As the vicious, unhinged Left went into full hate mode after First Lady Melania Trump had audacity to recite The Lord’s Prayer at a political rally — the nerve of this woman with the foreign accent! — it’s worth remembering how the previous FLOTUS spent her time; specifically, as a self-appointed “expert” on fitness and nutrition, obviously hoping that people wouldn’t notice, or at least not have the bad manners to mention, her very ample posterior and lack of qualifications. I know that you will recall that not only did Michelle Obama lecture us about exercise and “healthy eating” during an endless series of television appearances with fawning hosts, she took over school lunches across America.
The TV interviews may have amused some Americans. The hijacking of student nutrition, on the other hand, was a YUGE flop. The reviews of the menus sounded like that bad joke about two old ladies discussing the food at a Catskills resort: the food here is terrible, and such small portions! Not only did they “taste like vomit,” according to some children, the meals mandated by Michelle’s 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act didn’t have enough calories to keep kids from feeling like they were starving. Some ungrateful cynics actually suggested that the daily fare served to the Obama princesses at their $30,000 a year private school might not be compliant with the rules that Her Royal Wideness foisted on the rest of America’s children.
The bad news is that Michelle will still be showing up on your TV to share her insights about what children should eat, at least until you can dive for the remote. The good news is that at least one school has discovered that they are better off after ditching Michelle’s school lunch scheme, even after giving up the federal money.
From TribLive, “Penn-Trafford High meal service in black after leaving National School Lunch Program:”
In previous years when they headed to lunch, Penn-Trafford High School students had to wait in longer lines for fewer choices, and the district’s food-service program was losing money.
This year, administrators chose to have the high school opt out of the National School Lunch Program, and they are on pace to be back in the black, budget-wise.
“We’ve lost, to date, about $40,000 worth of reimbursement, but our sales are up about $50,000 over last year,” district Business Manager Brett Lago said.
Lunch prices range from $3.20 to $4.50.
“The participation has gone from about 25 to 45 percent, and we’re still providing free lunches to all those students who would have been eligible under the school lunch program,” Lago said.
National School Lunch Program guidelines limit what school cafeterias are able to serve in terms of calorie and sodium limits and also mandated that students be served certain items.
In the past, a lot of those items — fruits and vegetables in particular — ended up in the garbage.
“The trash cans were always full, sometimes overflowing,” said senior Brianna Lander, 18, of Harrison City. “You don’t see that now. People would go up to the snack line and get random junk food, where now you can get an actual meal and eat it.”
So, let me get this straight. Students get to decide what they want to have for lunch, and they actually get a nutritious, good tasting meal that they actually eat?? That’s the sort of pro-choice that the liberals cannot abide, that provided by the free market, and it wins every time.
Now that Barack and Michelle have gone off to enjoy their well-deserved reparations, let’s hope many other schools follow the example of this Pennsylvania high school. They have nothing to lose but their overflowing trash cans.
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