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  • Manatee school bus offers spring break lunch to hungry students

    03/31/2015 4:22:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Bradenton Herald (FL) ^ | March 31, 2015 | BY MEGHIN DELANEY
    PALMETTO -- Gripping a squirt bottle of hand sanitizer in her gloved hands, school food bus driver Debra Valdez called to four children shyly making their way toward the brightly colored school bus with mom pushing the youngest one forward. "Y'all ready to eat?" Valdez asked with a smile. The four children were the first of more than 70 students who ate a free lunch Tuesday courtesy of the Manatee County School District Food and Nutrition Services Department. The district retrofitted a school bus last summer to feed students and brought the program back for spring break this week. The...
  • Picture: Teacher Receives Stunningly Disgusting Michelle Obama Lunch

    03/19/2015 7:00:07 AM PDT · by rightistight · 75 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/19/15 | Aurelius
    A middle school teacher in Louisiana received one of the most disgusting-looking lunches imaginable and posted a picture of it online yesterday. The post, titled "I'm a teacher. My school cafeteria served this today," said that the meal below was supposed to be "ham:" Unsurprisingly, the teacher decided not to eat her "meal" and threw the meat away after taking the picture. She also plans on sending the picture to her school's food director "who is supposed to be enforcing federal regulations."
  • New Report Finds ‘Palatability’ Problems, Higher Prices Led To School Lunch Decline

    03/18/2015 1:56:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/18/15 | Chuck Ross
    Federally-mandated changes to school lunches backed by first lady Michelle Obama helped cause an unprecedented drop in the number of students eating lunch, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO cited two factors stemming from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which caused a decrease in the number of children eating school lunch each day: school childrens’ issues with “palatability” and “federally-mandated” increases in the price of school lunches. “Several factors likely influenced the recent decreases in lunch participation, and while the extent to which each factor affected participation is unclear, state and...
  • The school lunches that shame America: Photos reveal just how meager US students' meals are compared

    02/25/2015 10:31:01 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 92 replies
    Daily Mail UK via Conservative Tribune Blog via Joe for America Blog ^ | 18 February 2015 | | By Anucyia Victor for MailOnline
    Pictures have been released comparing what Michelle forces American schools to eat and what kids in other countries get to eat… Since the program’s inception, Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act has offended the sensibilities of the entire nation. Conservatives found the program to be invasive, thrusting D.C.’s hand into local education matters. Educators found the program wasted enormous amounts of food and money. Parents found the lunches far too light to be considered “meals.” And school children everywhere took to the Internet with pictures of the gruesome dishes the program sloshed onto their cafeteria trays every day. Those pictures...
  • The school lunches that shame America: photos reveal just how meager US students' meals [truncated]

    02/18/2015 7:19:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 18, 2015 | Staff
    Mouthwatering photos of school lunches served around the world reveal even children in Ukraine, Estonia and Greece are treated to delectable meals each day. School children in America, meanwhile, aren't nearly so lucky. Whereas a kid in France might be treated to a juicy steak and a hunk of brie, the richest country in the world's youths are more likely to receive unidentified meat served alongside little more than a starch like white pasta, fries or a roll. The contrasts between America's school meals and those in far less fortunate economies are stark and suggest Michelle Obama's push for more...
  • First lady: Kids will ‘eventually’ embrace new school lunches

    02/09/2015 9:54:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Justin Sink
    First lady Michelle Obama is “confident” that controversial changes to school lunch programs undertaken after her lobbying will “eventually be embraced by kids.” In an interview with Cooking Light magazine to mark the fifth anniversary of her Let’s Move initiative, the first lady says that she sees the effort as “generational.” Eventually, Obama argues, schools will be filled with children who never knew meals that did not conform to new nutritional standards.
  • White House Drops ‘News’ from Fox News Placeguards at State of the Union Lunch

    01/20/2015 2:24:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/20/15 | Brendan Bordelon
    It was a subtler snub than the Obama administration’s 2009 claim that Fox News was “a wing of the Republican party.” But that didn’t stop Fox anchor Shepard Smith from calling out the White House for slighting the news network at Tuesday’s State of the Union lunch. Smith spent much of his on-air news hour waxing poetic about the lunch, which President Obama held in order to lay out his policy proposals before a small group of influential news anchors. But at the end of his broadcast, the Fox anchor pointed out a minor — but almost certainly intentional —...
  • PHOTOS: Here’s What Obama’s Daughters Get for THEIR School Lunch… It’s Infuriating

