The Smart Snack Law, also known as Michelle Obama's infamous "school lunch menu", has actually made school lunches less healthy. The law has banned caffeinated sodas, replacing them with their diet counterparts, which generally contain aspartame, an extremely toxic substance which has been known to cause numerous health issues, and may damage brain cells as well as cause seizures. Does this sound beneficial for our students? Additionally, Arizona Tea, which contains zero calories and all-natural ingredients has been replaced by Brisk Tea, which is stock full of artificial ingredients and harmful dyes. Instead of the vending machines having pop-tarts, which are more nutritional than candy bars, they are now filled with cookies, neon-red artificial chips, and sugary cereal treats. Instead of selling natural fruit snacks or healthier alternatives to candy bars, the law would rather have schools sell sugar-coated gummy worms, artificially dyed foods, and "low-fat" ice cream. Most of the snacks in vending machines are excellent sources of high fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring. These are what the government calls "smart snacks"? This doesn"t even begin to address the fact that the Smart Snack Law is blatant government overreach. The tenth amend states that state governments have control over public schools, not the federal government. The law is a direct violation of the concept of federalism, as is the dreaded Common Core (which benefits the corporate monster Pearson, but I will not go into that). In summation, the Smart Snack Law is promoting sugary, artificial snacks and regulates certain foods not based on whether or not they're natural, but based on calorie, sugar, and fat content. The law is misguided and does not actually require schools to sell natural, healthy foods.
Well in order to bring the United States as a super-power in the world,meaning respected instead of skyrocketing downward with 80,000 homeless people in New York.They're making tactical budget cuts which appeal to the public but only the kids witness it so they can't attest.