Tuesday, July 9, 2013

NY school drops Michelle Obama's lunch standards:
Kids too hungry...

“[Food service manager Nicky] Boehm and her staff worked hard to implement the new regulations, but there were just too many problems and too many foods that students did not like and would not purchase,” said Assistant Superintendent Chris Abdoo about the National School Lunch Program in a statement reported by EAGNews.org. “Students complained of being hungry with these lunches and the district lost money.” - By Cheryl K. Chumley-The Washington Times

The school system decided to instead create its own lunch menu for next year.
The district lost about $100,000 trying out the federal menu, which offered such meals as “part” of a chicken patty on a minicroissant, EAGNews.org reported.

“Students felt they weren’t getting good value for their money,” Ms. Boehm said in EAGNews.org. “The high schoolers especially complained the portion sizes were too small and many more students brought in lunch from home.”

...The U.S. Department of Agriculture is in charge of managing the lunch program and estimates Mrs. Obama’s new wish list for student meals would cost about $3.2 billion to bring to fruition around the nation.

Schools Starting To Dump First Lady's Unsavory, Unsatisfying School Lunch Program - Debra Heine/Breitbart

Michelle Obama's signature school lunch program has been unpopular since it first went into effect, two years ago, with students eschewing the "worse-tasting, smaller-sized and higher-priced" fare, and instead bringing their own "back alley meals", as Rush joked - meals like "Flaming Hot Cheetos and soda."

"We're eating more junk food, now, than last year", a student from the Los Angeles Unified School District explained in December of 2011.