I see a lot of benefits from this, more money for low-income food programs, better food in those programs, etc. But, I have a few issues with the bill at the same time.
It sounds a little like big brother to me, we are the government and we will tell you what to eat. Also, we all know that the healthier foods are more expensive. Does this mean that parents who don't get the free lunches will be charged even more? And if not, where will the schools get the money to purchase the healthier foods? Will portion sizes go down because of this? And, if they are adding a dinner option with the after schoolprograms, will each school have to hire an extra set of cafeteria staff, or will those staffers be forced to work 12-16 hour days? And, where is that $4.5 billion coming from? Are we cutting school funding in other areas, are we in for more taxes, what? Also, does any one's school really do a weekly fundraiser that is a junk food meal replacement? I have seen our elementary schools have ice cream (really frozen yougert) machines and sell that or a sucker sale or something. As for the high schools, the lunch lines are so long and the lunch periods so short, half the kids don't even get a chance to eat lunch. Even a junk food option (as in vending machines) in those cases is better than no food at all, at least in my opinion.
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