EAG News by Victor Skinner
LONDONDERRY, N.H. – Federal bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. are threatening a New Hampshire school district after it withdrew its local high school from the National School Lunch Program. School officials last year decided to remove Londonderry High School from the National School Lunch Program after nutrition regulations championed by first lady Michelle Obama resulted in a significant drop in cafeteria sales, and a significant increase in food waste, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports.
The move meant the high school forfeited federal subsidies that come with the program, but officials increased lunch prices and introduced new offerings students love to make up the difference, and then some[…]
As punishment for opting out of Michelle Obama’s National School Lunch Program, the USDA is threatening to treat the school as a processing facility, the categorization of which would “impose substantial regulatory and financial burdens.
GOVERNMENT TYRANNY is at play here. The federal government is punishing the school for opting out of the federal school lunch program even though opting out has provided the school “more leeway to design its own dining offerings,” increased student satisfaction and healthier for students.
The school board plans to contact legislators in the efforts of securing a waiver for the school. (The USDA is really going to hate the school’s salad bar.)