In the months leading up to the election of Donald J. Trump, the president-elect’s eating habits were highly scrutinized. The outgoing administration has professed a keen interest in healthy food and exercise, whereas Trump has not bothered to hide his weakness for fast food. Although Trump himself has not yet specifically weighed in on nutrition policies for public school lunches, Republicans have already balked at certain parts of First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to crack down on school lunches with strict fat and sugar limits, according to the Santa Maria Times.
"I would be very surprised if we don't see some major changes on the school lunch program," among other food issues, Rep. Robert Aderholt of Alabama, the Republican chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees Agriculture Department spending, told the press.
Chris Christie, who is one of Trump’s top contenders for a Cabinet position, said in January that the First Lady had “no business” trying to tell schools what to serve kids.
"If she wants to give her opinions about what people should have for breakfast or lunch or dinner, she is like any other American, she can give her opinion,” Christie said at the time, according to CBS News. “But using the government to mandate her point of view on what people should be eating every day is none of her business."
The future Trump administration has already began introducing policy suggestions that would roll back the new stricter FDA and USDA food safety policies, saying that they are too costly for farmers and too burdensome for small business owners to keep up with.