The LA Times reports that the ingredients school cooks are forced to use are terrible:
A school system’s nutritional director finds there’s one advocate for healthy food whose demands she just can’t meet — Michelle Obama.
“We have tried every noodle that is out there,” said Gitta Grether-Sweeney, the Portland nutritional director who says she is exasperated by the federal school lunch rules the first lady champions.
“Whole-wheat noodles just don’t work in lasagna. We are having to go lawless to use regular pasta.”
The locally sourced macaroni and cheese the schools had been serving turned to mush when it was made with whole-grain macaroni to meet the new rules, Grether-Sweeney said.
Mrs. Obama has the advantage of having her children in expensive private schools and fed by well-paid White House chefs. Professing from the balcony that America’s kids should eat crappy food just seems kind of …. crappy.