Should Bake Sales and Cupcakes be Regulated?

With all the major problems going on in the United States today like the border crisis and economic issues, it’s hard to imagine Federal and State governments taking the time to regulate and in fact, micromanage, what 30 million American children can eat.  The Wall Street Journal reported recently that restrictions from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act went into effect in July.

What are some of the requirements of the law?  Examples include:

1. The USDA must set standards for all food and beverages sold during the school day.  This includes snack carts, vending machines, and fundraisers.

2. Unless States approve some exemptions to the law, all treats would be forced to meet nutritional requirements for such things as calories and fat.

3. States are also empowered to fine schools that fail to follow the rules.

4. Popcorn would be strictly limited to only 230 milligrams of salt per serving.  (I wonder what happens if someone shakes the salt shaker a little too much and the kids get 231 milligrams of sodium.)

5. In 2016, popcorn salt must be reduced further.

6. A large donut that has 242 calories is forbidden, as is a 1.6 oz. chocolate bar with 235 calories.

Isn’t it time to permit all Americans including our children to live in Freedom?  Must the government micromanage even the amount of salt schools sprinkle on popcorn?

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