Hasta lasagna, and don’t get any on ya! President Trump is making changes, and this is one that I prayed would happen while I was still in school: school lunches!
Until Obummer was in office, and his wife took over the school lunch programs, we actually had tasty, filling lunches. However, once her hands touched the program, it stopped flourishing. She literally killed the only thing I actually looked forward to in school….Lunchtime!
I remember when they took away the salt and pepper packets…SALT AND PEPPER! Seriously? Then shortly after that, many of the condiments were taken away, along with the flavor of nearly every meal. Don’t get me wrong, the lunch ladies did what they could with the ingredients they were given, but it was almost as if we were being punished with prison food. Not to mention, we would eat, and then have to scrounge up coins to get snacks out of the vending machines because we were still hungry from receiving such small portions, thanks to none other than Michelle Obama.
Recently confirmed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will unveil a new rule for the National School Lunch Program next week, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday.
Perdue and Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts will release a new interim rule “designed to provide flexibility for school meals” at an elementary school in Leesburg, Va. Monday, a USDA press release stated. The exact nature of the interim rule is unclear, but the USDA said it will provide “regulatory flexibility” for public schools.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama spearheaded reforms to the school lunch program to improve youth nutrition and reduce childhood obesity, but many schools found the restrictions difficult to follow.
“I hope [the school lunch program] does not get touched because that makes sense,” Obama said on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on Jan. 12, before President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Obama said “we have to keep doing things that make sense for our future. I’m not done. I’m too young. I’m too young to stop. We’ve made plans for the continuation of all that we’re doing. I will continue to stay involved with these issues as long as I live.”
Roberts and Democratic Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow unsuccessfully tried to loosen school lunch rules last May. Their bill would have eased whole grain requirements, and allowed schools two more years to reduce sodium levels. The bill failed to make it to a floor vote in the Senate.
Obama said we have to think about “our” future….please. I find it quite ironic that he said that since he did so many things to hinder America’s growth, including the endorsement of abortion. In my opinion, Obama had his chance. Now he needs to sit down and shut up because we are tired of hearing from him!
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