If employees meet in the Widefield, CO school district, there’s a good chance food will be ordered

By Steve Gunn on Monday, July 9th, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – It’s obviously important for schools to have effective teachers. But do they need to be fed expensive restaurant meals to be effective? In August 2016, the Widefield, Colorado school district hosted three “effective teaching” meals, according to records provided by the school district through an open records request. The first, at […]

Teachers union boss claims President Trump is bringing little kids to tears

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the nation’s largest teachers union, said that President Trump is bringing young children to tears. The head of the National Education Association used her pulpit at the National Press Club last Friday to rail on the president, who she said leaves Muslim, Mexican, and transgender students scared […]

Lunch ladies praise Trump roll back of Michelle O food rules: ‘A good thing for schools’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. – President Trump is making school lunches great again, or at least a lot better than they were during the Obama administration. Food service directors are applauding recent changes to federal school food regulations imposed on schools as part of Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity. Trump Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently rolled […]

VIDEO: Michelle O tells moms Trump officials ‘don’t care about your kid’

By Victor Skinner on Friday, May 12th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former first lady Michelle Obama took a swipe at the Trump administration on Friday, alleging a recent move to roll back her overbearing school food regulations means “they don’t care about your kid.” Michelle Obama-inspired school food restrictions imposed in 2012 have drawn complaints from students, parents, nutritionists and school food service […]

Trump Ag Sec trashes Michelle O school food rules: ‘Result of years of feedback from students’

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

LEESBURG, Va. – Newly minted U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue rolled back Michelle Obama’s school food restrictions Monday during a visit to a Leesburg, Virginia elementary school. “This announcement is the result of years of feedback from students, schools and food service experts about the challenges they are facing in meeting the final […]

‘Regulatory flexibility’: Trump takes on Michelle O’s lunch rules

By Victor Skinner on Monday, May 1st, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sonny Perdue, Donald Trump’s new Agriculture Secretary, plans to unveil changes to the school food programs today that will roll back regulations imposed on schools at the behest of former first lady Michelle Obama. Perdue will visit Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va. with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kentucky to announce […]

PA district rejects audit critical of finances as state investigates serious spending problems

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Penn Hills School Board rejected an audit critical of the district’s finances as it awaits the results of a forensic assessment by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s and state Attorney General’s offices. The rejected 2015-16 audit by CPA Mark Turnley, part of annual state requirement, explained that the district is facing […]

Schools fight ban on grits, tighter salt restrictions in Michelle O lunches

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

DOTHAN, Ala. – School nutrition directors are calling on Congress to ditch a ban on grits in school meals and roll back other overbearing regulations created by former first lady Michelle Obama that are ruining school meal programs. The School Nutrition Association, which represents 50,000 school food directors nationwide, sent about 900 of its members […]

Schools grumble as Michelle O breakfasts eat up classroom time

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

ELGIN, Ill. – An Illinois school district is fighting back against a federal mandate for low-income schools to serve “Breakfast After the Bell” based on the enormous cost and lost instructional time for the program. The Elgin Area School District U-46 is among numerous school districts across the country grappling with how to implement the […]

Disguising school lunches irk parents, draw scorn online

By Victor Skinner on Friday, April 7th, 2017

MANKATO, Minn. – Pictures of lunches served to students at Mankato East High School are getting a lot of attention, mostly because they look disgusting. A father of two students at the school posted an image of a lunch last week that consisted of a hot dog bun with a smidgen of melted cheese on […]

FAKE NEWS: Elizabeth Warren claims Republicans want to end school lunches

By Victor Skinner on Monday, March 20th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is telling gullible journalists that Republicans want to end school lunches, among other absurdities, and they’re reporting her claims as fact. Warren recently called a conference with several journalists from mid-sized newspapers in her home state of Massachusetts, where the “progressive champion” and “possible standard-bearer against Republican President […]

Nation’s lunch ladies call on Trump to fix Michelle O’s school food rules

By Victor Skinner on Monday, March 13th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new position paper from the School Nutrition Association – which represents about 57,000 school food service directors – is calling for changes to “overly prescriptive regulations” imposed on schools by former first lady Michelle Obama. The SNA contends “overly prescriptive regulations have resulted in unintended consequences, including reduced student lunch participation, […]

West Virginia rescinds Michelle O-inspired school cupcake ban

By Victor Skinner on Monday, March 13th, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.V. – Birthday cupcakes are back in West Virginia! West Virginia officials banned birthday cupcakes and other celebratory foods in 2012, as schools across the nation struggled to comply with federal restrictions promoted by former first lady Michelle Obama. The state board of education did not adopt the no treats rule as official policy, […]

Dallas schools to serve meals — during Spring Break

By Victor Skinner on Friday, March 10th, 2017

DALLAS – Just because next week is Spring Break doesn’t mean Dallas students will go without their free breakfast and lunch. District officials announced this week that the government breakfast and lunch programs will proceed on schedule through Spring Break, with more than two dozen schools opening up cafeterias from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. […]

MI middle school gives away food, clothes, personal hygiene items to students

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, March 9th, 2017

PETOSKEY, Mich. – A Michigan middle school is giving away food, clothes, and school supplies to needy students, who can fill two bags of food every Friday to help their families through the weekend. The “Northmen Den” is a collaborative project between Petoskey Middle School, the local Manna Food Project – which distributes similar items […]

STUDY: Michelle O school lunch rules don’t decrease obesity rates

By Victor Skinner on Monday, March 6th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new study shows Michelle Obama’s efforts to fight childhood obesity through federal school food regulations isn’t working out so well. A working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research published this month titled “School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance” took a look at how the National School Lunch Program impacted […]