House GOP Members Slam USDA School Lunch Rules
In a letter sent last week to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.), Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) said that USDA's guidelines for government-subsidized school lunches are failing because students are disposing of healthy foods. The lawmakers also noted that the 850-calorie maximum for lunches is not enough for certain students. Further, they wrote that USDA has failed to address how states will pay for the $3.2 billion program.
- "GOP Sees Food Fight as Kids Trash USDA Fruit, Vegetable Guidelines" (Kasperowicz, "Floor Action Blog," The Hill, 10/19).