Monday, September 24, 2012

Those Crazy School Lunches Again

It's not that we are picking on the First Lady and her lunch rules, but Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining that they are simply not getting enough to eat each day.

The new school lunch menu regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama is getting more complaints everyday.

Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations and they are preparing themselves for
an all-out revolt.
With the new regulations the lunches have increased in price, up to 25 cents per more per plate.

Some students are throwing away their vegetables while others are working the black market.
In New Bedford, Massachusetts, students have created a black market - for chocolate syrup, smuggling in bottles of it and selling it by the squeeze.
Nancy Carvalho, director of food services for New Bedford Public Schools said that hummus and black bean salads have been tough sells in elementary cafeterias. 
Government officials are pointing the blame on the students.
"One thing I think we need to keep in mind as kids say they're still hungry is that many children aren't used to eating fruits and vegetables at home, much less at school. So it's a change in what they are eating. If they are still hungry, it's that they are not eating all the food that's being offered," USDA Deputy Undersecretary Janey Thornton said.
Ms. Thornton blames the students for not accepting the force feeding of the new diet.

Well, you can lead, threaten or force a horse to water, but you can't make them drink.