Michelle Obama may not be the happiest of people, after Texas put its foot down and decided that they know what is the best for their children and youth. The state trusts its teachers to do the best job possible at teaching and the parents to do the absolute maximum in raising those children.
Commissioner Miller talks about why he decided to put control back in the hands of the people who know what’s best for their children.
Texas, agriculture commissioner Sid Miller is working to lift a 10-year government ban on deep-fryers in school kitchens, as well as a ban on sodas in vending machines.
Miller believes that local parents and teachers should be responsible for making decisions about their children’s diet—and not top-down mandates from the government or our notoriously clueless, Michelle Obama.
“We’re not going to mandate what you do, we’re going to be your partner,” Miller told reporters. “We’re going to collaborate with you, we’re going to educate you. We’re going to work with you.”
Miller insists the move is designed to give parents and teachers more freedom. This, he argues, will ultimately be in the best interests of the children.
Students are joining Miller in the fight as they organize against the new food rules inspired by the First Lady. Many have taken to Twitter, Facebook and other social media to share pictures of sad-looking lunches served to them under the directive.
Since the First Lady’s directives have taken effect, public school lunch programs have seen the largest drop in participation in history. A total of 33 states have now issued statements saying many students will not eat the new lunches.
Opposition is strongest from athletes, who say the meals do not provide nearly enough nutrition for physical activities.
One hungry student took a picture of the food they had been served, and tweeted:
“I’ll never forgive Michelle Obama for this school lunch.”
Megan Howell, a parent who ate one of the lunches with her daughter, tweeted a picture of a plain hamburger, and half a kiwi fruit. The caption read “This is sad!”
Miss Poppet on Twitter uploaded a photo of a tortilla, single piece of ham and some iceberg lettuce with dressing. She wrote “You seriously think this will keep the average teenager from being hungry? This is crap.”
A group of students at Wallace County High School in Sharon Springs, Kansas, created a music video about the lunches, directed at the First Lady. The video shows students eating junk food to fight hunger pains, and athletes collapsing from hunger during practice.
In Harlan County, Kentucky, school officials are reporting that students say Michelle Obama’s school lunches “taste like vomit.”
The First Lady is engaged in a health project, called “Let’s Move”, that ultimately proposes small lunch portions in schools across America. This only aggravated the children and the school staff members even further, who decided to give a huge ignore to the idea.