http://capoliticalnews.com/blog_post/show/7153 I hate both Palin and Vilsack--Sec. of Ag, former governor of Iowa, lawyer and career do nothing government worker. The thing that irritates me the most about this article is that the feds want to feed the kids THEIR NIGHTTIME DINNER. Shouldn't we say enough is enough? We give them food stamps. The parents should have some responsibility in feeding their children. My youngest son --an 8th grader-- says the food is not eatable at school. Luckily he can go to my other son's restaurant and eat after school--pizza made with organic meats , California tomato sauce (no added sugars or HFCS) and salads from the salad bar. THE KICKER IS THAT THEY MAKE HIM BUY THE INEDIBLE FOOD AT SCHOOL.
Despite what Sarah Palin might suggest, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants to make it crystal clear that the Obama administration has no plans to ban cookies and cakes at schools.
In a call with reporters this afternoon to mark the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Vilsack lamented that the former Alaska governor has mocked the bill that provides more meals at school for needy kids—including dinner
—and directs schools to serve healthier meals.
The federal legislation, which President Obama is set to sign into law on Monday, would indeed limit bake sales and would apply to all foods sold in schools during regular class hours, including in the cafeteria line, vending machines, and at fundraisers. It doesn’t apply to after-school events hosted by schools.
“As to Governor Palin’s comments, you know it’s the old adage that it would be interesting for folks to read the bill,” Vilsack said. “The bill doesn’t ban cookies, it doesn’t ban bake sales. There will be activities after school that won’t necessarily be involved in the rubric of this bill.”
The White House is heralding the bill as a crucial step toward reaching President Obama's goal of solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.
The campaign has been the pet project of first lady Michelle Obama. The $4.6 billion bill also increases the federal reimbursement rate by an additional six cents per meal for school lunches for districts that comply with federal nutrition standards, the first substantial rate increase in more than 30 years.