Food For American Schools : An Effort Led By First Lady Michelle Obama

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An effort led by first lady Michelle Obama, to serve more healthful food to American school children has turned into a clash of cultures across the country and, now is a high profile Washington urging conflict. More than 30 million children trundle through school cafeteria lines every day in the United States and thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which took effect in 2012, they are no longer served greasy pizza, salty French fries and sauced up chicken wings. Meals must now be lower in fat calories and sodium and contain lean proteins, more fruits and vegetables and whole grains. And kids from coast to coast are wrinkling their noses. Many parents are disagreeing with it, and waste disposal fees are rising. All schools should give variety of food choices kids can pick from that they will enjoy eating more of, because some kids will not even eat at all because of certain lunches. The way the lunch may look and smell, may force a student to lose his or her appetite. A new government nutrition standards wants schools to serve more variety and larger servings of fruits and vegetables in which most students and their parents may disagree with. There are limits on the amounts of grains, proteins and calories that can be served over the course of a week. Kids were either pressed for time or just grossed out, leave much of their meals untouched, mainly the fruits and vegetables which are now forced on their tray before they leave out of the lunch line. The school should…

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