    12/29/2014 12:17:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 88 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | December 10th, 2014 | staff
    While your kids at school get the slop that Michelle Obama dictates that they do, her kids get something, um, different. At their exclusive private school, the Obama daughters get food far better than you’d get at home, or in most restaurants. Michelle Obama has made childhood obesity her pet issue, much like Nancy Reagan did with drugs or Laura Bush did with literacy. Fair enough. However, the first lady’s nutritional strictures have left school lunches a little, um, not lunch-like. It may lead you to wonder what Michelle’s kids are getting. Well, wonder no further! We have what Sasha...
  • The $1.1T bill: School lunches, light bulbs, pot

    12/12/2014 4:58:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/12/14 | CONNIE CASS
    **SNIP** SCHOOL LUNCHES: Eases rules requiring more whole grains in school lunches and suspends the lower sodium standards due to take effect in 2017, while keeping other healthy-eating rules. Some school nutrition directors — and some students complaining of yucky lunches — lobbied for a break from the standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama. **SNIP** MARIJUANA: Offers a mixed bag for pot smokers. The bill blocks the Justice Department from raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in states that permit them. But it also blocks federal and local spending to legalize marijuana in Washington, D.C., where voters approved recreational use in...
  • GOP CAVE: CROMNIBUS WILL NOT INCLUDE RELIEF FROM MICHELLE OBAMA'S SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

    12/12/2014 11:27:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 11, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Though school officials, nutritionists, parents, and students have decried First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program, the $1 trillion CRomnibus (part “continuing resolution” and part “omnibus”) does not include relief from the unpopular meals standards after all. Daren Bakst at The Daily Signal notes that the spending bill does not include, as was anticipated, a temporary waiver, so that schools could get some relief from the onerous standards.
  • Congress eases First Lady's school lunch guidelines

    12/10/2014 3:16:55 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 10, 2014
    Schools in the U.S. will now have the opportunity to go against the grain of First Lady Michelle Obama's healthy lunch program. A massive year-end spending bill released by Congress Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by the First Lady, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that many students and school officials complained about. The bill would reduce requirements for whole grains, and would put off rules to make school meals less salty, suspending lower sodium standards that were supposed to go into effect in 2017.
  • Leaked school letter ignites junk food row (W. Australia - don't tell Moochelle)

    11/23/2014 11:39:01 AM PST · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    The West Australian (via Yahoo) ^ | 11/20/2014 | Natalie Brown
    In a letter addressed to parents which was leaked to the media today, it was suggested children would have junk food, including lollies, chocolates and potato chips, confiscated if they were brought to school. “These foods will not be returned to the student until the end of the school day. If your child has chosen to make inappropriate food choices for their lunch they will not be provided with an alternative,” the letter read. The letter was followed by claims made to 6PR radio that students had already been told their bags could be searched for junk food. But, acting...
  • USDA reports show fewer students buying school lunch [Down 1 Million !]

    10/29/2014 7:32:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    WSB Atlanta ^ | Posted: 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 | By Kyla Campbell - Cox Washington and Patrick Terpstra - Cox Washington
    It was just a week ago when an Oklahoma teen’s picture of her school lunch went viral on social media. It turns out that student is not alone in grumbling about school lunches, an investigation by the Washington Bureau discovered. Since new federal nutrition standards began rolling out in 2012, fewer students are buying school lunches, even though enrollment is going up. The Cox Washington Bureau reviewed U.S. Department of Agriculture documents and found thousands fewer students bought meals when stricter standards kicked in. The rules, championed by first lady Michelle Obama and approved by congress, require more fruits, vegetables,...
  • Student’s photo of skimpy Michelle O school lunch sparks outrage (Moochelle Obama lunch)

