most of my google searches sound like a confused, gentle giant learning about how the world is cruel
Wow that is depressing.
okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?
let’s look into it.
^^^Agreed. She is trying. School boards aren’t.
Yeah that looks like some of exactly the same shit they served when I was in highschool but less of it.
Ok, my mom is an actual cook at our local middle school and my aunt is a cook at the local high school. The lunches they serve are required to include:
The full meal includes all 5 of these items, BUT students are not required to take them if they don’t want them. They can say no to their serving of fruit and vegetables, only getting the protein, bread, and milk, for the same price - which many kids opt to do because they don’t want whatever the vegetable or fruit is that day. So for kids who don’t pick their fruit or vegetable servings, that leaves basically what you see up above.
As for the healthier options available to kids, let’s talk about the vegetables. There are a few categories of vegetable types that cooks have to serve each week and they cannot repeat them. There are starches (like french fries, corn), legumes (black beans, green beans), leafy vegetables (salads, although salads are also available as meals every day), and “colored vegetables” (tomatoes, peppers, etc), and a few others.
So, for example, this school is not allowed to serve french fries every day, which is good because you know kids would pick them every time if they could. But how many kids are going to pick black beans? Or three cherry tomatoes?? Not many do, according to my mother.
Kids do have the option to have two fruits in place of their vegetable serving, which many take up. But there are also plenty of kids who just don’t grab either, as I said before.
Some of the foods that schools serve are provided by the government, while other foods are chosen and purchased by the school directly (usually fresh foods, rather than canned). Schools have to pay for some government items, but are provided funding to pay for much of it. That funding is taken away if the school does not follow state regulations - the portion control and requirement for healthy items.
Other schools across the US probably follow various forms of these regulations, but every public school is supposed to serve what I described above. Private schools don’t receive government funding, so they don’t have to follow those regulations and might serve your kids less than they need or unhealthy items with more frequency.
Not defending schools for their subpar meals, just saying there’s a lot more to it than just “let’s blame Michelle Obama for trying to help”. It’s your school. Either they didn’t follow the regulations and lost the funding to give students proper meals, or they still receive it, but cut corners by not providing it. Or there could be a ton of reasons! But Michelle Obama? No. Not the reason.
Looking up Scottish mythological creatures and
Wulver: a werewolf in Shetland, that is said to have had the body of a man with a wolf’s head. It was reported to have left fish on the windowsills of poor families.
That is the nicest Werewolf legend I’ve ever heard of.
Now I wish I could draw because I’d love to draw this.
Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)
Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”
people like to be warm but will get angry if u light them on fire
woah. that certainly is a spinning weiner
no, this is a spinning weiner
Mama Fury on waking up the Avengers.
LOKI IS FUCKGN DUCT TAPED TO THE BED I SIMPLY CANNOT
I don’t think there will ever come a time when I won’t reblog this.