Donuts for school students are out, but 590-calorie “Jumbo Honeybuns” are still very much IN at the break room at the White House press office.
Because of first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy lunch program, the USDA has banned school’s from selling “unhealthy” snacks to students during school hours. But the “Jumbo Honeybuns” sold on the White House complex make the 240+ calorie donuts now banned in schools look healthy.
Roll Call’s White House correspondent Steven Dennis pointed out the unhealthy snack in a tweet Monday, which also shows the cookies and donuts available for purchase:
White House vending machine sells a “Jumbo Honey Bun” with 590 calories, 17g of saturated fat and 30g of sugar pic.twitter.com/5v9qfueXJA
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) September 15, 2014
The USDA has also banned soda (136+ calories), fruit flavored candies (249+ calories), chocolate bars (235+ calories) and cookies (286+ calories).