Congressman Rodney Davis doesn’t like the idea that Washington is trying to regulate school lunches by making them more healthy, but they aren’t taking the same advice to heart. He’s introduced a bill that requires the White House to take the same health eating standards that they want kids to follow.
He says kids are finding ways to get around the new eating standards, because they don’t like the food being served.
He says the new standards are having a negative impact on schools like one in Monticello.
A state dinner hosted for France's president on Tuesday night weighed in at an estimated 25-hundred calories per person. That’s about three-times more than what the USDA allows in the new school lunch program. Davis says his proposal is as much about food served in school lunchrooms as it is at those glitzy dinners in Washington.