Students aren’t too happy about the new USDA regulation signed by Michelle Obama. They have taken it to social media and tweeted their unappetizing lunch photos with the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama.
The new regulation includes:
- Ensuring students are offered both fruits and vegetables every day of the week
- Substantially increasing offerings of whole grain-rich foods;
- Offering only fat-free or low-fat milk varieties;
- Limiting calories based on the age of children being served to ensure proper portion size; and
- Increasing the focus on reducing the amounts of saturated fat, trans fats and sodium.
Here are the students’ rants:
— M!$$ R@+c#3+ (@Dejaa_Eso) October 9, 2012
— Amber Lynn (@Amber_Lynn_S) November 21, 2014
— Jess (@Jess_Sency) November 18, 2014
— Iz (@izzysmardz07) November 21, 2014
— Grace (@gpomfred) October 22, 2013
Some adults joined in too.
Some took it too seriously.
While children around the World are dying of hunger, American kids complain about healthy lunches using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama
— Ruba M. Abu-Laban (@TheRubzZzEffect) November 22, 2014
The new USDA regulation is a 15 year project to ensure that kids are getting the nutrition they need in school.