#ThanksMichelle: Students Tweet Photos of Skimpy, Stomach-Turning School Lunches

April 9, 2014 - 9:57 AM

Students around the country have taken to Twitter to tweet to the world where they think the real "meanwiches and stinkburgers are" - on their lunch trays, thanks to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program.

Students have refused the retooled lunch meals, which have caused programs around the country to lose money and some children to go hungry, according to NY Daily News.

A parody music video called "We Are Hungry" created by students at Wallace County High in Sharon Springs, Kan. put the plight of student athletes subjected to low calorie limits before the school board. That video was made two years ago.

(Many schools can't afford to quit the school lunch program, because they are reimbursed by the National School Lunch Program for each meal they serve, reports the AP.)

The latest development in the school lunch battle are these tweets. Students snap pictures of the "healthy lunch" meals and post them on Twitter, along with colorful commentary and the hashtag #ThanksMichelle.

But for those without other options, all that's left is the power of social media and cell phone cameras when they simply can't take another bite: