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 […]


School lunchbox police confiscate ‘unhealthy’ foods, send home lecturing notes to parents

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 in Uncategorized 5 Comments

PERTH, Australia – Parents in Western Australia are complaining after lunchbox police in several schools confiscated food from students and replaced it with a condescending note to parents. Parents are sounding off on social media about a “traffic light policy” implemented at many primary schools that encourages teachers to rummage through students’ food from home […]


Trump Ag Sec trashes Michelle O school food rules: ‘Result of years of feedback from students’

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

LEESBURG, Va. – Newly minted U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue rolled back Michelle Obama’s school food restrictions Monday during a visit to a Leesburg, Virginia elementary school. “This announcement is the result of years of feedback from students, schools and food service experts about the challenges they are facing in meeting the final […]


‘Regulatory flexibility’: Trump takes on Michelle O’s lunch rules

By Victor Skinner on Monday, May 1st, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sonny Perdue, Donald Trump’s new Agriculture Secretary, plans to unveil changes to the school food programs today that will roll back regulations imposed on schools at the behest of former first lady Michelle Obama. Perdue will visit Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va. with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kentucky to announce […]


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 […]