The results of a recent Virginia Tech study offer critics new ammunition by suggesting school lunches might be perpetuating the very problem Obama has ostensibly been fighting. Researchers tracked more than 20,000 students nationwide over the course of their kindergarten through eighth-grade years. Wen You of the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences explained that, according to the school’s research, “these government-funded school meal programs that are aimed at making kids healthy are in fact making participating students more at risk of being overweight.” The correlation between students eating public school lunches and becoming obese is strengthened, the study indicates, the longer kids remain on such a diet. Furthermore, You noted, certain segments of the population are even more likely to see such a cause and effect. “This study identifies the hardest battles in crafting policy to alleviate children in low-income populations being overweight,” she explained.
Source: Conservative Post