Should the federal government require healthy school lunches?

During the last presidential administration, former First Lady Michelle Obama made her primary focus fighting childhood obesity thorough the implementation of healthier lunch options for public school kids. Mrs. Obama emphasized the value of proper nutrition and exercise, but her programs were not without her detractors – who argued that such programs were not appealing to students or cost-efficient for school administrators. President Trump has stated his intention to roll back these school lunch regulations for similar reasons. Should the government be involved in regulating school lunches? If not, who should decide what children in schools eat?


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Additional resources to think about

Making School Lunches Healthier Doesn't Mean Kids Will Eat Them
A new study found that less than half of students took a vegetable from the lunch line and ate some of it.

Why the healthy school lunch program is in trouble. Before/after photos of what students ate.
In the war to get America's children to eat healthier, things are not going well.


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