Seems like POTUS, Donald Trump is putting a stop to a lot of things including the beneficial ones.
Donald Trump’s administration on Monday decided to put a stop to a scheme which was started by former FLOTUS, Michelle Obama.
Under the 2012 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act which was one of Michelle Obama’s key achievements, schools were forced to adopt better nutritional standards if they wanted federal subsidies for meals.
This was after findings were made by researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health concerning reasons why most kids were obese. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in six American children are overweight or obese.
This scheme was applauded by a lot of supporters in the US, as they joined in the fight against childhood obesity.
Restrictions were put on sodium and sweetened milks, and schools were required to increase the amount of whole-grain foods in their launch menu.
Turns out lots of students throw these foods in the trash and Trump’s administration think it is better for the students to eat the food instead.
The Agriculture Department of Trump’s administration in a statement said the change would give American schools “greater flexibility” and stop kids from throwing out the less appetizing food mandated under the scheme.
According to the department, the nutritional requirements imposed on schools in the past five years had added $1.2 billion in costs to school districts and to states.
It said easing those rules would decrease costs, give back greater control to local authorities, and see children eating more enthusiastically.
Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue said, “If kids aren’t eating the food, and it’s ending up in the trash, they aren’t getting any nutrition –- thus undermining the intent of the program.”