Congressman Steve King has fired back at new federal health mandates by introducing the "no hungry kids act". The U.S. Department of Agriculture implemented new school meal standards for the 2012-13 school year, saying they were improvements to National School Lunch Program. Some of the changes include offering only fat-free or low-fat milk options, ensuring that fruits and vegetables are served every day of the week, and increasing the amount of whole grain-rich foods on menus. In addition, the regulations also include a calorie limit, something King wants overturned:
King says because of calorie rationing, the USDA restrictions have left children across the country hungry during the school day.