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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GA sheriff’s deputy, family pay off past due lunch accounts for high schoolers

By Victor Skinner on Saturday, December 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A Gwinnett County Sheriff’s deputy and his wife are making Christmas a little brighter for more than 100 kids at Central Gwinnett High School. Cpl. Matt Stoner and his wife Gabriela opted to forego Christmas presents this year and instead spend their money on local students struggling to pay for their school […]

Report: Roaches, filth flies, rats, mice and other vermin plague NYC school cafeterias

By Victor Skinner on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

NEW YORK – Many New York City public school cafeterias are crawling with mice, fruit flies, roaches and other vermin – one of several “critical” health issues plaguing the city’s school cafeterias cited in a new legislative report. “This report shows that many of the cafeterias in our city schools have racked up numerous health […]

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 […]

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 […]