WASHINGTON, D.C. – Public schools across the country are throwing their doors open for another year of learning.
That can mean only one thing: the drudgery of school lunches influenced by Michelle Obama’s rules.
September 30 is the deadline for Congress to reauthorize — or change — the National School lunch Program. The program was changed dramatically in 2010 when the Democratically-controlled Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act — legislation that was championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Those members of Congress who are concerned about the success of the program may want to challenge their colleagues to taste test a sampling of these “creations.”
Take this one, for example, posted by Jordan Chance:
Brown rice, potato wedges and something that could be…stew?
Or this kebab, which is comprised of some sort of processed meat, a pickle slice and a white substance that’s either cheese or tofu:
— CCC (@TripleCProblems) August 26, 2015
Higher schooler Ryan Hussey posted this, noting it wouldn’t be enough sustenance for a kindergartner.
— Ryan Hussey (@ryanhus2020) August 28, 2015
His lunch consisted of a whole wheat roll, some macaroni and cheese (presumably whole wheat, as well), and three sad-looking cocktail weenies.
Or this lunch, posted by Bessie: green beans and two taquitos.
— bessie (@bjoman_) August 24, 2015
Juni Cortez posted this lunch she says was served in Willowbrook, Illinois:
So far, few Republicans have been serious about changing the program that’s causing these lunches to be served. Will they listen to their constituents — and future voters — or Washington, D.C. bureaucrats who want to dictate what children will eat?