Washington, D.C. — Congressman Steve King has reintroduced the “No Hungry Kids Act”. It would repeal the USDA rule that created the new standards that some say leave kids hungry.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released standards that some say have left children across the nation hungry during the school day because of calorie rationing. The “No Hungry Kids Act” would repeal this USDA rule that created the new standards, would prohibit the USDA’s upper caloric limits, and would protect the rights of parents to send their children to school with the foods of their choice.
King says the act would help students be the best they can be. He says that the goal of the school lunch program was – and is – to ensure students receive enough nutrition to be healthy and to learn. King goes on to say QUOTE, “The misguided nanny state, as advanced by Michelle Obama’s ‘Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act,’ was interpreted by Secretary Vilsack to be a directive that, because some kids are overweight, he would put every child on a diet. Parents know that their kids deserve all of the healthy and nutritious food they want.”
King says his ‘No Hungry Kids Act’ prohibits the USDA from rationing calories to children, so schools can serve our students as much nutritious food as they want, so that students can grow and learn and excel, “in school and out of school – in the classroom and on the playing field.”