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'Unhealthy' corn dogs, chicken nuggets out, sushi in at L.A. schools
L.A. Times Blogs ^ | June 15, 2011 | Mary MacVean

Posted on 06/16/2011 2:56:13 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The L.A. school board's decision to stop serving flavored milks on campuses is just the beginning.

A menu overhaul is underway that will mean fewer meals that resemble fast food and more vegetarian offerings. Spinach tortellini in butternut squash sauce and California sushi rolls, along with many ethnic foods, are to be added.

Corn dogs, chicken nuggets and other breaded items are out, said Dennis Barrett, food services director.

Megan Bomba, a project coordinator with Occidental College's Urban and Environmental Policy Institute, agreed with the move, saying "the meal needs to be better, not [that] we need to keep chocolate milk" to attract students to the cafeteria, she said.

The menu proposed for fall sounds more appealing and sophisticated, she added.

The district banned sodas on campuses in 2004, starting a trend followed by the state as well as districts across the country. Later that year, the school board passed a motion to ban the sale of junk food during the school day...

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TOPICS: Food; Government; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: lausd; nannystate; nutrition; schoollunches
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1 posted on 06/16/2011 2:56:19 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 06/16/2011 2:57:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obamao thinks DWS is cute (!!))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I predict sushi fights.


3 posted on 06/16/2011 2:59:13 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If they’re going to feed kids at all, it might as well be healthy food. I hear the menu at a private school here is quite nice and healthy compared to what the public schools serve.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 3:00:58 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Megan Bomba, a project coordinator with Occidental College's Urban and Environmental Policy Institute...

LOL, why don't they just be honest and name it the "Future World Domination Controllers Training Insititute."

5 posted on 06/16/2011 3:01:06 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Like I’ve said before nothing new in the communists capital of America.


6 posted on 06/16/2011 3:05:43 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wonder how crappy the sushi will end up being. Quality really matters for raw meat like sushi.


7 posted on 06/16/2011 3:07:57 PM PDT by MetaThought
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They want sushi? Just serve them raw, unbreaded McNuggets, LOL!


8 posted on 06/16/2011 3:08:31 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: antiRepublicrat

I went to public schools back in ancient times, and we always had appetizing and healthy lunches. My son’s school has been serving things kids like to eat, but are not particularly nutritional. For example, their idea of an entree was nachos, and their idea of nachos was corn chips and cheese sauce. That’s all. So this year they went the “spinach tortellini and squash” route, and my son says most kids throw it away.


9 posted on 06/16/2011 3:08:45 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Fresh Wind

You just made me remember: cheap sushi usually sucks. You know you’re not going to get it freshly prepared by a master sushi chef who chose his ingredients carefully based on years of experience and an eye for quality. It’s going to be bulk ingredients purchased at the lowest price and prepared by the cheapest possible labor.

My kids love good sushi, and we’ve sent them to school with sushi as lunch, but they might not eat school sushi. And I wouldn’t let them if there is sashimi in it. That would be food poisoning waiting to happen.


10 posted on 06/16/2011 3:10:19 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Over the last couple of years I really have been trying to watch what food I eat. I travel a lot and eat at fast food places.

Used to do the fast food large combo meals but switched to a couple of reg hamburgers and a unsweetened iced tea to eat better..

Stopped by a Mickeys D's the other day and they had the chicken McNuggets on sale and thought "I had not eaten these for about 10 years and why not..."

Ate one and about tossed my cookies........I don't know what the hell they make them out of, but it isn't chicken or anything natural born on this planet.

How schools can feed that crap to your kids is a crime

11 posted on 06/16/2011 3:11:30 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: MetaThought

I’d guess the sushi served will be vegetarian, rather than types involving raw fish.


12 posted on 06/16/2011 3:12:52 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m conflicted! I like corn dogs, chicken nuggets, and sushi.


13 posted on 06/16/2011 3:14:39 PM PDT by reg45
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To: MetaThought

If they have half a brain they’ll serve it without raw fish, favoring safer ingredients like cucumber, avocado, imitation crab and cream cheese.

