**Bumped Up From TAM Wire. Posted By dennisl59**
First you starve the pupils in the lunchroom and then you feed them crap in the classroom…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to combat the onslaught of paltry school lunch photos being posted by students on social media by publishing some of their own.
Call it an attempt to win the PR battle as the skimpy, disgusting school lunches appearing on Facebook and Twitter continue to turn the stomachs of students and parents alike.
“We have all seen those unappetizing photos of food served at school that quickly go viral. A lonesome whole wheat bun atop a sad fish fillet; a mysterious-looking meat mixture served next to an apple,” writes Deborah Kane, national director of the USDA Farm to School Program on the department’s blog.
….Public Schools Food Service Coordinator Jim Gehlhoff admitted the lunch “concerns us,” but added that it might not actually be as bad as it looks.
“Poor lighting and food presentation make this lunch unappealing,” he said in a statement released to the media.
Kane writes in her blog titled “Photo-Worthy Meals:”
It’s natural to ask, “Is this what they serve for lunch!?”
No, it’s really not.
In my ideal world, the Internet would be abuzz with photos like the one…also a school lunch featuring a fish fillet, taken at Samuel J. Green Charter School in New Orleans….
…meanwhile, students continue to bring attention to the lunches being served in their school cafeterias….
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