    10/16/2014 10:26:05 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 144 replies
    Eagnews ^ | 10/16/14 | Kyle Olson
    CHICKASHA, Okla. – Lunch meat, a couple of crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower qualified as lunch in Chickasha Public Schools Monday. Chickasha lunchStudent Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of the skimpy lunch and showed it to her parents. “It makes me want to take that and take it to the Superintendent and tell him to eat it for lunch,” the girl tells Fox 25. “I can go pay a dollar for a Lunchable and get more food in it,” her father, Vince Holton, says. [Snip] The new lunch complies with lunch regulations championed by...
  • Ham slices, two crackers, cheese and two cauliflower pieces the paltry Michelle Obama school lunch

    10/17/2014 6:17:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2014 | Jill Reilly
    A student has provoked complaints by parents after taking a photo of her paltry school meal of lunch meat, a couple crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower. Kaytlin Shelton, 17, who is eight months pregnant, took a photo of the $3 meal at a Chickasha school on Monday and showed it to her father who said it was not satisfactory. Her father Vince Holton said: 'I can go pay a dollar for a lunchabe and get more food in it. Schools are responsible for children while they're at school.'
  • Yuck: 83% of nation´s schools report more lunches dumped by kids

    10/13/2014 5:39:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner | 10/13/14 | Paul Bedard
    As school children continue to protest Michelle Obama’s push for healthier lunches by dumping their full trays into garbage bins, the nation’s school boards are joining in to demand that the Obama administration let them off the hook of serving the costly and tasteless meals. Armed with a national poll for National School Lunch Week, the National School Boards Association on Monday demanded that Washington address the “onerous requirements for federal school meal programs
  • Students, stomachs grumble over Michelle O’s menu

    10/08/2014 10:10:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | 10-08-2014 | Kyle Olson
    BURLEY, Idaho – Burley High School has seen a 25 percent decrease in participation since changes to the National School Lunch Program went into effect. Michelle Obama hand on student 337x244Those students now “bring sack lunches, dash off campus for fast food or skip the meal altogether,” according to the Times-News. “It was not edible. It was a greasy little hot pocket,” parent Steve Wells says. “When we were little, everything at school was homemade.” The school lunch “doesn’t taste as good,” student Ana Inzunza tells the paper. “It’s missing flavor and tastes plain.” “There are a lot of challenges,”...
  • School divisions not jumping at expanded free lunch program

    10/05/2014 5:28:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 5, 2014 | By ZACHARY REID
    A new federal program that makes free breakfast and lunch available to all students, no questions asked, has been slow to catch on in Virginia. Virginia first lady Dorothy McAuliffe has made wide acceptance of the program — known as the Community Eligibility Provision from the U.S. Department of Agriculture — a key component in her push to expand access to healthful foods to hungry Virginians. “There are 300,000 food-insecure children in Virginia, a number nobody can be comfortable with,” she said. “As a mom, to think about a hungry baby, school child, teenager, it’s very, very painful. … Food...
  • ‘Don’t be mad': Michelle O defends lunch rules in classroom broadcast

    09/28/2014 6:16:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 9/27/14 | Kyle Olson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – First Lady Michelle Obama took to the airwaves Friday in a Channel One interview beamed into thousands of school classrooms to an estimated 5 million students across America. The-First-Lady-on-Lunch-262x175The Hill reports: First lady Michelle Obama said it was “natural” that kids are “grumbling” over new requirements for schools to fill vending machines and lunch lines with healthier food, but that it would not deter her from improving child nutrition. According to a transcript provided on the Channel One website, Obama said, “I know kids are grumbling because they have to make changes. Trust me, my kids roll...
  • California R-I School Board considers lunch menus

    09/24/2014 2:01:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The California Democrat ^ | September 24, 2014 | By David Wilson
    The topics discussed by California R-I School Board at the Wednesday, Sept. 17, meeting included school lunch menus, the recent power surge/failure, sports participation and possible half-time entertainment The lunch menus were high on the list because of some recent social media comments and a few phone calls to school board members. Superintendent Dwight Sanders commented that the school cooks are doing their best to prepare meals which fall within the guidelines. An example given was if a cheese sauce is served with spaghetti, the guidelines will not allow a serving of bread, since that would be a second grain...
  • Director of Michelle O’s lunch program lobbies students in Illinois

