Speaking of ‘eating crap,’ do you remember all the media coverage – mostly local media coverage across the entire country…the national media wouldn’t dare criticize Michelle Obama – during Obama’s presidency about kids reacting to the new school lunch menu rules pushed by the former First Lady? This is from a couple years ago:
Desperate students are still taking to Twitter to reveal the horrors of school lunch under First Lady Michelle Obama’s rules, including empty chicken nuggets and complaints that meals taste like “prison food.”
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) raves about “locally sourced chicken sandwiches” that meet nutrition standards served in a school district in South Carolina, students across the country complain about what they are eating under the new rules.
“My poor little sister has to eat prison food #ThanksMichelleObama,” one student tweeted on Friday.
Students are unhappy about their “chickpea sliders” and whole grain pizza, mandated by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by Mrs. Obama. The USDA has a 33-page guide—complete with flow charts—telling schools how they can meet the whole grain requirements.
Many students complain about meager portions. One student was served only a plate of nachos with a side of coffee-flavored fat-free milk.
“This is not anywhere near enough….” tweeted another, with a picture of an unidentified piece of mystery meat.
“#ThanksMichelleObama for my empty chicken nugget ,” another said.
Meager portions are a common complaint about the standards. A school in Texas served tacos with barely any meat in them. Parents said the meat filled the size of a “thimble.”
“I first thought it had to be a mistake or the kids were messing around. And then when he told me that’s all we got, it’s just a little shocking,” said one parent of a high school student in Burleson, Texas.
“Any reasonable person can see there’s not enough meat on that taco,” an administrator said.
School districts in New York are also facing problems with food waste. Nearly every state in the country saw an uptick in food waste after the standards took effect.
“If we cut up 20 pounds of cucumbers, we guess that 17 pounds get thrown away,” a food service director in Canton, N.Y., said. “I’ve watched kids take their cup of vegetables or fruit they’re required to take and just throw it away.”
Apparently, the White House is delaying the implementation of some of these federal guidelines that Michelle Obama had campaigned for that were supposed to make government school lunches ‘healthier.’
I think they mean more healthful. Food is not ‘healthy’ or ‘sick.’ It’s either healthful or unhealthful.
Mrs. Obama told an annual health conference in Washington that more nutritionally sound school lunches are needed since millions of kids eat federally subsidized breakfast and lunch at school. Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, she urged parents to think about the government’s decision and “look at motives.”
“You have to stop and think, ‘Why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you and why is that a partisan issue?” Mrs. Obama said. “Why would that be political?”
“Moms, think about this. I don’t care what state you live in, take me out of the equation, like me, don’t like me, but think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap,” she said.
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