Michelle Obama crit­i­cizes school lunch de­ci­sion

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam/Religion/Games/Advice -

WASH­ING­TON - Michelle Obama on Friday crit­i­cized a Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion de­ci­sion to de­lay fed­eral rules aimed at mak­ing school lunch health­ier, say­ing kids will end up “eat­ing crap” in­stead. Mrs. Obama told an an­nual health con­fer­ence in Wash­ing­ton that more nu­tri­tion­ally sound school lunches are needed since mil­lions of kids eat fed­er­ally sub­si­dized break­fast and lunch at school. With­out men­tion­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump by name, she urged par­ents to think about the gov­ern­ment’s de­ci­sion and “look at mo­tives.”

“You have to stop and think, ‘Why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you and why is that a par­ti­san is­sue?” Mrs. Obama said. “Why would that be po­lit­i­cal?”

In one of his first ma­jor acts, Agri­cul­ture Sec­re­tary Sonny Per­due an­nounced ear­lier this month that the depart­ment will de­lay an up­com­ing re­quire­ment to re­duce the amount of sodium in meals.

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