Skip to comments.Healthier schools: Goodbye candy and greasy snacks
Posted on 02/02/2013 2:20:30 PM PST by Olog-hai
Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas.
The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful, a change that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.
Under new rules the Department of Agriculture proposed Friday, school vending machines would start selling water, lower-calorie sports drinks, diet sodas and baked chips instead. Lunchrooms that now sell fatty à la carte items like mozzarella sticks and nachos would have to switch to healthier pizzas, low-fat hamburgers, fruit cups and yogurt.
The rules, required under a child nutrition law passed by Congress in 2010, are part of the governments effort to combat childhood obesity. While many schools already have made improvements in their lunch menus and vending machine choices, others still are selling high-fat, high-calorie foods.
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This is great, so much so, that We need Congress to immediately expand on this and make it MANDATORY for ALL PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND EMPLOYEES. including the White House
What do vending machines - or schools, for that matter - have to do with agriculture? What does agriculture have to do with education?
Will any of these ivory tower statists ever grasp the concept of the black market?
Can any of these DC bureaucratic cretins explain why the trillions we’ve squandered on education continue to produce illiterate and innumerate ‘graduates?’
Who had this stuff in school anyway?
The only vending machines in my school were in the teacher’s lounge and that was no man’s land.
Great way for an enterprising kid to make money. Sneak in a box of Hershey’s bars in your locker and sell them for $2.00 a piece between class changes.
FUMO and your down-low “husband”
Oh good, now the kids can get cancer from diet sodas instead of simply overweight.
I’d either stop at the store before going to school or after, for the next day. I’d also,be bagging. I certainly wouldn’t be buying from the cafeteria.
Congress has no constitutional Section 8, Article I authority to regulate intrastate commerce, intrastate agriculture, or to regulate public schools.
And the main reason that a constitutionally undefined entitie like the Department of Agriculture is getting away with addressing such issues is because public schools are not teaching Congress’s Section 8-limited powers.
It sure doesn't. But when it dangles money in front of a state politician, he'll dance like a puppet on a stick to get it.
The problem with state politicians begging Congress for funds is this. Justice John Marshall had taking the Founding States' division of federal and state government powers a major step forward officially by clarifing the following. Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially issues which Congress cannot justify under the Constitution's Section 8 of Article I.
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
So when Constitution-ignorant state politicians beg for federal funding, chances are that such funds are targeted for issues for which corrupt Congress had no Section 8 authority to lay taxes for in the first place. Such taxes are arguably stolen state revenues. (Are you listening bankrupt California?)
Since when is diet soda more healthier than its sugared variety? Just because it has less calories? BS—the artificial sweeteners in diet soda are chemical garbage. Food nazi’s have no right to dictate on freedom of choice in foods.