The Kids Aren’t Alright …

… with Michelle Obama’s school lunches.

There were three big problems with the well intentioned overhaul of the nutrition standards of the federal school lunch program. Inadequate funding, insufficient planning for implementation and a boneheaded decision to put caps on total calories.

You can see all three on display as kids tweet their displeasure and disgust at their school lunches at the First Lady.

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The biggest problem of the three is poor implementation. This is a program that is going to take years to get right. Rolling out a reform like this is just plain hard, which I wrote about here.

More at Business Insider.

Sources
Students Are Tweeting Awful Photos Of School Lunches To Blame Michelle Obama For New ‘Healthier’ Meals | Peter Jacobs | Business Insider | 8 April 2014
Feedback Loops, Institutional Reform and the Pitfalls of a Second Best World | Marc Brazeau | REALFOOD.ORG | 22 October 2013

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About Marc Brazeau

Free lance cultural attaché. Writing at REALFOOD.ORG.

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