Michelle starving school children

@Fatcat44 (1142)
United States
September 28, 2012 3:39pm CST
My child, and my wife who works at the school are being starved from the school lunch program. Yesterday, the meal was crackers and cheese. You got it, crackers and cheese. My daughter was able to purchase a sandwich for an additional $1.50. This nutritious school meals is looking more like a starvation diet. It is getting ridiculous. I feel like calling up the superintendent and demanding my $1.50 back fro the sandwich. Crackers and cheese, with a small vegetable. Have you schools started the same program? Is anyone else seeing this. It came up in Mark Levin's radio show, so it looks like it may be a common concern.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
28 Sep 12
I dont know where you live but in our schools you dont buy food, you bring your own. They do have programs for children who cant afford food but that is abused and they are trying to get rid of them. We use to have lunch days once a month you paid for the food which was fast food crap. If your so disastified stop paying for the lunch, and send a bagged lunch.
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@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
29 Sep 12
It's been about 3 years since we started homeschooling, but before that my son went to regular public school. The lunches were like $3 and total crap. Pizza and fries. no vegetables, when fruit was served it was 1 orange slice. Every day he'd come home hungry. The junk doesn't keep kids filled. A super smaller lunch like the one above doesn't either though. Schools need to serve health meals, that give kids e every, stay away from junk food and give the correct portion size for the kid size.
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@Rollo1 (16726)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Sep 12
The new guidelines are 600 calories for elementary school, 750 calories for middle school and 800 calories for high school. Here's a humorous video made by some high school kids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IB7NDUSBOo Some high schoolers are planning to boycott their school cafeterias. As one kid in NJ said "I'm not fat, so why am I being starved because some other kid is fat?" The USDA's answer to hungry kids is for parents to pack them a snack. Sure, send a snack with your kid only to have the principal inspect it, seize his twinkies and smash them in front of the other students as a lesson in healthy eating. Then they send the child protective people out to inspect your pantry and see just how many unhealthy foods you buy. As the schools have been serving more of the healthy foods that all the 40 and 50 year old people want to eat but that teens don't want to eat, more and more food is ending up in the trash, uneaten. Parents are being ripped off by paying more for less and paying for food their kids won't eat. The only way to fight it may be to have each and every kid in each and every school bring a lunch from home. No more paying $3 for food that doesn't satisfy them. No more allowing the government to decide what people eat.
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• United States
28 Sep 12
Well, your kid must be fat and therefore can't make the right decisions when it comes to food choices. Sarcasm mode turned off. I know that a lot of kids are feeling the hunger pains of the stupid lunch program by B.O.'s mama. At least Laura Bush was a teacher and wanted to help kids read more, Moochelle is a lawyer and wants to pass laws on what you can and cannot eat. Meanwhile, food is going up in price at the grocery store so even if your kids get starved at school you'll get gouged at the checkout line. It's stupid, offer healthy choices and have the funding to do so. It's not that hard, its just that nobody wants to make it happen.
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
28 Sep 12
Wow that is awful, I would be upset about that too. They still serve pretty decent lunches at my kid's schools these days but they did raise the prices. It is $2.50 a day at my son's elementary school and at the High School is $3.50 for three kids to buy lunches at school could break us. I let them buy occasionally but mostly they pack because it costs so much.
@andy77e (5170)
• United States
30 Sep 12
Yet another reason to not send your kids to government run schools.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
29 Sep 12
The kids that I've talked to are not happy with the new menus or the new prices. Most schools here have removed vending machines or changed the contents to "healthy food and drink". No more soda or candy. I don't know if it's true, but I have heard of a school who inspects lunches brought from home, and if they are not deemed "healthy", they are confiscated and the child is forced to buy a meal in the cafeteria. Now that is just wrong in so many ways.
@dragon54u (31340)
• United States
29 Sep 12
Did Congress vote on this? Who gave her carte blanche to interfere with state education systems and dictate their menu? I'm honestly asking here, I've read a bit about this issue but not why the schools are going along with it-is it a law now or what? I see a lot of people are suggesting taking a lunch and I agree. I always packed my kids' lunches because the school served fast food crap. When I was a child they actually cooked for us and now they truck it all in pre-cooked. I would make a stink about that lunch and call everyone I could--the consumer fraud department, the school board, my congressman, child welfare services. That is ridiculous and an good example of a grossly unbalanced meal! Fats and carbs with some calcium thrown in---what were they thinking?! With their college degrees and years of experience they don't know that the brain needs lots of protein to work properly?! Solution is to take lunch then sue the lunch police for invasion of privacy, search without a warrant and anything else we can think of.
• United States
29 Sep 12
wow.i've never heard of a lunch that bad. they sure have changed since i was a lunchlady a few years ago.they were giving them candy and soda with their lunch.i was shocked.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
29 Sep 12
I think there's nothing wrong with the thought of it, perhaps people are just not accustomed to it for now, but soon they'll adjust. Here in my country, meals are not provided for teachers and students. They provide their own - it makes a good venue for mothers to prepare meals for their kids, so mothers know if the food the kids are eating are healthy or not. Further, I think it's better than way than for the government to not be able to afford expenses in schools, right? Have a great mylot experience ahead!