Hey, Michelle Obama, Would You Eat This For Lunch?

Skimpy lunch

Yes, this is what a high school student in Chickisaw, Oklahoma was served at school for lunch.  According to the school nutritionists and the district this is what a USDA compliant lunch for high school students looks like.

Chickasha superintendent David Cash agrees the skimpy lunches need to be addressed.


“You’ve got in some cases little kids that their only two meals are breakfast and lunch at school and they’re getting you know a grand total of 1100 calories. That’s not enough,” Cash says.


The new lunch complies with lunch regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama and implemented by the USDA.


“We have a meat-meat alternate, we have a bread grain, we have vegetable,” Asst. State Superintendent for Child Nutrition Joanie Hildenbrand tells the news station after looking at the photo.


“It’s the student’s choice of what they want to take.”


Hildenbrand adds, “These regulations were put into effect two years ago and were still struggling with them.”

The states and the school districts are struggling?  What about the students and the parents who have bought into being dependent on schools for meals for their children.  Lunches like that are not enough.

Which begs the question: Michelle Obama, would YOU eat that for lunch?


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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.

1 Comment on "Hey, Michelle Obama, Would You Eat This For Lunch?"

  1. annie48 | 11/11/2014 at 2:32 PM |

    Actually that doesn’t look bad to me. The only thing missing, is a fruit and carton of milk.

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