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Letter: Leave student lunches to local school districts

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Scott Emmett


To the editor:

The June 7-8 edition of the Daily Journal had a very interesting editorial on Page 4 (“Focus: School lunches; Weakening nutrition standards endangers kids”) concerning the federal government school nutrition standards.

It seems Mrs. Obama is upset that some members of our oh-so-wise Congress have taken it upon themselves an attempt to roll back some of the standards that she has championed with respects to what our children have for lunch at school.

Well, gosh, it is so nice that the federal government (and Mrs. Obama) has decided to dictate our children’s diet. I am being sarcastic, of course.

So, to get to the point: Note to the government: I think our local school boards and parents can do a much better job of deciding what to feed our kids than you can.

You are in Washington — the rest of us are on Main Street.

We don’t need you meddling in our kitchen.

Why don’t you spend your time doing something that is mandated for you to do by the Constitution?

Nowhere in that document do I see any mention of watching over — and dictating — our kids’ diet. We do not need a nanny.

Nuff said.

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