Skip to comments.Students boycotting school lunches (Moochelle not mentioned)
Posted on 10/06/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT by Libloather
Students boycotting school lunches
Published: Oct. 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM
NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Many U.S. high school students are protesting new, healthier school lunches, and a professor says it may take a while for students to accept healthier food.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required public schools to follow new nutritional guidelines this academic year, providing fruits and vegetables and limiting fat, sodium, and calories, The New York Times reported Friday.
"Before, there was no taste and no flavor," said Malik Barrows, a senior at Automotive High School in Brooklyn. "Now there's no taste, no flavor and it's healthy, which makes it taste even worse."
Barrows said many students at his school end up throwing out their servings of fruits and vegetables, which has been the case nationwide, school officials have said.
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All the MSM stories on this avoid mentioning this was Michlle’s program. Had a Republican Firsr Lady done a dud like this her name would be in every headline.
$11.1 BILLION of our Taxpayer Dollars spent on this useless boondoggle.
Mooch could’ve circumnavigated the GLOBE, carried by Cabana Boys for that amount. Where are her priorities?
This is a stupid law, and congress deserves blame for passing it, as well as Michelle for proposing it.
But it’s just one more example why the Federal Gubbermint has no business getting involved in education. It should be left to the states and, more particularly, the local school districts and the parents of the children who attend the schools.
Not there there’s one chance in a million that EITHER of these two candidates would abolish the Department of Education, which should have been done long since.
Lol! That is really funny!
Just wait until Hitler finds out these kids do not like their new lunches
Well, as Mitt asked, “is the Dept. Of education important enough to borrow money from China to pay for it?
Obviously, these students are “racists.”
Let the 0bamas eat poop cake!
“Sandra Ford, president of the School Nutrition Association, said food service directors were using a variety of strategies to get students to eat the new lunches, including asking teachers to talk about healthy food in class, conducting taste tests, handing out free samples and educating students about how their food is grown and made.
Several food service directors said the best strategy may be waiting.
“If our task is to get young kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, we have to be willing to put up with the waste,” William J. McCarthy, a professor of public health and psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.”
Hey morons, there’s something that smart mothers have known for decades called a “casserole” to get get kids to eat vegetables. There are so many ways to incorporate healthy foods into a child’s diet. I’m not a dietitian, but even as a mom I know some of this basic, common sense stuff. (Deleted my completely racist dietary comment.)
The folly and hypocrisy of this stupid initiative just staggers me. I’m not saying every student culinary whim has to be catered to, but forcing stuff that doesn’t taste good on kids who won’t eat it isn’t accomplishing anything useful.
The solution, obviously, is to post military guards in each lunchroom to force these young uns to eat proper! I’m certain the media would support that.
“Sandra Ford, president of the School Nutrition Association”
I gave up a job because I wouldn’t spout the “Rah Rah” b.s. party line. Sandra seems to have no conscience or problem with going along with what she must know is ridiculous.
Take the Feds out of public ed.
There’s no shame in rejecting lies and stupidity.
Low fat means low health.
Limiting salt is also insane, especially for physically active teens; they could easily have a heart attack from low salt intake.
Politically correct “health” will kill you.