First lady Michelle Obama’s healthy-eating initiative has hit a roadblock as students and parents in one rural Kentucky school district are lashing back at the mandated menu plans.
“They say it tastes like vomit,” said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley during a charged board meeting in which she described students’ reactions to the healthy-eating plan, The Harlan Daily Enterprise reported.
The feedback follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s growing list of meal plans, as regulated by the first lady’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, The Daily Caller reported. The meal plan dictates to schools that receive federal funding the types of foods that must be served each day, as well as the portion sizes of those foods. Other schools have complained that portion sizes are way too small, especially for athletes, who are often left hungry.
Harlan County parents expressed similarly.
“Kids can’t learn when they’re hungry,” the parents said at the board meeting last week, The Daily Enterprise reported.
Other complaints: The brown wheat bread is nasty. The skim and 1 percent milk is gross. And the nonfat strawberry- and chocolate-flavored drinks are disgusting.