food in trash

Really, is anyone surprised?

Via Washington Times: Federal audit calls new school lunch rules a failure

The federal government’s changes to school lunch menus have been disastrous, causing problems for cafeterias trying to comply with the rules and leaving the menu so expensive or unpalatable that more than 1 million students have stopped buying lunch, according to a government audit released Thursday.

One school district told federal investigators that it had to add unhealthy pudding and potato chips to its menu to meet the government’s minimum calorie requirements. Other school districts removed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from their elementary school menus.

Cafeterias regularly reported finding fruits and vegetables, which they are required to serve, ending up in trash cans. Although no studies have been completed, the government has found an increase in what it calls plate waste in some districts….

After the standards went into effect in the 2012-13 school year, the GAO said, the number of students buying school lunches — which had been on a steady increase — dropped by a total of 1.2 million students….

“Some of the stuff we had to offer, they wouldn’t eat,” Superintendent Gary Lewis in Catlin, Ill., told The Associated Press last year. “So you sit there and watch the kids, and you know they’re hungry at the end of the day, and that led to some behavior and some lack of attentiveness”….

But looks like Mooch will continue with her annoying and intrusive national “I need to watch over your shoulder as you eat” campaign.

Via CNS News:

Because we are all, apparently, too stupid to figure out the food labels.


Paul Campos: New Republic — There Is No Childhood Obesity Epidemic — So stop applauding Michelle Obama for reducing it!

CNN: Peanut butter, garlic bread back on school plates

Hollywood Reporter: Michelle Obama to Appear on ‘Parks and Recreation’

Investor’s Business Daily: U.S. toddlers are slimming down; Obama White House credits itself

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  1. Alain41 says:

    I normally am against PR showboat Congressional resolutions like, The Dodo is the official bird of the U.S. Congress. But I propose one in this case; Congress should pass a resolution that the Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich is the official sandwich of the U.S. and shall be served in public schools.

  2. Pat_S says:

    That speech was incredibly patronizing. I looked at the proposed new labels. The hopelessly confused idiots Michelle described won’t understand the new labels any better than the old ones.

    I am in favor of labeling. The food industry fought standardized labeling arguing variously that they couldn’t afford it and it would tip off competitors about their recipes. They did, however, want to make unsubstantiated nutrition claims about their products such as “low in saturated fats”.

    The best course is to stay away from processed foods. Americans didn’t eat much in the way of processed food until the 1960’s. Once the population turns to commercially prepared food, regulation is inevitable. The first food regulation laws go back to the 13th century regulating the sale of commercially prepared bread and ale. Buyer beware is not a good thing when it comes to what we eat.

    I have often put a box back on the shelf after reading the labels. I don’t find them confusing. I don’t think the newly added information is that helpful though. I’m not sure how accurate the information on the labels is but it’s better than nothing.

  3. sandyl says:

    Oh my gosh I had NO idea that eating more than 1/2 cup of ice cream could make me fat because i am consuming more calories. I thought that since i ate it one teaspoon at a time that the calories would be cut in half. Thanks Moochelle! Oh and please tell me if i want to cross the street, but a car is coming should i cross? Oh I’m soooo confused, please come hold my hand Mooch.

  4. ancientwrrior says:

    Another instance of the government (those who know best), shoving their crap down our throats against our will. The kids know better what they like, and have regurgitated all this (good for you) stuff right back up into the trash cans. We still have choices and will not be force fed this stuff, regardless of what Queen Mooshell says. As to any new labeling, what a costly waste. When I shop for food items, I choose what tastes good to me and the hell with what the labeling says. I will NOT comply with their edicts to consume this or that because it is GOOD for you. Go pound sand and stay the hell out of my life!

  5. Kitten says:

    This is just more waste (like the unsavory lunches thrown in the garbage) of taxpayer money. Question: Do these jackals ever have a single independent thought? Now Mooch has her own TOTUS II? This is what happens when you can’t keep the lies and deception straight, while trying to starve the children in school. When the gubmint run media ferrets leave the WH, you know she’s knocking back the Cokes, Doritos, and cheesecake. Yeah, ain’t nobody stoopid, Mooch.

  6. Mutnodjmet says:

    The week after my son’s school implemented the program, my son begged me to start making lunch again (I had stopped, because he actually liked the food at school). “It’s not tasty anymore, mom.” he said. I have done so ever since.

  7. Alain41 says:

    Speaking of School Rules getting a Grade of F minus; a fire alarm went off at a Minn. school, so all the students were evacuated. One 14 yr. old girl, who was in the pool, couldn’t get to her clothes in her locker so she went outside wet in her swimsuit. There is a school rule against letting students into teacher’s cars, so she shivered for 10 minutes in the cold though other students surrounded her and gave her a sweatshirt for her feet etc. She now has been diagnosed with frostbite in her feet. Zero tolerance school rules have so scared everyone that no one makes common sense decisions anymore.

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