Fed’s AstroTurf Fights Student Grass Roots on School Lunches

The Federal Government is pushing back against students on social media to promote Michelle Obama’s school lunches.

As you know, students have been posting pictures of their disgusting, unsatisfying lunches on social media. See this post for a sample lunch that is completely unappetizing.

What was notable about these students is that no one paid them for pictures and no one was paid to solicit such pictures.

But now we get a response from the USDA.

The Washington Free Beacon reports, “Feds to Use Social Media to Combat Complaints about Michelle O School Lunches.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing back against a campaign criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules by showing one picture of a somewhat appetizing child’s lunch.

“They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the digital age we have ample opportunity to document and broadcast every moment, meeting and meal,” wrote Deborah Kane, the national director of the USDA Farm to School Program, in a blog post Thursday.

“We have all seen those unappetizing photos of food served at school that quickly go viral,” she said. “A lonesome whole wheat bun atop a sad fish fillet; a mysterious-looking meat mixture served next to an apple. It’s natural to ask, ‘Is this what they serve for lunch!?’”

“No, it’s really not,” Kane said.

The blog post, entitled “Photo Worthy Meals,” shows one image of a school lunch served in a New Orleans charter school.

“Beautiful meals like this are what’s for lunch today and every day in schools across the country,” the caption reads below a picture of a meal of broccoli, corn, some sort of rice, an apple, bun, low-fat chocolate milk, and a fish patty the size of the young child’s head.

Well that settles it! We all know that people who work for the government would never, ever lie to us. That would be morally wrong.


But remember, we don’t just have the pictures via twitter or instagram. We also have the record of students refusing to buy those lunches so that schools have actually forfeited Federal funds rather than continue with the lunch program.

If these lunches were “beautiful meals like this,” the USDA wouldn’t need to create propaganda.