The lunch menus at my kids’ schools are a little different this year. As usual there is a main dish and some sides listed on the menu, but then there’s this at the top of the page: “For a complete meal, you must take at least three items. One item MUST be a fruit or vegetable.” So if the kids don’t like the fruit or vegetable offered on a given day, they have to buy it anyway and then throw it in the trash.
First Nanny Michelle Obama is very happy about these changes, so much so that she videotaped a back to school message for America’s children.
“And today I want to tell you about some exciting changes that you’ll be seeing in your school cafeterias,” she said. “Starting this year, the talented people who cook the food at your school will be offering all kinds of healthy, delicious new choices. Foods that are good for you and that taste good, too.”
“These healthy foods are good for your body, they’ll give you energy and make you stronger and they’re also good for your mind,” Mrs. Obama said.
“Studies show that when you eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables that can actually help you pay attention in class and do a better job on your homework and tests.”
“And that’s really what this is all about,” she said.
Mrs. Obama also noted that both she and the president “believe” in the potential of our nation’s school children. (Read More)
They should believe in the children, seeing that they’ll be the ones paying for all of the debt President Obama is racking up.