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 […]

Yonkers students rack up $809,000 in unpaid lunch tabs in single school year

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

YONKERS, N.Y. – Patricia Meyer, food services director for Yonkers schools, describes the district’s problem with unpaid student lunch tabs as “a runaway train.” Yonkers students racked up $809,000 in unpaid meals last school year, and this year’s debt is 22 percent higher, she told The Journal News. “I liken it to a runaway train,” […]

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 […]

Will Trump throw out Michelle O’s lunch rules?

By Victor Skinner on Friday, November 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Trump administration focused on cutting unnecessary regulations is expected to ignite fresh debate about Michelle Obama’s healthy school food restrictions, and could give new momentum to Republican efforts to roll them back. Students and schools across the country have struggled to comply with tightened restrictions on calories, fat, sugar, sodium, and […]

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 […]

Teen on trial over ‘stealing’ 65-cent carton of milk from lunch line

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A black Prince William County teen who receives free lunches will stand trial for “stealing” a 65-cent carton of milk from his middle school, a charge his attorney claims is a result of systemic racism. Graham Park Middle School 14-year-old Ryan Turk was arrested by a school resource officer and charged with […]

VIDEO: Pigs go hog wild on ‘healthy’ Michelle O lunch leftovers

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Minnesota private school is putting lunch leftovers to good use, and residents of the principal’s hobby farm are quite appreciative. Laurie Jennrich took over as principal of St. Pascal’s Baylon Catholic School in St. Paul this year and decided to do something about school lunch leftovers that were piling up […]

Cafeteria lady quits over district’s ‘lunch shaming’ students with overdue accounts

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CANONSBURG, Pa. – A Pennsylvania lunch lady quit her job last week over a “disgusting” school lunch policy that’s leaving students with rumbling stomachs, and she’s now sounding the alarm on Facebook. Stacy Meyers Koltiska resigned from Wylandville Elementary School last Thursday over a change in the district’s lunch policy for students with overdue accounts […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]