House Republicans are pushing to give schools a break from new school meal standards requiring more fruits and vegetables, and less fat, sodium and sugar. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says lowering those standards is “unacceptable.”
State officials say California school districts have misappropriated tens of millions of dollars intended to provide meals to low-income students.
In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings—including the always popular pizza—will come with less sodium, more whole grains and a wider selection of fruits and vegetables on the side.
Hundreds of letter carriers in the Bay Area will be lifting an extra load Saturday as part of Stamp Out Hunger, the largest one-day food drive in the nation.