    09/23/2014 11:36:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 9/23/14 | Kyle Olson
    PALATINE, IL – The Feds are so desperate to make their school lunch overhaul work, they’re going cafeteria to cafeteria to lobby students.USDA bureaucrat Audrey Rowe has that task and news cameras captured her attempting to persuade students that her idea of a good lunch should be their idea of a good lunch, too.Rowe, head of the “Healthy Lunch Initiative” and sidekick to First Lady Michelle Obama during the lobbying and passage of 2010’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, made an appearance at Palatine High School to serve lunches, with an extra helping of “enthusiasm,” according to Fox 32.But the latter didn’t...
  • Missouri, Alabama schools drop Michelle O’s lunch program

    09/17/2014 9:06:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | Victor Skinner
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – New federal school food regulations promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama are becoming a massive headache for many schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. And many, like Missouri’s Notre Dame Regional and Saxony Lutheran high schools, are taking matters into their own hands. Those schools and numerous others across the country are ditching the federal regulations and the funding that comes with them to save their cafeteria programs, which have experienced a nose-dive in sales and skyrocketing waste since the new rules were implemented in 2012. At Notre Dame, school officials turned to...
  • Meat-Free School Lunches Draw Ire of State Official

    09/09/2014 4:12:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | September 9, 2014
    Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is raising objections to a school district pilot program that encourages kids to eat meatless lunches once a week. The pilot program at the Drippings Springs School District offers meat-free lunch options every Monday to students in its three elementary schools. Students can still eat meaty meals on Mondays, but must bring their lunches from home. Among the food items offered to students this Monday were a black-bean burrito, vegetarian chili with cornbread, baby carrots and sliced peaches. On past Mondays, students could choose cheese sandwiches, cheese ravioli, spinach salad and vegetarian soups. John Crowley,...
  • More districts skipping meat on Mondays

    09/09/2014 4:08:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 9, 2014 | by Jill Tucker
    Mondays have become meat free in hundreds of school cafeterias across the Bay Area, a move praised by animal rights activists and environmentalists and condemned by the livestock industry for pushing politics into the lunch line. South San Francisco Unified joined the Meatless Monday movement this year, joining Oakland, West Contra Costa and several other districts that have adopted the campaign within the last few years. District officials say it's all about improving student nutrition and drawing attention to alternative sources of protein.
  • See Why This Kentucky School District Just Told Michelle Obama To Take Her Lunch Plan And Shove It

    08/14/2014 2:54:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 8/12/14 | B. Christopher Agee
    The promise of a significant influx of federal money was not enough to convince officials in one Kentucky school district to stick with the school lunch program endorsed by Michelle Obama. According to a Cincinnati Enquirer report, Fort Thomas Independent Schools will no longer be confined by the strict mandates set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act that went into effect earlier this year. Despite the fact that the district would receive hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to implement the regulations, administrators cite the fact that kids are not eating the resulting meals as their reason for dropping...
  • Ex-admirals, generals to defend Michelle Obama’s school lunch laws

    08/12/2014 3:28:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2014 | by Cheryl K. Chumley
    First lady Michelle Obama’s lunch room mandates for schools around the nation have now received a bit of a public relations boost from retired admirals and generals who say: They’re not a bad idea. Mission:Readiness — a consortium of about 500 retired and former members of the military who held high-ranking posts — is poised to “storm the Hill” when Congress comes back from break in hopes of persuading lawmakers to keep the first lady’s lunch room standards in operation, Politico reported. “We’re not going to retreat our way out of the problem,” said Lt. Gen. Normal Seip, who served...
  • Some schools may serve all students free breakfast and lunch

    07/26/2014 8:28:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    KY3-TV News ^ | July 24, 2014 | by Linda Russell
    HUMANSVILLE, Mo. - If you've ever tried to concentrate on an empty stomach, you know how much of a relief a new federal school lunch program may be for some families. In some low income areas, every student may be able to eat free breakfast and lunch. In Humansville, about 90% of the kids that go through the lunch line are already on free or reduced lunches. But the Community Eligibility Provision may now allow all Humansville students to get free breakfast and lunch. For many in the small town, it's likely a challenge to cover the grocery bill. "A...
  • Research Suggests Students Adjusting to New School Lunches

