USDA Guidelines “Putting Every Child on a Diet”


The following is from the NAFB News Service:

Iowa Representative Steve King has introduced H.R. 6418 – legislation to repeal the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new guidelines saying children in kindergarten through fifth grade can be served meals with up to 650 calories, sixth through eighth graders up to 700 calories, and high schoolers up to 850 calories. King says these new rules are basically putting every child on a diet – and Kansas Representative Tim Huelskamp – a sponsor King’s legislation – says the guidelines are a perfect examples of what’s wrong with the government. Huelskamp says the guidelines leave children hungry at school – which is something he has heard from his parent constituents.

Northern Ag Network NoteCLICK HERE to be directed to the USDA's website for information about the new guidelines.  The changes are prompted through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act which was championed by the First Lady and President Obama.  The guidelines represent the first major changes in school meals in 15 years.

Source:  NAFB News Service

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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