The GOP’s $1 trillion Continuing Resolution/Omnibus bill did not include the anticipated relief from Michelle Obama’s massively unpopular school lunch program.
The Daily Signal‘s Daren Bakst noted the absence of the anticipated waiver, which would have provided temporary relief to schools from upholding the burdensome meal standards. The glaring omission comes despite widespread reports of the wastefulness of the program. Breitbart reports:
As the Associated Press (AP) has reported, school officials have lobbied for a reprieve from the school meal regulations that have required an increase in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as limits on the amounts of sodium, sugar and fat.
Breitbart News observed in September that an investigative report in Cincinnati found the First Lady’s school lunch requirements are wasting $4 million a day in food thrown away by children who dislike the meals.
In addition, the same article pointed to a Harvard study of Mrs. Obama’s program that found “60 percent of fresh vegetables and 40 percent of fresh fruit are being thrown away.”