Obama’s 160-Page Rule to Ban Soda & Candy in Schools
Posted by FactReal on February 5, 2013
|OBAMA ISSUES MORE PROHIBITIONS…FOR YOU
The Obamas don’t want your kids to eat junk food or drink sodas, because they know better than you what’s best for your children.
The Hill has the story of Obama’s proposed ban on school snacks:
The Obama administration proposed regulations Friday that would prohibit U.S. schools from selling unhealthy snacks.
The 160-page regulation from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) would enact nutrition standards for “competitive” foods not included in the official school meal.
In practice, the proposed rules would replace traditional potato chips with baked versions and candy with granola. Regular soda is out, though high-schoolers may have access to diet versions. […]
The rules are a product of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which also overhauled the nutritional make-up of regular school meals. They would apply to any school, public or private, that participates in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. […]
All snacks must also meet a range of calorie and nutrition requirements, such as limits on sodium, total sugar and calories from fat, with few exceptions.
The rules states that all schools may sell water, low-fat and fat-free milks and milk alternatives and 100-percent fruit and vegetable juices, with portion sizes varying by student age.
But don’t worry – King Obama will allow you to keep these God-given freedoms:
High schools will also be permitted to sell carbonated beverages, as long as they contain five calories or less per serving.
Officials noted that the proposed rules will not apply to birthday treats, snacks provided during after-school activities, or student-brought foods.
USDA 160-page regulation: (Issued on February 1, 2013)