Although the Hill’s title – “GOP has knives out for school lunch rules” – is accurate enough. The GOP does have the knives out: “First lady Michelle Obama’s signature school lunch regulations are coming under fresh fire from GOP lawmakers, who view impending reauthorization legislation as their best chance yet to dial back the controversial nutrition standards.” …and, do you know why? Because those rules are sadistic, pointless, and not feeding our kids properly. Reps. [mc_name name=’Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’G000576′ ] of Wisconsin and Dave Brat of Virginia – and yes, even [mc_name name=’Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000307′ ] of Nebraska – should be commended for pushing back on the Democrats’ frankly bizarre and ill-planned attempts to use our kids’ schools to push dubious nutrition ‘science’ policies.
Think that’s an exaggeration? Check out the last paragraph of the Hill article:
“It’s a long process, but we’re making tremendous strides,” [Donna Martin, director of the School Nutrition Program for Burke County Public Schools in Georgia] said during a recent hearing. “We’ve got to stay the course. It takes time to change those taste buds from liking high sodium to low sodium.”
Speaking as the father of two kids who are going to both be dealing with school lunches next year, I have a better idea. I think that Ms. Martin should let my wife and I worry about how much sodium my kids’ taste buds like. That’s our job. Nobody outside the Democratic party is exactly out in the street there, demanding that it be Ms. Martins.
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