You do get that good nutrition leads to good health and proper weight, and reduces medical costs for everyone, and that childhood is the best time to get people on the right track, right?
Of all the nonsensical things people insult this president and his wife about, this one (pardon the expression) takes the cake.
Are these kids now disallowed from bringing their own stuff for lunch to school in addition to being held hostage to a reduced calorie lunch of food they don't even want to eat? Whatever happened to the concept of a "growing child" in regards to extra food needs? When I was in high school there was a Steak & Shake right across the road you could go to at lunch if you wanted something different. Yeah, there's some kids who are porkers, but if you are going to restrict what the school serves, you should still let them bring bagged lunch from home instead. Now even banned food items are contraband at school? Get writ up for it? Have it affect one's grades or some other part of their school record? Nasty notes home to parents? So far I've not heard anything about it here, but I guess it's in force already here too? Sometimes mine takes a sandwich, sometimes buys her lunch, I'll have to ask her later what she knows of this. Her usual trick is to come home from school open a 500 calorie can of chili with beans, add a few hundred calories of cheddar cheese on top and then crumble about 150 calories of saltines on it. Now I think I know why she comes home hungry! She's not a porker either, she's 13, weighs about 115-120 and is 5'5" already.
Starve your own kids Michelle if you must, but leave our kids alone! Also tell your husband to get his nose out of our doctor's business too!! Go back to the ghetto and organize something there instead, maybe they'll appreciate it more.
What the hell's the matter with these Obama's? Their arrogance seems to know no bounds!!
" The new restrictions were mandated by
the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, signed into law during the
lame-duck period of the last Congress in December 2010.
Now that the rules have come
into effect for the new school year, many are concerned that some
adolescents are being denied the quantities of food they need. Student
athletes can burn through as many as 5,000 calories a day - but they
are still entitled to no more than 850 calories for their lunch. Because many children refuse to eat
the fruit and veg they are required to accept, some are eating
significantly less than the mandated 850 calories for high-schoolers,
which goes to 650 for those in elementary school. One middle-schooler in South Dakota told KELOland: 'I know a lot of my friends who are just drinking a jug of milk for their lunch. And they are not getting a proper meal.'A
school principal estimated that his cafeteria 'threw away four boxes of
peaches' at the beginning of the year after seeing most students refuse
to eat the fruit even when it was placed on their trays."
Peaches tossed? I'd have eaten the peach when I was in school, but after sprinkling sugar over it, or dipping in sugar between bites.