In our day, we were lucky if we got corned beef and chips followed by custard with a film-like skin. But now, thanks to Twitter, we can see exactly what school lunches look like – and they still don't look very appealing!


Pupils in America are sharing pictures of their school meals with the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama.

The first lady has pushed for healthier school meals and new standards were implemented in 2012 that require more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in an effort to combat childhood obesity. The pictures have proved so popular, the hashtag was trending in the US last week

We'll let the pictures and tweets speak for themselves.

"Had a very #healthylunch today. The apple definitely made up for the "mystery mush" #ThanksMichelleObama," Hunter Whitney tweeted about his meal, pictured above left.

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Meanwhile, David Suderback tweeted a picture of his lunch. "Call this Mac and cheese?" he tweeted with the picture above right.


Another picture showed a burger with some yellow mush. "This is my lunch. I'm in high school. #ThanksMichelleObama," Maya Wuertz tweeted (above left).

Another teen shared a picture of her lunch (above right) that was supposed to be baked beans. "Yum school lunches #thanksmichelleobama," Jess Sency tweeted.

So what do you think of the food? How do the meals compare to the school dinners your child gets? Let us know in the comments below…

Photos: Twitter / Hunter Whitney, Twitter / David Suderback, Twitter / Maya Wuertz, Twitter / Jess Sency

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