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Sid Miller confirms that he’s a joke

Sadly, the joke’s on us.

Sid Miller

Across the U.S., officials waking up to the nation’s obesity epidemic have been moving to cut down on unhealthy food in schools.

Not in Texas.

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced Thursday that schools around Texas, one of the states struggling most with childhood obesity, soon will regain the right to sell fried food and some soda to students. The move, which Miller had hinted at in recent weeks, will take effect July 1, reversing a decade of state policy.

The Republican painted the change as a shift toward freedom, stressing it would not guarantee that unhealthy food would reappear in schools, but would “return local control to school districts, where families and community leaders are in the best position to make decisions about what works for the children they serve.”

The news was buried at the bottom of a press announcement focused on a separate plan aimed at combating childhood obesity. That plan will increase health education and facilitate connections between farmers and school officials, Miller said.

As they say, you can’t make this stuff up. Personally, I think Miller should lead by example here and pledge to eat deep fat fried foods three meals a day, washed down with a gallon or two of Mountain Dew. That’ll show people what we mean when we talk about “freedom” here in Texas, and by “we” I mean “Sid Miller”. There’s probably a reality show in that idea, if he plays his cards right. Who’s with me on this? The Lunch Tray has more.

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3 Comments

  1. Katy Anders says:

    If we eat healthy, we fall into Michelle Obama’s trap.

  2. brad says:

    Texans…fat and stupid. What a goal!

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