As the federal government continues to exert influence over public schools, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert has introduced a bill that would limit the feds from mandating which foods schools must serve. The bill is called the “EDIBLE Act.”
“EDIBLE Act” stands for “Eliminate Dogmatic Interference by Bureaucratic Lunch Extremists Act.” Under the bill, the federal government could only require schools to serve certain foods if those foods are completely paid for with federal funds.
The bill would cut waste in schools, as oftentimes cafeterias are forced to provide large amounts of food that are ultimately thrown out.
In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, Gohmert said, “The best thing the federal government could do, regarding the federal food mandates for students, is completely drop the demands. It is grossly unfair for unelected bureaucrats or spouses of elected officials to mandate what must be eaten and not eaten where they have never lived, resided or eaten.”