Students in one rural Kentucky county are up in arms about the National School Lunch Program‘s healthy lunchtime offerings that are being touted by First Lady Michelle Obama (pictured). At a Harlan County public schools board meeting held last week, the general consensus held by students in the district is that the meals ”taste like vomit,” reports The Daily Caller.
Mrs. Obama has been a staunch proponent of healthy food in schools, which was implemented under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010″ and took effect last fall. Harlan County school board members contend that students have reportedly complained about the meals, claiming that they are starving at lunchtime and for the remainder of the school day because not only does the food taste bad but the available portions are miserly.
Parents who attended the meeting reportedly complained that “kids can’t learn when they’re hungry!” While board members like Myra Mosley reportedly blurted out, “They say it tastes like vomit,” with regards to the nutrition-packed meals.
Some other gripes that were brought up about the meals surrounded the bread, which is whole wheat, and the milk. which is either skim or 1 percent fat. The other chocolate and strawberry milk offerings in the school’s cafeterias are also reportedly non-fat, which also seems to be unpopular with the youth.
According to the guidelines of the National School Lunch Program, academic institutions that chose to participate in the program will receive a six-figure subsidy. Nationally, about 31 million students participated in the guidelines that took effect last fall under the 2010 Act.
The array of healthier food options are offered to students for free or reduced-prices. The stricter school lunch standards designed to help combat the childhood obesity epidemic, however, is reportedly becoming increasingly unpopular among some schools throughout the country, so some districts are considering severing ties with the program.
In fact, the School Nutrition Association found that 1 percent of 521 district nutrition directors surveyed over the summer planned to drop out of the program in the 2013-14 school year and 3.3 percent were considering putting the kibosh on the effort.
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