Bill Maher Couldn't Keep Quiet About This Woke Issue Anymore
It's Not Hard to See Why NPR's New CEO Dodged This Simple Question...
The Washington Post Wants You to Feel Bad for These People. Don't.
Here's How Iran's Foreign Minister Responded to Israel's Latest Strike
Biden Admin Faces Heat After Announcing Drastic Plan That Fuels Radical 'Climate Change'...
Democrats in This State Want to Become a ‘Sanctuary’ for Kids to Access...
'Repulsive:' MTG Goes Scorched Earth After Massive Ukraine Aid Package Approved
HHS, National Archives Hit With Lawsuit After Being Caught Deleting Emails of Former...
Democrats Wave Ukrainian Flags, Cheer 'Ukraine!' After House Passes $60 Billion Aid Packag...
House Passes Johnson's Foreign Aid Bills, Expected to Be Passed by Senate and...
Planned Parenthood Abortions Is One of the Top Leading Causes of Death in...
California Dems Weaken Bill to Make Buying Child Sex a Felony
Bombshell Testimony Reveals WHO Pushed for COVID Vaccine Passports Despite Knowing They We...
Corrupt Letitia James Asks Judge to Reject Trump's $175 Million Bond
Dem Official Says It's 'Not a News Story' Would-Be School Shooter Identifies As...
Tipsheet

Democratic AGs Sue Trump Admin for Changing Michelle Obama’s School Lunches

Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

President Trump hasn’t only been setting his sights on upending former President Obama’s policy agenda. He’s coming for the former First Lady too. Michelle Obama’s campaign to promote healthy lifestyles for adolescents in part required them to eat nutritious meals at school. A 2012 rule enacted under President Obama was designed to limit sodium and increase whole grains in school breakfasts and lunches. 

Advertisement

Last year, the USDA significantly scaled back those nutritional guidelines. Several Democratic states attorneys general are suing the agency and secretary Sonny Perdue for rolling out the changes without properly notifying communities. They filed the civil suit Wednesday in Manhattan.

They claim that the USDA, under President Donald Trump‘s watch, made changes in 2018 to the aforementioned standards “without providing the public an opportunity to comment on them and in contravention of nutritional requirements for school meals established by Congress.” The main issue appears to be sodium and whole grain levels.

The plaintiffs include New York, California, Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico, Vermont and the District of Columbia. 

New York AG Letitia James argued low-income communities will be hit hardest by Trump’s decision to supposedly lower the health standards.

“Over a million children in New York - especially those in low-income communities and communities of color - depend on the meals served daily by their schools to be healthy, nutritious and prepare them for learning,” she said.

Advertisement

Yet, according to some students, it did the exact opposite. The meals came with fewer calories and therefore kids were left with little energy in their classes. High school athletes, who needed the extra calories for after school practices, were especially concerned about making it through the day.

Then there was the whole issue about the lunches’ lack of taste

I have a feeling not all students will be on the AGs side.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement