Skip to comments.Let’s Move: 1.6M Paying Students Drop School Lunch—‘Challenges With Palatability’
Posted on 03/04/2014 10:31:16 PM PST by Olog-hai
Despite an increase in the number of students who receive free meals as a part of Michelle Obamas Lets Move campaign, 1.6 million students have dropped out of the school lunch program, according to a Government Accountability Office Report (GAO), which noted that part of the decline was due to the palatability of the lunch offerings, and plate wastestudents throwing away some of the food. [ ]
Further, some SFAs we visited noted that negative student reactions to lunches that complied with the new meat and grain portion size limits directly affected program participation in their districts, said the GAO. The school food authorities noted that changes made to sandwiches led to a middle and high school boycott of school lunch by students that lasted for 3 weeks and, at the same time, participation in school lunch significantly declined in those schools.
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1.6 million young republicans!
In other words, the kids think that the Michelle Menu tastes like crap.
1.6 million students who lost their appetite looking at this she-beast selling crap down their throats.
Good to see that at least some of the youngest generation resists being told by the government what to eat. Hope they catch on that it is just as unpalatable to get any number of other things shoved down their throats by the government to constrain and control their lives and turn them into obedient slaves.
A little fine tuning there for your nazi diets, michelle?
Shut up and eat your peas.
Wait until they are forced to buy lunch just like the darn Obamacare crap shoved down your throat.
The Mooch is gonna be mad.
It must be true what they say. Health food tastes like shite. I can’t even stand the smell of it when my local health food store leaves the door open.
Our grandson normally brings his own lunch. Since the change, the few tines he would buy lunch is now nil. He said “It tastes funny. The milk is bad, too.”
What in the world is in it to make it taste horrible to a 11 yr. old, active boy? What is wrong with the milk? His best friend was eating them, but he came home starving. His mom makes his lunches now. Any of the kids in sports have the same problem. It is also a “diet” way too low in protein for the kids. My grandson said the trash cans are filled with “food” every day.
Maybe it’s soy milk.
“My grandson said the trash cans are filled with food everyday.”
Maybe we can catch a break and find the Mooch in one of these trash cans...you know, she’ll eat anything...trash eating trash....
I teach at our local high school. Our population is such that all students recieve a free breakfast and most students recieve a free or reduced lunch. Those that don’t bring their own food.
It’s not that our urban population dislikes healthy food; on the contrary, healthier food is not being served. The issue is portion sizes. Each meal is only 200-300 calories. Here is an example from yesterday’s breakfast: one cinnamon bun (soy, partially hydrogenated oil, artificial flavors, HFCS, whole wheat); choice of low-fat milk, low-fat chocolate milk, or juice (10% real juice, HFCS, artificial flavors, artificial colors).
A lunch last week consisted of a cup of soup and a very small graham cracker pb&j sandwich. I’ve also learned that anything chicken (nuggets, patties, etc.) is pink slime. I love telling the complaining students how much Michelle wants them to be healthy, with sarcasm dripping on every word.
We need to establish a, “Cafeteria Lady” office within the department of Education. I nominate Paula Deen for the office!
I’m also in a high school. Typical school lunches are frozen/nuked chicken fingers, green beans, salad and a tiny third-rate piece of fruit, with a little carton of milk. Of course, there’s the snack machine over there in the corner of the cafeteria doing a brisk business. The first 2 lunch periods get better food, the third lunch period, they’ve run out of mini-meatball subs or turkey wraps or apparently even PB&J sandwiches and break out the frozen pizza. The left over frozen pizza is served to the first and second lunch periods the next day. Relatively few kids opt for the tossed salad portion. I also seen a compartment on the divided plates filled with shredded cheese as an “entree”, alongside a helping of beans or rice or frozen/nuked fish or chicken sticks. Repulsive food, at least half of which ends up untouched in the garbage cans.
If you spend your money on food, there is the expectation of palatability.
If you went to a restaurant and the food wasn’t fit to eat, you’d demand your money back.
These students should be likewise compensated for their loss.
Our “under privileged” students always have vending machine money. I can’t wait until those are outlawed. If they think losing thier French fries was terrible, they will riot when the machines are removed! As a side note, we’ve had many more students with broken bones since the requirement that all soda machines dispense diet drinks.
What is the connection with diet soda and student broken bones? Is there something about diet soda which weakens the bones (I haven’t head about anything) or are there fights?
Yep, we need to contrast these Moochelle lunches with the Moochelle room service orders.
The local channels were just showing how kids were eating more fruits and veggies because of mooseshell. Lol. They may be serving it but few kid eat it.
I have children in an excellen elementary school that has incredible parent involvement. Over the past year, my girls have reAlly become dissatisfied with school lunches. They would now take a cold lunch every day if they could— I will make one day a week for them while they must pack their own if they additional days. I recently ate school lunch with my third grader and had to put on a brave face to choke it down. They had “pizza” ( i have had the misfortune of eating it earlier in the year) yesterday and my daughter informed me that 19 of the 23 kids in her class brought their lunch instead. I asked who the 4 pizza eaters were and recognized that they were ones that very likely didnt have any other option. Anyway, I don’t think it is an accident that three items (pizza, burgers, hot dogs) that should be popular with the kids are so incredibly bad to the point that my kids are hesitant to eat them outside of school....
Soda saps minerals from bones, and people think that diet soda is healthier and therefore drink more of it. Soda machine sales have jumped since the machines were switched to diet.