GOP Lawmaker: Keep ‘Food Police’ Off School Bake Sales

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) has introduced a bill to keep the “federal food police” out of schools, taking aim at Obama administration nutrition standards applied to bake sales.

Poe’s bill, H.R. 881, would prevent federal nutrition standards, developed by the Department of Agriculture under a 2010 law championed by first lady Michelle Obama, from being applied to school fundraisers.

“The federal food police need to stay out of our schools,” Poe said in a statement. “First, the regulators came into our lunchrooms, then vending machines and now school fundraisers.”

The nutrition standards, which limit the calories and fat in food sold in schools, including at fundraisers, have been controversial for some time. Poe has introduced legislation fighting the rules before.