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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. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.