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The USDA to Regulate School Lunchs

July 9, 2009

  Big Brother is closing in.

  The Nanny State is growing.

  The USDA is going to begin regulating all foods sold in schools. This will also include telling the schools what they can and cannot make available to the students in vending machines.

  This is just the beginning of the government stretching its tentacles into the private lives of all of its citizens. The government will start regulating what kinds of foods can be sold in schools but where will this idea stop?

  The president is proposing that $1 billion be spent on children nutritional programs but this is only the beginning. Once the government run healthcare bill passes this notion of telling people what they can and cannot eat will spread to everybody.

  We keep hearing that one of the ways to cut down on healthcare costs is prevention, the government will use this as an excuse to regulate what type of snacks any American who is on government healthcare can eat.

  This administration has an ultimate goal of growing the government; every program that President Obama has passed has this goal in mind and this is another example.

  The government is in the process of telling us which types of cars we can drive, what kind of lightbulbs we can use, and soon which types of foods we can eat. We need to put a a stop to this type of government intervention right now.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Deb permalink
    July 10, 2009 4:12 pm

    Kids aren’t fat because they eat chips in school, they are fat because they don’t go out and play! I bet their thumbs are in incredible shape!

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  2. July 11, 2009 12:22 pm

    I’m all for healthy food in the schools, but this approach ignores the fact that many schools have junk food marts and fast food joints nearby. You can’t stop a kid from eating what they want. Maybe they can try to convince students that healthy eating is to their benefit. Imposing yet another easily skirted regulation is just a half-assed approach.

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  3. Candice permalink
    July 12, 2009 8:13 am

    They have talked about this before. What about the school fund raisers where the kids sell chocolate bars, doughnuts, and a variety of other treats. The more you make something “bad” the more the kids are going to want it. It isn’t the government’s place/responsibility to tell children what they can and can not eat…it’s the parents.

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