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USDA Announces More 'Flexibility' For Next Year's School Meals
The Weekly Standard ^ | May 21, 2014 | Jeryl Bier

Posted on 05/21/2014 7:26:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just a day after House Republicans introduced legislation to roll back some Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations on school meal programs, the USDA announced some flexibility would be granted to some schools for the coming school year when implementing the new policies:

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TOPICS: Food; Government; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: letsmove; nannystate; schoollunch; usda

1 posted on 05/21/2014 7:26:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 05/21/2014 7:26:46 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well that’s mighty white of them.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 7:27:41 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

less niggardly portions


4 posted on 05/21/2014 7:30:34 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer
Now that the USDA has SWATs, armed with the latest submachine guns and God knows what else, can it be long before the shooting starts in cafeteria when the kids want french fries, or a coke?

The Food Gestapo finds GummiBears in your lunch box? Never mind going for a time-out in the principal's office. It's the firing squad for you, Kid!

5 posted on 05/21/2014 7:35:47 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Vote for a gay African Marxist for POTUS? Sure. What could go wrong?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

‘Flexibility’ as in the kids can either throw their mostly uneaten, taxpayer-funded lunches into the Red Trash Can or the Blue Trash Can?

*SMIRK*


6 posted on 05/21/2014 7:36:54 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: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


7 posted on 05/21/2014 7:45:24 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; All
From the article: "The USDA is a partner of the Let's Move program along with the White House and several other government agencies."

Someone tell me, how is this acceptable?! "Food Nazis"!

Of course, eating small portions of only whole-grain and organic and vegetable-type and free-range-type foods might seem like a good idea, especially if we have an "epidemic of obesity" (particularly affecting children, apparently), but how is this the purview of the Federal Government, to order that it be so? Nice to know there will be "waivers", based on the complete unaffordability of such a "mandate"!

Did you know, Wonder Bread helps build strong bodies 12 ways? LOL! I'm one of the 99% who carried a home-prepared brown bag "sack" lunch 99% of the time...and I'm not close to being obese all these years later, either, SHEESH!

Mrs. Obama would do better to mandate recess ("Let's Move", indeed) than to regulate the children's diets...

8 posted on 05/21/2014 7:47:56 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Here’s a flexibility suggestion for the USDA and every level of government above that of local school board:

GET OUT!


9 posted on 05/21/2014 7:53:58 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
More signature Obamacrap. "The rules are the rules for some of the people some of the time when we say what the rules for who they are the rules for." "Let me be perfectly clear: If you don't understand that, you better follow the rules to the letter as soon as we publish a copy, and if we have already inspected your actions and found them wanting, you will be punished to the fullest extent of any penalty we make up on the spot."

...and other gibberish.

Primarily Republican district?

The kids will look like they did summer camp at Bergen-Belsen.

Primarily Holder's people? They'll squeeze sideways through the double doorway in front.

10 posted on 05/21/2014 7:54:35 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dear USDA,

Its NOT YER FRICKIN CALL!!!!


11 posted on 05/21/2014 8:01:29 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The year and a half I spent in high skrewel I sure as hell didn’t eat their gruel.

Eggs, yep

Hash Browns? Oh, skip that. A kid I knew in 1st grade liked paste but, hash browns shouldn’t taste like worn out horse hoof.

Orange juice, grapefruit juice? Got some sugars for sports.

Coffee? Yes, thank you and black will do just fin. “Can I say that?” FU V Stiviano. Wascist wench.

Lunch? Always off campus or what I brought from home.

Cafeteria food is inedible and that’s saying a lot, from a guy who will eat crickets, scrambled cows blood and dozens of other things most people won’t eat.

If I had kids I would never subject them to what should rightfully be called “Abuse”. They’re frickin kids! Who does that to a child?

Animals, that’s who. And the hapless misfits, who would be found guilty in The Hague, for they were “only doing their job and executing an order”.

WTF? Has your mind been playing Twix on you all these years? What of your olfactor? The slop you slap on a childs plate every day....for years, never offended your consciences?

Sick, disgusting and self serving.

I’d really drag you through the mud but, yer pig’s and would simply take further pleasure in a sludge bath, as pigs are wont to do.

Never would I insult my child and abuse them with the swill you sling.

You are fig pluckers, plucking figs and everday you love to pick figs...


12 posted on 05/21/2014 8:05:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Oh? This year they decided anything a kid threw away wasn’t fit to feed a pig.

Will they allow school cafeteria waste to be used to slop pigs next year?


13 posted on 05/21/2014 8:06:04 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Mears; Madame Dufarge

It really makes no nevermind to me - my daughter brings lunch fro home, as do most of her friends. They won’t eat the slop called food that is served in the HS cafeteria. And these are kids that LOVED the school lunches when they were in elementary school.


14 posted on 05/21/2014 8:11:12 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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“It really makes no nevermind to me - my daughter brings lunch fro home-————”


Good for her. She not only is getting something she likes but the lunch is probably more nourishing.

The country has gone mad with all this balanced,low fat,whole grain,free range,all natural nonsense.

Anyone with average intelligence can figure out what to serve a child,the difference between junk food and wholesome food, and that the occasional treat harms no one.


15 posted on 05/21/2014 8:38:45 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Most kids are not overweight because of overeating. It’s lack of consistent exercise. And the nannies in DC know this.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 8:44:49 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Pass the legislation, don’t trust mooooochelle and her homies!


17 posted on 05/21/2014 9:15:37 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Eat your peas.” - Barack Hussein Obama


18 posted on 05/21/2014 9:31:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Gabz
Remember when the teacher making you get of your chewing gum was the only control schools had over what you put in your mouth?

And when bringing a lunch from home wasn't an act of rebellion against the State?

It was better then.

19 posted on 05/22/2014 2:19:15 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

kids is school are forced to eat radishes meanwhile the shelf ass mooch eats Cleveland.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 2:31:45 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Dept. of Education threaten to cut off funds to States that refuse to toe the line on meals?

If that’s the case it’s a golden opportunity for a State to rid itself of the shackles of the Fed. intrusion into their education.
No money from the Fed ? Don’t send them any.
It’s so stupid, the State sends the Fed. money, the Fed sends some back, (minus all the expenditures associated with the Fed Bureaucracy).
Why not the State keep it all ? Make sense?


21 posted on 05/22/2014 5:46:56 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Right, if you op out of mooooooochel’s plan you will be able to select bread and water.


22 posted on 05/22/2014 7:19:37 AM PDT by chiefqc
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