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USDA announces expanded child supper program (Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010)
Yahoo ^ | 1/14/11 | Wendell Marsh and Jerry Norton

Posted on 01/14/2011 10:39:49 AM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The government is officially announcing on Friday an expanded program that should provide 140,000 to 150,000 children from low income families with supper meals, a senior Agriculture Department official said.

A federal program aiding such children, many with parents away from home until late in the evening, has been in operation in 13 states and the District of Columbia, but USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon told Reuters in an interview that "this afternoon the official announcement goes out that the program will be available in all 50 states."

The expansion, authorized in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 signed into law in December, "is likely to enroll about between 140,000 and 150,000 children nationally," said Concannon, who has responsibility for federal food and nutrition programs.

He said organizations such as schools, boys and girls clubs and community groups had been waiting for the announcement so they could take advantage of the program. It will enable them to be paid by the federal government for providing the suppers if they meet the standards for eligibility and the meals meet health and nutrition requirements.

The program will be "available in areas where the local schools have at least half of the children attending the school receiving free or reduced-price lunches as part of the national school lunch program," Concannon said.

"The principle goal in this case is to make sure that kids are getting adequately fed and getting nutritious food," he said.

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KEYWORDS: child; expanded; healthy; hungerfree; kids; program; supper; usda
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amazing that we have so many talented legislators, lawmakers and leaders and a bureaucracy that bows to no one else globally,, and an economy that once led the free world and fed it too.. and now.. we lag.. we pass legislation that takes jobs away, we turn food into fuel and refuse to tap the natural resources at home..

hundreds of thousands of children go to bed hungry.. yet FLotUS says we're a nation of fatties.. like I said .. amazing

1 posted on 01/14/2011 10:39:53 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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It seems to many in elected office, Job #1 is getting re-elected and using OPM to do so and then pretending they are doing it ‘for the children’.


2 posted on 01/14/2011 10:43:46 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

don’t they get food stamps?


3 posted on 01/14/2011 10:44:43 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why doesn’t everyone just give up their children to the state? They can house and clothe them too. Already doing 2/3 of daily meals.


4 posted on 01/14/2011 10:45:48 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just a step or 2 more and we’ll have full time institutional care for kids whose “parents who are away from home for long hours”

Dope dealing is long hard work


5 posted on 01/14/2011 10:47:05 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: NormsRevenge

You must hate healthy children and want them to starve!!


6 posted on 01/14/2011 10:53:39 AM PST by Mr. K ("...but Brondo has what plants crave")
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To: NormsRevenge

All for THREE TENTHS OF ONE PERCENT (0.3%) of the student population.

In a school of 1,000 children this 0.3% is, wait for it, THREE children!

Wonder what it will cost that one school to provide dinner for THREE children? A cook for starters, someone to supervise, someone to keep the lights on and someone to administrate the program. I count at least FOUR people who will be paid overtime each school day all for THREE children out of each 1,000!

Is it any wonder we are broke? Does this make you want to go out in the street and SCREAM?


7 posted on 01/14/2011 10:54:25 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Sequoyah101

“Three hots and a cot.”


8 posted on 01/14/2011 10:56:22 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: silverleaf

How about a return to the food distribution program. Rather than getting to chose what gets purchased, pick out the nutricious food stuffs, put them in a box and deliver to the needy families.

The IRS today also announced that lower income people would be receiving their tax refunds directly to their debit cards. What they meant to say was the direct welfare subsidiary paid by the IRS will be funneled directly to those receiving it. Now splain this to me: How dows someone with no income have a debit card in the first place? Second, since one can receive their lawful refund by direct deposit, why do we need to make these direct deposits anyway or are they saying based on last year, we will on Jan 1st, wire what we believe you earned income tax credit will be? Wanna bet it is the latter?? Just another tax fraud orchestrated by the great provider in the White House IMO.


9 posted on 01/14/2011 10:56:31 AM PST by Mouton
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow, so they can eat ammonia treated beef? Yum! http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/01/yuck-factor-ammonia-in-your-beef/

Seriously, don’t these people already get food stamps? How much more can we take?


10 posted on 01/14/2011 11:00:03 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Sequoyah101

Naw, they tend to congregate in certain areas. I bet Detroit schools will have 40+% enrollment where out in urban areas the numbers will drop to zero.


11 posted on 01/14/2011 11:02:10 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t understand what’s wrong with our politicians. Why didn’t they name it the “Healthy, Happy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010”?

Don’t these kids deserve to be happy too?


12 posted on 01/14/2011 11:04:40 AM PST by green iguana
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To: PghBaldy

exactly that is what they are trying to do.
check out their rules dating back to 1963 and check rule 41

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

if anyone does not think that we’re still at war with communists then they need to get their head out of their arse.

You only have to look at their manifesto and then see, hear the language the left uses.

BTW rule 15 was completed years ago and now have obama as their leader.


13 posted on 01/14/2011 11:12:09 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: camle
don’t they get food stamps?

Sure they do. They just don't feed the kids with them.

Seen that myself.

If they're going to have their kids fed for free in school lunch programs, they ought to cut food stamps accordingly.

