NY School Dumps Michelle Obama Food Plan After Kids Complain of Hunger

Posted by on Jul 09, 2013 at 1:15 pm
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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.”

Undaunted, the nattering nabobs from the nanny state will soon be pushing Greek yogurt on the starving schoolkids.

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?

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34 Responses to “NY School Dumps Michelle Obama Food Plan After Kids Complain of Hunger”

  1. jukin on 9/09/13 at 5:05 pm

    I’m detecting some similarities to the 0bama’s polici…er dictates. They all seem to be unworkable in the real world.

    I bet they would have worked in an academic theoretical world.

    I believe that it was William Buckley that said he would rather be governed by the first fifty people in the phone book than the faculty of Harvard. He was a wise man being proved correct in our present Ineptocracy.

    Those that can do.
    Those that cannot teach.
    Those that screw up everything they touch went to an Ivy League school.

    One more courtesy of Mitt.
    “You don’t pick winners and losers, you pick losers.”

  2. Funeral Guy on 9/09/13 at 5:52 pm

    My prediction is that the Republican controlled House, Senate and Presidency will have to spend all of 2017 undoing all the idiotic regulations, policies and other unworkable laws before the country can get back on the rails. President Obama will go down in history as the first black president and one with no lasting accomplishments.

  3. Esau's Message on 10/10/13 at 8:10 am

    It’s important for us to recognize that loads of the dietary advice being passed around by so-called experts is amounts to nothing but one food fad after another. It’s no more reliable or healthy than the Scarsdale diet.

  4. Jeff H on 10/10/13 at 8:25 am

    See, this just proves FLOTUS’ larger point: you can’t trust something as important as “feeding our children” to those d@mned capitalists. Always trying to “make money” off those poor little souls. It doesn’t really matter if some of those spoiled brats complain they’re not “getting enough food”, they’ll take what we give them and smile while singing “The Barack Obama Song”!!! It’s all “for the children”…

  5. Katherine on 10/10/13 at 8:40 am

    Did she even try it on her own two girls to see if it was workable, before foisting on innocent school children?

  6. Blue Hen on 10/10/13 at 9:00 am

    Next step: they’ll play the thug like they did in Chicago, and ban lunches from home.

  7. Dave in Houston on 10/10/13 at 9:18 am

    Anyone remember the Nicolae Ceausescu and his lovely wife? They determined how much food a person could eat based on that person’s livelihood.

    Ostensibly done for health reasons, it was a gussied up form of food rationing. The country was broke, driven into the ground by his government’s bad economic policies.

    The state determined who got what and there less and less what to go around

    The people were starving and they revolted. For his efforts Ceausescu and his lovely wife, described as a Marxist economist and intellectual, where thrown up against the wall and shot. I don’t believe there was a trial involved. The revolters simply wanted them dead in the most expeditious way possible.

    Can we draw any parallels here? Fortunately we do have elections because we are a civil society. Vote out the Dems., not that the GOP are any great shakes, either.

  8. ben on 10/10/13 at 9:21 am

    Oh please, those kids weren’t hungry, they were simply fooled into thinking they were by the right wing. Everyone who isn’t a right wing nutcase knows that Michelle Obama knows more about nutrition for kids than anyone else in the country. She can’t be wrong by definition, she’s Michelle Obama!

  9. Sphynx on 10/10/13 at 9:32 am

    Hey kids! We know what’s good for you! Here, buy this micro-croissant with the mini chicken patty for the same price you bought your full size chicken sandwich.

    Now, isn’t healthy eating fun?

  10. fiftyville on 10/10/13 at 10:06 am

    Undaunted, the nattering nabobs from the nanny state will soon be pushing Greek yogurt on the starving schoolkids.

    I suppose that the knowledge that lots of minority kids are lactose-intolerant has escaped their official notice. Forcing diarrhea onto the starving is just adding insult to injury.

  11. marie on 10/10/13 at 10:12 am

    “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.”

    More students bringing lunch from home should be considered a good result.

  12. richard40 on 10/10/13 at 10:23 am

    I have a simple solution to all this BS. There is a fancy private school in DC that most of the bigwigs in DC send their kids to. Just insist that any of these school lunch pilot programs be implimented there first.

  13. Boomerette on 10/10/13 at 10:24 am

    @Katherine (#5)

    That’s a great point, and I haven’t seen it anywhere else.

