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Thursday, February 23, 2017

School Makes Money After Dropping Michelle Obama’s Lunch Program

Local Control - What a Concept

(Washington Free Beacon)  -  A western Pennsylvania high school has experienced an incredible turnaround in its lunch program since abandoning Michelle Obama's National School Lunch Program.
The former first lady's lunch program was widely criticized for being unappealing to students, according to TheBlaze.
Parents were unimpressed with the product of the National School Lunch Program as well.
Since opting out of the federal program, Penn-Trafford High School in Harrison City has increased lunch options for students and more than made up for lost federal funding, according to TribLive.
Students at the school waited longer in line for fewer meal choices with Obama's lunch initiative. Program rules required schools to offer healthier food options with less calories and more fruits and vegetables, but students would often throw fruits and vegetables in the garbage.
Brianna Lander, 18, a senior at Penn-Trafford, told TribLive that she has seen a change in students' lunchroom behavior since the school left the lunch program.
"The trash cans were always full, sometimes overflowing. You don't see that now. People would go up to the snack line and get random junk food, where now you can get an actual meal and eat it," she said.
The school has reportedly increased its lunch sales after remodeling its cafeteria after a food court to allow for a wider array of options, such as a deli and panini station.
"We've lost, to date, about $40,000 worth of reimbursement, but our sales are up about $50,000 over last year,” district Business Manager Brett Lago told TribLive. "The participation has gone from about 25 to 45 percent, and we're still providing free lunches to all those students who would have been eligible under the school lunch program."
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Anonymous said...

paid meals on scholls , take that burden from negleted parents who can turn Money for booze , and drugs
as usual "we need your vote"
a nice american tradition ... the school meal ... turn to be europe "trade of for parents vote "

Anonymous said...

school menus care for state paid job for nutritionist guild , cause as kids and girls don`t eat brocolli with baked fish , they might change that for something else as that all the kids and girls like , as balanced fried chips , vegan burgers , and sugar free soda ... so to keep those students quiet and fat , and parents ... relaxed ... and happy voters ...
thats the way car karaoke Michelle may use

Anonymous said...

Kale are good also .
You must got free choose on kale or cake .
If they loose the "Diet Police" on cafeterias round america , free choice is over .