    07/23/2014 6:48:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | By KJ DELL'ANTONIA
    The updated standards released by the United States Department of Agriculture, which most schools put in effect over the 2012-13 school year, meant larger, faster changes to lunches nearly across the board. With the changes came news media reports of student complaints and food waste. A USA Today article in September 2012 described protests and boycotts from Kansas to Massachusetts. Those objections to the phase-in of the new standards are supported by the findings of two recent studies. Researchers asked school administrators and food-service providers whether students complained “at first” about the new lunches. Many did (56 percent of elementary...
  • New York to offer free lunch to all middle-school students

    07/14/2014 4:09:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Mineral Wells Index (TX) ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Henry Goldman
    New York's $75 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that began last week includes the first step toward offering free lunch for all 1.1 million students, expanding a program now reserved only for the city's poorest children. Starting in September, the city will spend an additional $6.25 million a year so that all 177,000 students in the sixth through eighth grades will qualify for free breakfast and lunch. By expanding the program, advocates seek to eliminate the shame and embarrassment that keep many children who qualify for the free lunches from receiving them.
  • School Officials Try Healthier Cafeteria Options

    07/14/2014 3:53:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 14, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO
    Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students. "I have my work cut out for me," said Sara Gasiorowski, who was among the roughly 6,500 people attending a conference for school nutrition professionals at the convention center. This fall, new requirements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will alter the makeup of school meals, calling for less sodium and more fruits and vegetables. Grain-based foods such as...
  • Hillary Called Obama ‘a Joke’ at Lunch With Pals: Book

    06/27/2014 1:28:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/27/14
    Hillary Rodham Clinton called President Obama “incompetent and feckless” and charged that he had “no hand on the tiller half the time,” during a boozy reunion with college pals, a new book claims. The scathing attacks came as the wine was flowing at a May 2013 dinner at Le Jardin Du Roi, a cozy French bistro near the Clinton family home in Westchester,
  • Michelle Obama Says She'll 'Fight Until the Bitter End' for Healthier School Lunch Standards

    06/12/2014 1:59:31 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 38 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | June 12, 2014 19:45 GMT | Darlene Superville, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama has turned her annual spring garden harvest into a plea for keeping healthier school lunch standards in place. Students who help plant the garden regularly return for the harvest. But on Thursday a few school nutrition directors also attended. A House bill due to be voted on soon would allow some schools to opt out of new standards that require more whole grains, fruits and vegetables in school lunches. The White House has threatened to veto the bill.
  • LA schools to launch new summer lunch program

    06/06/2014 3:19:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | June 6, 2014
    The Los Angeles Unified School District wants to disprove the old saying that there's no free lunch. The district on Thursday said it will serve free lunches through summer to children and the disabled at 317 school campuses along with 105 parks and recreation centers. District Director of Food Services David Binkle says he expects the program to dish out 4.5 million meals.
  • USDA chief blasts GOP attack on school lunch menus

    05/21/2014 3:08:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2014 | By Carolyn Lochhead
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack fired back Wednesday at Republican-led efforts to weaken nutrition guidelines in the federal school lunch program that were championed by first lady Michelle Obama and enacted in 2010 when Democrats ruled the House. Headlining the Organic Trade Association’s annual conference in Washington, Vilsack labeled as “outrageous” the GOP policy rider in the agriculture appropriations bill, and he urged the organic industry to fight back. The rider would let schools facing financial hardships in the lunch program opt out of the rules. School lunch administrators and some big food manufacturers oppose the nutrition requirements as too rigid...
  • Winner gets lunch with Karl Rove (Fly to DC for Lunch With Me!)

