While many public school students complain about lunchtime mush that meets White House calorie guidelines, President Barack Obama's daughters are dining on gourmet meals at a posh private school in Washington.
School kids have been moaning about tasteless fare local governments adopt to comply with first lady Michelle Obama’s war on the waistline and posting photos of the mystery meals online.
The Sidwell Friends School,
the $36,000-a-year private academy attended by Malia and Sasha Obama, also posts its menus on the Internet.
The Daily Caller
discovered that Sidwell students eat well.
Thursday’s lunch included: potato sausage soup, firecracker slaw, California chef’s salad, all natural Jamaican jerk chicken wings, sweet potato black-bean bake, sauteed local greens, gemelli alfredo, and slice pineapple.
Samples of the daily lunch at U.S. public schools are illustrated in the photos students post online.
The Daily Caller noted that the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act the first lady endorsed has caused thousands of schoolchildren to stop eating cafeteria meals and search out local fast-food restaurants.
"Under the complex legislation, which has long been a signature issue for the first lady, participating schools take federal money but must stringently limit the number of calories and the amount of sugar, fat and sodium in every morsel of food sold at schools," wrote Daily Caller education editor Eric Owens.
"Also, in what presumably falls outside the hunger-free aspect of the act, there are calorie caps. Some school districts — particularly wealthier ones — have opted out of the healthy-lunch regime and the federal dollars that come with it."
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