The Trump administration is proposing changes to school lunch programs pushed by former First Lady, Michelle Obama.
And the announcement was made on Michelle’s Birthday.
Perhaps one of the greatest accomplishments of the Trump administration (aside from finding the lockbox that held the nads of many of the Congressional Republicans) is the systematic dismantling of the Obama legacy.
For the last 3 years, it’s been the legacy of “Hope & Change” vs. “Make America Great Again” and there seems to be a clear winner.
Since his inauguration, President Trump has defeated ISIS, killed several of the world’s most prominent terrorists, pulled back regulations, renegotiated trade deals, rejiggered foreign policy, appointed a record number of judges, supercharged the economy, brought jobs back to the U.S., and essentially ended Obamacare all while being investigated by the Deep State and facing impeachment.
It’s quite impressive, really.
In just 3 years, it’s almost as if the 8 years of the Obama administration didn’t happen.
And it’s driving the left absolutely insane. They claim that he’s obsessed with the Obamas.
This quickly became evident with the rapid flip from the hysterical “TRUMP’S RECKLESSNESS WITH IRAN IS LEADING US TO WORLD WAR III!” to “He’s destroying the Obama legacy!”
Trump once again lies and obsesses about President Obama, whose legacy he’ll never live up to. Iran wasn’t given our money but sent their own frozen assets, and the amount is a fraction of what Trump claims. https://t.co/3YbCHdcj7e
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) January 8, 2020
They didn’t build anything. They negotiated a unilateral deal without the ratification of a treaty involving Congress thinking there was no way Hillary would blow the election.
You wanted a pen and phone, you got one. Sit down. pic.twitter.com/7LIaCYaObY
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 10, 2020
Perhaps having both a crappy domestic policy and an equally crappy foreign policy could be the cause of the dismantling, eh? It’s even easier to change things when your legacy was written in pencil in a series of Executive Orders instead of actually changing things through legislation.
Now that the Trump administration is running out of things to fix from Barry’s legacy, they’re looking at Michelle’s signature achievement — the disastrous School Lunch program.
Michelle’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 aimed at fighting childhood obesity. Standards were altered on the recommendation of a panel of nutritional experts to increase the fruits and vegetables daily, as well as whole grains, and tailoring the portion sizes and calorie count to maintain a child’s healthy weight.
Some of the regulations were so rigorous on sodium and sugar content that the food was unpalatable. The Trump administration has been chipping away at the guidelines for some time to increase palatability of the food.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken another whack at former first lady Michelle Obama’s signature achievement: Establishing stricter nutritional standards for school breakfasts and lunches. And on her birthday.
On Friday, USDA Deputy Under Secretary Brandon Lipps proposed new rules for the Food and Nutrition Service that would allow schools to cut the amount of vegetables and fruits required at lunch and breakfasts while giving them license to sell more pizza, burgers and fries to students. The agency is responsible for administering nutritional programs that feed nearly 30 million students at 99,000 schools.
Lipps said the changes will help address what he described as unintended consequences of the regulations put in place during the Obama administration. For example, when schools were trying to implement innovative solutions such as grab-and-go breakfast off a cart or meals in the classroom, they were forced to give kids two bananas to meet minimum federal requirements.
Source: Washington Post
The program had some “unintended consequences” resulted in lower buy-in and lunches dumped in the garbage.
— Cause We're American (@CW_America) November 22, 2014
Less buy-in and more lunches in the garbage meant that more kids weren’t eating lunch which was achieving the opposite of the intended goal.
Photos of unspeakably disgusting school lunches were posted to social media with the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama.
— CutiePieLatina (@LupeColon) May 13, 2017
— Trey Palmer (@TreyPalma) January 8, 2015
— ash (@ashlynn__priest) December 9, 2014
— Betsy Ettinger (@BetsyEttinger) April 19, 2016
— Melissa Mackenzie ? (@MelissaTweets) November 21, 2014
It became an international embarrassment when comparisons were made with school lunches in other countries.
— Chris Berg (@ImChrisBerg) February 18, 2015
So, sure, kids might be eating some french fries at school again, but at least they’re eating, right? And heck, at least you can tell what a french fry is. Can you even identify some of the mystery meat in the above photos?
Sometimes compromises must be made to achieve the goal. It’s better to have kids eating lunch even if it isn’t perfect.