Most American kids attend public schools. On the other hand, the first daughters, Malia and Sasha, attend Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. Tuition per student at the private school is $36,264 per year (but that includes a hot lunch).
For Tuesday, Dec. 9, the scrumptious, bountiful lunch menu for both the middle school and the upper school at Sidwell Friends is:
Potato Sausage Soup; Firecracker Slaw; California Chef’s Salad; All Natural Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings; Sweet Potato Black Bean Bake; Sautéed Local Greens; Gemelli Alfredo; Sliced Pineapple
This menu of completely free lunch items certainly sounds delicious and nutritious. Also, to be clear, it’s for a single day, not the entire week.
Kids in America’s public, taxpayer-funded schools are not as lucky as the children of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
Here are just a few of the unappetizing food items posted on Twitter since Monday by American public school students along with the hashtag #thanksmichelleobama.
— Foreign Fetish️ (@Mod_Ncg) December 8, 2014
— oh (@LeHungerGamez) December 9, 2014
— Gil dutch (@gilrc10) December 8, 2014
— Ash (@ashlynnpriest12) December 9, 2014
— shay (@shaysterx33) December 8, 2014
— victoria (@victoria_leann) December 8, 2014
The deeply unpopular Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by Michelle Obama has caused kids to stop eating public-school cafeteria food in droves and an eruption of aggravation about the massive federal intervention into what American schoolchildren must now eat in public school cafeterias is never far away in the Obama era. (RELATED: Kentucky Students To First Lady Michelle Obama: Your Food ‘Tastes Like Vomit’)
Under the complex legislation, which has long been a signature issue for the first lady, participating schools take federal money but must stringently limit the number of calories and the amount of sugar, fat and sodium in every morsel of food sold at schools. Also, in what presumably falls outside the hunger-free aspect of the act, there are calorie caps
Some school districts — particularly wealthier ones — have opted out of the healthy-lunch regime and the federal dollars that come with it.
In June, in a hard-hitting interview in Parade magazine, the Obamas suggested that they are actively searching for dead-end, low-paying jobs for their two daughters so the teenagers can appreciate the quiet desperation that millions of Americans experience. (RELATED: Obama Wants Daughters To Work Crappy Minimum-Wage Jobs So They Understand America)