At least, that's what happened when a Virginia mother's photo of her child's school lunch went viral on social media.
While the lunch met Michelle "I grow my own yams" Obama's stringent dietary requirements, even the school's Food Service Coordinator admitted (while choking back vomit) that the lunch looked like "something that would crawl from a garden leaving a noxious, foul-smelling slime trail."
Well, those weren't his exact words. He actually said "poor lighting and food presentation make this lunch unappealing."
We'd guess that the "poor lighting" probably came from government-mandated CFL bulbs, and that the poor presentation occurred when the lunch lady failed to enthusiastically say "TA-DAA!" when slapping the filet-o-fail into the tray.
Presumably, both the lighting and presentation were a bit better at Lupa's restaurant in New York on Satuday, where the first lady took her mother out for a five-course lunch. Since poached hagfish and grey canned corn weren't on the menu, the two had to settle for Puntarelle Alla Romana salads, then Rigatoni Alla Gricia and Strozzapreti with Sugo Finto pastas. After cramming that down, the two slurped Coda Alla Vaccinara - a rich oxtail stew. But wait! There's more! Michelle and her mom then wrapped themselves around a cheese platter before finishing up with an ice cream dessert called Tartufo, which is probably Italian for "taxpayer funded."
Meanwhile, back in the land of peasants, the national School Nutrition Association's president opined that at least part of the problem of disgusting lunches can be solved by getting another government funding increase (surprise!) which will help schools "afford the foods we must serve" per the Cafeteria Commandments inscribed on the stone tablets Michelle sent down from the mountaintop.
"Unfortunately that won't make students consume it," the Association's president admitted, adding that the final resting place for much of Michelle's overpriced, under-appealing meals is "in the trash."
Put another way, the school lunch program is increasing costs and decreasing desired results, while literally dumping our tax dollars into the garbage. Pretty much like every other policy coming out of this administration.
Granted, the lunch ladies didn't have much to work with...