GOP More Concerned About Money Than Children Eating Properly
Republicans want to give schools the ability to opt out of health school meals if they’re not making money.
A GOP spending bill for agriculture and food programs released Monday would allow schools to apply for waivers if they have a net loss on school food programs for six months in a row.
Championed by first lady Michelle Obama, the new standards have been phased in over the last two school years, with more changes coming in 2014. The rules set fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on foods in the lunch line and beyond.
The first lady was holding a call to rally supporters of the healthier food rules Monday as a House subcommittee is expected to consider the bill on Tuesday.
And, of course, there’s another reason Republicans want to give schools the opportunity to opt out: The Obamas are for it.