Elitism and school lunches

I think nothing quite shows the elitist mentality underpinning the Obamacrats’ “Rules for thee but not for me” gestalt better than the lunch restrictions mandated by Michelle Obama for public school kids versus the lunches her own daughters actually consume at their expensive private school.

Since Michelle’s federal school lunch overhaul was implemented, students and parents have been complaining that the food is unappetizing and the servings too skimpy, particularly for high school athletes and rapidly growing teen boys.  If schools don’t ask for federal reimbursement on their lunches, they can serve whatever they want. Many schools that can afford to forgo the federal reimbursement have done so.

Michelle's school lunches for public kids

However, recently even the less affluent schools have started to dump the federal menus because they have realized they aren’t selling enough lunches to qualify for the reimbursements anyway.  School nutritionists say the allegedly “healthier” mandated restrictions make it virtually impossible to prepare meals that students will actually eat. One estimate suggests that $1 billion worth of food has gone into the garbage PER YEAR since the allegedly “healthier” mandates started.

Meanwhile, Michelle Obama’s daughters eat the #1 ranked school lunches in the country at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. If Michelle’s federal lunch standards are so HEALTHY, then why do her daughters get to eat stuff like Breadsticks & Cheese, BBQ Wings, and Black Bean & Tortilla Casserole (Tuesday, September 2, 2014 menu) and Freshly Baked Muffins, Tuna Pasta Salad, and Pizza (Wednesday, September 3, 2014 menu)?

Michelle's daughters' school lunches


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