25 Sep '12, 9pm

Omaha teenager starts a program to donate ungrateful kids’ fruit to the hungry

Omaha teenager starts a program to donate ungrateful kids’ fruit to the hungry

Under new healthy-lunch guidelines, students need to take at least one fruit or vegetable at every meal — but the controlling socialist anti-pizza agenda stops short of actually forcing them to eat it. Technically, they’re allowed to take a fruit and throw it out, play hacky sack with it, draw a face on it and teach it to sing “Habanera,” etc. High schooler Kelli Schilken found this wasteful, so she pioneered a school program called “Fine, You Spoiled Brats, If You Won’t Eat That Apple We’ll Find Someone Who Will.” We may be paraphrasing a bit. The idea is that students must take their required fruit or vegetable, but once they own it, they can donate it back to the school which will give it to the hungry. It’s a pretty good plan — the government gets to stick to its healthy-eating initiative, people who don’t have access to school lunches get lots of apples and oranges, a...

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