President Trump on Wednesday issued a radically different statement marking National School Lunch Week that says the best way to ensure kids are fed healthy, delicious meals is to give local officials more control.

"My Administration understands that we have a responsibility to children and taxpayers alike to ensure that school meals are nutritious and enjoyable," Trump said in his proclamation. "The best way to do that is to return control back to the people on the ground who make these programs work."

"That is why we have lowered regulatory hurdles and restored flexibility to schools and communities with respect to the menus in their cafeterias," he said.

The Obama administration took steps to improve the nutritional standards of school lunch. That included eliminating certain fatty items, and only allowing schools to serve low-fat or nonfat milk.

But Republicans argued that the rules were too tight, and were leading kids to throw away lunches that they didn't want to eat. Last December, the Trump administration finalized its decision to reverse some of the Obama-era rules for school lunch.

Trump's school lunch message was submitted to the Federal Register on Wednesday, and it retroactively proclaims last week National School Lunch Week.

Trump's message from a year earlier made no mention of lowering regulatory barriers that get in the way of schools serving lunch, and was similar to the messages that Obama sent out each year.

"Adequate nutrition is essential to a child's mental, physical, and emotional well-being, and students who lack sufficient vitamins and minerals, such as iron, vitamin E, vitamin B, thiamine, iodine, and zinc, may suffer from inhibited cognitive functioning and a diminished ability to concentrate," Trump's 2017 message said. "Poor nutrition, especially from excess sugar consumption, may also lead to behavioral problems."

Trump's 2018 message makes no mention of any of those nutrients or nutrition-related problems.