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Students fight back against chocolate milk ban
KOMO.com ^ | Nov 18, 2011 | Elizabeth Dinh

Posted on 11/19/2011 3:57:15 AM PST by Daffynition

MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. -- A local school district has removed chocolate milk from its menus, but students aren't giving up their sugary drink without a fight.

The Tahoma School District has spent the past three years reworking its lunch menu to offer students healthier foods. It already did away with canned fruit, and now officials are taking chocolate milk off the menu.

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TOPICS: Education; Food
KEYWORDS: chocolate; food; homeschoolyourkids; liberalnonsense; nannystate; publicschools; welfarestate

1 posted on 11/19/2011 3:57:18 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

How about the Government stop providing food at schools, altogether, and let parents decide what their children can and cannot eat. I don’t think that the problem here is that the Government has decided not to provide chocolate milk in lunches, but that the Government is providing lunches, AT ALL.


2 posted on 11/19/2011 3:59:35 AM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: Daffynition

Oh, also, on another note, while the Tahoma School District may be saying that sugar is a problem, it may also be a cost saving measure. The price of chocolate has gone up substantially ovewr the last year or two, and is projected to keep rising, as the trees in Africa are aging and not being replanted, as fewer farmers are farming it (it is done on small 1-10 acre family farms, as there’s no industrialized way to process the beans), as the politics in that region destabilize, and as the demand in China and other nations rises. Therefore, the price of chocolate milk may become substantially more costly that “regular” milk.

As a side note, stock up on chocolate if it’s one of your vices, you’ll save yourself some money.


3 posted on 11/19/2011 4:04:13 AM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: Daffynition

Give the brats gruel!


4 posted on 11/19/2011 4:07:40 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Daffynition

We are the 2%!


5 posted on 11/19/2011 4:09:52 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Daffynition
In the meantime, kids in need of a sugar fix can still bring their own chocolate milk to school, or they can make do with the 1-percent, fat free and soy milk that the district is offering.
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Soy milk? Yuck!

Isn't there a section in the Ayn Rand's book, “Atlas Shrugged”, where some government busybody causes a huge famine because he orders the growing of soy instead of wheat?

6 posted on 11/19/2011 4:13:02 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: Daffynition

What about lactose intolerant kids? They can only drink chocolate milk unless they take a dreaded pill.


8 posted on 11/19/2011 4:37:50 AM PST by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: JDW11235

Peak Chocolate?


9 posted on 11/19/2011 4:39:25 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: JDW11235

absolutely!


10 posted on 11/19/2011 4:42:37 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Daffynition

Soy Milk?? I didn’t know soy even had udders.


11 posted on 11/19/2011 4:47:36 AM PST by coolbreeze (giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys.)
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To: Daffynition
World chocolate shortage ahead?
12 posted on 11/19/2011 4:51:22 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: F15Eagle
Idiotic nanny-state control-freaks.

Indeed. This may sound familiar... From the office of the President right down to our local schools, there's something we can do about it.

We have to put our government back in its place.

13 posted on 11/19/2011 5:22:39 AM PST by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Daffynition

...and the article uses the term “sugary drink” in the first line demonstrating media bias——again.


14 posted on 11/19/2011 5:23:19 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: Daffynition

Has the gov banned ‘Apple-Betty’ yet? This was a school lunch treat back in the day.


15 posted on 11/19/2011 5:25:21 AM PST by duckman (Herman 2012 Zero's worst night mare.)
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To: JDW11235
How about the Government stop providing food at schools, altogether, and let parents decide what their children can and cannot eat.

Reasons:

1) Parents are incompetent and would allow their children to have things liberals deem as "poor choices"

2) Poor children would have no food whatsoever and die in our streets of starvation

3) How will liberals enrich themselves without lucrative catering contracts with the gov't?

16 posted on 11/19/2011 5:25:41 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: wintertime
Isn't there a section in the Ayn Rand's book, “Atlas Shrugged”, where some government busybody causes a huge famine because he orders the growing of soy instead of wheat?

Yes, but it happened in real life, sadly, not because of a mistake but intentionally, in the Soviet Union and elsewhere. On a side note, I wanted to ask whether your screen name, wintertime has anything to do with HJR Krebs' novel of the same name? Just curious
17 posted on 11/19/2011 5:57:57 AM PST by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: coolbreeze

Milking soys is very labor intensive...hard to round up, ya know...


18 posted on 11/19/2011 5:59:09 AM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: notdownwidems

nope! :-)


19 posted on 11/19/2011 6:01:57 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: AndyJackson

Maybe! Chocolate used to be only for the rich, we may see that again in our lifetimes!


20 posted on 11/19/2011 6:42:02 AM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235

“How about the Government stop providing food at schools, altogether, and let parents decide what their children can and cannot eat.”

Never happen because its essentially govt welfare for farmers who can dispose of excess crop capacity / prop up wholesale prices.


21 posted on 11/19/2011 6:51:49 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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22 posted on 11/19/2011 7:21:10 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: KantianBurke

Yeah, and I realize we live in a socialist/communist state, but I can dream!


23 posted on 11/19/2011 8:17:53 AM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: coolbreeze; Adder
Soy Milk?? I didn’t know soy even had udders.

That's udderly ridiculous!

24 posted on 11/19/2011 1:25:47 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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