At this Governor's Ham Breakfast this morning, while I'm sure enjoying a slice of nutritious and delicious pork, candidate for US Senate, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Clayton), said he isn't sure the federal government should be involved in the school lunch program. I wonder if Akin is aware that nearly 23% of Missouri children are food insecure, with no guarantee of where their next meal may come from? Or maybe this is just Akin's way of doubling down on his statement that "the right to food is a communist ideal."
I'll have to be honest, this reminds me of when Lt. Governor candidate Cynthia Davis said that "hunger can be a positive motivator for students."
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin told reporters in Sedalia today that he isn't sure the federal government should be involved in the school lunch program.
School lunches are part of the farm bill, which Akin says should be split up.
UPDATE: Only a small part of the Senate farm bill is related to the school lunch program, we're told. Instead, it's part of a stand-alone bill considered in 2010.
Sen. Claire McCaskill said she supports the program.
The two shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the governor's ham breakfast at the Missouri state fair.