By Benjamin Goad - 08/28/13 04:36 PM EDT
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) sounded off about school lunches Wednesday, slamming healthy food regulations that “rich kids” and the president’s daughters do not have to endure.
The criticism came via Huelskamp’s Twitter feed, which proclaimed that, “Unlike rich kids & @MichelleObama girls, most kids cannot escape USDA school lunch menu regs.”
The new guidelines were set out in the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, and include a shift toward more fresh fruits and vegetables on kids’ lunch trays.
Some 31 million students participate in the program in hundreds of public school districts across the country, though a handful are dropping out after complaining that students aren’t eating the healthier foods and cafeterias were losing money, The Associated Press reported this week.
Malia and Sasha Obama attend private school in Bethesda, Md.