The former first lady used the annual summit of the Partnership for a Healthier America to criticize Trump and his administration regarding their decision to roll back her signature program to provide healthy school lunches.
Michelle Obama did not mention the new President by his name, but she asked school lunches had become a partisan issue.
“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?” Obama said.
“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.”
According to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announcement, Trump administration is planning to overturn requirements that school cafeterias reduce the amount of sodium in lunches and serve whole grain.
The first lady praised the requirements that schools serve healthy foods. She said that it is against the interests of children to allow serving unhealthy foods at schools.
”Because here’s the secret: If somebody is doing that, they don’t care about your kid, and we need to demand everyone to care deeply about our kids,” she said.
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