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Kentucky Students Say Healthy Food Tastes Like 'Vomit'

| by Michael Allen
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Public school students in Harlan County, Kentucky do not like the new healthy menu for lunch.

“They say it tastes like vomit,” Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosle quoted the children as saying at a school board meeting last week, notes HarlanDaily.com.

“Kids can’t learn when they’re hungry!” some parents said to the school board.

However, that hunger is self-induced by the kids themselves.

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Apparently, the students hate brown wheat bread, skim or one percent fat milk and non-fat chocolate or strawberry-flavored milk.

“It’s strange and different for them, so they don’t like it,” added Jack Miniard, director of school and community nutrition.

The healthy USDA meal regulations are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which has long-been supported by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Under the National School Lunch Program and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, public schools must provide lunches with certain amounts of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

To combat skyrocketing obesity and diabetes in America's children, the calorie cap is 850 for high school lunches, 700 for middle schools and 650 for elementary school.

Carbs, such as french fries, are limited to a single serving of three-fourths of a cup, but the kids can eat as many fruits and vegetables as they want.

Sources: HarlanDaily.com