14 posted on 01/14/2011 11:26:31 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: PghBaldy

While those of us working to support all these lazy people who won’t feed their kids eat Top Ramen, the elites dine like kings on our dime, and the lazy ones do too.


15 posted on 01/14/2011 11:27:01 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: metmom

sounds like double dipping to me...


16 posted on 01/14/2011 11:30:24 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: manc

Yes, you are right.


17 posted on 01/14/2011 11:50:06 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Borax Queen

True.


18 posted on 01/14/2011 11:50:27 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: NormsRevenge

outrageous


19 posted on 01/14/2011 11:51:56 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: NormsRevenge

what ever happened to food stamps?


20 posted on 01/14/2011 12:02:41 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

21 posted on 01/14/2011 12:07:43 PM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: PghBaldy
Why doesn’t everyone just give up their children to the state? They can house and clothe them too. Already doing 2/3 of daily meals.

Between school breakfasts, school lunches, and school dinners, they've now passed the 2/3 mark.

22 posted on 01/14/2011 12:15:08 PM PST by Bob
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To: NormsRevenge

If their parents can’t feed them, why not re-open all those orphanages and just put the starving childrens there?


23 posted on 01/14/2011 12:17:58 PM PST by GraceG
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To: NormsRevenge

Why not?

We give certain people free housing (Section 8), free medical care (Medicaid and Obamacare), free sex (social standards), free breakfast and lunch at school, free food (food stamps) why not free dinner?

Why not free everything... paid for by us.


24 posted on 01/14/2011 1:23:08 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why not?

We give certain people free housing (Section 8), free medical care (Medicaid and Obamacare), free sex (social standards), free breakfast and lunch at school, free food (food stamps) why not free dinner?

Why not free everything... paid for by us.


25 posted on 01/14/2011 1:23:23 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: Borax Queen

Those darn noodles have tripled in price in the last few years!


26 posted on 01/14/2011 1:28:00 PM PST by proudtobeanamerican1 (A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln)
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To: NormsRevenge

I hadn’t heard the word “supper” since I was a little kid.


27 posted on 01/14/2011 1:29:56 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: steve86

It’s necessary in the rural areas of the south so it’s not confused with dinner.


28 posted on 01/14/2011 1:33:21 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

I guess there’s beauty in quaintness. Those uses of the words are totally foreign to me.


29 posted on 01/14/2011 1:35:39 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: steve86

My girlfriend and her family are country folks. We were getting read to go out for the evening meal once, I mentioned to her mom “ready for dinner” and she looked at me like I was crazy.


30 posted on 01/14/2011 1:39:04 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t we already have

WIC,
food stamps,
free breakfast and lunch at school for low-income kids?

I bet a union (probably SEIU) benefits from this somehow (more employees = more union members = more dues $).


31 posted on 01/14/2011 2:04:30 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Mr. K

I hope your remark about hating healthy children and wanting them to starve is sarcasm.

I would have no problem feeding kids at school as long as the food stamp portion is reduced accordinly.

I didn’t see that mentioned in the article but I hope it gets bought up..

There is also a pilot program being tested where schools will get extra fed money for encoraging kids to eat breakfast at school by allowing them to eat IN CLASS

whoeer on here posted we should just take the kids away and raise on government homes hit it on the head


32 posted on 01/14/2011 2:16:46 PM PST by RWGinger
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, this is just so cool.

The indoctrinators will have the kids from early in the morning for breakfast, through school, through afterschool and now through supper. Probably right at 12 hours total. Subtract 8-10 hours for sleeping and you can see how much time the parent(s) will get with their kid.

We are so screwed. Exceedingly glad I’m an old guy. Feel very, very sorry for those coming up. Of course, they have no idea what they’ll be missing ‘cause that’s no longer taught, so what the hell.

Let’s all say it together, shall we. “Nanny State.”


33 posted on 01/14/2011 2:20:26 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: proudtobeanamerican1

LOL. Guess we’ll have to switch to dog food... *sigh*


34 posted on 01/14/2011 2:40:29 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Sequoyah101

And additional hours for janitors who now have to clean more and additional wear and tear on the equipment, requiring more maintenance.


35 posted on 01/14/2011 4:13:19 PM PST by matt04
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To: RWGinger

Did I really need the /sarc tag?


36 posted on 01/14/2011 8:03:36 PM PST by Mr. K ("...but Brondo has what plants crave")
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To: Mouton
Rather than getting to chose what gets purchased, pick out the nutricious food stuffs, put them in a box and deliver to the needy families.

Because the school lunch (breakfast, and now dinner) program and foodstamps are just as much a subsidy program to big agri-business corporations like Con-Agra as they are a socialist vote buying scheme.

37 posted on 01/14/2011 8:44:10 PM PST by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder how many white kids will benefit from this. My guess is close to none.

I suspect the fat, lazy, ‘at risk’ inner city kids’s schools and the various race hustlers and shakedown artists in the vicinity will get the $, as in the masters of food service workers branch of the SEIU.


38 posted on 01/14/2011 8:47:31 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: PghBaldy

You read my mind. I thought, why not get them beds and clothes.

