Children Say Mrs. Obama’s Lunches Taste Like Vomit
So, apparently the first lady’s new meals in schools taste like vomit. This is according to students in a rural Kentucky county. Just add it to the list of other school districts that have begun to scorn the new healthy lunches that Michelle Obama has touted so much.
According to Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley, children are complaining that “They taste like vomit”. Nothing makes you want to run out and jump in a cafeteria line quite like that.
Their complaints include everything from the brown wheat bread offered to the new low fat or skim milk. There are now calory caps on all food that children are to consume in school: 850 for high school lunches, 700 for middle school lunches, and 650 calories for kids in elementary school.
Parents are concerned that their children cannot learn while they are hungry. The children who can afford to purchase a second lunch are allowed, however it is the children on free or reduced price lunches that are concerning school boards. The lunches consist of minimum amounts of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains, and only one serving of meat or protein. Carbohydrates, such as potatoes or pasta, are limited to just a single serving of three-fourths of a cup per student.
Across the country students and parents are voicing their distaste for Mrs. Obama’s new healthier lunches. First, you could choose to pack your child’s lunch. I do it every single morning and have for the last 8 years. I don’t want my son eating the school lunches and the lines are too long for him to wait in. Second, nothing turns a child off from eating healthy than bad tasting food. They need to find a way to make the lunches tasty and healthy. Now there’s a real challenge!