Students are fed up with the meager portion sizes and bland taste of Michelle Obama-mandated school lunches. They've stunned their parents and the rest of America with pictures like this:
Now, some Texas teens are taking it a step further. The students, who are part of their high school's Turning Point USA chapter, are launching a #LunchMovement with one simple message: “No More, Mrs. Obama.”
— Turning Point USA (@TurningPointUSA) April 11, 2014
They want students across the country to join them by tweeting the hashtag #lunchmovement with pictures of their disappointing school lunches.
Take pictures of your school lunch and hash tag #lunchmovement Stand with me!
— Ty Caskey (@TyCaskey) April 11, 2014
The Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act has been in effect for a few years now. Yet, it seems to have done just the opposite of its stated intent.
Kids aren't getting enough to eat thanks to the law's stringent requirements; others are skipping lunch altogether because it tastes so bad. What's more, obesity among school-aged children is still on the rise.
By this point, it should be clear that Michelle's school lunch law needs to be reviewed. It's a good idea to make healthy food options available to our kids, but not in a manner that actually forces them to go hungry.
Check out #LunchMovement on Twitter if you want to help these kids take a stand.