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

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

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 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

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 […]


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 […]


CT school worried illegal immigrant students not signing up for ‘free’ lunches

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

DANBURY, Conn. – Illegal immigrant families in Danbury Public Schools are freaking out that Donald Trump will deport them, and some are avoiding the federal free- or reduced-price lunch program to avoid that possibility. Anne Mead, director of the district’s Family and Community Engagement Center, told the News Times she gets numerous calls every day […]


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, […]


Dallas schools to serve meals — during Spring Break

By Victor Skinner on Friday, March 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized 7 Comments

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. […]


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,” […]


Students, staff celebrate after school drops Michelle O lunch rules

By Victor Skinner on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized 631 Comments

HARRISON CITY, Pa. – Lunch is a drastically different experience now that Penn-Trafford High School is no longer bound by federal food regulations. District officials removed the high school from the National School Lunch Program after years of struggling to comply with federal regulations that drove down student lunch participation and cafeteria revenues, the Tribune-Review […]


NC school district latest to offer ‘free’ breakfast, lunch, dinner to all students

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Students in Thomasville City Schools now have access to government provided breakfast, lunch and dinner. District nutrition director Brenda Watford told WGHP Thomasville schools teamed with the Thomasville Housing Authority and Thomasville Church Homes to offer free dinner for the first time this week, adding free breakfast and lunch served at schools. […]


NY school district mulls ban on Goldfish crackers, Oreos, Rice Krispie treats

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. – A New York school district is mulling a ban on snacks like Oreos, Goldfish crackers, and Fruit Gushers at lunch in favor of “real food” alternatives favored by a school nutrition committee. “They will eat what you give them,” parent Aline Stabler, member of Niskayuna school district nutrition committee, told board members […]