Reminiscent of the Boston Tea Party of 1773, American children are dumping plates full of federally- regulated school meals into the garbage. Meanwhile, adults quake under fear of being punished by the federal government through loss of federal dollars. These adults seem to have forgotten that those federal dollars were taken first from taxpayers in their communities.
School boards across the United States are working on budgets and analyzing their expenditures including the cost of school lunches. The Rice Lake, Wisconsin, school district is a microcosm of districts across America. While the federal program requires schools to provide less protein and to submit all recipes for approval by the federal government, students are tossing the approved cauliflower, broccoli and fruits.
Corn, one of the few vegetables enjoyed by most children, earns disapproval by the federal government because it is high in carbohydrates. Does the government prefer to use corn to alter gasoline or to feed children?
Parents complain that children are starving by the end of the school day. When the federal government takes control, an inordinate amount of money is spent typically; but the goal is not fulfilled.
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