Fed regulations shut down special needs students' food cart

Thanks, Michelle Obama! It was a nice program while it lasted, having special needs students in the culinary arts program at Marietta (GA) High School run a food and coffee cart selling baked goods to faculty and students. But the new federal regulations pushed by FLOTUS put the kibosh on it. The Marietta Daily News reports:

 Limits on the calorie counts of foods that may be sold to students have interfered with the special education and culinary arts programs at Marietta High School, said Principal Leigh Colburn.

The special education students sold coffee and food such as muffins to teachers and students every morning last year, but Colburn said the calorie counts of those items fall outside the new regulations because they’re more than 200 calories, which is the limit for a snack sold outside of lunch. In addition, the 2010 federal regulation Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act limits the amount of sodium, sugar and calories in each food served at lunchtime.

The cart was operated and stocked by the 16 students in the special education program, but since August, the coffee cart has been locked in a closet because the students can’t sell to other students, Colburn said.

It’s for their own good, of course. We’re incapable of making these judgments on our own, and need Michelle Obama to tell us what to eat.

Hat tip: Tammy Bruce, iOwnTheWorld

Thanks, Michelle Obama! It was a nice program while it lasted, having special needs students in the culinary arts program at Marietta (GA) High School run a food and coffee cart selling baked goods to faculty and students. But the new federal regulations pushed by FLOTUS put the kibosh on it. The Marietta Daily News reports:

 Limits on the calorie counts of foods that may be sold to students have interfered with the special education and culinary arts programs at Marietta High School, said Principal Leigh Colburn.

The special education students sold coffee and food such as muffins to teachers and students every morning last year, but Colburn said the calorie counts of those items fall outside the new regulations because they’re more than 200 calories, which is the limit for a snack sold outside of lunch. In addition, the 2010 federal regulation Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act limits the amount of sodium, sugar and calories in each food served at lunchtime.

The cart was operated and stocked by the 16 students in the special education program, but since August, the coffee cart has been locked in a closet because the students can’t sell to other students, Colburn said.

It’s for their own good, of course. We’re incapable of making these judgments on our own, and need Michelle Obama to tell us what to eat.

Hat tip: Tammy Bruce, iOwnTheWorld