Yes, this is what a high school student in Chickisaw, Oklahoma was served at school for lunch. Â 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.
â€œYouâ€™ve got in some cases little kids that their only two meals are breakfast and lunch at school and theyâ€™re getting you know a grand total of 1100 calories. Thatâ€™s not enough,â€ Cash says.
The new lunch complies with lunch regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama and implemented by the USDA.
â€œWe have a meat-meat alternate, we have a bread grain, we have vegetable,â€ Asst. State Superintendent for Child Nutrition Joanie Hildenbrand tells the news station after looking at the photo.
â€œItâ€™s the studentâ€™s choice of what they want to take.â€
Hildenbrand adds, â€œThese regulations were put into effect two years ago and were still struggling with them.â€
The states and the school districts are struggling? Â What about the students and the parents who have bought into being dependent on schools for meals for their children. Â Lunches like that are not enough.
Which begs the question: Michelle Obama, would YOU eat that for lunch?