In much the same way kids across the country used Twitter to highlight the subpar lunches being served in compliance with federal nutrition regulations, students are now posting their displeasure regarding changes to vending machines on campus.
Mandates included in The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which went into effect earlier this year, have already been dropped by numerous districts that can absorb the impact of losing a substantial amount of federal money. Schools that remain encumbered by the nutritional restrictions championed by Michelle Obama, however, are quickly learning that the repercussions extend much further than the lunchroom.
As Western Journalism reported, the mandate dictates that schools may only host a certain number of bake sales and other similar events per year, meaning many clubs and programs that rely on the money raised through such activities will likely see a precipitous drop in available funds.
What seems to have distressed many students, however, is the toll Obama’s agenda has taken on school vending machines. Once able to purchase a quick snack in the hallway, kids now see candy and chips replaced by salads and fruit.
Some bid a fond farewell to the snacks they enjoyed before the regulations took effect.
— riy-uh (@blouness) August 9, 2014
Others reluctantly acknowledged the inevitable change — along with the person they hold responsible.
@MichelleObama why does my vending machine at school look like whole foods
— Brody Failor (@Failor_Gang) August 8, 2014
Michelle Obama is so not bo$$ anymore bc of vending machines — cri$tina (@raspbharry) August 9, 2014
Some recognized that there are ways around Obama’s mandates, though. No matter their approach, it seems clear that the majority of students speaking out about changes to vending machines — and meals in the cafeteria — are decidedly against Obama’s heavy-handed regulations.
At least one turned a common refrain among leftists against her.
— Shamrox (@shillelagh1) August 11, 2014
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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom