September 25, 2012 by The ReadyWriter
Students across the country are complaining and protesting the new school lunch regulations pushed by Michelle Obama. The new menu is mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and its initiative was heavily promoted by first lady, Michelle.
All across the country, students are unhappy with the new calorie and protein limit on school lunches; it caps the number of lunch calories for students in kindergarten through fifth grade at 650, and at 700 calories for grades six through eight. High school lunches can contain no more than 850 calories.
The law calls for larger portions of fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, less sodium, and the elimination of trans fat in lunches. Schools may serve only nonfat or low-fat milk.
Schools across the country are reporting students who are unhappy with the new rules, they’re seeing it as; forced starvation diets.
In the you tube video posted of the protest, the students argue that the low-calorie lunches are not enough to meet the physical needs of growing teenagers.
See the protest video here!!