By: Nadeemy Haded
The administration of US President Donald Trump decided, on Friday, to abolish some health standards for lunches in American schools, which were set by Michelle Obama, the wife of the former president.
According to the British newspaper, "The Guardian," the US Department of Agriculture will give schools more freedom to choose the type of food they provide to students, "because they know their students better," according to a statement released on Friday.
The Food and Nutrition Services Agency will not restrict US schools to the prescribed quantities of vegetables and fruits according to Michelle Obama's plan, and will instead allow them to provide pizza, burgers, and French fries, according to the newspaper, knowing that these are Trump's preferred meals.
Some American media has noticed that Trump's decision to start changing school food systems set by Michelle Obama came on her birthday.
It is reported that the agency is responsible for managing the food programs that feed nearly 30 million students in 99,000 American schools.
And some huge food sectors, such as the potato cultivation sector, have long sought to change the standards set under the Obama administration, which imposed more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in school meals, as healthy foods.
The recent proposed rules, if applied, will create a major gap in the school feeding guidelines, paving the way for children to choose pizza, burgers, french fries, and other Foods that contain high calories, saturated fats and sodium, rather than balanced meals.
The Trump administration has previously criticized foods approved by Michelle Obama in schools, such as brown bread and brown rice, claiming that students in schools are reluctant to eat it, which ends up eating food waste