Acting by “unanimous consent” – i.e. without voting on it – the Senate today approved legislation adding $4.5 billion to child nutrition programs over ten years.
The legislation was ardently backed by the first lady and makes sweeping changes in existing programs, bolstering the safety and nutritional value of school lunches, for one.
Children who refuse will now be force-fed salads and wheat germ.
Michelle released a statement expressing her excitement:
I am thrilled that Congress has taken a major step forward today in passing the Child Nutrition bill – a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will help us provide healthier school meals to children across America and will play an integral role in our efforts to combat childhood obesity.
What, I wonder, defines a healthy meal? Low fat and healthy foods are more available then ever, and kids – have you looked lately – are fatter than ever.
Hell, I’m fatter than ever.
The House still has to pass its version, and presumably will.