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  • 'The district nutritionist should be fired': Minnesota high school is blasted after photos of ...

    09/21/2019 4:11:24 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 112 replies
    dm ^ | 9/21/2019 | matthew wright
    A teenage student put her Minnesota High School on blast in a viral Facebook post showing her abysmal school lunch, outraging fellow students and parents alike. Maryn Holler, a student at Apollo High School in St. Cloud, shared photos of her disheartening meal in a September 13 post that has been shared more than a 1000 times and has received more than a 1000 reacts. The meal consists of what appears to be a hot dog bun covered in cheese with a pile of carrots and a small container of apple sauce.
  • Austin ISD encourages more parents not to pack a lunch to improve school meals

    09/04/2019 11:33:42 AM PDT · by bgill · 60 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 4, 2019 | Chris Davis
    If fewer kids bring lunch from home, Austin ISD says it can improve the quality of ingredients it uses to prepare breakfast and lunch across the entire district. Wednesday, the district’s food truck hit the road for the first time this school year. Its first stop is McCallum High School, where students will have the option of grass-fed burgers, among other bites. The nutrition and food services department is working toward a goal of using only grass-fed beef in every school cafeteria, plus organic produce and milk. But in order to do that, it needs more students to eat the...
  • With Trump rollback, school lunch could get more white bread

    05/02/2019 5:46:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2019 | Candice Choi
    Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints about taste and costs, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole grains. The cafeteria directors who lobbied for the change say they just want greater flexibility to serve foods like white bread — which are more processed and have less fiber — when whole grains don’t work. In Vermont, the relaxed rule means white rice will be served with beans again. In Oregon, macaroni and cheese may return. And in South Dakota, students may notice...
  • Trump gives the hook to 'nasty, rotty' school cafeteria food

    12/08/2018 3:34:26 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8,2018 | Monica Showalter
    Horrors! Bad food. That kids like. Including all that highly recommended carby stuff still sitting there at the bottom of the government's food pyramid. The press is yelling 'fat people' and all that, imagining that lefty-union-controlled school authorities around the country are just itching to put refined flour and white sugar in front of the young 'uns, alongside chocolate milk. Tortillas, maybe, given the high numbers of Mexican kids (but don't dare serve them to a Honduran!), yet the reality is, the Trump administration is giving school districts some school choice in how to handle the food situation for the...
  • Making School Lunch Edible Again

    01/10/2018 9:41:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2018 | Kerri Toloczko
    For years after Michelle Obama’s ironically named Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, students at Penn-Trafford High School in Harrison City, Pennsylvania staged an accidental trash can rebellion. As in many districts, waste management companies were the only winners as students dumped lunch into the garbage. For this school year, Penn-Trafford High School instead tossed Mrs. Obama’s school lunch plan and now President Trump is doing the same on a national scale. As with any policy created by coercive utopians to control personal choices, nothing about the Obama plan made sense. Kids, parents and school districts hated it, and its...
  • TRUMP DUMPS Hated Michelle Obama School Lunch Fiasco – Chocolate Milk Is Back!

    12/02/2017 9:22:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 2, 2017 | by Jim Hoft
    The Trump administration is ending yet another of Michelle Obama’s hated, overly strict school lunch rules by bringing chocolate milk back to school lunch menus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced a new rule set to take effect on July 1 after the period of public comment. The new rule relaxes sodium limits and Obama’s whole-grain requirements. The rule will also allow milk with one percent fat back on the menu, ABC News reported. “Schools need flexibility in menu planning so they can serve nutritious and appealing meals,” Perdue said this week. “Schools want to offer food that...
  • Record 73.3% of School Lunches Served in FY16 Were Free or Reduced Price

    09/12/2017 8:34:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 12, 2017 | 10:57 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Of the 5,052,222,946 school lunches served in Fiscal Year 2016, 73.3 percent of them — the highest percentage on record — were either free or reduced price meals, according to data posted on September 8, 2017 by the Agriculture Department’s Food and Nutrition Service. Free lunches comprised two-thirds (66.6 percent) of all lunches served in that school year; and reduced-price lunches comprised 6.7 percent. Students paid full price for the remaining 26.7 percent in Fiscal 2016, the latest year for which data is available. (FY 2016 covers the 12-month period beginning in Oct. 2015 and running through Sept. 2016. It...
  • “Nasty and Rotty” The Retro FLOTUS Friday edition

    08/11/2017 5:11:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-11-17 | MOTUS
    I know it’s FLOTUS Friday…but Deep In the Heart of Texas linked this yesterday: Michelle Obama's 'nasty, rotty' school lunch guru busted for corruption  Michelle Obama praised Binkle for his newly reformed school lunch program, which nominally imposed his rarefied chef tastes of quinoa, pad thai, black bean burgers, and other chi-chi nouvelle cuisine as a substitute for tacos, burgers, and corn dogs favored by children across the vast multi-ethnic school district.  In reality, they were overcharging, overbilling, and under-delivering, with the food turning out to be basically slop.  It probably didn't help that it was public employee unions executing...
  • Man Who Advised Michelle Obama on Inedible School Lunches Arrested For Defrauding Lunch Program

    08/10/2017 3:08:55 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Los Angeles, CA – David Binkle is a chef and one of the architects behind Michelle Obama’s inedible lunches. He was recently arrested for defrauding the school lunch program and is facing up to 13 years in prison if convicted. L.A. Times reports: David Binkle was hailed as a pioneer among school nutrition advocates for accomplishing a near-herculean task – using produce and meats provided by local growers to greatly reduce the number of fatty meals served in the nation’s second-largest school district. The initiatives won the district numerous awards, drew praise from then-First Lady Michelle Obama as she led...
  • Food guru who brought healthier meals to L.A. schools charged with mishandling district funds

