In a shocking turn, Michelle Obama, as democratic FLOTUS, has actually caused a decrease in participation in school lunch program! While decreasing participation in an entitlement is completely antithetical to a democrat, this is really a case of the “law of unintended consequences.”
But wait, there’s more! The Government Accountability Office (GAO) audited the program and found that more than 1 million children abandoned school lunches entirely.
Nationwide, student participation in the National School Lunch Program declined by 1.2 million students (or 3.7 percent) from school year 2010-2011 through school year 2012-2013, after having increased steadily for many years… State and local officials reported that the changes to lunch content and nutrition requirements, as well as other factors, influenced student participation.
The GAO also noted that 48 of 50 states faced challenges complying with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
The new standards led to kids throwing out their fruits and vegetables, student boycotts, higher lunch costs, and odd food pairings such as “cheese stick with shrimp” in order for schools to comply with the complicated rules…
The standards forced some schools to stop serving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and led middle school and high school students to opt for vending machines or buying food off campus to avoid the lunch line…
The new standards are exhaustive, including calorie ranges for each age group, sodium limits, zero tolerance for trans fats, and specific ounce amounts for meats and grains. White bread will be mostly phased out beginning in 2014 because only “whole grain rich” items will be allowed.
Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of it’s stated intent.
This is why East Germany built a wall. People, when they are able, always attempt to flee liberalism. Anyone with talent or a business fled liberal policies in Detroit. Now, that city is a wasteland. Other cities are also on that path. Maryland passed a millionaire tax, so the millionaires left, resulting in a LOSS in tax revenue. School lunches over over-controlled, unappetizing, and unfilling disasters, so kids flee elsewhere to escape them. Bill de Blasio is dead set on turning NYC into another rotting mess like Detroit, so people are leaving.
In the end, the only way that liberalism can work is to build walls and make people prisoners. They’ll have to ban outside foods from school children, and keep them from sneaking out to eat. Perhaps that will be Michelle Obama’s next move.