PLEASANT GROVE, UT – Eating food out of the garbage ain’t no way to live in America, but, sadly, it happens.
And, it apparently happened to one Utah girl on her first day of school at Pleasant Grove Junior High, home of the Vikings.
Eighth-grader Sierra Prince asked for pizza in the lunch cafeteria, but all that was left was a slice in the garbage can, and that’s what they gave her.
Prince is a diabetic with a learning disability. It was okay for her to eat pizza, but not from the trash, something her school-appointed aide should have known.
After her mother complained, the school’s nutrition service director sent an email to school employees saying what happened was unacceptable and that the aide should be reprimanded immediately.
“We never serve food that has been placed in a garbage can,” the director wrote.
Who knew people have to be told not to feed garbage to school kids?
We can pretty much guarantee that when First Lady Michelle Obama talks about better nutrition in schools, she’s not talking about “trash can pizza”.