    05/16/2014 3:29:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Roanoke Free Press ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | By Valerie Garner
    Friend, The deadline to enter your name to win a lunch with me at the NRSC is almost here. We wanted to make sure you had heard about this opportunity before it was too late! The NRSC has graciously offered to fly one supporter to Washington for lunch with me. They’ll take care of your flight and where you stay. I'm looking forward to this opportunity. It’s always a treat to talk to another Republican, especially an active supporter like you. Enter your name with a donation of just $5 or more to the NRSC. Looking forward to hearing from...
  • New requirements for school food start in fall

    05/15/2014 12:00:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Cassville-Democrat (MO) ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Kayla Monahan
    New school food requirements are going into effect next year, attempting to make school meals healthier. The changes will affect four major areas. First, The Smart Snacks program requires that all sides must be served with something healthy. Second, the school will be required to meet the first target of reducing sodium. Third, all whole foods served must be whole-grain. This year, the requirements are half-and-half. Finally, breakfast must include fruit. This year, students are allowed to choose to refuse two items at lunch if they do not want it, and one at breakfast. New requirements say that they have...
  • Angry students snap photos of lunches, tell Michelle Obama: ‘You call this a [expletive] lunch?’

    04/07/2014 4:35:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 99 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    Students from around the nation have been taking to Twitter and other social media sites to post snapshot photos of their meager lunches — in some cases, a sad-looking sandwich with a carton of milk — and say to the first lady: Thanks a lot, Michelle Obama, for the rations. One wrote, next to a picture of a hot dog roll that seemed spread with tomato sauce and cheese, on a tray with three small cherry tomatoes and a carton of lower-fat milk: “You call this a [expletive] lunch? @BarackObama @MichelleObama,” The Blaze reported. And others were just as blunt...
  • Federal audit calls new school lunch rules a failure

    02/27/2014 8:21:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/27/14 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government’s changes to school lunch menus have been disastrous, causing problems for cafeterias trying to comply with the rules and leaving the menu so expensive or unpalatable that more than 1 million students have stopped buying lunch, according to a government audit released Thursday. One school district told federal investigators that it had to add unhealthy pudding and potato chips to its menu to meet the government’s minimum calorie requirements. Other school districts removed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from their elementary school menus. Five of the eight school districts surveyed by the Government Accountability Office, the official...
  • Failure to lunch: Biden cash-strapped during stop (Slow Joe comes up short)

    11/22/2013 9:37:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/22/13 | S.A. Miller
    The vice president went to pick up sandwiches Thursday for himself and President Obama but didn’t have enough money to pay the bill. Luckily, the veep doesn’t travel alone — he called on an aide, who reached into his pocket for a 10-spot so that Biden and his boss wouldn’t go hungry.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich is Racist, Says Portland School Official

    11/21/2013 11:11:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 129 replies
    http://www.thecollegefix.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | by Nathan Harden - Fix Editor
    Did you know that eating or even talking about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered racist? That’s right. Apparently, it’s because people in some cultures don’t eat sandwich bread. Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School in Portland explained in and interview with the Portland Tribune: “Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year,” the Tribune said. “What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” Gutierrez asked. “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything...
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Lunch

    11/20/2013 8:04:43 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    11-20-13
    "Transgender Day of Remembrance Lunch Join us as and discuss the challenges that the transgendered community faces in the workplace and society. Lunch is provided. This event is brought to you by the [comapanys named] PRIDE Network. Join now."
  • Mom fined $10 for lack of grains in kids' lunch

    11/19/2013 3:14:47 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 26 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2013 | KRISTEN ANNABLE
    WINNIPEG -- After sending her children to daycare with a lunch of roast beef, carrots and potatoes, Kristen Bartkiw was fed a $10 fine. The reason: An unbalanced meal. Despite the presence of a meat, vegetable, fruits and juice, the meal was missing a grain. The solution was to give the Rossburn, Man., school teacher a $10 fine and give her children Ritz Crackers as a supplement. "I don't blame the daycare," said Bartkiw, who was actually on the board of The Little Cub's Den when they decided to start fining parents. According to Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care...
  • Her child has to have DOCTORS NOTE to send a packed lunch to school.

