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USDA Says Families Should Model Home Dinners After New School Lunches [POLL]

USDA officials don't like your food choices
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Yet another reason why maybe we need drug testing for Federal agencies.

Just to be safe, wrap your head in duct tape before reading this.

In the wake of the new unpopular (and largely wasted) USDA ‘Michelle Obama-inspired’ school lunch menus,  USDA officials are now saying families should pattern their evening family meals in the same manner the lunches are presented at school.

The USDA recommends

reviewing school menus with kids at home and working to incorporate foods that are being served into family meals as much as possible.”

So in other words, USDA bloggers are hinting parents are not smart enough when it comes to serving their own food at home? That the government knows more about nutrition than they do? Once again, they are forgetting, it is none of their business what we eat, how much we eat, or when. We do have a personal responsibility — only to ourselves — as to eat what is good. We know that. But freedom also means we have the right to decide for ourselves.

And before you think students have the “freedom” to make choices at school among the menu items, in the Fairfax County Virginia school district, students who apply for reduced-price lunches have to choose a fruit entree on their lunch tray or they don’t get the meal.

Critics say the recent USDA information release is in response to the Kansas school students who created a video spoofing the new nationwide school lunch standards, the video has gone viral. Apparently there needs to be drug testing, at least at the USDA, because one had to wonder how these decisions could be made without being under the influence of mind-altering substances. What is your reaction to the USDA statement? Take our poll.

 

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