As First Lady, one of Michelle Obama’s signature accomplishments are the rigorous nutrition standards set by the government for school lunches. Now, her project is in danger under the Trump Administration.
President Donald Trump is known for enjoying his food, which are not always necessarily the healthiest meals, but they are delicious. Michelle Obama’s platforms on food are obviously not shared by the current POTUS.
The School Nutrition Association, an important lobbying group and non profit organization, released recommendations that the federal nutrition standards should be scaled back. There is a big demand for ‘saltier foods’ and more leniency when it comes to ‘whole grain requirements.’
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From joining startled diners at the BLT STEAKHOUSE to the pictures of him eating McDonald’s during the campaign, as well as the famous tweet of him wishing his followers “Happy #CincoDeMayo!” with a picture of him eating a taco bowl, the guy obviously likes to eat not necessarily the healthiest foods and isn’t shy about it.
So few people would be surprised if Michelle Obama’s push to force kids to eat more broccoli and less burgers is not popular in his administration. The School Nutrition Association, a lobby group said to represent over 57,000 members in the school food service industry, has called for “saltier foods,” and less stringent “whole grain requirements” that lead to students being served “healthier” lunches so unappealing that it would make send even Dr. Oz on a road trip to Wendy’s. So it could be nah to quinoa, farewell to kale, and adios to … whatever the heck that is that just got dumped on your kid’s lunch tray.