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Michelle Obama’s School Lunches Get an “F” — Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall Blanco on KTRS Radio
Posted: Fri. March 11, 2016

Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall Blanco is interviewed on the Larry Conners USA radio program about the effects of the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act,” which was enacted in 2012 and championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. Despite its noble goals and good intentions, the lunch program is creating a black market for food that students actually will eat. Studies also show the perverse effects of the program: cutting staff at lunchrooms in schools, layoffs, and deferred hiring. The new rules are prompting kids to throw away more food, among other unintended consequences of the federally mandated school lunch program. March 9, 2016

Recorded: Wed. March 9, 2016
Experts: Abigail R. Hall
Type: Radio

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