President Trump has made a lot of children happier and healthier today. Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s legacy was her terrible manipulation of the school lunch program. Her changes left countless children dumping their lunches in the trash which completely defeats the purpose.
One of the changes that both kids and parents didn’t like was the banning of low-fat flavored milk. While cutting back on calories is certainly important, isn’t it also vital for children to get the vitamins and nutrients available in milk? If that means adding a little chocolate then it seems a worthwhile trade-off. President Trump believes so too and he has rolled back the ban.
Schools will now be allowed to carry chocolate milk with 1% fat, a favorite staple of children everywhere. Michelle Obama had banned any flavored milk that was not non-fat and the number of children who gave up drinking milk at school likely skyrocketed. That type of change benefits no one.
When announcing the regulation change, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue stated;
“Schools need flexibility in menu planning so they can serve nutritious and appealing meals. Schools want to offer food that students actually want to eat. It doesn’t do any good to serve nutritious meals if they wind up in the trash can.”
— Abbey Normal (@terplet) September 7, 2017
The regulation reversal is certainly not the major overhaul that critics feared it would be. It will also delay future sodium limits and relax whole-grain requirements. This should address the problems that schools have been encountering since Obama implemented her strict policies.
Many of schools have seen their budgets ruined as forcing students to take a fruit or vegetable with each meal resulted in the trash can overflowing. Students began the hashtag movement #thanksMichelleObama with pictures of their inedible lunches.
— Jason Kenneth (@Payday_Gatka) October 9, 2017
Even the School Nutrition Association who once supported the Obama regulations has asked for them to be rolled back after seeing the fallout. They begged Perdue to loosen “overly prescriptive regulations that have resulted in unintended consequences, including reduced student lunch participation, higher costs, and food waste.”
Source: The Daily Caller