NM school drops Michelle O lunch rules as program future in doubt

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized 693 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 2 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 […]

LAWSUIT: Lunch lady poisoned child’s food

By Victor Skinner on Monday, September 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

SAN SABA, Texas – Parents of a Texas high schooler claim a school employee poisoned their son’s lunch after an altercation with the child’s mother. Serena and Gary Spivey filed a lawsuit against Mullin Independent School District this week after they claim their son became seriously sick last Friday after eating his school lunch, KXXV […]

Elementary school scans student fingerprints — doesn’t notify parents

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

OREGON CITY, Ore. – Parents are outraged after an Oregon school district implemented fingerprint scanners for student lunches without informing them. “That is a huge violation of our privacy,” Stina Turner, a mother of three at Gaffney Lane Elementary School, told KATU. “You have to get a signature to use my child’s picture for anything, […]

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 […]

Feds tell parents how to pack school lunch, rate lunchboxes

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government wants to make sure parents know how to properly pack a school lunch for their child, so “experts” with the U.S. Department of Agriculture are publishing tips. Officials with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a series of tips for parents that guide them along the very […]

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 […]