Remember, sushi is just the vinegared rice with whatever additional ingredients you desire. Sashimi is the raw fish. I’ve had steak & egg sushi that was delicious. If you make it at home it can be a great way to repackage leftovers.


14 posted on 06/16/2011 3:16:25 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sounds like the children will starve or eat fake food. Probably less calories in fake food. I learned really bad eating habits in school. My mother gave me lunch money at the beginning of the week. I turned it in to my teacher. I picked up my lunch tray at lunch. And ate nothing except for the icing off the dried out cake. I wouldn’t even eat the rolls because they were always hard by the time we got them. And Jello. Ugh. Hard on top. There were always rumors about the food having roaches in it. That really did me in. :( I would sometimes drink the white milk if it wasn’t warm and/or sour. The fruit was either suspended in Jello or apples cut in half and brown. I was such a picky eater.

I’m guessing chicken nuggets have become too expensive for some reason. I seldom buy the bagged varieties at the grocery store because they are wayyyyy overpriced.


15 posted on 06/16/2011 3:16:33 PM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Knowing what they put in the chicken nuggets sold to schools I’d say this is a good thing.


16 posted on 06/16/2011 3:16:54 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

‘They want sushi? Just serve them raw, unbreaded McNuggets, LOL!”

The cooking process is required to kill the bacteria from the open puss filled sores the chickens used to make the nuggets had.


17 posted on 06/16/2011 3:18:46 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Parasites transmitted by raw fish:

Diphyllobothrium latum (fish tapeworm) infection is most commonly due to eating freshwater fish containing larvae. Fish tapeworm can grow to 15 meters in length. Symptoms are nonspecific abdominal symptoms, such as loss of appetite, heartburn, diarrhea, and nausea. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also occur, leading to macrocytic anemia and neurological symptoms such as muscle twitches.

Clonorchis sinensis is another worm transmitted by eating raw fish. The worms live in the gallbladder area, so complications can include bile duct stomes, gallbladder stones, and other gallbladder disease.

Flukes (Flatworms) are leaf-shaped worms that attach to the host using abdominal suckers. It usually begins its life cycle as snails, then as larvae they infect fish, vegetation, or humans. Flatworms can travel to lungs, intestines, heart, brain, and the liver. Eggs can cause inflammation by releasing toxins that damage tissues.

18 posted on 06/16/2011 3:19:55 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: MetaThought

<< I wonder how crappy the sushi will end up being. Quality really matters for raw meat like sushi. >>

They mentioned Calfiornia Rolls which is typically cooked crabmeat or a phony vegetarian substitute.

Most sushi rolls contain cooked fish. It’s the good stuff like Sashimi that’s raw (I’m a fan).


19 posted on 06/16/2011 3:20:23 PM PDT by Klaatu Barada Nikto
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To: La Lydia

I had sushi for lunch today and it was FANTASTIC


20 posted on 06/16/2011 3:21:55 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
California will start serving kids bottom-quality elementary school cafeteria sushi prepared by illegal alien lunch ladies.

Hey, what could go wrong?

21 posted on 06/16/2011 3:21:57 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: antiRepublicrat

None except the most expensive private school is going to be able to serve sushi safely.


22 posted on 06/16/2011 3:23:41 PM PDT by bvw
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To: FourPeas

<< I’d guess the sushi served will be vegetarian, rather than types involving raw fish. >>

They mentioned California Rolls which typcially contain cooked crab meat, but there is a vegetarian look-a-like for crab meat that can be used (and it’s cheaper).


23 posted on 06/16/2011 3:24:08 PM PDT by Klaatu Barada Nikto
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Fukushima Sushi will make students glow in the dark.


24 posted on 06/16/2011 3:27:50 PM PDT by bgill
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To: driftdiver

I love ceviche. But I buy the fish from a place I trust and make it myself. And I enjoy sushi, too, again in a trustworthy restaurant, and where I live there are some excellent sushi places. But think about quality control and guaranteeing the health of 700,000 students on sushi day in a public school system that big, which contracts for its food suppliers to a large extent based on price. I would not let my children eat raw fish at a public school.


