Friday, December 3, 2010

Michelle wins one

The lame duck House passed a federal bill that covers what local schools do to feed students. Michelle Obama is thrilled.
The bill apparently will create jobs too. There is a provision in the bill that the Department of Agriculture will determine how often schools can run fund raising bake sales. Agriculture is also charged with determining whether the foods that parents cook and bring to them for sale meet federal standards for being healthy enough. Looks like each school district will be getting a Bake Sale Czar. There is no word on how to get approval for a sale, or how the food that is prepared in each home will be monitored before it gets to the sale. More inspectors will be needed to taste brownies – if they are allowed. This will be a big help.

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