    08/09/2017 2:38:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08 August 2017 | By James Queally
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  • Official Who Met With Michelle Obama at WH Indicted for Stealing School Lunch Funds

    08/09/2017 12:47:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 8, 2017 | by Elizabeth Harrington
    A Los Angeles food services director who was invited to the White House by former First Lady Michelle Obama to share his tips for getting kids to eat healthy has been indicted for stealing $65,000 in public funds. David Binkle, a chef who served as the director of food services for Los Angeles Unified School District until he was fired in 2015, was charged last week with multiple counts of embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest, forgery, and perjury. In 2014, Binkle traveled to the White House for a nutrition roundtable with Mrs. Obama. Binkle bragged that he...
  • Official Who Met With Michelle Obama at WH Indicted for Stealing School Lunch Funds

    08/08/2017 2:34:01 PM PDT · by ptsal · 56 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 08, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A Los Angeles food services director who was invited to the White House by former First Lady Michelle Obama to share his tips for getting kids to eat healthy has been indicted for stealing $65,000 in public funds.David Binkle, a chef who served as the director of food services for Los Angeles Unified School District until he was fired in 2015, was charged last week with multiple counts of embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest, forgery, and perjury, the L.A. Times reported.In 2014, Binkle traveled to the White House for a nutrition roundtable with Mrs. Obama.
  • Lunch ladies praise Trump roll back of Michelle O food rules: ‘A good thing for schools’

    06/23/2017 10:10:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Education Action Group News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Victor Skinner
    President Trump is making school lunches great again, or at least a lot better than they were during the Obama administration. Food service directors are applauding recent changes to federal school food regulations imposed on schools as part of Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity. […] Regulations imposed through the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act put strict limitations on calories, fat, sugar, salt, and other elements of foods served in public schools that participate in the national school lunch or breakfast programs. …
  • Trump’s FDA just took another swipe at Michelle Obama’s food legacy

    06/13/2017 10:19:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2017 | By Caitlin Dewey
    After sustained lobbying from the packaged food and beverage industry, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday an indefinite delay in the launch of Nutrition Fact labels that were intended to help Americans eat more healthfully. The labels, championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama, were supposed to add a special line for “added sugars” and emphasize calorie content in large, bold text. They had been scheduled for rollout in July 2018, with a one-year extension for smaller manufacturers. The delay is the latest reversal of the Obama administration’s nutrition reforms under Trump. On April 27, the FDA also delayed...
  • When there's no school lunches, food vans help fill the gap

    06/04/2017 4:50:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | June 4, 2017 | Allison Colburn
    Operation Food Search is launching an expanded summer program this week, providing free meals to children under the age of 18 who would normally eat breakfast and lunch at school. Some of the meals will come from food truck-like vans. Starting Monday and continuing through Aug. 11, program leaders plan to distribute more than 100,000 meals to hungry children in St. Louis and St. Louis County, exceeding last year’s record. The summer program, now in its sixth year, has grown from providing 5,000 meals in 2012, Executive Director Sunny Schaefer said....
  • Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

    05/12/2017 7:38:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 55 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2017 | Darlene Superville
    Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up "eating crap" instead.
  • Michelle Obama on Trump rollback: ‘Think about why someone is okay with your kids eating crap’

    05/12/2017 6:58:57 PM PDT · by blackbetty59 · 94 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2017 | Caitlin Dewey
    A fiery Michelle Obama vigorously defended the healthy eating initiative that was her biggest legacy as First Lady on Friday, telling a public health summit in Washington D.C. that something was “wrong” with an administration that did not want to give consumers nutrition information or teach children to eat healthily. “We gotta make sure we don’t let anybody take us back,” Obama said. “This is where you really have to look at motives, you know. You have to stop and think, why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you?
  • 'What is wrong with you?' Michelle Obama savages Trump's gutting of her legacy

    05/12/2017 1:39:57 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 126 replies
    The Guardian via MSN.com ^ | 5/12/2017 | David Smith
    Michelle Obama has made her strongest political intervention since leaving the White House, stating bluntly at a health conference: “Think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap.” One of the former first lady’s signature legacies was an effort to reduce childhood obesity. Earlier this month, Donald Trump’s administration froze regulations that would cut sodium and increase whole grains served in school meals. -- snip -- The 53-year-old demanded: “And why is that a partisan issue? Why would that be political? What is going on? You know, now that’s up to moms. Moms, think about this. I don’t...
  • Michelle Obama on kids complaining about school meals: 'We are the adults in the room'

    05/12/2017 11:38:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2017 | by Kimberly Leonard
    Former first lady Michelle Obama on Friday bashed critics who complain that kids don't like the healthier food served under the school meal changes implemented during the Obama administration. "How about we not let kids completely guide everything?" she said, speaking at the annual summit on childhood obesity for the Partnership for a Healthier America. "How about we stop asking kids how they feel about their food? Kids, my kids included, if they could eat pizza and french fries every day with ice cream on top and a soda, they would think they were happy, until they got sick. "That...
  • No cut in salt, fewer grains: Gov't eases school meal rules

    05/01/2017 5:13:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    MSN AP ^ | May 1, 2017
    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Schools won't have to cut more salt from meals just yet and some will be able to serve kids fewer whole grains, under changes to federal nutrition standards announced Monday. The move by the Trump administration partially rolls back rules championed by former first lady Michelle Obama as part of her healthy eating initiative. As his first major action in office, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the department will delay an upcoming requirement to lower the amount of sodium in meals while continuing to allow waivers for regulations that all grains on the lunch line must...