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.
right you are...and bet the schools were threatened by Axelrod and other white house thugs as well...
Michelle O. really has no business making nutrition rules as she has no background on the topic.
she is a disbarred lawyer...and an abuser of tax dollars with her vacations and travels..
this tribe has got to go....vote them out...NOV. 6
I knew not to buy any groceries when she was coming, because she is a health nut and prefers to go to the grocery herself to buy our food. I was not allowed in the kitchen when she was here. No veggie is cooked, it's all eaten fresh. Salads are not bunches of lettuce, there may be some special lettuce in there, but the rest is food you wouldn't necessarily think goes in a salad. There might be some cooked chicken that she got freshly cooked at the grocery deli. She would stand at the kitchen sink as long as it took to prepare fresh veggies.
She would bring a filled plate to me so I could watch TV while I ate. IT WAS DELICIOUS!
She and the husband come to see me every chance they get and I know she will fix every meal and it will be DELICIOUS.
I don't think school kids are getting the healthy type food she fixes. It would take the cooking staff too long to put together a feast like she does.
They are coming Thanksgiving and I will actually cook. I've promised her I would bake Cornish Game Hens with Apricot glaze dripping off them. I'll make cornbread dressing and wild rice, plus asparagus with an amount of honey mustard dressing dripped on top of the asparagus. I do love both of these people.
“and a professor says it may take a while for students to accept healthier food.”
How about may take a short while for us to realize we made a mistake, and get burgers, pizza, and spaghetti back into the mix?
The old time proven "Starve 'em out" strategy!
What is that that looks like it has dead wooly worms or maggots on top?
I work at a private residential treatment facility for
about forty boys. Nutrition requirements are enforced
by state licensing as they should be. The food has always
been very hit and miss on the “tasty scale” (mostly miss).
Since Moochelle started doing her part, things have gotten
a whole lot worse. The menu bites and not in a good way.
Even snack time is the pits. Our kids are emotionally
disturbed and most are special ed but they all seem to
understand the Michelle Obama connection and if they
could vote the Obamas would be street organizing in
Chicago at least the next four years.
Free Lunches in Schools results in students becoming adults who expect free “lunches” from politicians.
Schools are not restaurants. Abolish the School Lunch Program.
I don’t suppose the teachers are subjected to these lunches. If I were charged with making this thing work, I would have the teachers sitting in there eating the same food as the students.
You know, all this eminates from Obamacare, which is essentially Maoist in nature. State control of personal habits is advocated in the name of cost savings, and this movement is signalised by the spotlight on obesity, notwithstanding that it collides head on with the PC idea of fat liberation.
you are blessed. thank you for posting
A national dog food company was having problems so they had a national meeting and required every one to attend.
The president gets up and says (with the aid of a teleprompter). We have the best research institute to determine the optimum nutritional health needs. We have the most up to date manufacturing plants. We have the best trained sale force and we spend millions training them. Now tell me why we aren't selling any pet food!
A gentlemen from the south stood and said, “The dooooooggs don't like it.”
>> “ I’ve promised her I would bake Cornish Game Hens with Apricot glaze dripping off them. I’ll make cornbread dressing and wild rice, plus asparagus with an amount of honey mustard dressing dripped on top of the asparagus.” <<
Are freepers invited?? (Aw shucks in advance...)
Nanny State PING!
Hey, if it was good enough for the Sovs starving millions to crush the spirits of uppity Ukrainians, it's gotta be good enough for American schoolkids!
I'm 61 years old, 6'5" tall and weigh exactly what I did when I was an all-state basketball player in high school.
I've been eating almost nothing but beef and potatoes for as long as I've had teeth and intend to continue doing so.