Monday, September 24, 2012

Complaints Mount Against Michelle Obama’s New Lunch Menu

In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama. - Kyle Olson/Townhall

Video || Michelle – We’ll Take Hunger Over Broccoli - White House Dossier

Given a choice between Michelle’s new mandated healthy lunch and nothing, some students are choosing the latter.

Pizza on menu today at Obama girls' school...

Michelle Obama's Share-the-Starvation School Lunch Program - Jeannie DeAngelis/American Thinker

According to Suzanne Perez Tobias of the Wichita Eagle, the law sets "calorie maximums for school lunches -- 650 calories for elementary-schoolers, 700 for middle-schoolers and 850 for high schoolers."

As a result, voracious children who once enjoyed the freedom to choose sloppy joes for lunch are now getting their first taste of oppressive government regulation. In New York City, kids who reject the unenticing menu may even be forced to endure swallowing school-provided morning-after pills on an empty stomach.

Overseen by Mama Obama, the new school lunch program is but a mere foreshadowing of what America is in for when Obamacare kicks in. Along with stringent regulations and increased paperwork, the costs of the life-saving government-dictated provisions are sure to go up while the portions and choices will go down.

In the meantime, someone should inform the first lady that the "one-size-fits-all" menu she's hawking isn't fitting the caloric needs of different-sized kids growing at different rates, all with varying energy needs. As a result, many school children are spending the day anything but "hunger-free."

One concerned food service worker from Montana put it this way: "It's completely flip-flopped in terms of portion size." The "new federal guidelines require vegetables to comprise the largest portion of a student's lunch, while the entrée is now being treated as a side dish."

Another school food service worker said that "Two ounces of protein won't cut it for high school athletes." Maybe Michelle feels that if she can work out those impressive biceps on an empty stomach, high school athletes who need food-driven power to plow through those football dummies should quit complaining and toughen up.

Probably the most shocking change concerning the school lunch change is that "Even though some kids may be leaving the lunch room hungry, the new Obama-imposed rules prohibit students from receiving additional helpings, even when there's food left over."

In other words, every child attending a publicly-funded school has been put on a USDA-enforced diet by America's intrusive first lady. In Obama's world it could be called "Sharing-the-Starvation," where everyone gets to equally experience what it's like to go hungry.