MICHELLE OBAMA’S SCHOOL FOOD EDICT KILLS A 40 YEAR TRADITION!

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The school food edict from Michelle Obama has done nothing but make starving kids. The decrees are another reason to consider home schooling, charter schools and private schools. In Elyria, OH, kids will now no longer get the pink cookie that was a 40 year tradition. To have been able to make them under the guidelines would have had to make them an entirely different cookie. The changes could have been smaller cookies, less pink icing or change the flour. That would have made a different taste.

The cookie Michelle Obama would probably eat by the dozens

Here, via the Chronicle Telegram online, is why the cookie can’t be continued, except by special order.

The federal government saw to that. Its edict calling for school districts to provide more fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains to students along with fewer calories, fat and cholesterol has resulted in the loss of the pink cookie.

“We can’t have them in the cafeteria for sale, period,” said Scott Teaman, food services director with Sodexo Inc., the district’s contracted food provider. “The guidelines for snacks are very strict, and there is no wiggle room.”

It’s not surprising the pink cookie does not meet the revamped food guidelines. Much about it hasn’t changed in nearly four decades — that’s how long the pink cookie was on the menu.

“We could modify the recipe by changing the size, using whole-grain flour or putting on less icing, but in doing that you are not making the same cookies,” Teaman said. “There is only one way to do the pink cookie, and to do it any other way would not do it justice.”

The cookies have a made-fresh-from-grandma’s-kitchen taste for good reason. Original baker Jean Gawlik, the former food production manager for Elyria Schools, patterned the treats after the personal recipe of her mother, the late Marie Smith, of Amherst.

Over the years, the cookies have developed a cult following. The cookies even were dubbed the “Best Cafeteria Cookie” by Cleveland magazine in 2009.

Teaman said district bakers will fire up the ovens for special orders. Orders will be taken during the week and available for pickup on Fridays.

The Michelle Obama edict

The decrees from Michelle Obama’s imaginary throne room is not only meddlesome, they are also costly. People who believe as Marx and Engels do need more taxes because of the costs of their useless programs. Here, via Fox News, is how costly.

Newly proposed federal regulations aimed at the snack foods and drinks served in the nation’s schools could come with a hefty price tag.

The American Action Forum estimates the regulations, which include caps on serving sizes and calorie counts, will cost schools $127 million and require more than 926,000 hours of paperwork. 

Sam Batkins, director of regulatory policy at the institute, says the proposals amount to yet another unfunded federal mandate for state and local governments, “at a time when many of their budgets are still struggling.”

Hopefully the school lunchroom will teach far more about the high costs of liberals, as government classes are turning into cheerleaders for a failed way.

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