FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Michelle Obama isn’t winning over many fans in the next generation of voters.
Pennsylvania’s Patriot-News asked parents what they thought of the steady drip of repulsive pictures being snapped of paltry school lunches across the country.
They didn’t hold back.
“My son said thanks Mrs. Obama for screwing us out of a good meal. He comes home starving,” parent Kristina Souders responded.
“My kids rarely want to eat anything the school serves because ‘it’s gross,’” according to parent Stacey Toth.
Carl Daub told the paper, “My daughter is in 3rd grade. Her lunches cost $2.40 a day. She complains that the portions are too small.”
According to Jordan, a Spotsylvania County, Virginia student, this lunch was served at Riverbend High School and several others in the district on Tuesday:
— jordan (@jorstck) April 21, 2015
Meanwhile, Alex Wulf tells EAGnews this lunch was served at Derby High School in Derby, Kansas.
Tyler Reed tweeted this sorry-looking meal directly to the first lady, the champion of the “healthy” National School Lunch Program overhaul.
He says it was served at Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free High School in Waterford, New York.
— Tyler Reed (@Reed_Tyler21) April 20, 2015
Apparently the lunch ladies at Salmon High School in Idaho thought nothing of serving a hamburger bun that literally had numbers printed on it. Erica Infanger thanked Michelle Obama for it, wondering if it was safe to eat.
— erica infanger (@infangererica) April 20, 2015
Joseph O’Connor shared this:
— Joseph O'Connor (@joeoak_30) April 18, 2015
Is that chicken? Sausage? Tofu? Bread crumbs? Who knows.
And there’s this sorry lunch, posted by Larsen McCleary:
— larsen mccleary (@LarsenMccleary) April 8, 2015
“We should not have what is served for lunch at schools decided by bureaucrats in Washington,” said Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), a sponsor of bills that would merely ease the rules, but not repeal them. “This has become a burden,” she said, according to the L.A. Times.
The Obama administration, meanwhile, believes the move to ease or repeal the rules is simply a plot by Big Pizza to make kids fat.
“We believe they are being highly nudged by the interests that represent the frozen-pizza industry and some of the other processed-food folks that provide significant funding,” said Kevin Concannon, undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services at the Department of Agriculture. “Regressive parts of the industry want to act like we are not in the middle of a crisis in this country.”
Many parents and students would say that crisis is playing out in school cafeterias across the country every day.