This website uses cookies to improve your experience.

Please enable cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website

Sign the petition

to call for a

Convention of States!


In the News: The federal government now wants to control what our children dat and drink in daycare

Published in Blog on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Having learned nothing from the Michelle Obama school lunch debacle, the Department of Agriculture is now upping the ante and proposing to tell daycare centers, even some of those in private homes, what they can and cannot give children to eat and drink.

The proposal would ban all frying on-site. This isn’t just about deep fried foods or burgers, fries and chicken nuggets. Eggs, veggie burgers and stir-fry all utilize frying for preparation. Even though tofu is allowed under the new proposal, stir-fried tofu would not be.

Additionally, no fruit juice can be given to infants under 11 months of age under the rules of the proposal. Not even fresh-squeezed. None.

Speaking of infants, under current guidelines, infants 8 months of age and older can be given cottage cheese, cheese and cheese spreads or products. Because the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends no dairy products be given until infants are 12 months of age, the proposal would also ban those products until children are a year old.

But there are some positives in the proposal. It allows for meat and meat substitutes to be used for half the grain requirement for breakfast. This would be good for children who cannot eat grains. It gives them an alternative that is also filling.

Another perk is requiring that children be given all the water they want throughout the day. No child should be deprived of drinking water.

Click here to read more from

Click here to get involved!
Convention of states action

Are you sure you don't want emailed updates on our progress and local events? We respect your privacy, but we don't want you to feel left out!