May 19 2015

…“While big government nutrition programs are well-intentioned, they’re lacking flexibility and being forced upon our schools at the local level in a manner that’s simply counterproductive,” Tillis said. “Children are throwing away their food and going home hungry, which is a problem that should be nonexistent.”

…“There’s still a clear need to implement common sense regulatory reform that allows for more flexibility in the schools, while better utilizing our agriculture communities,” Tillis said. “In addition to reforms, it will be imperative to study best practices and replicate them across the country to ensure our children are receiving nutritious foods that meet sensible health and food safety standards. After meeting with students and receiving their input on school lunches, it’s abundantly clear that fresher, more appetizing foods will help prevent empty stomachs and provide our children with the nutrition they need to do well in school.”

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