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The Problem Is Federally Subsidized School Lunches, Not Michelle Obama’s Healthy Food Initiative

khancock Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 10:12 AM
Growing active children need healthy foods, reasonable portions, properly prepared they will eat until they are satisfied. Some may need supervision so they do not over eat, but children will eat more one day than the next. Chrildren are not machines, each is unique, they change from day to day. Children do not develope a taste for the same foods, taste mature at different ages, the answer to this problem is mothers pack lunches. School Dietitians plan lunches with feedback from parents, which allows for healthy food choices children will eat and prevents waste. Government should back out,let schools and families work together to create the best working relationship for the children.

Some people are grumbling that the First Lady has taken the joy out of school lunches. She’s identified with the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” which uses federal funding to coerce schools into providing meals with fewer calories.

Here’s a radical idea for the First Lady. Parents should be responsible for their own kids.

But I think this criticism misses the point. The problem is not overweight kids, as one side argues, or politically correct micro-managing, as the other side claims.

Instead, we should be asking the fundamental question about whether...

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