King Receives Award for "No Hungry Kids Act"
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) released the following statement today after receiving the "Golden Turkey" award from the Republican Study Committee. The award highlights "absurd-though obscure- government regulations." King received the award for introducing the "No Hungry Kids Act," in response to new lunch standards from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The "No Hungry Kids Act" repeals the USDA rule that created the new standards, prohibits the USDA's upper caloric limits, and protects the right of parents to send their children to school with the foods of their choice.
Congressman King receives the "Golden Turkey" Award from Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan today.
"Identifying the overreach of the expanding nanny state has shown me that President Obama's administration has developed a tremendous appetite for consuming our natural liberty," said King. "The USDA is now rationing food to our kids. Our growing kids need all of the healthy and nutritious food that they can eat. They are not overweight because of school lunches. These rationing rules were not directed by law- they were manufactured by President Obama and Secretary Vilsack's USDA."
To learn more about the lunch standards and the reaction from students and parents around the nation,visit www.facebook.com/NutritionNannies