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More than 1 MILLION students stopped buying school lunches after Michelle Obama's overhaul, finds official report

    A massive dropoff in cafeteria-lunch purchases came during the 2012-2013 school year when new nutrition rules pushed by the first lady took effect
    The decline in school food buying is unprecedented, despite a steady rise in the number of kids who receive free, taxpayer-subsidized lunches
    In the fall of 2012 after the new policy went into force, reports emerged of black-market candy bars and potato chips being sold out of school lockers
    One town's middle- and high-school students, annoyed by new 'healthy' sandwich recipes, staged a three-week boycott of their cafeterias
    Another group released a parody music aimed at Mrs. Obama, titled 'We are Hungry'

By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor

PUBLISHED: 17:06 EST, 5 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:08 EST, 5 March 2014

More than one million U.S. schoolchildren stopped buying school lunches during the 2012-2013 academic year, after new nutrition standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama took effect.

The Government Accountability Office, a watchdog agency inside the federal government, told members of Congress in a little-noticed January 28 report that participation in the school lunch program declined by 1,086,000 in that one year, the biggest drop on record.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to revise its school lunch standards to bring them in line with a new set of nutrition requirements.

The first lady rolled out the law's final regulations in January 2012 with a presentation linked to her 'Let's Move!' children's health initiative. Changes took effect that fall. In the ensuing nine months, 33 states cited 'challenges with palatability – food that tasted good to students' as one reason sales tumbled.


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But the five students who still buy it are healthier for it. :woohoo:
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