( - promoted by Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno)
Michelle Obama has become the 'lunch lady' from hell....
The stories are popping up all over the country. Student body after student body complaining about the new lunch menus mandated by the Department of Agriculture and Michelle Obama.
In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama.
In the state of Kansas:
Pockets of protest seem to be coming from districts that once ignored calorie maximums, said Cheryl Johnson, director of child nutrition and wellness for the Kansas Department of Education.
Until this fall, districts that opted to spend more could supplement standard school lunches, serving larger portion sizes and offering extra servings of entrees, breads and other high-calorie items.
"Some schools were providing excess food, above the requirements and the nutrition guidelines," Johnson said. "That's the reason we're seeing some comments and protests.
So we have a problem of sorts here: our schools, who are tasked with educating our children, are finding it difficult to teach the kids when they are so hungry. The 'Department of Education' vs The 'Department of Agriculture' so to speak.
|What I find appalling is that Michelle Obama and The Department of Agriculture are obsessed with using our children, due simply to the fact that they are in public schools, as guinea pigs in this battle to build a better population of humans. And, as is typical of government programs, it comes at a higher cost. Many of the lunch programs implemented are 20 to 25 cents per plate more expensive, and yet they leave students hungry at the end of the day.
Despite the fact that the new regulations have increased the cost of a lunch 20 to 25 cents per plate, it's not pleasing students.
Some are throwing away their vegetables while others are adapting to the rules by becoming industrious. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, students have created a black market - for chocolate syrup.
Children sneaking food into the schools to sell to their friends! This is appalling and embarrassing.
I want to call this program 'rationing', but generally rationing is done in order to maintain a balance when food is in shortage. There is no shortage here in the USA. We have more food than any country on earth, yet our leaders feel compelled to place restrictions upon the people. I think even the supreme leader of North Korea would allow his people to eat as much as they wanted if the food was available. I have never heard of intentional rationing of food during times when food was readily available. This is unprecedented!
This is the perfect example of the problem with government. The government finds a problem to fix, it makes rules changes, it implements those changes at a higher cost, the people reject those changes, the resources go to waste, and the problem remains. Anyone asking to remove to remove the obvious failing program will be labelled as 'wanting to kill children'. The program stays forever along with its federal bureaucracy and budget, and everyone suffers.
I am tempted to call it the 'redistribution of calories' but there is nobody on the other side of the equation getting more food as a result. Everyone gets less in this program. This is simply a situation in which the first lady feels compelled to do something. She holds a position of importance and feels that therefore she must do something. The result - more government, higher costs, no results. Geez!
Is the average kid in America overweight - probably! Is it government's job to spend billions to try and prevent it by rationing food in the public school system - NO! Is this program now having a negative effect on the school's ability to educate - Seemingly! Is it one more reason to vote the Obamas out of office and return to a time when government has better things to do than tinker with the lunch lady and her menu - Hell Yes!
More on the subject below:
Survey: Hunger a problem in Arkansas classrooms.
"Kids can't concentrate on reading and math when they're focused on their growling stomachs. If we want our youngest generation to grow up smarter, healthier and stronger, we need to make sure they get the healthy food they need every day."
In Maryland, Teachers see more hungry students
"When you have teachers who want to see children learn, and more than half say this problem is getting worse - it's not surprising, but it is powerful, it's compelling and it's something this country can't tolerate,"
I guess an important question to ask now is 'Are your kids hungrier than they were four years ago?".