    I did see last year that the Obama girls’ school serves several different kinds of pizza.

  14. bour3 on 10/10/13 at 10:28 am

    Really? This happened? OMG, turns out our own Madam Mao isn’t an expert professional nutritionalist, the very model, after all? I’m stunned.

  15. Diggs on 10/10/13 at 11:21 am

    Taking nutritional advice from Michelle Obama is like taking marriage advice from Hillary Clinton.

  16. quraina on 10/10/13 at 11:25 am

    “many more students brought in lunch from home.” Well, that’s one unintended consequence that’s welcome! If the kids can bring their own lunches, then the schools don’t have to expend as many resources pretending to be restaurants. Let schools focus on education, and let families focus on nutrition.

  17. forrest on 10/10/13 at 11:59 am

    They told me if I voted for Romney there’d be starving kids in our schools and they were right. (a Reynoldism).

  18. Kathae on 10/10/13 at 2:35 pm

    My kids, all girls are quite petite, none weighing over 106 lbs, but I can say this, they were hungry because they were growing teenagers. They never saw a McDonalds, and I fed them well, but they should be allowed to eat what their bodies need.
    This WH is soooooo out of control and I don’t see them depriving themselves of anything. I have a nephew who brought juice to school and his mother was called in to the school and told he couldn’t have that in his home brought meal. What is wrog with juice. My cousin also made him good lunches.
    It is time for the control of government to be out of our lives, because it seems we can do better than they can.

  19. Bozo the Clone on 10/10/13 at 3:41 pm

    Blue Hen on 10/10/13 at 9:00 am

    “”” Next step: they’ll play the thug like they did in Chicago, and ban lunches from home “””

    That has already been happening — in Chicago! Also, one parent somewhere was cited for giving her daughter a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch. Ham and cheese. What the Hell is in those scholl lunches that ham & cheese are “verbotten?”

    Let them eat Greek Yogurt!

  20. Bozo the Clone on 10/10/13 at 3:47 pm

    “””” I did see last year that the Obama girls’ school serves several different kinds of pizza. “”””

    Yes. That would be “Sidwell Friends” private (Quaker) school in DC. Guess what else? Many of the Sidwell Friends students go to the nearby MacDonalds on a regular basis. I have observed this personally for weeks on end.

  21. julymoon on 10/10/13 at 10:38 pm

    even o knows blacks are lazy and stupid .why do you think hes bringing all those beaners in ,cause there certainly not lazy and will work hard for the regime where the blacks will not.

  22. julymoon on 10/10/13 at 10:39 pm

    even o knows blacks are lazy and stupid .why do you think hes bringing all those beaners in ,cause there certainly not lazy and will work hard for the regime where the blacks will not. IMHO

  23. guanto pilfperg on 11/11/13 at 2:14 am

    And just think the obamas have squandered well over a thousand times as much money as that $100000 for their vacation trips the last few years.

    But its not THEIR money – it grows on trees….

  24. Kevin on 11/11/13 at 2:29 am

    I’d hate to be the kids that eat that yogurt. Who knows what diseases the government has laced it with..more sick experimentation I assume

  25. Mike C on 11/11/13 at 4:13 am

    So… kids come home from school famished, and start (1) eating anything they can find in the kitchen cabinet or the fridge, and (2) eat huge portions late at night.

    Unintended consequence: kids are fatter than ever.

    Statist response: government starts regulating food intake in the home, using child-welfare statutes as legal pretext.

    Doubtless, there are many people in high places who would see such a scenario as a feature, not a bug. Elections have consequences, people.

  26. Terry Okee on 11/11/13 at 9:28 pm

    Wonder how many hot wings Michelle can polish off at one sitting? And then finish it off with her favorite desert, ice cream, with choc. sauce, whipped cream and a cherry. What a two-face fraud she and the muslim pres. as well.

  27. Colin on 12/12/13 at 2:29 am

    This is an inactivity epidemic, not an obesity epidemic. Wanna get kids in shape? Expand P.E. and recess programs. Get kids to break a sweat. Too many schools have gutted physical activity programs because they’re afraid of somebody getting hurt and suing.

  28. PJ on 12/12/13 at 11:03 am

    And what is so special about Greek yogurt? Does the company owner donate to the Dems or something?