#ThanksMichelleObama: 12.1 million students per day now rely on government for breakfast

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dependence on the National School Breakfast Program increased significantly in the 2015-16 school year, a sad reality that the Food and Research Action Center attributes to changes during the Obama administration. A Community Eligibility Provision added to the national school breakfast and lunch programs during Obama’s tenure allows any school or district […]

Michelle O defends school lunch rules on ‘Tonight Show’ amid growing appetite to repeal

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

NEW YORK – Michelle Obama defended school food restrictions she helped usher in as first lady during a Wednesday appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and took aim at those who would like to roll them back. School officials, parents, students, nutritionists and others across the country have continuously criticized tighten nutritional standards […]

NM school drops Michelle O lunch rules as program future in doubt

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized 694 Comments

SANTA FE, N.M. – A small New Mexico charter school is dropping out of the National School Lunch Program because officials contend government subsidies that come with participation aren’t enough to cover expenses. Monte del Sol Head Learner Robert Jessen told the Santa Fe New Mexican the school recently notified parents it can no longer […]

House Freedom Caucus eyes repeal of Michelle O school lunch rules

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The conservative House Freedom Caucus wants Donald Trump to “rethink” restrictions imposed on food served in public schools within the first 100 days from taking office. The caucus posted a list of hundreds of regulations and rules the president-elect should consider eliminating or modifying after he’s sworn in as the president of […]

School vending machines quiet as students refuse Michelle O snacks

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

BENSALEM, Pa. – Vending machine sales in schools have plummeted in Pennsylvania since the federal government tightened food restrictions at the behest of first lady Michelle Obama. Instead of sweet treats, chips, and pretzels, students now have the choice of small packets of trail mix, baked chips, and water, and they’re opting to keep their […]

Georgia teacher fired after calling Michelle O a ‘poor gorilla’ on Facebook

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CUMMING, Ga. – A teacher’s aide in Forsyth County, Georgia was fired this week after she allegedly made racist comments about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook. Jane Wood Allen, a teacher’s aide at Chestatee Elementary School, was “relieved from duty” Monday after outraged locals contacted school officials about Allen repeatedly calling first lady Michelle […]

‘Livid’ dad slams paltry Michelle O lunch: Son ‘comes home every day like he’s starving’

By Victor Skinner on Friday, September 16th, 2016 in Uncategorized 12 Comments

SULPHUR, La. – Calcasieu Parish parent Chris Lincoln is not impressed with his son’s school food, and he’s airing his grievances in the media. He was particularly upset about the breakfast his 13-year-old son was served at LeBlanc Middle School in Sulphur on Thursday. “He picked his plate up, he went and sat down to […]

Schools launch composting program to handle Michelle O lunch waste

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

WELLFORD, S.C. – School officials in Spartanburg County, South Carolina are finding ways to deal with the massive amount of trash and food waste created by first lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program. Wellford Academy teacher Becky Carson told WYFF she recently convinced officials to partner with Atlas Organics to compost lunch leftovers students refuse […]

Ohio school district installs fingerprint scanner in lunch rooms

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CANTON, Ohio – An Ohio school district is implementing fingerprint scanners for student lunches, despite the fact that students receive free lunches at two out of three district schools. “Instead of punching in codes and kids remembering their codes, they put their fingers on it,” Canton Local School District Superintendent Stephen Milano told the Canton […]

Computer ‘nudges’ students to pick ‘healthy’ school lunches

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized 5 Comments

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Researchers from the University of Florida are championing recent research that shows computer “nudges” can help students pick healthier government school lunches. But the research doesn’t show whether students actually eat the “healthy” foods once they order it. Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences recruited 71 […]

Health inspectors uncover spoiled food, rat droppings in Houston school cafeterias

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

HOUSTON – A local television station is exposing health reports for Houston school cafeterias, and the results may surprise some parents. “In one inspection, food had to be condemned and thrown away,” KTRK reports. “In another inspection, rodent droppings were found in the (bottom) of a cabinet in the kitchen.” The reports, which detail inspections […]

School defends skimpy Michelle O breakfast: ‘Meets federal guidelines’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

WAIPAHU, Hawaii – At Waipahu High School in Hawaii, students recently received a scoop of rice and a tiny “ham link” for breakfast, and parents were understandably upset. At least one parent wrote in to KHON to complain about the paltry school breakfast served to students Tuesday, and officials are now scrambling to explain away […]

Feds tell parents how to pack school lunch, rate lunchboxes

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government wants to make sure parents know how to properly pack a school lunch for their child, so “experts” with the U.S. Department of Agriculture are publishing tips. Officials with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a series of tips for parents that guide them along the very […]

STUDY: Michelle O’s school meals ‘making students more at risk of being overweight’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – First lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to address the nation’s youth obesity epidemic is actually making kids fatter, according to a new study. Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Wen You found that the longer kids eat government-funded school meals, the more likely they will be overweight, which means low-income […]