influenced the recent decreases in lunch participation, and while the extent to which each factor affected participation is unclear, state and local officials reported that the decreases were influenced by changes made to comply with the new lunch content and nutrition standards,” the report reads.

The federal lunch requirements — which went into effect at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year — forced school districts to offer more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk, while cutting back on meat and sodium.

GAO found that student participation in the National School Lunch Program declined by 1.2 million students — or 3.7 percent — between 2010-2011 and 2012-2013. That reversed a years-long upward trend in lunch program participation.


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  • fatwillie

    Nobody or no govt. has the right to tell you what you should and can feed your children, especially this piece of garbage that is now sleeping in the white house, You pack your children a lunch everyday with what you wish them to eat and if they try to stop you, then you take them out of that piece of crap govt. education program called public school and home school them, If you love your children you must do this. Make it a group effort at the school so they cannot pick on you as individuals, and I am sure you can find an attorney that would work free for your case against this over abusive thing called school lunch program.

  • freewheelinfranklin543

    I’ve seen those meals. We got better food in lockup and that ain’t sayin much. I had 30% liver function when I got out due to the food giving me NAFLD. Just think what this crap is doin to your children!

  • Tark McCoy

    “All according to plan.”

  • Ryan

    DEMAND that the only food allowed in the White House or any government building is the same food being served Your Children. If it is good enough for Your Children it is good enough for those living on OUR taxes.

    And by what “authority” is MOOCHELLE telling anyone what they can do or eat?

    • Yeims

      That’s my question, too. How can a person with no expertise on anything, and on top of that a very questionable past, and on top of that, seemingly quite screwed up as a person (is it male or female?) feel it should tell others what to eat or not eat?

  • James Woroble Jr

    Retain the patience of Putin. Ameri(K)wa is a dying, flailing beast. All the recent tyrannical and degenerate laws passed is a symptom of this fact. When the soon to come final demonic death roar comes, it will also spell the death of all these vile measures and regulation. It is analogous to menu and shift changes on the Titanic the afternoon before the midnight strike of the iceberg — meaningless and all for naught.

    To implement and enforce such measures and policy it requires extensive loyal organization and massive financial resources. A financially busted and civilly fractured society will not have such a capability. There would be a better chance of enforcing building code and sanitary violations among the survivors of the bombing of Dresden in Germany in WW II than Ameri(K)wa enforcing any of its recent policy agendas under the color of law.

    So be patient. Be happy! Don’t worry. This is not the end of history, nor of America. It’s just what what happens when evil’s typical short term historical success runs out of road. Putin knows this, you should too. Its why he will not allow himself to be baited into conflict with a rabid beast that is terminally ill and will be dead within months.

    • RJ O’Guillory