Poll finds adults prefer local decisions on school lunch nutrition

Monday, June 16, 2014

Efforts from the White House to rally opposition to legislation in the House of Representatives offering one-year waivers from school lunch nutritional guidelines are not indicative of public opinion on federal regulation of school lunches, a new poll found.

According to the Rasmussen Poll released on June 3, 25 percent of adults surveyed said the federal government should set nutritional standards for schools. That’s up from 18 percent last August.

The poll found that 51 percent believe standards should be set by parent teacher groups or by local governments, and 15 percent said they should be set by state governments.

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