Michelle’s Lunch Disaster ➠ Higher Prices, Palatability Problems Lead To Unprecedented Drop In Kids Eating Lunches!
The success of this program is mind-boggling. How’d she ever do it? …..
Via Daily Caller:
Federally-mandated changes to school lunches backed by first lady Michelle Obama helped cause an unprecedented drop in the number of students eating lunch, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
The GAO cited two factors stemming from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which caused a decrease in the number of children eating school lunch each day: school childrens’ issues with “palatability” and “federally-mandated” increases in the price of school lunches.
“Several factors likely influenced the recent decreases in lunch participation, and while the extent to which each factor affected participation is unclear, state and local officials reported that the decreases were influenced by changes made to comply with the new lunch content and nutrition standards,” the report reads.
The federal lunch requirements — which went into effect at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year — forced school districts to offer more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk, while cutting back on meat and sodium. More