Kudos to the kid who took a picture of this school “Munchable,” igniting a firestorm of outrage by parents. Michelle Obama has gotten away with starving your kids for years. It’s an effort that has nothing to do with nutrition and everything to do with control. It’s time more parents got involved at school and help bring this absurdity to an end.
Angry parents in Chickasha complain their kids aren’t getting enough to eat at school. The Holton family says the meal the district calls a “Munchable” is ridiculous and family members say it needs to change.
The meal that daughter Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of Monday consists of lunch meat, a couple crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower. Schools in Chickasha serve it every other week.
Kaytlin says it’s especially problematic for her because the 17-year-old is eating for two. She’s pregnant with a little girl on the way.
“It makes me want to take that and take it to the Superintendent and tell him to eat it for lunch,” she said.
Kaytlin’s father Vince Holton says the $3 meal is not good enough for any student, much less one eight months pregnant.
“I can go pay a dollar for a lunchabe and get more food in it,” he said.
The school district says there are more options on Munchable day such as milk, beans and pears, but Superintendent David Cash agrees there’s a problem. He says it’s thanks to federal regulations to fight childhood obesity, which limit calories per meal based on a student’s age.