An Oklahoma family is outraged over the portions their 17-year-old daughter is being served at lunchtime.
Kaytlin Shelton took a photo at her high school in Chickasha, Oklahoma, Monday showing a lunch with meat, two sets of crackers, a slice of cheese, and two pieces of cauliflower. The school serves this every other week, Fox 25 reported.
There is another wrinkle to this story: Shelton is eight months pregnant.
“It makes me want to take that and take it to the superintendent and tell him to eat it for lunch.”
Vince Holton said the meal, worth $3, is not good enough for any student, pregnant or not pregnant.
“I can go pay a dollar for a lunchable and get more food in it.”
School Superintendent David Cash told Fox 25 the small portions are due to federal regulations to fight childhood obesity, and knows that some kids are going hungry in his schools.
“You’ve got in some cases little kids that their only two meals are breakfast and lunch at school, and they’re getting… a grand total of 1100 calories. That’s not enough.
“My own kid comes home and the first thing he does is raid the refrigerator.”
Assistant State Superintendent for Child Nutrition Joanie Hildenbrand defended the photo to a certain extent, saying, “We have a meat-alternate, we have a bread grain, we have vegetable…It’s the student’s choice of what they want to take,” while acknowledging the hardships of the new regulations.
“These regulations were put into effect two years ago and we’re still struggling with them.”
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H/T EAG NEWS