Say first-lady's 'healthy' requirements are too costly.
School districts around the country are starting to toss Michelle Obama's new 'healthy' requirements in the trash claiming their budgets have ballooned out of control as they switch over to more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain options.
"The cost associated with providing these meals continues to increase, and they're also regulating pricing, which just seems ridiculous," says Texas State Representative Dan Huberty, a former school board president.
Critics of the program argue many kids are still throwing away their vegetables and buying snacks from vending machines.
Districts in New York and Arizona already have chosen to opt-out of the National School Lunch Program, and Huberty says it's just a matter of time before Texas schools follow suit.
"At some point it will become unsustainable, and I assure you this will be something we start talking about especially when it comes to how we fund these types of programs in the state of Texas," he says.
"Its regulation and mandates under the guise of healthy nutrition," says Huberty. "And that's just something we don't need the federal government getting in our business on."