Straight out of the mouths of babes, Kentucky school children want Michelle Obama to know their school lunches “taste like vomit.”
The Harlan County School District had a special board meeting last week to discuss the complaints of parents and children about the quality and quantity of school lunches.
“Jack Miniard, director of school and community nutrition, said new USDA regulations under the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act largely govern food choices and portion sizes,” The Harlan Daily Enterprise reported.
This is the fruit and veggie-packed school lunch program the first lady has been pushing and promoting for years.
Students complain they are still starving after the small lunches and say the food is just downright disgusting.
“They say it tastes like vomit,” one board member, Myra Mosley, said, according to the Enterprise.
“Kids can’t learn when they’re hungry!” parents reportedly shouted to the assembled board.
According to the article, the kid’s complaints range from yucky “brown wheat bread” to nasty-tasting chocolate and strawberry “non-fat milk.”
The federally mandated portion sizes keep lunches within a calorie range of “750-850 per meal.”
“The meat or protein requirement is limited to one serving per meal,” and carbohydrates, like the kid-favorite French fries, are “limited to one serving of three-fourths of a cup,” the article said.
“The only way for students to receive an additional serving is to purchase it themselves,” the paper reported.
Which is not really an option for students already receiving free breakfasts and lunches out of financial need.
Read more from the Harlan Daily Enterprise.
H/T: The Daily Caller.