Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hungry, Frustrated Children....

Really wanted to use This Picture again... ;-)

How many times do "they" need to trip over themselves 
for the general public to take notice?? 
I fear we still have a long way to go... :-(


Citing ‘hungry, frustrated’ kids,
another school district drops
First Lady’s lunch menu

By Kyle Olson

GLENVILLE, N.Y. – If the goal of the federal school lunch overhaul is to improve outcomes for children, somebody should tell its chief cheerleader – First Lady Michelle Obama – that it’s actually backfiring.

Officials in New York’s Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district have become the latest to opt out of the National School Lunch Program, citing “hungry, frustrated children plus lost income.”

“[Food service manager Nicky] Boehm and her staff worked hard to implement the new regulations, but there were just too many problems and too many foods that students did not like and would not purchase. Students complained of being hungry with these lunches and the district lost money. I’m confident we can do better on our own next year,” assistant superintendent Chris Abdoo said in a news release.

The lunch program lost about $100,000 for the school year, which is roughly the cost of one teaching position.

“Students felt they weren’t getting good value for their money,” Boehm said. “The high schoolers especially complained the portion sizes were too small, and many more students brought in lunch from home.”

One example provided by the district that was a “turn off” to elementary students included canned green beans and “part” of a chicken patty on a mini croissant.

This district’s action comes on the heels of the Catlin, Illinois district doing the same. Officials there complained the federal guidelines were too “restrictive.”

The USDA – which manages the National School Lunch Program – has estimated it will cost school districts $3.2 billion to implement the new Michelle Obama-inspired mandates.

That’s a lot of money to spend to make sure kids go hungry at school. Don’t be surprised if many more school districts around the nation dump this program before the new semester starts in the fall.

By Kyle Olson

Found this link over at the Daily Smug :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeh pretty much everything the Obullshits touch is going to shit. The only person I know who loves them is my stoner brother. He thinks they will give away free pot if we make him permanent dictator.(He also thinks that if they legalize drugs everyone will "Stay too stoned to need healthcare") My munchkin has had the Obama lunch in her school-its been a disaster. The kids just won't eat it. Munchkin begs us to get her a lunch box. She says that the food is "gross".--Ray