She’s free to shovel as many cheeseburgers and orders of fries into her piehole as she pleases, but the kids get what’s good for them or something.
New York’s Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district has become the latest casualty in first lady Michelle Obama’s preferred lunch plan, dropping the menu after too many students complained of hunger.
“[Food service manager Nicky] Boehm and her staff worked hard to implement the new regulations, but there were just too many problems and too many foods that students did not like and would not purchase,” said Assistant Superintendent Chris Abdoo about the National School Lunch Program in a statement reported by EAGNews.org. “Students complained of being hungry with these lunches and the district lost money.”
The school system decided to instead create its own lunch menu for next year.
The district lost about $100,000 trying out the federal menu, which offered such meals as “part” of a chicken patty on a minicroissant, EAGNews.org reported.
“Students felt they weren’t getting good value for their money,” Ms. Boehm said in EAGNews.org. “The high schoolers especially complained the portion sizes were too small and many more students brought in lunch from home.”
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says New York is one of four states chosen to participate in a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program to purchase Greek yogurt for schools.
The USDA says participating schools in Tennessee, Idaho, and Arizona will also test in the upcoming school year whether it’s cost effective for the agency to buy Greek yogurt on behalf of schools operating the National School Lunch Program.
Since yogurt is highly perishable, the USDA chose four states regionally that have differing proximity to yogurt manufacturers and plans to test distribution through various warehousing models. If it works, the program could become national.
One district has already lost $100,000 on this crap and now they think it’ll be cost effective to feed them yogurt?