President Donald Trump's administration announced today proposals to rollback Michelle Obama's initiative that included healthy eating in school cafeterias. It also happens to be her birthday, so some speculation on if the Trump administration did that on purpose is out there.
Regardless, it looks like the Trump administration noticed what many Americans noticed, that her school lunch program was a complete disaster that ended up in tons of wasted food.
There's been plenty of articles suggesting the food was disgusting and program was a waste because students ended up throwing a lot of the food in the trash.
Funny enough, Trump's administration suggests more pizza and fries over the vegetables - but that's because the vegetables would end up in the garbage.
As stated on Daily Dot:
Some schools and food manufacturers, as well as children, educators, and parents, have long complained about the rules as expensive and wasteful. So the change, which was announced by the Agricultural Department, may have been merely addressing such complaints.
“Schools and school districts continue to tell us that there is still too much food waste and that more common-sense flexibility is needed to provide students nutritious and appetizing meals,” Sonny Perdue, the agriculture secretary, said in a statement. “We listened and now we’re getting to work.”
It doesn't matter if it's Michelle Obama's birthday or not. That program she was behind really was gross. The food given to public school students is often some of the most disgusting food you can imagine, appearing to be barely edible at times. In fact, it's so bad that they can't even make a half decent hot dog. How do you mess up a hot dog? It's made from pig scraps and they can't even get that right!
Now the hot dogs probably weren't part of Obama's planning, but they were offered in public schools in Philadelphia and the kids often threw those in the trash too.
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Now get this - if the kids are throwing the hot dogs in the garbage, do you think the healthy foods were any good? Nope. That often ended up in the trash too.
Here's some pictures of school lunches provided by students over the years.
These photos and tweets come from an article dating back to 2014.
It's no shock this food ended in the trash. Would you eat it? Not to mention the fact that these schools, wherever they are, were feeding high school students food that wouldn't satisfy a grade-schooler.