Michelle Obama blasts Trump school lunch decision

Dhaka,  Thu,  29 June 2017
Published : 13 May 2017, 19:28:29
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Michelle Obama blasts Trump school lunch decision

WASHINGTON: Michelle Obama on Friday criticised a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up “eating crap” instead, according to Gulf News.

Ms. Obama told a health conference in Washington that more nutritionally sound school meals are needed since millions of kids nationwide eat federally subsidised breakfast and lunch at school. Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, she urged parents to think about the government’s recent decision and to “look at motives.”

“You have to stop and think, ‘Why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you and why is that a partisan issue?” Ms. Obama said. “Why would that be political?”

“Moms, think about this. I don’t care what state you live in, take me out of the equation, like me, don’t like me, but think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap,” she said.

During a nearly hourlong conversation led by Sam Kass, the Obamas’ personal chef during their White House years and executive director of the anti-childhood obesity initiative she spearheaded as first lady, Ms. Obama also spoke briefly about her future plans. Her family’s last day in the White House was Jan. 20, and she said she and former President Barack Obama would spend the year figuring out what comes next.

(compiled by Rafiqul Islam)

 
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