New York high school drops Michelle Obama’s lunch program

This was as predictable as the sun rising in the east. Via Cheryl K. Chumley at the Washington Times:

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 “Students complained of being hungry with these lunches and the district lost money.”


The district lost about $100,000 trying out the federal menu, which offered such meals as “part” of a chicken patty on a minicroissant, reported.

“Students felt they weren’t getting good value for their money,” Ms. Boehm said in “The high schoolers especially complained the portion sizes were too small and many more students brought in lunch from home.”

My two kids are in high school. They get up at 5:45 AM and one eats lunch at 11:30 AM, the other at 12:00. I bet their mouths would water all morning in anticipation of a delicious school lunch consisting of “part of a chicken patty on a minicroissant”.  Hold on, they’re right here so I’ll ask them…

Well that’s odd.  Michelle Obama’s menu didn’t sound all that appetizing to them. They’d prefer a burger and fries. Kids. To be fair, my daughter allowed that she’d be OK with a whole chicken patty on a regular size croissant. My son doesn’t know what a minicroissant is.  Neither do I, but maybe I can find an example of Michelle eating one. Hmmm. If I didn’t know better, I’d say the Obamas were eating burgers and fries.  And those sodas look like they exceed 16 ounces. While not quite a Big Gulp, they sure look like they’d be against the law in Nanny Bloomberg’s New York. I guess for the Obamas it’s burgers and fries for me, minicroissants and carrot juice for thee.


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