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Kentucky Students To First Lady Michelle Obama: Your Food ‘Tastes Like Vomit’

Kentucky Students To First Lady Michelle Obama: Your Food ‘Tastes Like Vomit’

Eric Owens, Education Editor
9:04 AM 08/27/2013

Students in a rural Kentucky county — and their parents — are the latest to join a growing national chorus of scorn for the healthy school lunches touted by first lady Michelle Obama.

“They say it tastes like vomit,” said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley at a contentious board meeting last week, reports The Harlan Daily Enterprise.

The growing body of USDA meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010″ has long been a signature issue for the first lady.

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It's kids are obviously...

The kids are obviously racist.

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The stuff they feed kids in school cafeterias

isn't half as bad as the stuff they feed kids in school classrooms.

An obese kid can get over his obesity. A mentally crippled kid mostly doesn't recover. A kid trained to be obedient isn't learning to think for himself, isn't learning to accept the responsibilities of adulthood. He's learning how to be a slave.

If you wonder how a country that once grew men like Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry could turn into the totalitarian monstrosity that is our government today, chalk it up to the twelve-plus year sentence we all receive to obedience training in government schools.

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The calorie limits

Are particularly damaging. While I can understand the reasoning, they fail to account for the fact that many of these children have skipped breakfast. They should be fed with real food, made from scratch. The children should have real cuts of meat from each of the basic choices: chicken, pork, beef, turkey, & vegan options (beans & nuts). They should have real potatoes, real rice, real pasta, real bread. To save the trouble of "this doesn't taste good", there should be various choices for seasonings & the food should be seasoned in a variety of ways. And to ensure that the children are eating appropriate foods, the entire staff should have to take lunch with them. You can do healthy, but you should first focus on real.

I remember that, for my high school, the standard cafeteria meal was actually half-decent. The chicken was breaded & fried, but it actually tasted decent. It had spices. The wavy fries also had spices--and not just salt. Veggies were present but they weren't overcooked. We also had treats--that were only served for the last 10 minutes of lunch (cookies, mainly).

I was somewhat lucky: my family made lunches for me to take. They ended up being repetitive but decent. Probably worse for me than the school lunches, honestly. A salami or bologna sandwich, a side of chips, and a dessert like local cookies. (Freihofer's hermit cookies were my favorite.)

School food...

In the 90's sucked bad when in elementary school.

Greasy French Bread Pizza in a sealed plastic bag (must have been nuked),

Fake cheese and jalapeño stuffed corn dogs (super nasty)

This weird gravy mash potato concoction,

Canned green beans,

And those terrible wavy fries.

Started taking my lunch to school Jr HS and on.

My parents told me when they were in public school back in the day everything was cooked and prepared from scratch.

What kind of idiot...

What kind of idiot takes dietary advice from a woman with a 52" butt anyway?

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Three of my girls are in public school

The baby will start next year. The oldest is in the 8th grade this year. I go eat lunch with them once a month or so (not the oldest... it's not "cool" anymore) and the food is definitely worse than it was pre-Obama. I used to look forward to going when they had certain things on the menu... now I just go for the kids, pretty much. In addition to everything being straight from a can (and no additional "seasoning" being allowed), they are no longer allowed to buy anything sweet... no ice cream, no sweet tea, not even gatorade until their 9th grade year. It's pretty ridiculous.

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The old food couldn't have been that bad for us.

I'm generally physically healthy, not overweight at all, I eat like a starved sow, I eat what I want, always did, and 25+ years ago when I was in school, for 12 years I ate the usual school foods. And back then there was no saturated fats concern (which I think is utter nonsense anyway.)

Hot dogs with cheese on toast, Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza, Pizzaburger, greasy tater tots, grease laden meatloaf, cheeseburgers, fries, chocolate whole milk (not that 2% crap that I wouldn't even buy for a cat), cookies, cake, etc.. It didn't kill me or make me fat. Lol At least not yet anyway. And standard, meat and potatoes style home cooked meals in the evening more often than not.

