The new school lunch menu is abusive.
I had a close friend who was recently harassed by the Department of Family and Child Services after an anonymous caller complained about my friend’s kids playing in the neighborhood. A social worker came and interviewed the kids, and thankfully, everything turned out fine, and the case was closed. But during the interrogation, one of the kids commented to their dad that she wanted a snack. Immediately, that raised red flags with the social worker. “Whoa…why is she asking for a snack? Do you not have enough food to feed them?” Because healthy and well-fed kids never ask for anything to eat in between meals.
Now, my friend’s family is an easy target, because he doesn’t put any of his kids in government schools. They’re home-schooled, and probably considered “free-range” by today’s standards.
So, since it’s a “red flag” for a child to ask his or her parent for a snack, I wonder if social workers question kids in government schools about how hungry they are after eating off the Michelle Obama menu. Obviously, I’m not talking about the food that the Obama family eats; just the food that Michelle makes all the commoner children eat at school.
The Washington Free Beacon reported on the “empty chicken nuggets,” the “thimble-sized portions” and the “rotten fruit” in an article entitled “Horrors Continue Under Michelle O’s Lunch Rules”:
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.”
So, I’m guessing that this is the standard. I mean, these kids are eating off a federally-mandated, USDA-backed menu for school kids. And they’re either repulsed by the old, brown produce and meat “products,” or they’re starving because of the small portions. Or both. No wonder kids have an obesity problem. They’re starved during the day, and when they get home, all they want to do is wash down a bag of Doritos with a couple sodas.
But there’s no red flags here. The bill that lays out all these school lunch rules was called the “Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.” So, that means that no matter what these kids are claiming or what kind of “hunger pangs” they say they’re feeling, they’re not actually hungry. The law was passed. They’re healthy and hunger-free now.
Now, if you don’t have the benefit of these “healthy” and “hunger-free” government lunch menus because you’re homeschooled, then it’s a wonder you’re not starving to death.