Former First Lady Michelle Obama was not an asset to the country. Her campaign for “healthy” meals for students did nothing but put unnecessary pressure on schools around the country to apparently shrink serving sizes and options.
Needless to say, the students were not happy about it and they let her know. Here is a couple tweets that high school students sent to her, jokingly saying “Thanks Michelle Obama.”
Well, Now President Trump is taking things into his own hands by getting rid of some of these policies.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced recently a few new rules that would roll back some of the rules that are currently in place. It will allow milk with 1% fat back on menus across the country. Sodium levels and whole wheat requirements are also getting bumped.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been on top of this.
“Schools need flexibility in menu planning so they can serve nutritious and appealing meals. Schools want to offer food that students actually want to eat. It doesn’t do any good to serve nutritious meals if they wind up in the trash can.”
These policies have cost schools around the country a huge amount of money. In 2015 alone, Michelle’s rules cost schools a total of about $1.22 billion. That is a huge amount of money. Mix this with the fact that the children aren’t even eating the food and you have a huge failure.
These roll backs are long overdue.