Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Moppets Balk at Having Crudites Shoved Down Their Throats as Part of Michelle Obama's Healthy Eats Program; Hunger and Mega-Waste Result

You can lead the kids to carrots but you can't make 'em eat, even if the First Lady is the veggie-pusher:
In an article published last week by The Lafayette Journal & Courier, staff at the two school systems offered a frank appraisal of the healthier lunch options mandated by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. 
"I've had a lot of complaints, especially with the little guys," North White School Corp. food service director Linda Wireman said. "They get a three-quarters cup of vegetables, but if it's something they don't like, it goes down the garbage disposal. So there are a lot of complaints they're going home hungry." 
Tippecanoe School Corp. food service director Lori Shofroth said: "We did a waste study on three different schools, and there was a huge amount of waste. That was just with produce, fruit or vegetables or milk."...

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