Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wentzville Students Outraged Over Condiment Limits

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 3:09 PM

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Wentzville Holt High School got national exposure this week when Fox & Friends highlighted a student boycott over the district's school lunches.

As student Hannah Lucas explained to the show's host Gretchen Carlson (video below), the school got rid of ketchup and mustard dispensers this year to mitigate food waste. Now the students are given up to five packets of ketchup per meal. If they want any more, they have to pay 5 cents per packet. Kids who want extra salad dressing, have to pay 30 cents per packet.

"Students were a little upset about being regulated on their condiments because -- you know -- they're so used to piling it on," said Lucas.

As Carlson made sure to mention several times in the interview, the changes come as the district attempts to conform with new healthy food standards imposed by the Obama administration.

Last week the Suburban Journals also wrote about the ketchup controversy taking place at Wentzville Holt High School.

"The food is horrible," Brian Headrick, a 17-year-old football player, told the paper. "The only way to make it eatable is to put a little dressing or flavoring in it, but they took that away from us."

Eatable? Okay, say what you want about Obama's "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act" of 2010. But how did that kid make it though Bush's "No Child Left Behind?"


H/T Gawker

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