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For Students Facing Long School Day, Supper Is Being Served
Hartford Courant ^

Posted on 01/13/2012 11:04:46 AM PST by Blue Turtle

A free meal at school for breakfast, lunch — and dinner?

About 450 city students have been eating supper in school cafeterias as part of a government-funded meal program that may expand in Hartford and also to other Connecticut school systems this year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture gives schools about $2.99 per dinner to serve students in after-school activities that involve academics.

(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: breakfast; control; dinner; lunch; nannystate; schools; usda

1 posted on 01/13/2012 11:04:51 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

If they stay that late they are staying too late. They should be home eating with their parents.

And not on TV trays either.


2 posted on 01/13/2012 11:08:47 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Blue Turtle
Schools are the ones causing obesity. Ever see those menus...Breakfast...cereal and milk.

Lunch: Go back to soup and sandwich and milk. Scr** any desserts. They simply don't need it.

3 posted on 01/13/2012 11:09:04 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

What good is three meals when they really need a good nights’ sleep? No need for them to ever go home. As one poster said on Monday. “Anyone read Anthem lately?”


4 posted on 01/13/2012 11:14:20 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Venturer
They should be home eating with their parents.

In Hartford? Like that's gonna happens. The word 'parents' implies that there are two sitting at home awaiting the return of their cherubs from the school day. It is to laugh.

6 posted on 01/13/2012 11:24:38 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The price of freedom is willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, anytime..." - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Tzar
Also, politicians will make millions in kickbacks from the food distributors and buy votes from farmers.

Not to mention the union dues paid by those new SEIU members they'll have hire for that second shift in the lunchroom that will make a full circle back to the politicians that passed this.

7 posted on 01/13/2012 11:25:32 AM PST by digger48
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To: Blue Turtle

I go to church with a counselor in a youth detention facility. She tells me many of the ‘kids’ look at “Juvi” as three hots and a cot ... and clean laundry ... and a dentist ... and a barber ... you get the idea.

So now the schools are pointed in the same direction — kids without adequate families and upbringing being taken care of by the ‘Village.’ Meals, clothes, and soon a place to sleep.

Sad.


8 posted on 01/13/2012 11:25:57 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Blue Turtle

You have given up your children to their surregate parent................ the state.


9 posted on 01/13/2012 11:27:14 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: massgopguy

Best thing she ever wrote.

Parenting is a lost art. However, how can you blame a person for not being a good dad, when not only did they not have a dad their dad, and most likely their grndfather did not have a dad. Nor have they ever even KNOWN someone with a dad.

A lot of blame is avilble to go around and entities like the fed govt need tp stop feeding this endless cycle. But, we have got to come up with some generational solutions to this generational problem.

It starts with every dad in this country stepping up in his own fmily to raise a generation of men that defend their family and their faith from the enemy. It also starts with the dismantling of the media complex that profits from this genocidal pattern and the ending of the govt. Subsidisng irresponsible behaviors.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 11:30:18 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: Blueflag

many parent(s) probably figures “why pay twice?”...they’re already paying for public skoolz.
it’s a slippery slope and the gubmint keeps greasing the skids.

tuition tax credits for education would fix a lot of these problems.


11 posted on 01/13/2012 11:32:12 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Why don’t we just pay the schools to provide sleeping quarters in the classroom for these kids? Do food-stamps not cover their supper at least?


12 posted on 01/13/2012 11:32:43 AM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Blue Turtle

Wouldn’t it be interesting if instead of the government providing the lunches that instead churches did? How many of these young people might come to fully know that they are cared for by strangers, fed by strangers, even prayed for by strangers? It might move their hearts to be open to Jesus...and what if these young people had to work for their dinner (not just be there coincidentally for academics or sports reasons) for instance, setup the chairs/tables, cleanup the dining area. So many opportunities wasted by just doling out meals by the government!

Socialists want the government to replace everything: God, parents, family, etc. I pray we can hold our line and stop the assault..


13 posted on 01/13/2012 11:36:36 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: formosa

Sleeping quarters are provided at the HUD subsidized barracks over in Obamaville.

Just a hop skip and sustainable transit ride from The People’s school.


14 posted on 01/13/2012 11:37:59 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: formosa

They are now serving Breakfast, Lunch and now Dinner/ Why don’t the kids bring their “ Sleeping Bag” and just move in.Probably would be better than the conditions at home.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 11:40:51 AM PST by BooBoo1000 ("Think for yourself")
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To: Blue Turtle

Government schools encourage DEPENDENCY, and teach the kids to Rock and Roll for Mind Control!


16 posted on 01/13/2012 11:42:28 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Blue Turtle
The next step will be keeping them in "school" 24/7 and "rescuing" them from their "dangerous" parents. The Brave New World elitists have had that as a goal for many years. Hillary Clinton's book "It Takes a Village" was a warning that progressives view child-rearing as a State function divorced from biological parenthood.

You may laugh at me now but just wait a few years...

17 posted on 01/13/2012 11:42:36 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Bernard Marx

I’m not laughing bernard you are spot on. Our only hope has always been and always be jesus christ.

He has the freedom plan for all men in every generation. We, as his church, need to take the lead. Stop blaming other people or entities and step up with real solutions.

1. Empower every father in every church to be bold in christ within the home. To put their children above success and to honor the commitment of marriage until death.

2. To mentor young men with out fathers and show them, through works, what a real man is supposed to be,

3. stop feeding the media bent on dextruction of the family by using the power of the wallet. Stop your cable usage, stop the movie going. Take away their lifeblood and they will die.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 12:01:53 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: Blue Turtle
Of course mom's welfare check and food stamps have been reduced commensurately. Right?
19 posted on 01/13/2012 12:25:42 PM PST by Pessimist
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To: massgopguy

Onward to public boarding schools!


20 posted on 01/13/2012 12:28:08 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: massgopguy

Our name is Equality 7-2521


21 posted on 01/13/2012 12:56:41 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Blue Turtle

More money for parents to pimp out their ride a and get their huge-ass fake nails done. Oh yeah and more hair extensions. Meth and crack are all going up in price too.

“Now don’t, go taking away my kids’ free dinners now, I dont’ have money to feed them any meals 5 days a week no more. We be depending on them free school meals from now on, you don’t even think of taking them away from us now. GO BAMA!”


22 posted on 01/13/2012 6:07:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: sassy steel magnolia

It’s a great idea, but simply impossible - the funds are not there indefinitely for churches, either. People need to start looking out for themselves, because money is limited and will eventually run out when “free” stuff is given.


23 posted on 01/13/2012 10:13:56 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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