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Ted Cruz Vows ‘French Fries Are Coming Back’ to Schools

Republican White House hopeful Ted Cruz is pledging to repeal some of First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy-eating initiatives in public schools if he is elected president, according to the Daily Mail.

“Let me say something to the school-aged kids here,” the Texas senator told a crowd in Iowa during a recent campaign speech. “If Heidi Cruz becomes the next first lady, French fries are coming back to the cafeteria. Maybe it’s just me, but I kind of think cardboard belongs in the trays, and not in the meals.”

Michelle Obama spearheaded the nutritional program, as well as efforts to promote physical exercise, in an attempt to fight childhood obesity. When congressional Republicans tried to roll back the initiatives in 2014, she submitted an op-ed to The New York Times. She wrote: “Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches? You don’t have to be a nutritionist to know that this doesn’t make much sense. Yet we’re seeing the same thing happening again with these new efforts to lower nutrition standards in our schools.”

The editorial continued: “Our children deserve so much better than this. It’s about the health of our economy, as well. We already spend an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related conditions. Just think about what those numbers will look like in a decade or two if we don’t start solving this problem now.”

The first lady promised to follow her own advice. “I’m making a vow: I’m going to take a break from French Fries,” she said.

Photo: Gage Skidmore, Youtube

If elected president, Ted Cruz is bringing french fries back to school.

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