WASHINGTON - After Tuesday night's White House state dinner weighed in at an estimated 2,500 calories per person, Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis (R) called for a calorie cap saying if Washington can demand healthier lunches in school cafeterias, then White House state dinners and other functions should have the same calorie restrictions.
"Kids aren't eating any healthier because they're not eating much of the food that's required to be served," Davis says. "They are serving food that kids aren't going to eat. That's what frustrates me as a parent and that's what frustrates me as a coach."
Davis cited the Monticello school district that dropped the federal nutrition program because it could no longer afford to buy the higher cost food that kids weren't eating.
Speaking in a radio interview, Davis also criticized his fellow Republicans for passing the debt ceiling increase without stipulations. Davis voted against the measure.