25 posted on 06/16/2011 3:27:56 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: MetaThought
I wonder how crappy the sushi will end up being. Quality really matters for raw meat like sushi.

California Rolls are not sushi. They are imitation crab sticks, cucumber, avocado, seaweed paper, rice and sesame seeds.

They are not good quality raw fish.

Minor quibble. :-)

26 posted on 06/16/2011 3:29:46 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Many years ago I worked for a big Jacksonville dairy hauling milk to all the Putnam County Florida schools. The kids had no other beverage choice, had to put a half pint of milk on their tray as they walked through the line, but many of them dumped the milk in the trash as they left.

It makes more sense to offer some choices.

27 posted on 06/16/2011 3:30:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a matter of fact, not a matter of opinion)
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To: La Lydia

I don’t let me kids be educated in a public school let alone eat anything in a public school. I totally agree there is no way they could deliver a safe good tasting product.


28 posted on 06/16/2011 3:34:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
I went to public schools back in ancient times, and we always had appetizing and healthy lunches

Same here. The lunch ladies would serve us good home cookin'. Real chicken, no mystery meat. Homemade yeast rolls that you could smell all over the campus - yummmmm! That was back during government free butter, cheese, and peanut butter. Yep, back in the good ol' days when no one was allergic from peanuts. They'd get creative to turn pb into something new every day - one day pb and apples, next cookies, next mixed with honey and bananas, half a pbj sandwich, etc.

29 posted on 06/16/2011 3:34:06 PM PDT by bgill
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To: windcliff

Sushi in the publik skools-oh yeah, that sounds safe!


30 posted on 06/16/2011 3:34:08 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Go back to soup and sandwich. Stop turning lunch into an experiment. And this is lunch....not dinner...400 calories!!


31 posted on 06/16/2011 3:34:17 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The menu proposed for fall sounds more appealing and sophisticated, she added.

Wow. How nice. Who's paying for this?

Oh, wait...

32 posted on 06/16/2011 3:38:32 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Considering that sushi may be radioactive for the next 30 years, I might stick with the nuggets.


33 posted on 06/16/2011 3:39:17 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Public school prepared sushi? This is not going to end well....

Sushi scares - infectious diseases associated with eating sushi or raw fish

Snips:

Human infection by Anisakis simplex (herring worm) and other nematodes, or roundworms, is caused by eating certain raw or undercooked fish. Ingestion of the worm can result in severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting within hours of ingestion and has been misdiagnosed as appendicitis or other stomach diseases. If the worms don’t get coughed up or vomited out, they can burrow into the walls of your intestines and cause a localized immune response.

Another Vibrio species, Vibrio vulnificus, has been found in oysters, clams, and crab. In healthy people, ingestion of this microbe can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, but in people with liver disease or weakened immune systems, the microbe can enter the bloodstream, causing the life-threatening condition of septicemia.

All about sushi worms

If sushi worms are present in sashimi – those tasty raw bits of fish flesh – they may even be visible to the naked eye. Some individuals have reported a tickle in the throat as the worms begin their passage. In many cases, the sushi worms will continue uneventfully through the stomach and exit through the intestinal tract. They will likely die along the way. Milder to severe symptoms may begin occurring in two hours following a meal, but may become present up to two weeks later. This condition is known as anisakiasis. Pain in the abdominal area may occur as well as nausea and vomiting, followed by intestinal distress (often likened to Crohn’s disease). In extreme cases, exploratory procedures and surgery are required to remove the sushi worm.

34 posted on 06/16/2011 3:43:50 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: driftdiver

Parochial schools. Some people home school but the Church operates some first rate schools where we live and there was never any question.


35 posted on 06/16/2011 3:44:28 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: MetaThought

Am I the only one here that won’t eat cut bait?


