Michelle Obama’s school lunch program has never been popular with students.
For years, kids have been complaining about it on social media. Now, Trump is rolling it back, and the date of the program’s end happens to be Michelle Obama’s birthday.
The Hill reports:
Trump to roll back Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules on vegetables, fruits
The Trump administration on Friday announced plans to roll back school lunch standards on vegetables and fruits originally promoted by Michelle Obama, unveiling the proposal on the former first lady’s birthday.
The new standards will allow schools more flexibility “because they know their children best,” the Agriculture Department said in a press release.
“Schools and school districts continue to tell us that there is still too much food waste and that more common-sense flexibility is needed to provide students nutritious and appetizing meals. We listened and now we’re getting to work,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a statement.
The proposed rules build on previous steps taken by the Trump administration to unwind the controversial school lunch rules championed by Obama as part of her “Let’s Move!” healthy living campaign. Those rules were implemented through an executive order signed by former President Obama.
As you can probably imagine, the left is not taking the news well.
The Trump admin has moved to roll back school nutrition standards championed by Michelle Obama, an effort long sought by food manufacturers and some school districts. The proposed rule came on Mrs. Obama's birthday. https://t.co/yCWJOjAoXg
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 17, 2020
Just how vile is our president? Well, he chose Michelle Obama's birthday to announce he's undoing the work she did to make school lunches healthier for American children. https://t.co/UgIKQkdkyC
— Ari Solomon (@VeganAri) January 17, 2020
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) January 17, 2020
They just can’t help themselves, can they?