Rep. Rodney Davis: State Dinners Should Follow School Lunch Rules

Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 06:11 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Rep. Rodney Davis says state dinners, like the one held for French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday night, should meet the same strict dietary guidelines the government imposes on school lunches.

Hollande's dinner packed a whopping 2,500 calories, with 153 grams of fat. School lunches are limited to 850 calories for high school students, and fewer than that in younger grades.

The Illinois Republican has a problem with those restrictions because he says they make it difficult for school lunchroom managers to prepare a proper variety of meals that meet the rules while also coming up with meals that children will eat.

"They're forcing kids to basically throw food away they are not going to eat. And many more children are losing opportunities to have a good, nutritious meal," Davis said Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto."

First lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign and new USDA rules have brought about the changes. They are based on the increasing obesity problem in the United States.

But Davis noted that the National School Lunch Association reports that 1 million fewer students are participating in the school lunch program since new regulations were put in place. Many school districts who used to make a profit on their school lunch programs are now in the red, Davis said.

Davis' proposed law, the School Nutrition Fairness Act, was introduced in December and also would apply to the White House and USDA cafeterias.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Congress Approves $225 Million for Israeli 'Iron Dome' System

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 22:54 PM

Congress approved $225 million in emergency funding for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system on Friday, sending t . . .

500 Army Majors to Be Axed in Latest Budget Cuts

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 22:39 PM

Pink slips will start going out next week to about 500 Army majors – including some on duty in Afghanistan – in the late . . .

Arizona Inmate Was Injected 15 Times During Botched Execution

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 21:54 PM

During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved