Republican Representatives Introduce Legislation to Eliminate New School Lunch Changes

Iowa Representative Steve King has introduced H.R. 6418 – legislation to repeal the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new guidelines saying children in kindergarten through fifth grade can be served meals with up to 650 calories, sixth through eighth graders up to 700 calories, and high schoolers up to 850 calories. King says these new rules are basically putting every child on a diet – and Kansas Representative Tim Huelskamp – a sponsor King’s legislation – says the guidelines are a perfect examples of what’s wrong with the government. Huelskamp says the guidelines leave children hungry at school – which is something he has heard from his parent constituents.


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