USDA Caves To Pressure… Allows More Meat, Grains In School Lunches

Guest Post by Mara Zebest

Guess people would rather more of what is on Obama’s plate than what Michelle says should be on our plate.

AP reports the following:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids’ meals.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members of Congress in a letter Friday that the department will do away with daily and weekly maximums of meats and grains. Several lawmakers wrote the department after the new rules went into effect in September saying kids aren’t getting enough to eat. 

The new guidelines were intended to address increasing childhood obesity levels. They set limits on calories and salt and phase in whole grains. Schools must offer at least one vegetable or fruit per meal. The department also dictated how much of certain food groups could be served.

While nutritionists and some parents have praised the new school lunch standards, others, including many conservative lawmakers, refer to them as government overreach. Yet many of those same lawmakers also have complained about hearing from constituents who say their kids are hungry at school.

Though broader calorie limits are still in place, the rules tweak will allow school lunch planners to use as many grains and as much meat as they want. In comments to USDA, many had said grains shouldn’t be limited because they are a part of so many meals, and that it was difficult to always find the right size of meat.

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  • cecil dildine

    Shame on school districts for kowtowing to tyranny…

  • Mike in VA

    it’s the evil Federal money Cecil

  • aprilnovember811

    How nice of the robber barons to allow it. Land of the free, and home of the brave, no more. If they ban certain foods, how is that freedom?

  • bigkahuna

    They should tell Obama to shove Michelles menu up his arse and serve the food they want. Screw them all. Those food natzis need their arse kicked.

  • RL

    > #4 December 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm
    > bigkahuna commented:

    >….Those food natzis need their arse kicked.

    -Sorry, trying, can’t yet….Arse waaaay to big. Absorbs all energy like a Borg….

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  • theblackdude

    My kids come home everyday and head straight to the frig. My family eats balance meals daily so there use to veggies and the like, but my daughter take a bag lunch cause she says everything at school is gross.
    I remember eating gobs of nacho cheese on everything at school we had a store that sold the best cookies you’ll ever taste. Candies and pastries filled vending machines and most kids drank more soda than water daily. I could count the fat kids on one hand. The government has no clue what there doing and as parents we should tell them to f*ck off. The kids only have P.E classes two or three times a week and recess is all but gone. That’s why they getting fat. They spend to much time not moving. Childhood is about having fun and learning life skills through playing and interacting with other kids. Computers and progressive politics are the cause of fat whiny kids. As a child when we had to come inside the house for any reason we thought we where being punished lol. Now a days you have to force kids to run around and play. Whats happening to the world……

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  • Limousine Barry

    What’s wrong?

    And, quit looking at Moochies huge arse!

    I know what you are thinking:

    “Judging by the size of 0bama’s wife’s big arse she has been pigging-out with luxury meals at the White House – While our kids starve!”

    “That 0bama guy and his huge arse wife are hypocrites. They are the ones who should go on a diet!”

    “0bama is trying to micro-manage my kids lives!”

    “0bama sucks!”

    That maybe true. But, when you have lunch with Davy Axelgrease you’re bound to eat a lot of expensive fattening food… on the taxpayer’s credit card. That’s why Moochie’s arse is so huge!

    Don’t blame me for my wife’s huge arse! Blame Davy Axelgrease!

  • maak

    #7 “she says everything at school is gross”. I volunteer at an elementary school and I have to say she is so right!

  • Coasta

    Gross is exactly what my kids say about the food in school now! They dont eat it, we bag it or they get some milk and a granola bar and hold out for home. A savings of $3.00 day x 2.

  • BurmaShave

    Don’t worry. This issue and many more like it will come back once ObamaCare is fully implemented, and the Progressives have significantly tightened the leash on the cyphers that used to be free citizens.

    Remember that a fundamental principle of Fascism is that children belong to the state; thus it is up to the state to decide what to do with them.