By now everyone knows that first lady Michelle Obama’s ridiculous “lunch rules” program is a complete failure. It’s not like she didn’t know it was going to tank. What kid wants to spend his lunch money on carrots and food portions that wouldn’t feed a toddler?
Schools all across the country have seen mountains of wasted food being tossed in the garbage on a daily basis, as kids are opting to either bring a lunch or not eat at all.
Well, a Nebraska school district has managed to find a bunch of living beings who don’t mind gobbling up the nastiness Mrs. Obama has been trying to choke down the throat’s of America’s children, solving the issue of what to do with all of that food being thrown away.
This is fitting.
From EAG News:
The Nebraska Farmers Union is seeking to partner with Lincoln-area schools by taking their lunch leftovers to fuel its worm farm, the Journal Star reports.
The group creates compost by using worms in a process called vermiculture.
One school, Culler Middle School, averages about 11,600 pounds of refuse per month and is considering joining the program.
“Composting gives them more hands-on experience. They can see how their waste is going to be turned into a useful product rather than going into a landfill,” says Brittney Albin, interim recycling coordinator at Lincoln Public Schools.
The operation wouldn’t be the first to see healthy lunch scraps go to the animals.
Lunch leftovers are feeding some 3,000 pigs on a Rhode Island farm.
The pigs are enjoying “half-eaten tuna sandwiches and other food scraps students discard during their lunch periods” as part of a new recycling program established by the town of Cumberland, according to WoonsocketCall.com.
You’d think with all of the Twitter hate, complaints from parents, and school districts dropping out of the program like flies, the first lady would just give up and work on a different solution to the “unhealthy” eating habits of our children–or maybe do the right thing and just leave everyone the heck alone–but that’s simply too much to ask.
Obama has made it clear she plans on continuing to fight for her lunch rules to the death.
She must not be paying attention, because if schools are shipping out thousands of pounds of wasted food to be devoured by worms, I’d say that means the program is already dead and buried.