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!
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.
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.
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!
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.