36 posted on 06/16/2011 3:49:01 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Allegra

Who’s paying for this? We are.
Most of the kids in the LAUSD are illegal aliens or anchor babies and get free breakfast and lunch.


37 posted on 06/16/2011 3:50:35 PM PDT by sheana
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To: FLAMING DEATH

Lol non. I don’t eat sushi either.


38 posted on 06/16/2011 3:52:10 PM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana
Who’s paying for this? We are.

Ya think?

(Of course I knew that. That's what the "Oh, wait...." was all about. Duh.)

39 posted on 06/16/2011 3:58:32 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Either the ritalin has really kicked in, or Hazel screwed up the Fugu again.”


40 posted on 06/16/2011 4:01:55 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: sheana

How nice that the illegals and their offspring will now eat better than we do, on our dime... It wouldn’t be “fair” otherwise (gagging).


41 posted on 06/16/2011 4:02:43 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Allegra

This will tell you everything you need to know about LAUSD.

http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/DistRpt.asp?cChoice=EthOnly&cYear=2003-04&cSelect=1964733—LOS%5EANGELES%5EUNIFIED%5E%5E%5E%5E%5E%5E%5E%5E%5E%5E%5E&cTopic=Dropouts&cLevel=District


42 posted on 06/16/2011 4:03:25 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Unless spoiled or allergicTHERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “’UNHEALTGHY FOOD ’” food, only people who consume more calories than their body can use.

America has developed an irresponsible attitude that “things” are responsible for mortal woes, not personal habits.

During the Middle Ages witches possessed by spirits were blamed for ruined lives. Today we blame inanimate objects.

Whether it is food, alcohol, drugs or guns it is their physical existence, not their misuse or terrible decisions people make which imperils their life.

43 posted on 06/16/2011 4:05:42 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Conservatives get mad when lied to. Leftists get mad when you tell them the Truth!")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The kids should go through the food line and walk directly to the garbage can and chuck that mess. After about a week of seeing all that food thrown away, Maybe, Just Maybe someone would think about what the problem is.

If you don’t give me meat or fish at every meal, I get surly.


44 posted on 06/16/2011 4:09:35 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Junk food isn’t the problem. Junk education is.


45 posted on 06/16/2011 4:12:52 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: stylecouncilor

LOL we actually have California Rolls at my high school. I only bought it once.


46 posted on 06/16/2011 4:23:59 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: MetaThought
Sushi, per se, is not raw meat. You are thinking of "sashimi" which is just a style of serving uncooked fish. However, it has been chilled sufficiently to kill the most common parasites ~ they become, as it were, just more protein!

Sushi starts with cooked rice. This may be cut into blocks, or spread out on a sheet of prepared seaweed (doultz for you folks in Canada). "Things" are placed on the rice. It is then rolled up and cut into bite size pieces. Best served with wasabi and ginger ~ and may include soy sauce.

As a variation try Sriracha, the world's finest hot sauce ~ manufactured in the USA from real peppers ~ exported everywhere.

47 posted on 06/16/2011 4:30:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A colleague works at Occidental College. A few years back, I asked her about it — our son was 16, we were looking at colleges. “It is a wonderful place,” she gushed. “They are really big on diversity and feminism, LGTB (or whatever it is) is really strong, etc.” I do not remember her words, but I remember my reaction — RUN for the hills.

Occidental is a perfect place from whence to issue: tofu, squash tortellini (isn’t it white flour, essentially?), and other God-forsaken faux foods. Those poor poor kids. And no chocolate, a true gift from God.

Another great reason to homeschool.


48 posted on 06/16/2011 4:30:19 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: MetaThought

Oh, yeah, rice wine vinegar! That goes in there.


49 posted on 06/16/2011 4:31:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MetaThought

Yeh, cafeterial sushi that’s been sitting in back for several hours, ought to do the kids right in. Plus, will they buy the expensive, high-quality raw fish? I suspect not.


50 posted on 06/16/2011 4:31:50 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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