Thanks to Michelle Obama where once young children were at least eating at school, are now going through the day hungry, why? Because hummus and black bean salads have been tough sells in elementary cafeterias according to Nancy Carcalho, director of food services for New Bedford public schools.
Some kids said kids were only drinking the milk and not eating the meal, and it is costing them 25 cents more to go hungry. The kids are smuggling in chocolate syrup and selling it by the squeeze, the kiddie capitalist, even young children know that capitalism works;-)\
One government official tried to put the blame on the students.
“One thing I think we need to keep in mind as kids say they’re still hungry is that many children aren’t used to eating fruits and vegetables at home, much less at school. So it’s a change in what they are eating. If they are still hungry, it’s that they are not eating all the food that’s being offered,” USDA Deputy Undersecretary Janey Thornton was quoted as saying.
Ms. Thornton just put her finger on the problem. The government is trying to impose a new diet that children are not accustomed to. It’s not reasonable to expect them to either eat what the government deems healthy or go hungry.
Many will opt to go hungry, and that’s the government’s fault.