Millions Fleeing Michelle Obama’s Mandates Lunches

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May 22, 2014 6:45am PST

It’s been a priority for the First Lady to fight childhood obesity in America since her husband first took office. However one thing she didn’t account for is just how difficult it would be to implement healthier food standards in schools across the country.

Over a million kids have decided they want no part of the low-sodium, low-fat meals that are mandated by the government and would rather eat their favorite meals.

The new food guidelines are due to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that was supported by the President. It requires lunch programs that receive federal funding to provide healthier meals for students and went into effect in 2012.

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However the statistics are showing that children aren’t a fan. Between 2011 and 2013 the number of students in the National School Lunch Program decrease from 31.8 million to 30.7 million, not to mention that cafeteria workers have said that at the end of the day they’re throwing out large amounts of uneaten food.

Because of this school boards have asked Congress to allow schools to opt out of the federal requirements. Some have even said that they’ve had to dip into their teaching budgets in order to cover the costs of the wasted food, according to Lucy Gettman from the National School Boards Association.

According to Gettman, one school district in Alaska had to take $135,000 out of its education budget in order to pay for Michelle’s requirements, and they’re not the only ones who have had this problem.

Data shows that 1,445 schools have dropped out of the program since its implementation due to the increased costs from it, according to Diane Pratt-Heavner from the School Nutrition Association.

However Democrats are undeterred, and believe the epidemic of childhood obesity needs to be stopped. They believe that doing so will cut healthcare costs and keep the armed forces functioning.

Democrats are also trying to say that Republicans would only be providing a “carve-out” for special interests in the food industry and don’t have the best interests of the children in mind.

Perhaps the craziest part of this is the fact that while the First Lady tries to force children to eat healthy, her and her husband are having lavish seven-course meals on the taxpayer’s dime. She’s no better than her husband, they’re both hypocrites and want us all to do as they say and not as they do.

Should the federal government be mandating the diets of children or should that be up to their parents? Let us know with a comment!

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