Iowa Rep. Steve King wants to dump Michelle Obama’s school food restrictions.
He thinks the federal restrictions on calories, fat, sugar, sodium and other elements of school food imposed through the Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act is accomplishing exactly the opposite of what was intended by leaving students hungry and unprepared to learn, according to the The Daily Reporter.
“Spring is here – it’s that time of year again where kids are outside exercising and playing, but also studying and learning,” King said. “I have reintroduced the ‘No Hungry Kids Act’ to help our student be the best they can be.
“The USDA has set a calorie limit on school lunches. The goal of the school lunch program was – and is – to ensure students receive enough nutrition to be healthy and to learn,” he continued. “The misguided nanny state, as advanced by Michelle Obama’s Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act, was interpreted by Secretary Vilsack to be a directive that, because some kids are overweight, he would put every child on a diet.