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Republicans Move to Toss Out Michelle Obama’s Skimpy School Lunch Menu

MiddleclassMom Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 1:36 AM
The federal government has no business in school cafeterias.the preamble (translation: mission statement) of the constitution states as the purposes of the federal government "...to form a more perfect union, establish justice, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare..." Promoting a healthy diet is a far cry from mandating meal contents. Let the states, or better yet the parents and local school board decide what should be served.
dconnelly Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 1:03 PM
I have no problem with "promoting the general welfare" as stated in the Constitution. "Promotion" means advocacy for or educating towards, which are a far cry from legislating the general welfare as is now practiced by Congress.

Congressional Republicans are taking action against Michelle Obama’s school lunch menu, which was implemented by the USDA in August.

The modifications to the standards have left students hungry and dissatisfied with their lunch options, according to reports conducted throughout the nation. EAGnews.org has reported about students protesting, a cafeteria employee saying she and her colleagues are barred from serving seconds and forced to throw away extra food, and the National Education Association stating schools should use tactics to “creatively engage and educate students” on the new requirements.