Michelle Obama's America: Schools now rely on junk food sales to make ends ...
The Michelle Obama-backed Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act and its restrictive regulations mandating the number of calories and nutrients in every kid’s meal have caused school districts to lose money due to a huge drop in school lunch sales.
While a few school districts are opting out of the program altogether , others have been subsidizing their operating losses with increased sales of fatty, sugary, calorie-laden junk food.
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The Poughkeepsie Journal reports on the many ways that the ironclad law of unintended consequences is playing havoc with the National School Lunch Program in New York State’s Hudson River Valley.
At Highland Middle School, for example, students prefer Little Debbie snack cakes from the vending machine to government-approved raw vegetables. At Highland High School, a la carte foods such as nachos with cheese are big sellers.
The Highland Central School District rakes in big money over the course of a year on these items—to the tune of $52,000 from the vending machines and $189,000 from a la carte and snack food in 2011-12.