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Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:18 PM

More pizza, fewer vegetables: Trump administration further undercuts Obama school-lunch rules

Source: Washington Post

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.

But Colin Schwartz, deputy director of legislative affairs for Center for Science in the Public Interest, says that the proposed rules, if finalized, “would create a huge loophole in school nutrition guidelines, paving the way for children to choose pizza, burgers, french fries and other foods high in calories, saturated fat or sodium in place of balanced school meals every day.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/17/usda-proposes-changing-school-menus-allow-more-fries-pizza-fewer-vegetables-fruits-reversing-michelle-obama-effort/



Let them eat junk.

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Reply More pizza, fewer vegetables: Trump administration further undercuts Obama school-lunch rules (Original post)
milestogo Jan 17 OP
iluvtennis Jan 17 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 17 #2
dhol82 Jan 17 #3
progree Jan 17 #10
groundloop Jan 17 #15
Mc Mike Jan 17 #4
SunSeeker Jan 17 #5
LuvLoogie Jan 17 #6
AllaN01Bear Jan 17 #7
C Moon Jan 17 #14
Guilded Lilly Jan 17 #8
groundloop Jan 17 #16
PandoraAwakened Jan 18 #22
SeattleVet Jan 17 #9
Grokenstein Jan 17 #13
mahina Jan 18 #25
3auld6phart Jan 18 #21
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 17 #11
Grokenstein Jan 17 #12
PandoraAwakened Jan 18 #23
Polybius Jan 17 #17
DenverJared Jan 17 #18
yaesu Jan 17 #19
czarjak Jan 17 #20
Bayard Jan 18 #24
mahina Jan 18 #26
underpants Jan 18 #28
mahina Jan 18 #29
MissB Jan 18 #33
tavernier Jan 18 #35
Iliyah Jan 18 #27
Newest Reality Jan 18 #30
DesertRat Jan 18 #31
MFM008 Jan 18 #32
Hekate Jan 18 #34

Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:22 PM

1. trump only doing this to overturn what Obama out in place. He wants to ERASE Obama. nt

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:35 PM

2. Is ketchup a vegetable again?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:52 PM

3. Yeah, there ya go!

Ain’t the republicans awesome?

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:06 PM

10. And pizza sauce too, I bet, as long as it is tomato based and is 10% or more tomatos

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:58 PM

15. I bet you didn't know that mac-n-cheese is a vegetable, did you?

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:58 PM

4. Helping mother russia with every move he makes. Traitor.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:04 PM

5. Be best!

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:05 PM

6. Long after that fucker's corpse is done polluting the Earth,

the Obama's will be working to make this a better place.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:08 PM

7. making our kids more obese .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:25 PM

14. Misery loves company (Trump)

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:09 PM

8. Can a person be more vindictively ignorant to the core? ...nah.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:00 PM

16. Nope..... tRump has that market sewn up.

I suppose President Obama shouldn't have made fun of poor little donnie at that mean, nasty Correspondent's Dinner.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 10:15 AM

22. Which probably had vegetables on his plate that he choked on. n/t

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:46 PM

9. This is SO wrong!

Next thing you know, tRump will have them putting freaking pineapple on the pizza so that they could count it toward their daily allowance of fruit!

Pineapple on pizza is NOT fruit - it's an abomination!

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:10 PM

13. Now I'ma get a Hawaiian this weekend

...if that's an abomination, I guess I'm abominable.

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 09:28 AM

21. Indeed

Agreed,an abomination. Along with parsnips.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:43 PM

11. Fat ass Trump feels threaten by anyone healthier than him.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:08 PM

12. Trumpmerika's Values

Mom, baseball and apple pie have been replaced by daughter's butt, Twitter and ketchup packets.

Malnutrition makes a citizenry more...pliable. And like every other thing Republicans have done to kneecap public education, they've been working tirelessly at it for decades.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 10:18 AM

23. Well said.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:10 PM

17. There is only one age group that could possibly support him on this

5-16 year olds, and they can't vote.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:10 PM

18. That petty, jealous and vindictive jerk

is out to undo everything President Obama accomplished; even the good things that everyone can support.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:44 PM

19. Our school lunches compared to those overseas

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 11:51 PM

20. Job #1...

Hurting the right people?

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 11:39 AM

24. He wants kids to grow up to look like him

Bring on those hamberders! With a side of twinkies.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:27 PM

26. How does trump get money out of this?

Donations to a pac from the industrial food companies?

Another poster added Where do er invade next by Michael Moore. Other countries school lunches are heavier and tastier and don’t train people to eat slop.

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Response to mahina (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:40 PM

28. This one to me just feels like spite. Yesterday was Michelle Obama's Birthday too

So....yeah

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Response to underpants (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:43 PM

29. Jesus, what a mutt.

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Response to underpants (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 04:47 PM

33. I can assure you

She is going to have an amazing birthday celebration.

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Response to mahina (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 07:45 PM

35. Healthy food costs more than crap.

Serve crap, pocket the change.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:32 PM

27. Outrageous health cost insurance to boot . . . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:49 PM

30. Yes...

And, if you put poor eating together with no health insurance, in the long-run, we "actual" taxpayers get the bill and oh, the profits to be made from long-term chronic illness. It will contribute to some sound investments for some and some health food for the healthcare industry.

See! It makes perfect sense and its win/win for...??????

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 03:01 PM

31. K&R

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 03:02 PM

32. Now kids

Get to eat like Fat Napolean.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 05:34 PM

34. Tell me again how obesity is a personal choice, especially in children

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