High School District 214 Votes Not to Swallow National School Lunch Program

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District 214’s school board voted Thursday night to drop out of the National School Lunch Program, which will result in a loss of $900,000 federal subsidy covering the costs of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.

The northwest suburban district includes Buffalo Grove High School, Elk Grove High School, Forest View Alternative School, John Hersey High School, Prospect High School serving students in the communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling.

In a unanimous vote, the six high schools of the district are now free from following USDA guidelines regulating any food sold in the cafeteria or in vending machines. Food items have to contain fewer than 200 calories with zero grams of trans fat, contain less than or equal to 230 milligrams of sodium, and either have to be “whole grain-rich” or primarily made of fruits or vegetables.

The Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast
Programs; Final Rule was published on January 26, 2012 — an 81-page document.

FEDERAL REGISTER Vol. 77 No. 17 Thursday, January 26, 2012 Part II
7 CFR Parts 210 and 220 Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; Final Rule [PDF]

First Lady Michelle Obama has faced criticism for the past two years from some high school students who say the government’s new school lunch regulations are a little hard to swallow, according to this report from former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson reports.

The original parody on the national school lunch policy mandated by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 which humorously shows the results of the limitations in carbohydrates and proteins.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, DC where the President signs into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, legislation that will help provide all children with healthy food in schools. December 13, 2010.

ABC News: First Lady Michelle Obama’s 1700-calorie fast food lunch consisting of a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke.

ABC15 Arizona takes a quick viewer survey on a 1500-plus calorie lunch at Shake Shack.

According to Youtube publisher “pattiykat” President Obama and First Lady Michelle came back as promised to eat Barbeque @ 12 Bones in the Asheville RAD. (River Arts District) They both ate half racks of Brown Sugar Rubbed Ribs, Michelle had greens & mac & cheese, Mr. President had corn pudding & baked beans. We are honored to share our neighborhood with the First Family.

First Lady Michelle Obama stopped at Mom’s Apple Pie Company in Occoquan, Va. on Thursday. She ordered an apple and a sour cherry pie and paid with cash.

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