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“Look out children here comes the food police!” And to make sure you eat all your vegetables and that schools comply is the boss lady herself Michelle Obama.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service issued a proposed rule Monday to codify parts of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by the First Lady.

The regulation would punish schools and state departments with fines for “egregious or persistent disregard” for the lunch rules that imposed sodium and calorie limits and banned white grains.

Obviously everyone should eat healthy; however the “food police” seem to be taking these lunch rules a bit to the extreme, case in point, a West Virginia preschool teacher was threatened with fines for violating the rules by rewarding her students with candy for good behavior in June 2015.

The teacher ultimately did not have to pay, but the school had to develop a “corrective action plan” with training on the policies.

The Food and Nutrition Service is targeting schools that refuse to comply with Mrs. Obama’s lunch rules and said monetary penalties are a “useful tool” to get non-compliant cafeterias in line.

Moreover one should always be suspicious of those social engineering bureaucrats, that us intimidation, and mandates as a “useful tool” especially within an open and free society, no doubt government has a role in providing healthy nutrition through sound policies and safe guards.

However there’s a delicate balance between government intrusion and respecting the rights of parents and their children.

h/t: Free Beacon



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