22 Sep '12, 1pm

House Republicans Work to Reverse Calorie Limits on School Lunches

House Republicans Work to Reverse Calorie Limits on School Lunches

Representatives Steve King (R-IA) and Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) are seeking to reverse portions of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 , which included calories limits on school lunches, according to Food Safety News . No Hungry Kids Act The new bill, entitled the No Hungry Kids Act, specifically seeks to abolish new calorie limits on school lunches put in place by the USDA last year: 650 calories for kindergarten through 5th graders, 700 for 7th and 8th graders, and 850 for high school students. "The goal of the school lunch program was -- and is -- to ensure students receive enough nutrition to be healthy and to learn," said Rep. King. seen on Food Safety News . "The misguided nanny state, as advanced by Michelle Obama's 'Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act,' was interpreted by Secretary [Tom] Vilsack to be a directive that, because some kids are overweight, he would put ev...

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