It appears that many high school students are now complaining that they are not getting enough to eat. This seems to be a direct result of the new school lunch menu that has been mandated by Michelle Obama and the United States Department of Agriculture.
But many students at Mukwonago (Wisconsin) High School say the new menu leaves them feeling hungry. They say a “once-size-fits-all” menu doesn’t fit them very well at all.
On Monday, 70 percent of the 830 students boycotted cafeteria food to register their displeasure. About half of all middle school students did the same thing.
“A freshman girl who weighs 100 pounds can eat this lunch and feel completely full, maybe even a little bloated,” Joey Bougneit, a Mukwonago senior, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The problem is that all student don't weigh 100 pounds. Nor are all students as dependent upon their intake of food as others. For instance, a football player will need to consume more food and calories than say a guy who works in the lab, simply because he is burning off more than the guy in the lab. Matabolism, exercise and a host of other things might also may be taken into consideration.
Most of the foods that are being served now end up in the trash rather than in the students themselves. Keloland reports,
The new rules require twice as many fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and less sodium and fat. And some students aren't very happy about the changes. On Tuesday, Congresswoman Kristi Noem sat down with students in Pierre to see what they think of the new menu.
With the new federal regulations, kids can't pass up both the fruits and veggies when going through the lunch line anymore. But administrators in Pierre say that food is feeding the trash more than the students.
"I know a lot of my friends who are just drinking a jug of milk for their lunch. And they are not getting a proper meal," middle school student Samantha Gortmaker said.
Ahhh, but wait. Students are becoming entrepreneurs in the middle of things. Yes, capitalism is alive and well in the midst of the Orwellian lunch menu mandated by Comrade Obama. Students have created a black market - for chocolate syrup. That's right. These industrious and smart kids have found a way to smuggle in bottles of the gooey, cocoa syrup and sell it and apparently are turning a profit at is.
Lest you think I'm pulling your chain, SouthCoastToday reports,
A new product has popped up on the city's black market and it's selling in an unexpected place: Greater New Bedford Vocational-Technical High School, which has become ground zero for a new underground economy based on trade in chocolate syrup.
Students said some of their peers are buying the contraband liquid for 50 cents and squeezing it into cartons of white milk to give it flavor. It's their way of coping with a ban on flavored milk — and a long list of other items — that took effect Aug. 1.
"Of course they got rid of dessert, (but) flavored milk ... I don't understand why we can't have that," said Paige Lame , 17, of New Bedford. She added that she thought the nutritional difference between white milk and chocolate, strawberry or coffee flavored milk was too minimal to have an important impact on health.
Also, we note that according to the SCT story, lunch prices have increased by ten cents to accommodate the federal mandate. See how much better things are when the federal government gets its hands in everything, including what you and your kids eat? I'm sure Mrs. Obama will have a cow once she finds out that chocolate syrup is on the menu.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.