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Complaints Mount Against Michelle Obama’s New Lunch Menu

shoestring Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 8:39 AM
For those saying these kids are "fat and lazy" and the school lunches are plenty, consider this: I researched and created a menu based on what my teen eats using government standards. Teen Boys 14 to 18 require 2,200 - 3,200 calories per day, averaged to 2,700. Teen Girls 14 - 18 require 1,800 to 2,400 calories a day, averaged to 2,100. Menu results were: breakfast (2 eggs, 1 toast, banana, o.j.) 417 calories, lunch (chicken salad sandwich, chips, carrots, pineapple, milk) 885 calories (30 calories over allowance), snack (p.b. sandwich, milk) 326 calories, dinner (lean ham, potato, green beans, tea) 604 calories. Still missing 468 calories (equivalent to breakfast). Athletes would miss 968 calories.(lunch plus more). Think about it.
rauljg69 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 9:04 AM
Adding fatty more caloric food isn't going to help an athlete. They need more food period. All my kids are in athletics (all 3 sons play football) and I don't depend on the 1 school meal for their caloric intake. SO making it healthy or unheatlhy isn't going to make that much of a difference. Eating a slice a pizza which has more calories then a chicken breast isn;t going to make a difference. Its retarded logic from the right.

Don;t expect the school to adjust menus for athletes. We supplement the school meal. What next Tbone steaks for football players???
shoestring Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 9:18 AM
This figuring is for an average teen boy, not an athletic one, so this isn't even taking into consideration boys who are in sports, in or out of school. Yes, it is up to parents to supplement, but how many parents really know how many calories their children are getting in their school lunches, and how many have the time to figure it out? Not expecting steaks for athletes (I'm not that unreasonable) but I do expect the serving sizes and nutrition level to reflect the needs of an average teenager.
Lance6161 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 8:51 AM
Well, they'll be banning football soon, anyway. Next is epidemic of "turf toe" in our high schools!
shoestring Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 8:58 AM
I have to agree with you, unfortunately. But still, even with a moderately active boy (some walking, maybe some bike riding) this isn't enough. You have to wonder if they even consider the fact that most kids, at least where I live, have activities outside of school. Thinking that Johnny isn't active just because he doesn't participate in HS sports doesn't mean he isn't doing martial arts, gymnastics, swimming, etc. when he isn't in the hallowed halls of the system.
In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The story we published earlier this week on that subject is unfortunately not unique. Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations.

Perhaps the real motive is to starve students into slimming down. Just ask students in Pierre, South Dakota who, too, are in an all-out revolt.

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