Students in a rural Kentucky county â€” and their parents â€” are the latest to join a growing national chorus of scorn for the healthy school lunches touted by first lady Michelle Obama. â€œThey say it tastes like vomit,â€ said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley at a contentious board meeting last week, reports The Harlan Daily Enterprise. The growing body of USDA meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the â€œHealthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010″ has long been a signature issue for the first lady. Denizens of Harlan County donâ€™t much care, though. Their primary concern at the board meeting was a bevy of complaints that local children are starving at lunch â€” and for the remainder of the school day â€” because the food on offer in the cafeteria is crappy and there isnâ€™t nearly enough of it. â€œKids canâ€™t learn when theyâ€™re hungry!â€ parents shouted to the board, according to the Enterprise. Other gripes involved the new bread, which students donâ€™t want to eat because itâ€™s brown wheat bread, and the new milk, which is skim or one percent fat, not two percent or whole. The cafeteriaâ€™s chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk offerings are now nonfat. Jack Miniard, the school districtâ€™s director of school and community nutrition, was on hand to explain that the federal government now governs both food choices and portion sizes in most American school districts including Harlan County. Under the National School Lunch Program, Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, participating schools must provide lunches â€” including free or reduced price lunches â€” with minimum amounts of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and whole grains. Also, in what presumably falls outside the hunger-free aspect of the act, thereâ€™s a calorie cap: 850 for high school lunches, 700 for middle schools and a mere 650 calories for kids in elementary school. Students can only have one serving of meat or other protein. However, rich kids can buy a second portion each day on their own dime. Servings of carbohydrates such as potatoes are limited to just a single serving of three-fourths of a cup per student. On the plus side, students can eat as many fruits and vegetables as they want.