I never was big on sweets and bakery though, yet also ate virtually no fruit back in the day. I never liked it back then. Which tells me sugar is your nemesis, not fat.

To this day I refuse to buy anything Low Fat. It's horrible. Absolutely nasty. I'll take a big hunk of meat with the fat and real butter. Thanks. And Mayonnaise, and fat-loaded as hell real sour cream.

I pity these kids having to eat this nasty anti-food today.

But then I didn't go home, sit on a couch, eat Ho ho's and pop-tarts, and watch TV or sit on the internet for the rest of the day either. I worked around the yard, and was always walking somewhere with friends. I still work like a dog around the yard these days. Move around, sweat a little, work until you hurt. Believe me, it burns off. We didn't evolve to sit still.

Who knows, maybe it will kill me early someday if my bad habits don't first, but at least it tasted good, actually had excellent flavor, and I thoroughly savored every bite of every meal vs. suffering through my life with watered down flavorless crap and the stress of worrying about what I should or could eat.

School lunch

I also always liked the school lunches. One of my favorites was the gravy that was basically crushed-up hamburger floating in what was essentially grease. (My Grandpa on my Mom's side used to say about fat, "That's where all the flavor is," which sounds funny, but it's actually true), but as you've said, it was real food, cooked fresh by non-union cooks. One day they had "pizzaburgers," which I was afraid to try, probably because if the Italian-style spices.

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Oh, just one more thing...

Another reason we didn't get fat is that after lunch, they sent us outside to play on the playground on equipment most of which would be banned today.

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Great point.

25+ years ago

food was not nearly as adulterated as it is now. And "low-fat" is just more garbage, agreed.

Mrs. Obama - your dress looks like vomit.

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Lol... Almost spit out my drink.


Looks Like Someone Vomited On Her Dress Alright


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I was in public schools 30+ years before Obama's act

I was in public schools 30+ years before Michelle Obama's 2010 act and seem to remember the school food pretty much tasting like puke back then*.

But really, if you told me you were going to set up a kitchen that was run by government employees to serve food where choice and profit weren't a concern and your 'customers' were basically captive with many having no other choice**...

...what do you think the outcome would be?

* In high school we could skip the caf line and get a Suzy Q and a Coke from the vending machine instead. But then the schools also had designated smoking patios for the students. I can't imagine any of this goes down now.

** My children have the alternative of bringing their lunch from home, which they oft do. You have to pin this one on parents of course.

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Smoking areas in schools? You do know it's illegal to provide tobacco products to kids, don't you? Or are you just blowing smoke up our collective butt? I don't even remember there being any vending machines in our schools. In elem. school, the nearest soda pop vending machine was down the street.

Before they turned the schools into propaganda mills, the closest they got to government involvement was to tack the bond payments on top of the property tax bill.

Back when we had to walk five miles uphill both ways through 10 feet of snow with nothing but tree bark for our feet, the schools in Minnesota won prizes for excellence in academic achievement.

Nowadays people act like they got their science education from Saturday Matinee "B"-grade sci-fi movies.

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Reminds me of this


So sad. The kids see what "mechanically reclaimed meat" means, disgusting pink slime, and they still want the chicken nuggets after seeing how they're made.

It's all real food.

It's all real food anyway - you sound like one of the food nazis.

The arzle in the video is just another sensationalist profiting off the denigration of natural foods.


Obesity is NOT caused by excess fat in your diet. Any fat that you eat that your body doesn't need right now simply passes through - in fact, it helps lubricate the remnants on their way through the lower GI tract, aka poo. The lubrication even helps prevent 'rhoids!

It's the LACK of real animal fat that causes obesity. Here's how: Your body needs real fat, to feed your adipose tissue, to maintain your myelin sheaths, for calories, for lots of good, evolutionary valuable reasons. When there's a lack of real fat, the body panics - "FAMINE!!!" so it starts frantically grabbing onto and storing anything and everything it can that even looks to it like fat, but since that's not real food, it can't be used right away, so body stores it up in order to survive tomorrow.

