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Kentucky students to first lady Michelle Obama: Your food ‘tastes like vomit’

Posted by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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Students in a rural Kentucky county — and their parents — are the latest to join a growing national chorus of scorn for the healthy school lunches touted by first lady Michelle Obama.

“They say it tastes like vomit,” said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley at a contentious board meeting last week, reports The Harlan Daily Enterprise.

The growing body of USDA meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010″ has long been a signature issue for the first lady.

Denizens of Harlan County don’t much care, though. Their primary concern at the board meeting was a bevy of complaints that local children are starving at lunch — and for the remainder of the school day — because the food on offer in the cafeteria is crappy and there isn’t nearly enough of it.

“Kids can’t learn when they’re hungry!” parents shouted to the board, according to the Enterprise.

Other gripes involved the new bread, which students don’t want to eat because it’s brown wheat bread, and the new milk, which is skim or one percent fat, not two percent or whole. The cafeteria’s chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk offerings are now nonfat.

Jack Miniard, the school district’s director of school and community nutrition, was on hand to explain that the federal government now governs both food choices and portion sizes in most American school districts including Harlan County.

Under the National School Lunch Program, participating schools must provide lunches — including free or reduced price lunches — with minimum amounts of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and whole grains. Also, in what presumably falls outside the hunger-free aspect of the act, there’s a calorie cap: 850 for high school lunches, 700 for middle schools and a mere 650 calories for kids in elementary school.

Students can only have one serving of meat or other protein. However, rich kids can buy a second portion each day on their own dime.

Servings of carbohydrates such as potatoes are limited to just a single serving of three-fourths of a cup per student.

On the plus side, students can eat as many fruits and vegetables as they want.

Across the country, students and parents have expressed dissatisfaction with the federal government’s new food regime. Some wealthier suburban school districts are simply backing out of the National School Lunch Program, though doing so can mean giving up a six-figure annual subsidy for the district



Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/27/kentucky-students-to-first-lady-michelle-obama-your-food-tastes-like-vomit/#ixzz2dEDgnVxK


That sounds fine to me tbh.  What am I missing??

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myperfect4inok
by Gold Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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It is fine and its healthy.
They just don't like the vegetables.
UpSheRises
by Silver Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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Michelle obama isnt the lunch lady so I dont how it has anything to do with her.

If you school food sucks you need to talk to your lunch lady
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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When kids are used to being fed crap at home, they don't want healthy food at school.
Kentucky has one of the highest rates of obesity in this country. It's not shocking that normal portions and balanced meals are not well received.
bmw29
by spitfire_bobbie on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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School lunches taste like shit no matter what.
tardistraveller
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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I guess it's her health initiative so she's the scapegoat?

Idk, it seemed to me like a much of indulgent parents complaining.

Quoting UpSheRises:

Michelle obama isnt the lunch lady so I dont how it has anything to do with her.

If you school food sucks you need to talk to your lunch lady


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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If they are hungry enough, they will eat what is served. They are just used to the sugar filled processed crap that they can't handle real fresh food any longer. 

xtina8817
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I live in ky. DD doesn't mind her lunches. They give out monthly menus. We plan ahead so if she doesn't like something, we send her lunch. At her school lunch is at 11:50 and they're out at 2:30, so if she didn't eat much she gets home early enough to eat a bigger snack/2nd lunch. Idk why this is so awful for parents lol

KGreen75
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:58 PM
I'm in Kentucky and my daughters go to private school. The school switched milk last year to a "healthy milk"
I though my daughter exaggerating bout how awful it tasted until I went and had lunch with her. It was AWFUL. It tasted like water with ovaltine thrown in.
Kids wouldn't even open them, they would just throw them straight in the trash, hundreds of unopened milks every day, thrown away.
This year they went back to Deans milk and everyone is happy again.
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tardistraveller
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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I always thought milk was milk.  What constitutes a "healthy milk"?

Quoting KGreen75:

I'm in Kentucky and my daughters go to private school. The school switched milk last year to a "healthy milk"
I though my daughter exaggerating bout how awful it tasted until I went and had lunch with her. It was AWFUL. It tasted like water with ovaltine thrown in.
Kids wouldn't even open them, they would just throw them straight in the trash, hundreds of unopened milks every day, thrown away.
This year they went back to Deans milk and everyone is happy again.


ff-princess
by Platinum Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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honestly, I've sat in with my dd for lunch, and I've done the whole monitor thing too.  the servings the children get are not satisfactory for growing children.  the fruit serving is a quarter of an orange, with a half cup of starch and a 2 oz serving of meat.  my poor girl is starving by the time she gets home.  she eats healthy, but she's got a quick metabolism and there's just not enough on that tray to fill up a kindergartner, I can't imagine that she'll still be eating hot lunch when she's in 3rd or 4th grade.

of course, it helps that they only get about 12 minutes to eat by the time they go through the line and sit down.  kindergartners had their trays delivered, but everyone else goes through the line for their trays.

I also think their "breakfast box" is nutritional crap.  yogurt, string cheese, a muffin, fruit, and milk?  how much dairy does one person need in a single meal?

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