Big surprise, conservatives once again fight pretty much anything that liberals suggest, it seems to not matter anymore, the right & the left have a single agenda which is to oppose the other side. The governmental push to have healthier foods in school cafeterias was met with rejection and imaginary panic that trying to make the kids healthier is another intervention on personal freedoms. So long story short what they are saying basically is that they would rather have their kids eat French fries and other greasy food, be overweight and suffering from many diseases when they grow up, than have them eat some vegetables during the lunch. One thing is to oppose taxation on certain foods that cause health risks, another thing is to oppose what school cafeteria is offering which is financed by tax dollars. It seemed like a perfectly fine idea to provide healthier lunch for the children and less high cholesterol foods to the young generation (High Cholesterol Foods), it’s a win-win situation for everybody, however, conservatives and some of the Republicans that are now leaning toward conservatives to win more votes are opposing such changes with some ridiculous explanations that are difficult to understand for a reasonable human being.
“Improving dietary guidelines at school is estimated to impact about 32 million kids that participate in the National School Lunch Program & about 12 million of kids in the School Breakfast Program”
Either way the program seems to going to take place anyways and many schools are happy to participate. The program will include providing healthier food to children and engaging them in physical activities. There will be also educational guidelines teaching the children of importance associated with healthy diet and healthy lifestyle choices and Michelle Obama seems to be pushing this agenda pretty enthusiastically (First Lady Michelle Obama Recognizes the HealthierUS School Challenge Participants). We can only hope that crazy conservative opposition will fade down as the time goes by and as a result we will have healthier children and our children will have healthier future. White House numbers say that a good number of children have half of their calorie intake at school. Improving dietary guidelines at school is estimated to impact about 32 million kids that participate in the National School Lunch Program & about 12 million of kids in the School Breakfast Program; I think we can all agree that’s a significant number and it should make some worthwhile improvements in the lives of the children involved.