Theodore's World: Control Freak Michelle's School Lunch Overhaul Is $3 BILLION Waste of Tax Payer Money

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August 05, 2013

Control Freak Michelle's School Lunch Overhaul Is $3 BILLION Waste of Tax Payer Money

As schools continue to grapple with the school lunch menu overhaul pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama, some are realizing their headache isn’t just from a lack of food.

The program involves way too much green – and we’re not talking lettuce and Brussel sprouts.

We mean the estimated $3.2 billion schools will have to find to implement the new federal regulations. Many schools are also losing money due the unpopular Obama menu.

“New school lunch regulations mean financial losses for Pittsfield Public Schools,” reported The Berkshire Eagle in Massachusetts.

The school district expects a program operating loss of more than $100,000 due to a required equipment upgrade, as well as fewer lunches and snacks being sold.

Congressman Todd Rokita, a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, noted at a recent hearing, “Because the law requires students to take fruits and vegetables for lunch, even if they have no intention of eating them, schools are struggling with increased waste. After implementing the new standards a year early, one Florida school district estimated students threw out $75,000 worth of food.”
“At Dedham High School in Massachusetts, providing the required vegetables in 1500 meals each week costs the district about $111 a day – but administrators report many students just throw the fresh vegetables right into the trash,” his statement read.

Wild Thing's comment...............

Go away Michelle, I could care less what you think or say or what kind of day you are having.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 5, 2013 02:47 AM


As a parent, it was my responsibility to feed my son's, not the schools. This is what happens when parents negate their responsibilities and the government takes over.

Posted by: bobf at August 5, 2013 11:03 AM

School menus should be the responsibilities of the states, school districts and PTAs.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at August 5, 2013 12:09 PM