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Wentzville Students Outraged Over Condiment Limits

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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?"


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18 comments
Jessica Ellis
Jessica Ellis

Wow, a whole 5 cents! You could by 1/40 of a candy bar with that!

mydog2
mydog2

poor kids.  feel so sorry for you.  only 5 pkts of ketcup.  how will you ever survive?  if you think school food is so terrible get yourself up in the morning and make yourself a lunch.  probably would be better for you anyway.

caroline
caroline

For one this boycott was not started by her but by Trent Harvill, and going to the school it was more than junst the condiments they were boycotting. It was that we are slowly getting our choices taken away; we are suposed to be learning how to be adults, but how can we learn when there is not even the basic food choices for us to make by oursleves?

KaitlynnRied
KaitlynnRied

Wow you all are being straight witches towards her. She's fighting for what she and the rest of our school want. Just because it's not important to you doesn't mean it's not important to others. And FYI she's not drunk your just stupid.

Rev. Renita Lamkin
Rev. Renita Lamkin

This really has little to do with ketchup and mayo; the undertone of this issue is justice. It is common for teens to feel powerless in their lives which are heavily guided by adults. As they strive for independence, voice, and their own sense of calling to the world it is understandable that they would pick an issue to zoom in on and pursue. They are practicing the use of power and influence. This is good.

Leadership does not just happen, it develops. I hope someone is working with these young protesters to recognize global injustices and how their voice can bring change.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hannah Lucas has a gpa soaring above 4.0, is involved in more community groups and activities than you all will ever be, and leads her schools cross country and track team. Her gpa also ranks her #1 in her class. Everyone needs to stop trash talking her.

weddash
weddash

If people put half as much energy into fighting for things that actually mattered, maybe the world would be different. 5 packets? boo hoo.

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

Percentage of Wentzville Holt High School that think "condiment" is a mint-flavored form of birth control:  34%.

Douche_McGee
Douche_McGee

"we admit there was waste" so they change it to where they still get 5 packets, but they still want more so they can waste it. Good logic there.

JGibsonDem
JGibsonDem

Granite City High School tried this about 10 years ago, but got stopped.

Stephie
Stephie

Forget limiting the ketchup ... someone needs to limit that girl's booze intake before her interviews. Why does she sound so drunk? And who needs more than 5 packets of ketchup?

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

I doubt it would faze someone like her since she sounds like a narcissistic twit. "It's not fair! We need more condiments! Waah!". 

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

Sounds like a spoiled little bitch to me. Perhaps she should fight for something that fucking matters instead of the type of bullshit that appears on any fox and friends show?

SMH
SMH

and that has...what to do with her looking like a stoned brat on national television?! (hi, hannah!)

KaitlynnRied
KaitlynnRied

She definitely isn't a spoiled bitch. I guarantee she's a he'll of alot smarter than you. And really? She's fighting for our school. Atleast she's doing something. And if it's so dumb why did you take the time to watch it and comment?

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