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 […]


Suit demands Los Angeles, San Diego schools ban meat

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

LOS ANGELES – An anti-meat nonprofit is suing Los Angeles schools in an effort to ban processed meats served in the nation’s second-largest school district. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine filed a lawsuit in San Diego County in an effort to force both the Poway and Los Angeles school districts, as well as the […]


NM bans schools from ‘lunch shaming’ students for overdue accounts

By Victor Skinner on Friday, April 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico outlawed school “lunch shaming” on Thursday. The Hunger-Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act signed into law by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez states “regardless of whether or not a student has money to pay for a meal or owes money for earlier meals, a school shall provide a United […]


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 […]


School stamps ‘LUNCH MONEY’ on 2nd grader’s arm over low balance

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

PHOENIX – Phoenix mother Tara Chavez contends officials at Desert Cove Elementary School humiliated her son in the lunch line last week. When Chavez picked up the second-grader after school last Thursday, she could tell he was upset. “He said, ‘Hey mom, I got stamped,” Chavez told BuzzFeed. On the inside of the boy’s arm […]


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, […]


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,” […]


School lectures mom over chocolate in child’s lunch box: ‘Please choose healthier options’

By Victor Skinner on Monday, February 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized 7 Comments

AUSTRALIA – The mother of an Australian preschooler got a rude awakening recently when her child’s teacher sent home a letter lecturing her about what she includes in the student’s lunch box. “My friend (mother of 8 healthy children, what follows relating to no. 7) received this today from her 3 year old’s kindy,” Melinda […]


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. […]


FL elementary school warn parents about ‘pests’ found in ‘healthy’ Michelle O lunches

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As schools across the country struggle to get students to eat their government meals, Jacksonville’s Crystal Springs Elementary School is giving them one more reason to avoid the lunch line. Principal LaShawn Russ-Porterfield sent parents an automated phone message Tuesday warning them about “pests that were found in students’ food” at the […]