Parents of a first grader attending school in Snohomish, Washington want answers after an elementary school cafeteria worker denied their son his school lunch program meal, telling him, “Guess what, you can’t have a lunch,” reports Fox 13. According to the 7-year-old, identified as...
Ah, school lunches. I have many a fond memory of swapping high school gossip over a deep-fried chicken patty and crisp French fries, topped off with a buttery, macadamia nut cookie pretty much every single day. I think this also … More » Angsty Teens Are Sharing Photos Of Gross School Lunches On Twitter, Tagging #ThanksMichelleObama is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
The teenage rebellion of the First Lady's push for healthier school meals led to a collection of unidentifiable, unsavory-looking meals.
A new trending topic #ThanksMichelleObama is popping up all over Twitter, but the sentiment is anything but gracious. Teenagers who are unhappy with their school lunches are snapping pictures of the food and tweeting them along with the hashtag. Show More Summary
For someone who's devoted years of his life to ensure children's health through decent school lunch programs, Jamie Oliver sure has an odd take when it comes to child abuse. The celebrity chef recently lamented (in jest, we hope) how sad it is that he, as a famous person, can't get away with beating his kids. Read more...
Yum school lunches #thanksmichelleobama pic.twitter.com/eS27j75Oae — Jess Sency (@Jess_Sency) November 18, 2014 Kids today, man. They have the amazing ability to effect social change by harnessing the power of social media, and they go and do something troll-y like this. Show More Summary
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American teenagers are rebelling against federal government lunch regulations, and the sarcastic Twitter label #ThanksMichelleObama is their rallying cry. According to many kids, U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements supportedShow More Summary
To be fair, they do look gross.
Social media is a powerful tool and kids are experts at using it to the best of their advantage. On Friday, the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama started trending, when disappointed kids trolled the First Lady, who is responsible for heading the efforts to make school lunches healthier. Show More Summary
As of 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday, the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama is trending nationally on Twitter. But unfortunately for the first lady, the tweets are pretty much all sarcastic.
It's not just that an elementary school student was taught to say a prayer before eating lunch.It's that the school she went to was named after the guy who coined the idea of "separation of church and state" in the first place:
Post by Michele Zipp. Ten-year-old Nickolas Taylor is 5th grader at Stacy Middle School in Milford, Pennsylvania. He was on the school lunch line when two girls accused him of cutting. Nickolas was standing behind them and he reportedly pointed his finger in the shape of an imaginary gun in "no particular direction" and made ray gun sounds. Show More Summary
U.S. school children with household incomes below 130% of the federal poverty guideline have long been eligible for free school lunch and breakfast, while those with slightly higher income but still below 185% of the poverty guideline are eligible for reduced-price lunch. Show More Summary
A seven-year-old with a negative balance in his lunch account was in a line to get his bag lunch at school when he was told by a cafeteria worker, ‘Guess what? You can’t have a lunch.’ What kind of person can look at a child, say those words, and deny him food? Not one that should be working anywhere near kids. Show More Summary
Don't even ask what his dad does if he forgets to brush his teeth. One kid forgot his lunch, so his policeman dad pulled his school bus over. So embarrassing. According to the Dayton Daily News, Lt. Brian Keller chased down the busload...Show More Summary
A change to the free school lunch program will pose challenges for researchers who study educational outcomes and child poverty—and while I'm an ardent fan of good research in these topics, the cause is absolutely worth the challenges. Show More Summary
Post by Linda Sharps. Xavier is a 7-year-old first grader at Cascade View Elementary in Snoqualmie, Washington. Like a lot of kids, Xavier receives his school lunch via the National Lunch Program, a federally assisted program that provides more than 30 million children each day with nutritionally balanced meals for low or no cost. Show More Summary
Recently, parents of kids at the Richmond R-XVI School District in Richmond, Missouri were upset to learn that kids who bring their lunches from home were being excluded from the district's "Frozen Friday" ice cream incentive program. Show More Summary
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – In a study of three rural Virginia elementary schools, both packed and school lunches almost entirely met nutrition standards, but those packed at home tended to have more calories, fat and saturated fat. Show More Summary