And obesity, as unhealthy and repulsive as it is, is probably what will save humankind when the fit hits the shan - us scrawny folks will starve to death, while the tubs o'lard will live off their fat store just like camels live off their hump.

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Or be served up as long pig

Depending on how desperate things get. The obese can't run nearly as fast as the hungry thin. Obesity may well save mankind, but it won't be the obese doing the surviving. Picnic time in Donner's Pass!

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Jamie Oliver is an idiot, liar, Food Nazi

You know why they still wanted them? cause they are delicious. why are they delicious? because they have all the goodies from the bones, marrow, and cartilage WITHOUT having to put up with the disgusting texture.

and he recently got them to take out the "Ammonium Hydroxide" out of their burger. it might sound scary, but its just a trace amount of ammonia in water. you probably get more ammonia in a handful of cashews than your quarter-pounder. there is no way to ingest enough ammonia to even come close to hurting you without knowing about it. but the antibacterial qualities make it a great food additive.

all they are really guilty of is serving lesser cuts of meat than nazi ollie likes. the negative affects on the environment, cost of food, farm waste, etc, would be astronomical if that asshat had his way.

the easiest way to get something done isnt to change the behavior; its to change the meaning of existing behavior. like a cut isnt a cut, torture isnt torture, its enhanced interrogation. war isnt war, its kinetic military action. declaring war now appare

Ammonium Hydroxide.

NH4OH? That's Nothin'! How about Dihydrogen Monoxide?


It gets better!

How about a mixture of D-Glucose monohydrate, 2H-1λ6,2-benzothiazol-1,1,3-trione, potassium hydrogen tartrate, and calcium silicate?

GASP! =:-O Lock up your daughters!

Those are the chemical names of nutritive dextrose, saccharin, cream of tartar, and calcium silicate.

Still too scary?

Heh, heh, heh.

Know what it's sold as?


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Gallagher once said that they're marketing a sweetener that's made out of the honey from bees that pollinate marijuana plants.

It's called Sweet-n-High.

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Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Loved that show. Wonderful message.

Too bad the government took and warped his message. From obesity to malnutrition.

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The Federal Government should not be involved in school lunches. In fact, the Federal Government should not be involved in public education.

I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

Junk food junkies

From what I've seen in SE Kentucky although some
local food traditions persist most people are all about
white bread and processed everything - grow up eating
that exclusively and kids are likely to reject anything

Of course maybe what they are serving now does taste
like vomit, I don't know.

If they want to do something that promotes healthy
eating they could just go back to actually cooking
stuff from scratch at the schools instead of just buying
processed everything and steaming it or nuking it
in microvaves.

When my dad was growing up in that area in the 1930's
they grew/processed/stored just about everything they
ate except for sugar and wheat flour - and not all that
much of the latter since they mostly used corn instead.

They had their problems then too - but I gather that
childhood obesity and early onset diabetes were not among them.

I always drink plenty of

I always drink plenty of Malk....


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Much of the food at public schools...

...is provided free by the federal government. You know why? The federal government spends billions every year buying up farm products to artificially raise prices to benefit the farmers. Then they have to get rid of the stuff somehow, but they can't sell it on the domestic market (as that would just lower prices back down again). So some of it they physically destroy, some of it they dump on third world countries and call it aid, some of it they give to public schools to feed the inmates.

...children get the scraps from the corporate welfare table.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

All food in government

All food in government schools sucked! I remember drinking milk from a plastic bladder in elementary. Stab it with your straw and hope you didn't pierce it all the way through.

Southern Agrarian


Give them back their 'TWINKIES'


Twinkies are back, you know. The day they announced that, I went to the store specifically to buy some, but they either hadn't arrived yet, or they had sold out already. But on the same shelf was a very similar box (I buy them by the 10-pack) of Little Debbie Dream Cakes, which were the same size and shape, but if anything, they were even better. The cake was firmer, the white stuff was about the same and the flavor was just perceptibly sweeter, but still Real Good!

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