    10/26/2013 9:28:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Momdot.com ^ | 10/ | staff
    What the wha??? Blogged By trisha haas 374 Comments I cannot tell you how hyped up I am at this note my friend Linda received today from her child’s school.Her child has to have DOCTORS NOTE to send a packed lunch to school.And does anyone notice the irony in the “health coordinator” and enforcement of no bagged lunches?(pic used w/ permission from linda) 
  • Clarke schools opt out of new all-free school lunch program (GA)

    07/25/2013 8:33:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Online Athens ^ | July 25, 2013 | by Lee Shearer
    Clarke County public schools will take a pass on a new free-lunch-for-all federal program, at least for now. Under the “Healthy, Hunger-free Kids” act of 2010, school districts with high levels of students who qualify for free or reduced lunchroom prices can opt to offer free lunches to all students this year. The Clarke County School District easily qualifies. Since 2003, the percent of pupils in Clarke schools who qualify for free or reduced lunch has jumped from 64 percent in 2003 to 82 percent as of 2013. If Clarke entered the all-free-lunch program, schools and parents would no longer...
  • Indiana school district loses $300K because students refuse to buy first lady’s healthy meals

    07/12/2013 4:43:54 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 38 replies
    “I’ve had a lot of complaints, especially with the little guys,” Linda Wireman, a food service director for North White School Corp., told JCOnline. “They get a three-quarters cup of vegetables, but if it’s something they don’t like, it goes down the garbage disposal. So there are a lot of complaints they’re going home hungry.”
  • A Mogul Comes to Lunch, and He Doesn’t Hold His Tongue

    05/30/2013 9:40:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/29/13 | JODI RUDOREN
    JERUSALEM — Sheldon G. Adelson is perhaps best known as a conservative casino mogul who spent tens of millions of dollars last year trying to defeat President Obama. But he is a larger-than-life lightning rod in Israel, too. He owns the largest-circulation newspaper here, a right-leaning tabloid which he calls “fair and balanced” but which some competitors denounce as speeding the decline of good journalism. He has sprinkled $200 million across the state’s hospitals, museums and universities. He is married to an Israeli, and close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Horror as Bear on a Bike EATS a Monkey at the End of Sick Circus Cycle Race

    05/08/2013 11:59:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    A monkey was mauled by a bear after a disturbing circus stunt went wrong. A video has emerged online of two monkeys and a black bear being forced to ride bicycles around a track in front of a large crowd. After two laps of the track, one of the monkeys crash and the bear then attacks it as it lies stuck under the bicycle.ok The gruesome video is believed to have been shot at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park, in China, which has hit the headlines in the past for its 'Wild Animal Olympics'. In the video, the audience can...
  • Obama Declines Lunch w/ GOP Senators 'cuz He Didn't Have His Royal Tester There!

    03/15/2013 2:15:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    NOT a joke... Yesterday Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) described an event she hosted: served at a working lunch with Obama on Capitol Hill, the menu came from her home state's University of Maine, inc. a recipe for healthy lobster salad/blueberry pie/etc that Collins pointed-out fit Moochelle's healthy food initiative guidelines- alas, Obama could only look 'longingly' at it, as he didn't have a 'taster' present.  She pointed-out directly to him that all present in the room were 'tasters', and if it was poisoned or something they'd have all already 'keeled over'... yet -after stating 'you have better food than the Democrats...
  • Soda, candy out under USDA's proposed school snack rules

    02/01/2013 1:11:38 PM PST · by illiac · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/1/13 | Elise Viebeck
    The Obama administration proposed regulations Friday that would prohibit U.S. schools from selling unhealthy snacks. The 160-page regulation from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) would enact nutrition standards for "competitive" foods not included in the official school meal. In practice, the proposed rules would replace traditional potato chips with baked versions and candy with granola. Regular soda is out, though high-schoolers may have access to diet versions. "Although nutrition standards for foods sold at school alone may not be a determining factor in children's overall diets, they are critical to providing children with healthy food options throughout the entire school...
  • Obama gut-busting inauguration lunch menu tops 3,000 calories

    01/21/2013 12:04:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/21/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The ceremonial lunch President Obama and his former congressional colleagues are eating Monday tops out at 3,000 calories, according to a website that has tallied up the luxurious menu of lobster, bison and apple pie. HealthyFoodRecipe.net posted the full menu, complete with its calorie count, and said it was “unsatisfactory” to see such an unhealthy spread, given first lady Michelle Obama’s push for healthier eating. She has come under fire for the high-calorie counts of some of the state dinners she’s hosted at the White House, but other nutritionists have given her a pass, saying indulging on special occasions is...