A lot of American kids are complaining about their school lunches on social media websites. They claim that they are being fed highly processed meals in small amounts under the guise of healthy food.
Since it was the first lady Michelle Obama who advocated the new nutritional regulations as part of her “Let’s Move!” initiative to reduce childhood obesity, kids are blaming her for the decrease in the quality and quantity of the food under the sarcastic hashtag #ThankYouMichelleObama.
Apparently it all started with a tweet from Wisconsin’s Richmond Center High School student Hunter Whitney:
After Whitney’s post struck a nerve with several other students, the hashtag soon became a platform for similar complaints with tweets being sent out at a rate of 40 per minute late last week.
A Harvard study of the program concluded that 60 percent of fresh vegetables and 40 percent of fresh fruits are being thrown away. Separate research also found a significant increase in waste in many schools ever since the new standards were implemented.
Read: USDA Bans Whole Milk In Schools. Rolls Out Major School Lunch Reforms.
A lot of students complaining about the first lady’s program on Twitter compared their meals with the ones served in other countries of the world.
For outraged kids looking for similar delicious options, we have compiled a list of appetizing school lunches from all over the world:
3: South Korea
6: Czech Republic