Students Slam Michelle-O Lunch Rules; ‘Trash Cans Are More Full Than My Stomach’

FORT MILL, S.C. – Powerade was replaced with water. Mayo was banned, too.

Such are the conditions in the Fort Mills High School cafeteria.

“When lunch ends, I feel that the trash cans are more full than my stomach,” student Lindsey Russell tells the Fort Mill Times.

That’s happening because schools are required to give students certain types of foods to remain in compliance with National School Lunch Program regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

“If I don’t want an apple or piece of bread and I am handed them, I can guarantee that it will end up going to waste,” Russell says.

High school senior Luca Botzenhardt says he tastes a difference and he’s “disappointed.” Even the sauces taste differently this year.

“I would like to change the fact that our Powerade was taken away and replaced with water,” Botzenhardt tells the paper. “I would also bring back the mayonnaise, because it is a necessity for my sandwiches.”

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