In 2010, President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was advocated for by Michelle Obama as a component of her "Let's Move!" drive. The act places draconian restrictions on school lunches by the state and is costing $3.2 billion. It is also apparently not creating "Hunger-free kids" like the title promises.
We at TheBlaze do not want to call First Lady Michelle Obama "anti-candy," but here is what she said back in January:
"As parents, we try to prepare decent meals, limit how much junk food our kids eat, and ensure they have a reasonably balanced diet... When we send our kids to school, we expect that they wont be eating the kind of fatty, salty, and sugar foods that we try to keep them from eating at home."
The new law imposes a 650 calorie limit on trick-or-treating aged children, Kindergarten to 5th grade, per meal. With that in mind, here are the approximate calorie counts (and subsequent snack combinations) your child should be eating tonight:
1. A Butterfinger [495.7 cal.] & Fun Size Almond Joy [91 cal.]
2. One Caramello Bar [207.9 cal.] & one Kit Kat Bar [497.3 cal.]
3. One Baby Ruth Bar [275.4 cal.], one MARS bar [233.5 cal.], and one Almond Joy [234.7 cal.]
4. One Milky Way Bar [465.6 cal.] and Two Baby Ruth Fun Size [82.6]
5. One SKOR [208.7 cal.], one MOUNDS [257.6 cal.], and One Mr. Goodbar [263.6 cal.]
6. One Snickers Bar [498.8 cal.] and one 100 Grand bar [190.5 cal.]
7. Six Reese's Peanut Butter Cups [231.8 cal. for 2 pack]
8. One Three Musketeers Bar [256.8 cal.], one TWIX Bar [200.8 cal.], and one TWIX Peanut Butter Bar [278.7 cal.]
9. One Cup of Butterfinger BB's [798.7 cal.]
10. Or Six-and-a-Half Granny Smith Apples [101 cal.]
All calorie counts are based on Calorielabs.com. More information can be found here.