I guess Obama forgot a lot of folks no longer have their jobs, thanks to him; They have plenty of time to be with their kids.


39 posted on 01/14/2011 9:10:31 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: Mouton

Debit cards are now the weapon of choice in the redistribution of funds, nowadays. Food stamps, welfare, and unemployment benefits (which are NOT redistribution/welfare) etc. are all now loaded directly on debit cards, first off to save the gov’t money. But also to erase the “stigma” of handing over food stamps at the cash register.

I don’t mind helping those temporarily down on their luck; I am unemployed myself (and NOT on any federal programs). But I am starting to believe that once you have been on food stamps, for example, by Year Four or so, you should be handed actual food stamps to deal with. At that point, a little bit of “stigma” might not be a bad idea.


40 posted on 01/15/2011 4:03:03 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Mouton

I know a woman who gets $900 a month in food stamps AND free food from a food pantry monthly AND the kids get fed at school for “free” AND they get “free” school packages each year-backpacks, notebooks etc....they also get “gift cards” for school clothes and shoes and coats...
Her husband works and her and her three kids are on Medicaid-the kids are teens, so now they’re getting into glasses and braces etc.

The kids are just a meal ticket; she has had a few jobs over the last ten years, but not enough to count. She plays the system so well, it is astounding to me.

SZQ


41 posted on 01/15/2011 6:06:30 AM PST by homegroan (....13 yr FR playa)
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To: Rebelbase; steve86

I believe “Dinner” was originally the name for the largest meal of the day, in the days of the family farm that was normally the midday meal. “Supper” was a light meal at the end of the day. In those days people ate sensibly, that is to say, a large breakfast to fuel up for the day’s work, a large midday meal, “Dinner” to keep you going for the rest of the day and a small meal in the evening so you could sleep well and wake up ready to go again. Now most people eat all wrong, little or no breakfast, a fast food lunch and a huge meal in the evening. It really is backward from common sense eating.


42 posted on 01/15/2011 6:21:05 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: homegroan

It has got to stop. More than likely, they are also on the earned income tax credit too.

I pay for half my medical and my wife works, pays for part of hers and pays for her married daughters health and car insurance and helps out with her expenses. We are not having a tough time getting by yet we have to watch the frills. Our cars are 12 and 10 years of age yet we make a decent income. I look around and see all these benefits being lavished upon “the poor” and I believe that when evaluated, their total compensation package is higher than ours. I want to puke because I am tired of pulling the wagon.


43 posted on 01/15/2011 6:40:05 AM PST by Mouton
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To: Mouton

My husband and I are poor, and strive to just pay for stuff we have to have like utilities and insurance. My husband has no health insurance and is not eligible for anything; plus he’s unemployed now and I’m disabled. We don’t eat out, go to movies, take vacations or have a new car. We make due with what God provides as He has ALWAYS taken care of us somehow...

But you’re right; it has to stop...even her kids know it isn’t right and I’ve explained to them that they aren’t getting ‘free stuff’...they are slowly learning what taxes are and who really pays for their “free lunch”.

The kids ALL have cell phones and MP3 players and one has his own laptop and IPod; all their furniture and their brand new 42”HDTV are from Rent-A-Center...nice, huh?

SZQ


44 posted on 01/15/2011 7:32:33 AM PST by homegroan (yes, I'm still here...)
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To: NormsRevenge

They’ll get free supper but still end up losing their education and their futures to the big teacher’s unions and other corrupt left wing organizations.

The old cotton plantations gave out free food too....


45 posted on 01/15/2011 8:08:41 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: homegroan

Same situation here, although thank god both hubby and I are employed. He has no health insurance. Neither do I. He pays half his net income in child support to his ex-shrew who is a CPS worker and gets cadillac benefits, her new husband makes twice what I do easily. They are constantly going on elaborate vacations, eating out, you name it. Hubby has NO SAY over anything parental; she stripped that away the moment they divorced. Just pay the child support and look the other way. Oh and the kids have all the gadgets as well. Of course every one of them is failing in school.


46 posted on 01/15/2011 8:09:58 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: Mr. K

“Did I really need the /sarc tag?”

Well you shouldn’t
but there are whacko trolls on here who would think that even after WIC and SNAP and 2 meals plus after school snacks at schools children are starving.
If any child is starving, which based on obesity rates and a quick look at any school, it is the fault of the parent.

I was hoping it was sarcasm.


47 posted on 01/15/2011 8:23:35 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: NormsRevenge

That, and what did these so-called needy parents do with the money they were already given to feed their children? This is simply another redistribution of wealth scheme.

It also is meant to remand children to the education system so it has more time to propagandize them and make them less dependent on Mommy and/or Daddy.


48 posted on 01/15/2011 8:28:48 AM PST by dools0007world
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To: NormsRevenge

Where did the government get the right to feed anyone??


49 posted on 01/15/2011 8:32:58 AM PST by dalereed
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To: goodwithagun
Seriously, don’t these people already get food stamps?

They do, but when buying booze and cigarettes with food stamps you can only get 30-40 cents on the dollar. That doesn't leave much left for food.

50 posted on 01/15/2011 11:26:03 AM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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