[Images: Pictures of five tweets to Michelle Obama with pictures, sent by young people in school showing their school lunches.
First tweet: Shows a small chicken meat patty between hamburger buns, and a small carton of milk. The text reads: All we get for lunch today. Thank you Michelle Obama.
Second tweet: Shows a tiny meat patty between hamburger buns, half a kiwi and a ketchup packet. Text reads: @MichelleObama my school lunch while eating with mydaughter. Only other choice was a scoop of salad, this is sad.
Third tweet: Showing a white adolescent holding a flat, uncooked flour tortilla, with a slice of ham, uncooked and a flat square of white cheese atop it. The text reads: Thanks Michelle Obama. @BrytonDaniels
Fourth tweet: Showing a hot dog bun with slices of pepperoni and some cheese melted inside it, a small carton of milk and three cherry tomatoes. The text reads: You call this a fucking “lunch” @BarackObama @MichelleObama
Fifth tweet: Shows a square roll style piece of bread and a small scoop of brownish gray hamburger meat with mashed potatoes and some pieces of corn inside it on a tray. The text reads: @MichelleObama so this is the “healthy school lunch”]
Wow that is depressing.
This obsession with calorie control has got to stop. Growing kids need food, and plenty of it. Unprocessed, healthy stuff is better of course.
She’s focusing on quantity when she should be focusing on quality.
It’s also extremely important to note that there are thousands of kids every day whose only meal is the one they get at school. This is all you’re giving them.
^^^^^ This. This is all some kids get for the entire fucking day.
thats really interesting tho. Because I remember reading what she was talking about and she was mentioning vegetables and stuff. So I am wondering if this is cost cutting measures on the part of the school lunch providers in which they interpret calorie requirements instead of full meals.
No, this is not school systems misinterpreting and substituting calorie requirements for full meals. This is what happens when school systems that are direly underfunded and barely able to afford just to keep teachers, textbooks, and classrooms in minimal working order are pressured by a First Lady who seems to think everyone has a giant lawn on the White House on which to tend a garden (and if you think that woman doesn’t have staff who ACTUALLY do that on a daily basis rather than she herself doing it…)
This is about the fact that Michelle Obama decided to address an issue without realizing that there are about twenty different other, and even more dire issues that are at the root cause. This is not about schools not knowing what to serve their students. It’s about the fact that our entire system is fucked, and that includes schools, because the economy was fucked long before 2008, especially for the most vulnerable.
Did you see the half a kiwi, the three cherry tomatoes in these pictures? This what happens when an overloaded school district gets prodded to be “healthy”. They find whatever means they can even if they’re absurd.
Jamie Oliver and his bullshit found the same problem. He tried to give a health makeover to a school’s lunch system and it ended up breaking the bank for the school and his production company had to foot the bill for the costs for the rest of it.
This is when Michelle Obama and the Health Crusaders whole agenda shows its true colors. This was never about giving better quality food to growing bodies in the school system. This was about using nice words and ideas to justify ways to demonize and punish children for not only being obese, but to serve a dire warning to the others that they only deserve this much food because their growth, their health is not really important. Just their weight. So they’d better keep it down or else.
While there many things that are awesome about Michelle Obama, this is not one of them and may be the greatest mark against her term as First Lady.
You wanna put healthy lunches in schools? Try giving schools manageable budgets, enough resources, and hey maybe say that if the First goddamn Lady is gonna go on her Healthy Food Crusade that she needs to sit down and figure out who’s gonna pay for it. And if she finds out that schools can’t pay for it (look at how many of these lunches include prepackage bread products because those are CHEAP), maybe her crusade needs to be about what a hot mess our schools and the future of a generation is. Not what they’re eating.
Trust me, well funded school systems run by competent people probably would love to serve better than this. They just can’t and nobody is giving them the means to.
And it’s these kids who don’t even get to vote (even when they are the ones who feel the brunt of it now and for decades to come) who pay for it. Michelle Obama and her kids never have to worry about what happens when their only meal today is a tortilla, a sad slice of meat and a processed cheese square. I’m glad they don’t, but if Mrs. Obama feels the need to go on a mission, maybe she can start with the kids who need food PERIOD.
All michelle obama wants yall to do is eat more healthy. So Is Michelle Obama supposed to feed every fuckin body. Thats not her job. Its the job of the parent to feed their kids and if they cant feed their kids they shouldnt have had them. Parents need to take responsibility its no ones job but theres to feed their kids.
"MODERN DAY LYNCHINGS"
Kody (Pretty Boy) Ingham (pictured above) was found hanging from a tree in front of his white girlfriends house on July 15, 2013 (the same night as the George Zimmerman verdict) in Athens, Texas. it was chalked up as a suicide and no investigation ensued, even though two hours prior he called his mother to pick him up from the site he died at. no newspaper article, just a four sentence obituary in the local papers and his family has been trying hard to make any mainstream news channel blow up the story to find the killers.
Roy Veal was found hanging in Woodville, Mississippi in 2004. he originally lived in Seattle and went to his mother’s home in Woodville to help her fight for the rights to their family land against a white man. Oil had been found underneath the land.
Roy’s head was covered with a pillow case and burned papers of the documented proof he had to prove his mothers’ ownership were found burned at his feet. He was later found hanging from a tree. His death was ruled a suicide.
His family is still trying to get attention for the case
Reynard Johnson, 17, was found hanging from a tree on his front lawn on June 16, 2000 in Kokomo, Mississippi. His death was ruled a suicide even though the belt around his neck was not his. Authorities said since no hate group left a message by the body, there was nothing to investigate. Family members said the motive was his relationship with a white girl, he was constantly being harassed because of this.
This stuff still happens guys. Boosting
This is awful. The fact that this still happens is horrifying.
It’s a shame smfh