Congress reached a budget agreement late Tuesday that would raise the spending limit and keep government running. Of course this is great news to everyone but if you're a kid forced to eat a lunch as mandated by Michelle Obamas school lunch program you may not have heard the latest good news. Republicans have insisted that as part of the agreement there is some hope for a common sense lunch program for our nations public school kids. According to CNN "The talks also yielded a compromise on a school lunch program championed by first lady Michelle Obama. The spending bill includes a measure that gives local school districts some flexibility on how they enforce nutrition standards for whole grain items on menus."

This should allow some school districts some leeway to make better choices than the current Michelle Obama plan. Not that Michelle seems too worried about what her kids are eating. The Obama kids menu from their $36,000 a year tuition school lunch looked amazing on Tuesday. The Daily Caller reports that they were served a choice of "Potato Sausage Soup; Firecracker Slaw; California Chef's Salad; All Natural Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings; Sweet Potato Black Bean Bake; Sautéed Local Greens; Gemelli Alfredo; Sliced Pineapple". Oh, just to be clear that is just the menu for one day. Not for the week.

Should our countries school districts be able to choose how to feed our kids in public schools without needing the federal government to fight it our in Congress? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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