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Trump's possible USDA secretary targets waste in National School Lunch Program

 

January 10, 2017



If Sid Miller heads to Washington, he’s not done with the issue that vaulted him to statewide office in Texas: school lunches.

Miller, the Texas agriculture commissioner, said in an interview with McClatchy that he would cut portions of the National School Lunch Program if nominated as President-elect Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary.

“The free and reduced lunch program needs an overhaul,” Miller said. “It’s absolutely crazy to give free and reduced lunches to 60 percent of the people that get it. We’re just giving them away, and I’ve got a plan to address that. We can probably save several billion dollars, and I discussed that with the transition team.”

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article125040124.html#storylink=cpy

 

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