Rep. targets ‘three chicken nugget’ rule

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December 31, 2013

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Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) said Monday that she would keep up her fight to permanently ease federal rules that limit the amount of meat and grain in school lunches.

“In fact, the law says that schools can only serve an average of 2 ounces of meat per meal,” Noem said Monday. “That’s just three chicken nuggets for a high school student.

“Simply put, bureaucrats in Washington shouldn’t be able to dictate what goes on our kids’ plates here in South Dakota. This is an issue that is gaining momentum and will be a focus of my attention over the next year.”

The regulation of school lunches by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been controversial since the first rule was set in January 2012. The rule created a weekly range of 10 to 12 ounces of both meat and grains for high school students per week, which quickly led to complaints about meals that were too small for physically active students.

By the end of 2012, the USDA relented and allowed schools to serve unlimited meat and grain. But that was cast as a temporary fix that would give schools more time to adjust to the rule.

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • aurora9 says:

    Michelle starves our school children while she dines on lobster thermidor! This is one sick looking lunch. Fried nuggets, fried potatoes and where’s the vegetable. Some children are diabetic and fruit, especially oranges are high in sugar and too acid for some people. Some people are allergic to milk. Where are the nice hot, balanced lunches that they use to serve when I attended school? This is what happens when government gets involved!

  • dad666 says:

    The Dumocraps bellieve that they know whats best for you in all aspects of your life. They are the ultimate control freaks and must be stopped.
    NO MORE DUMOCRAPS IN 2014

  • Independence_R_US says:

    Wow you mean they don’t have to live up to the MooShell rules for dinning in schools. Especially since she feels that she should dictate what we all think & do. Maybe we should decide what our students eat at school without the GOV dictates. But what would all the liberals do.

  • ed28 says:

    “Simply put, bureaucrats in Washington shouldn’t be able to dictate what
    goes on our kids’ plates here in South Dakota. This is an issue that is
    gaining momentum and will be a focus of my attention over the next
    year.”

    Just more of the DC, melding, nanny bureaucrats. No one needs them.

  • hora says:

    Simple, reduce a high salary paid to teacher and another employee, but cut bus services, and school be will have enough money for feed student. See in another Country in a word how much cost support a school.A money send to school go to teacher salary.

    1. malibujd44 says:

      Seems like you are desperately in need of one of your “high priced”” English teachers. By the way, teachers do not make a lot of money and will never be paid enough to have to deal with your kids.

  • Ira Seigel says:

    When you’re withholding or cutting the funds that help to pay for these school meals, then what’s the difference?

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