Ky. school district admits that FLOTUS’s ‘Let’s Move’ healthy lunches “taste like vomit”

basketball fruit, healthy eatingMemo to First Lady Michelle Obama: Kids would be more likely to eat your healthy “Let’s Move”-imposed lunches if they were actually tasty.

EAGnews.org reported Monday that a board member at a Kentucky school district actually admitted that the new lunches aren’t that scrumptious during a board meeting last week in which parents were voicing their discontent with the “amount and quality of the new foods being offered.”

“They [the students] say it tastes like vomit,” Harlan County School District board member Myra Mosley said at the meeting, according to The Harlan Daily Enterprise.

What upset the parents most about the new regulations, however, was that the smaller portion sizes mandated by the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act prevent their children from learning at an optimum level.

“Kids can’t learn when they’re hungry!” a crowd of parents shouted at the school board according to the Daily Enterprise. 

Jack Miniard, the director of school and community nutrition for the school district, explained that the sizes and choices of the new school lunches come directly from the new regulations - and thus is not something he can do anything about.

“It’s strange and different for them, so they don’t like it,” he told the board, according to the Daily Enterprise. 

Incidentally, the first lady actually admitted that kids and parents alike aren’t 100 percent on board with the taste of the new school lunches in an interview with Parade magazine released this past Sunday.

“Change is hard—it’s as simple as that,” Obama told Parade. ”You start making tweaks to something that has been a mainstay and you’re going to get some backlash, particularly from kids. We as adults can’t be shortsighted.”

Several school districts nationwide have even decided to completely opt-out of the program because students have refused to eat the less-palatable foods mandate by the act.

If this isn’t motivation to come up with lunches that are both nutritious and tasty, who knows what is!

h/t The College Fix

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