(FREEBEACON) — Hundreds of school districts in the country have made layoffs and reduced hours for cafeteria workers due to First Lady Michelle Obama’s lunch rules, a new survey has found.
Participation in the school lunch program is down, food waste is up, and 80 percent of districts have taken steps to offset financial losses as a result of the healthy rules, according to a survey released Tuesday of more than 1,000 school districts by the Student Nutritional Association (SNA).
“Our waste has increased dramatically,” said one district foodservice employee on the effects of the standards. “It is shameful the food we throw away. We have the healthiest garbage!”
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