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Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home
Chicago Tribune ^ | April 11, 2011 | Monica Eng and Joel Hood

Posted on 04/11/2011 7:31:09 AM PDT by yoe

To encourage healthful eating, Chicago school doesn't allow kids to bring lunches or certain snacks from home — and some parents, and many students, aren't fans of the policy

A Little Village Academy student cringes at an enchilada dish served at his school. Many students throw away their entrees uneaten and say they would rather bring food from home. The school, though, does not allow students to bring in their own lunches, unless they have a medical condition or a food allergy.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: arth; chartwellsthompson; chicago; fernandodominguez; foodnazis; foodpolice; illinois; publicschools
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To: hattend

“... depend on the federal school lunch cash...”

You are absolutely correct... follow the money. Whether the kids eat free, reduced fee or bring their own, the cafeteria is losing money. I would get a medical note in a hurry rather than have my kids eat that slop. IMHO


51 posted on 04/11/2011 8:32:22 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Real Cynic No More
Correct. Because failing to study for a test is an 'unhealthful academic choice'; and it is the schools' job to protect children from ALL of their own unhealthful choices.

[Sigh]...

52 posted on 04/11/2011 8:36:18 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: yoe
But parent Miguel Medina said he thinks the "no home lunch policy" is a good one. "The school food is very healthy," he said, "and when they bring the food from home, there is no control over the food."

Baaaaaaaa. Baaaaaaaaa. Baaaaaaaa.

Come on, little programmed sheep -- bleat for us some more.

53 posted on 04/11/2011 8:39:42 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: yoe

The quality of school lunches is barely above animal feed. They use the cheapest, most disgusting ingredients possible. I would not allow my kids to eat that crap, my kids bring thier lunch, if such a policy comes here, we move, period.


54 posted on 04/11/2011 8:43:17 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: justice14

They’d probably be shocked you wanted to pay for it and weren’t demanding the school provide it for free.


55 posted on 04/11/2011 8:43:44 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

But they ARE required to use the pus to make sweat and sour dipping sauce, so at least there is no waste...

;-)


56 posted on 04/11/2011 8:44:17 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: yoe

I’d take my child out of that school!


57 posted on 04/11/2011 8:49:21 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: US Navy Vet

Did you read the Principal’s Page? It’s barely coherent.


58 posted on 04/11/2011 8:49:27 AM PDT by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: yoe
Many students throw away their entrees uneaten

Mystery meat! Yum!


59 posted on 04/11/2011 8:56:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Over 2 years into the regime, and we don't even know the pres..ent's real name.)
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To: driftdiver
They’d probably be shocked you wanted to pay for it and weren’t demanding the school provide it for free.

Correction. I made them pay for it. Haha. They are the ones that wanted to see how many I could eat. I ran it off in gym class next block anyway (and then at bball practice).

60 posted on 04/11/2011 8:56:13 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: yoe

So if you are Catholic and they don’t serve fish on Fridays during lent sue on a 1st Amendment religious free exercise grounds. If you are a non-Lent observer and they only serve fish on Fridays during lent, sue on 1st Amendment religious establishment grounds.


61 posted on 04/11/2011 8:56:13 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a blessing to live in the Ozarks.)
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To: Hoodat

The MONEY quote is that the school makes money by kickbacks to the meal provider and all the transport, supply and delivery of the meals. That’s how they justify raising taxes. The POOR children can’t “afford” breakfast, lunch and in some cases dinner provided by the government for the little future parasites to look to momma government from cradle to grave care.

Pathetic


62 posted on 04/11/2011 9:14:53 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: driftdiver
Public schools are not welfare, we pay for them whether our children use them or not.

That's why it's welfare.

But since there's no means testing, what the heck. Use it. Quality govt education and babysitting, what could be wrong with that.

63 posted on 04/11/2011 9:46:09 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is WELFARE.)
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To: hattend
can’t have kids who want better tasting food derailing the gravy train.

Please refain from "gravy train" and use " High-speed Healthy Train for the Children" from now on. thank you, MSM Presstitute.

64 posted on 04/11/2011 9:47:46 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: yoe

bump


65 posted on 04/11/2011 9:55:16 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: yoe

How are you going to enforce communist dictatorship if you let the little people take care of themselves. First, you have to ensure their 100% dependency.


66 posted on 04/11/2011 2:17:23 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Don't confuse Obama's evil for incompetence.)
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To: blackdog

lol! Too funny!


67 posted on 04/11/2011 2:28:45 PM PDT by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: Real Cynic No More
Nope. Kids need to brazenly take their lunches to the lunch room and eat. There is no way this school rule could win in court and it definitely needs to be challenged. —eat in the bathroom? ewwww.... We want to raise warriors not wimps.
68 posted on 04/11/2011 2:37:53 PM PDT by Boxsford (God Is.)
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First, it is the parents job to pack a healthy lunch. If the parents give them chips and a soda, then the parents give them chips and a soda. THEIR CHOICE. What has happened to personal responsibility?

When I was growing up, food was actually made at the schools, and they were quite tasty. It wasn't these heat and serve deals they have now. It is horrible, and all about the money.
69 posted on 04/11/2011 3:33:53 PM PDT by kiki04 ("If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is a man who has so much as to be out of danger?" - THH)
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To: fwdude; Squantos; 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Well roughly 20% of us don’t deserve it.

But anyway, this song says it best

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81RRN9tvl10


70 posted on 04/13/2011 12:07:42 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: yoe; Red in Blue PA; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Dengar01; BillyBoy; ...

This is too much. Where’s the ACLU?

Stupid (bleep) Principal. The kids aren’t gonna eat eat your subsidized crap food, then they’ll go and gorge themselves on all that “bad” stuff you don’t like cause they’re (bleep) starving when you finally let them leave.

You want them to lose weight? Let them play outside for an hour or 2 a day instead of keeping them in class to be brainwashed and given busy work you stupid twit.


71 posted on 04/13/2011 12:16:32 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: keepitreal

“Finally in social studies we learned about Christopher Columbus and Mexico’s Independence Day.”

Wow. Just - wow...


72 posted on 04/13/2011 12:21:51 AM PDT by Ladysmith ("There is no right that allows one person to place a burden on another." - Quinn)
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To: Impy
RE :”This is too much. Where’s the ACLU?

Did you see this in the article?

Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district's food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.
Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

Remember spring 1995 the Democrats held "Don't starve school children" rallies on the capital steps to protest budget cuts in federal school lunch program? I actually drove down (about 25 minutes) to see that one, Jesse Jackson and the BCC live.

73 posted on 04/13/2011 5:01:32 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Impy

“Let them play outside for an hour or 2 a day instead of keeping them in class to be brainwashed and given busy work you stupid twit.”

Nail, meet hammer!


74 posted on 04/13/2011 5:05:34 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Impy; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The ACLU was too busy burning Bibles, aborting babies, pushing for “reparations”, and making sure parents who force their kids to pretend disabilities in order to live their lives on the dole are protected from prosecution.


75 posted on 04/14/2011 7:26:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: sickoflibs

Yeah typical Chi town. Though I’m sure it happens elsewhere as well.


76 posted on 04/15/2011 12:07:33 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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