1000′s of Utah Students Brown Bag It to Avoid Government Mandated School Lunches
by Betty Butter • 8 April, 2014 • Politics • 1 Comment
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obama-subway-michelle-2-700x483You aren’t the boss of us! That’s the message thousands of students in one Utah district are giving to the long arm of the Federal government’s reach over what student can and cannot eat, nationwide. The youngest slaves on the plantation are in revolt against government mandated school lunches.
From EAG News:
WASHINGTON TERRACE, Utah – Thousands of students in Utah’s Weber School District no longer eat lunch at school because of “healthier” federal lunch regulations imposed on schools by First Lady Michelle Obama and federal bureaucrats.
At least 2,000 fewer students are eating lunch at the Weber School District’s 44 schools since federal officials imposed the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 on the nation’s schools. The federal lunch program overhaul requires school lunch supervisors to adhere to strict sodium and calorie counts and other requirements, the Standard-Examiner reports.
The changes mean schools that participate in the federal free and reduced lunch program must use breads made of at least 50 percent whole grains, increase vegetable and fruit servings, and decrease meat and bread portion sizes.
The regulations also force schools to limit the number of calories in school meals, and to withhold extra helpings, which has drawn complaints from parents of student athletes, Weber school officials told the news site.
“We’ve had comments from parents saying their son plays football, and he is not getting enough to eat,” said Kathleen Harris, the district’s child nutrition program supervisor.
In the past, new school menus resulted in a temporary decrease in students eating lunch at school, followed by an increase once students adapt. But since 2010, Weber officials said, there’s been a steady decline, despite efforts by school leaders to bring parents in for taste tests and recipe contests, the news site reports.
More students than ever are bringing their lunches from home, and it’s a nationwide trend, Harris said.
“Everybody’s down because of these changes,” she said.
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No one likes to be fascistically controlled. What the Federal government is doing is no different than forcing a vegan to eat meat, an animal rights activist to eat foie gras, or an orthodox Jew to eat pork.
With recent studies having shown that vegans suffer higher rates of cancer, allergies and chronic illnesses, with this Federal mandate to cut down meat portions, the government will one day have had a hand in causing an increase of illness and death in the thousands. The high carb, low protein diet has already contributed to higher increases in the rates of obesity and diabetes in millions of Americans. Now, a new study has shown that vegans have a higher rate of cancer, allergies and chronic illnesses. (See “I Like Vegetarians. They Leave More Meat for Me.“)
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