WAXAHACHIE, Texas – While proponents of Michelle Obama’s overhaul of the National School Lunch Program boast kids and parents actually like the changes, is it possible lunches are actually getting worse?
The pitiful-looking lunches continue to appear on Twitter, thanks to students who are fed up with being on the receiving end of “healthy” school lunch experiments.
Student Enzo Garza posted a photo he says was taken at Life School in Waxahachie, Texas. He appears to be holding his mashed potatoes like a hockey puck.
Accompanying them are corn and a cubed substance that may or may not be meat.
Life schools "Hot lunch" pic.twitter.com/7Rwx3mv1o4
— Enzo Garza (@enzx_gxrzx) March 24, 2015
“Looks like dog food,” Riley Elledge observes.
“Looks like some good Play-doh to me,” another student says.
Meanwhile, Steve Wheadon, an educator in Washington, DC, posted this photo of what he says is “supposed to be” eggs.
— Steve Wheadon (@wheadon29) March 25, 2015
“My students were very scared of it,” he adds, using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama, a popular way to vent frustration at the paltry school lunches.
“Not sure what I’m supposed to be eating today,” writes @TFishMN.
— T Fish The Bish (@TFishMN) March 27, 2015
“Healthy lunch? Looks more like the flu with a side of chips,” Jeff Capell responds.
Mark Peckich received a whole cucumber with his lunch.
“First no white bread and now they don’t even cut our produce,” he says, thanks Michelle Obama.
— Mark Peckich (@MarkPeckich) March 27, 2015
“Empty stomachs = empty minds,” observes Camryn, tweeting a photo of her lunch to school district 480 in Liberal, Kansas.
— Camryn (@slatten_camryn) March 27, 2015
The Republican Congress will be considering reauthorization of the National School Lunch Program this year and early indications are their proposed changes will do little to change anything seen in these photos.