Michelle Obama’s Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act causes children to leave lunch hungry.
EAGnews.org published a recent article about how the Obama administration’s new calorie limitations for school lunches are leaving many American students hungry (especially high school athletes).
The federal government is using its new power to impose “calorie maximums for school lunches – 650 calories for elementary-schoolers, 700 for middle-schoolers and 850 for high-schoolers,” reports The Star-Telegram.
Those are deplorable limitations our children. Look, maybe some of our children are over weight. But, it isn’t the government’s place to make that determination. Each child is unique in their nutritional needs. Even if we decided the government should play a role in our children’s health, they’re going about it in exactly the wrong way. Anyone with an IQ above plant life understands that our children are too sedentary today. It isn’t that they eat too much. It is that they don’t exercise enough. Look at the caloric servings! These imbeciles are mandating that our children can’t exercise!
She feels especially bad for high school athletes who rapidly burn through calories. “Two ounces of protein won’t cut it for high school athletes,” she notes.
Two ounces of protein? WTF? No wonder the kids can’t play football today! What’s wrong with these people? Why do they feel the need to micromanage our children’s lives? Yes, I know it’s just warm up for what they have in store for the rest of us. I guarantee you two ounces of protein for athletes will destroy performance. BTW, here is the USDA recommendations for caloric intake. Again, these are just guidelines. Each persons metabolism is different.
As we can see, even if the child gets 3 meals a day, 850 calories is inadequate for an active adolescent male. It’s barely adequate for females.
A question. How many families eat breakfast in the morning anymore? I did growing up. I don’t much, anymore. So, are most of our kids getting only two meals? I know some places serve breakfast in school now. All of this comes into play when trying to provide the needs for growing children. The point is, we want to ensure we are providing enough, not that we’re defining down to the lowest common denominator. This is stupid.
Here’s the worse part of the story…….
Even though some kids may be leaving the lunch room hungry, the new Obama-imposed rules prohibit students from receiving additional helpings, even when there’s food left over.
“We’re told we cannot serve seconds, that we cannot save leftover food for the next day. We must throw it away,” our source says. “What a waste for hungry kids who aren’t getting enough to eat to begin with.”
Don’t throw away food if you don’t have to. Stop it!
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