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

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

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 in Uncategorized No Comments

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 in Uncategorized No Comments

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 in Uncategorized 7 Comments

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 in Uncategorized No Comments

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 in Uncategorized No Comments

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, […]


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

By Victor Skinner on Monday, March 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

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 […]


School files complaint with USDA after ‘maggot infested’ strawberries in Michelle O lunches

By Victor Skinner on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

CYPRESS, Texas – Officials at the Cy-Fair Independent School District are filing a complaint with U.S. Department of Agriculture after students exposed a serious problem with their government lunches: maggots in the strawberries. Students at Cypress Springs High School posted videos to Twitter on Tuesday that forced the district to take action against the USDA-certified […]


NM school drops Michelle O lunch rules: ‘We have listened to the community’

By Victor Skinner on Monday, February 27th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Los Alamos Public Schools is dropping the National School Lunch Program at five elementary schools to serve students larger portions and to make cafeterias more efficient. The school board voted in mid-February to remove the district’s five elementary schools from the program for next school year, a move brought on by […]


Philly students slam Michelle O lunches on school blog: ‘Doesn’t taste real’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Public Schools recently interviewed students on their thoughts about school lunch, and the brutally honest responses aren’t very surprising. “The cheese is fake. The pepperoni is fake. It’s just bad!” Geliz Torres, a seventh-grader at Amy Northwest Middle School, told The Notebook, the district’s blog. “It’s not enough most of the time,” […]


#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 4 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 […]