The crunch on lunch

Lindsay Barash, Fall 2014 J1 Student

The first lady has been determined about her goal to end child obesity.

In July, Michelle Obama told “US Magazine” that she’d “fight until the bitter end to make sure that every kid in this country continues to have the best nutrition that they can have.”

Under President Barack Obama’s guidance, the USDA guidelines implemented limits on calories, fat, sugar and sodium for all food and drinks sold during the school day for 100,000 schools across the country, and Blue Valley High is one of them.

Sure, the food is healthier; however, students aren’t eating cafeteria food now. When you walk into the cafeteria, you see labels on all of the snacks: whole grain Rice Krispie Treats, 100 calorie Cheez Its, whole grain Pop Tarts and many more items. The sizes of the portions of foods have decreased too. No student wants to purchase these items. They’d rather bring the store bought snacks from home, the kind they grew up eating.

What Michelle Obama doesn’t realize is the fact that this new healthy food doesn’t taste good.

Students bring their non-whole grain Rice Krispie Treats, 210 calorie bag of Cheez Its and poptarts with real sugar and trans fats.

Her plan to end child obesity is going no where at BV.

Maybe the first lady is trying to get teenagers to avoid their plates at lunch, but avoiding lunch plates is worse for us than eating our childhood foods. Students sit at their lunch tables, and use it as a social hour, without food, starving themselves because of the gross healthy lunches.

The first lady’s plan is not giving students the best nutrition like she wants it to.

Students bring their own childhood food as rebellion or they starve themselves, which is definitely not healthy. Michelle Obama needs to rethink her action of ending child obesity because it clearly isn’t working.