Richmond, you should be ignoring the federal government in this DICTATORIAL matter that a parent doesn't even know what to feed THEIR OWN KIDS for lunch!!
Oh, I forget. You CAN'T ignore the federal government on this. WHY, BECAUSE YOU MIGHT LOSE THEIR PRECIOUS FUNDING.
And let me guess, OBAMACARE puts a crimp on how much parents are ALLOWED to do for their OWN CHILDREN. Well guess what, it may be "the law of the land", but considering all the trouble people have in signing up for it, the possibility of having one's identity stolen from it and more, THIS is what comes of having someone else pay for your medical care. THEY can dictate to you many things: what you can EAT, what you can DRINK, how much SLEEP you get, how much EXERCISE you get, all in the name of taking care of you. Bottom line is THEY are the one's paying for it, so they want to make sure that YOU don't do things that, heaven forbid, make you have to go to the doctor on the taxpayer dime.
Ok, kids you know what that means. You want a snack between meals? Sorry, you don't get enough exercise for that. Want some fruit juice? Forget about it, too much whatever in it that will make you just as fat as soda. Nanny government knows best.(forget your parents)
NOW they want to dictate what you can and cannot do at recess. Forget playing ball. You've heard the old joke saying, " Don't do that, you can poke your eyes out!"? Well, don't play ball. You might HURT somebody. In fact just sit down at recess. It might add to your being fat, but THEY will determine what kind of exercise you get IF you get it. Bring out the bubble wrap.
Yet the schools are perfectly willing to DRUG kids to "settle them down" for "learning" because heaven forbid they don't need to run around and play at recess. THIS is because, and I as a parent volunteer have SEEN it, the teachers and those that "supervise" the kids playing are too damned lazy to watch them. They'd rather talk to each other and get a half story from a scene they missed where maybe one kid deliberately hit another. Their judgment? Just punish BOTH kids since WE were too busy to catch it.(not to mention lawsuit happy parents)
Make no mistake, people; these folks who are promising "free" healthcare are providing none of the sort. What is more they are taking away more of YOUR freedom. This isn't about health. IT'S ABOUT CONTROL!!! And THIS is the reason that they're trying to determine what YOUR kid can eat and when. Mark my words, the next step is spying on you at home and trying to enforce their will THERE too.