Outside of a host of new federal regulations and mandates upon schools and their lunches via the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, if schools show they've made federal changes, they will qualify for 6 cents more per meal per student, according to Kevin Concannon, the USDA undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services. Six cents? How could they improve each meal with 6 cents?
In the end, how complicated is a kid's healthy lunch anyway? Apparently so complex that it takes the president and Congress to tell us what one is and enforce its consumption. But do we really need a nanny state to serve as meal nannies over our children and grandchildren's diet? Whatever happened to parents and guardians? Do parents really want the feds "making" their children's lunches?
The only way we are going to rebuild America is to take back one element at a time. And it starts with things as simple as fighting for our own kids' healthy lunches, educating ourselves about basics in nutrition and teaching our kids how to be responsible for their own health and fitness.
Thomas Jefferson was right when he said, "I think ... we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious."
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