These Parents Have Had Enough, Now They’re Standing Up to Michelle Obama
October 17, 2014 12:09pm PST
Schools’ cafeteria lunches have always set a grimace on the American youths’ face when mentioned, but Michelle Obama has taken her Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act overreach to a new level of disappointment.
THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is Michelle Obama’s $3 solution to feeding the hunger of our children, no matter the physical shape they are in.
This meal was particularly offensive to the Holten family in Chichasha, Oklahoma, who are claiming that these lunches (called Munchables) that meet Michelle Obama’s new regulations don’t provide enough food for the kids to eat healthy.
This meal consists of a serving of deli meat, two packages of crackers, two pieces of cauliflower, and a single slice of cheese. Really? That provides four hours of energy? That’s what goes into my preschoolers’ snack box.
“I can go pay a dollar for a Lunchable and get more food in it,” father Vince Holten told KOKH-TV (H/T Western Journalism).
The Shelton’s daughter Kaytlin faces a second hunger-hurdle: This 17-year-old is eight months pregnant while still choosing to attend classes.
“It makes me want to take that and take it to the Superintendent and tell him to eat it for lunch,” she said.
The regulations have no room for deviation, however. Whether you are a mother-to-be or participate in the sports that generate desperately needed revenue for the schools, you only need about 800 calories while on campus.
Superintendent David Cash sides with the Shelton’s and families like them, voicing a concern for the demographic Mrs. Obama’s legislation is aimed to protect:
“You’ve got in some cases little kids that they’re only two meals are breakfast and lunch at school and they’re getting, you know, a grand total of 1100 calories. That’s not enough,” he said.
Even Asst. State Superintendent for Child Nutrition Joanie Hildenbrand is concerned that despite the meager meal size, much of Obama’s food goes untouched.
h/t: Conservative Tribune
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