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LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu
CBS) ^ | January 19, 2012 2:30 PM

Posted on 01/20/2012 4:09:08 PM PST by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The revamped school lunches at Los Angeles Unified School District have won awards, commending them for improving the menu at the second largest school district in the nation. Too bad the students don’t agree.

Rejecting healthful alternatives like vegetarian curries and tamales, quinoa salads and pad Thai noodles, students are throwing them in the trash by the thousands, bringing junk food from home and buying instant noodles and other decidedly unhealthy fare from the “black markets” that have begun to thrive at campuses across the district, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The wholesale rejection to its healthy menu comes about a year after a very public food fight with TV chef Jamie Oliver. Oliver filmed a few weeks of his ABC series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” at one LAUSD campus, but the permit was terminated abruptly.

The series’ first season featured Oliver trying to revolutionize the eating habits and food policies of Huntington, W. Va.

The district said they welcomed Oliver, but not his cameras, in an effort to avoid gimmicks, like filling a school bus with 57 tons of white sand to represent the amount of sugar LAUSD students consume weekly in flavored milk.

The kerfluffle led to LAUSD’s decision to change the menu in favor of healthier options. The district decided to do away with chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk.

Now, the Times reports cartons of plain milk are being thrown away en masse, unopened, along with uneaten entrees. Participation in the school lunch program has dropped by thousands of students, who are ditching lunch and are suffering from hunger-related ailments.

The complaints have been heard and LAUSD is planning changes to the menu, the Times reports. Burgers and (healthy) pizza are coming back, and dishes like quinoa salads and brown rice cutlets are out.

L.A. Unified serves 650,000 meals daily.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: education; foodnazis; foodpolice; jamieoliver; nannystate; publiceducation; publicschools; schoollunch; schools

1 posted on 01/20/2012 4:09:12 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Moochelle’s people are in rebellion

Let them eat cake!


2 posted on 01/20/2012 4:11:55 PM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: BenLurkin

HAhahahhahahAHHahahahahahahh *gasp* HahahahhahHAHahahahhahahAH


3 posted on 01/20/2012 4:12:03 PM PST by catbertz (Easter egg...I wants it.)
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To: BenLurkin

I could have predicted this. I know when I think back to almost 30 years ago in high school, we’d have done the same thing.


4 posted on 01/20/2012 4:13:30 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Holodeck Computer: End Obama Administration simulation program, NOW!!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

“...vegetarian curries and tamales, quinoa salads...”

Ewwwwwww....

Bring back pizza day!!


5 posted on 01/20/2012 4:14:05 PM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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6 posted on 01/20/2012 4:14:46 PM PST by narses
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To: catbertz

Yep.

I wonder how many kids now bring their balogna sandwiches from home and how high the bidding gets??


7 posted on 01/20/2012 4:15:23 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BenLurkin

Kids are suffering from hunger related illnesses?? That’s why they’re obese...right??


8 posted on 01/20/2012 4:15:51 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin

It’s free and they still complain.


9 posted on 01/20/2012 4:17:22 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: BenLurkin

Obviously the solution is to raise taxes and pour more money into the schools in order to pay the kids to eat this stuff.

IT’S FOR THE CHIIIIIILLLLLLDRENNNNNNN!!!!


10 posted on 01/20/2012 4:17:31 PM PST by Argus
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To: BenLurkin
WHERE'S THE BEEF???
11 posted on 01/20/2012 4:18:45 PM PST by NathanR
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To: BenLurkin

Tamales?!? They’re great. Not very healthy but they’re great.


12 posted on 01/20/2012 4:20:50 PM PST by DeltaZulu
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To: Owl558
"Bring back pizza day!!"

LOL! I'll bet "Mystery Meat" Monday is looking pretty good to those kids these days!
13 posted on 01/20/2012 4:21:41 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Owl558
"Bring back pizza day!!"

LOL! I'll bet "Mystery Meat" Monday is looking pretty good to those kids these days!
14 posted on 01/20/2012 4:22:16 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Nowhere Man
When I was in high school over 50 years ago in So. California, we had great food. The original McDonald's was just down the street. Ate there every day, ad the only health problems that I have is Pulmonary Fibrosis, otherwise perfect health.
15 posted on 01/20/2012 4:27:06 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Owl558

****Bring back pizza day!!****

I remember when Pizza was first served at our school back in 1963. Many of the kids would not eat it and the garbage was full of them. I thought they were good, the kids said they looked like puke as none had ever even seen a pizza before.

Our school always served good lunches.


16 posted on 01/20/2012 4:28:06 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( P!$$ on the Taliban. Issue MORE BEER!)
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To: BenLurkin; LucyT; STARWISE; mojitojoe; onyx; Liz; hoosiermama; Protect the Bill of Rights; ...
Rejecting healthful alternatives like vegetarian curries and tamales, quinoa salads and pad Thai noodles, students are throwing them in the trash by the thousands, bringing junk food from home and buying instant noodles and other decidedly unhealthy fare from the “black markets” ...

Can't make this up!!

17 posted on 01/20/2012 4:29:20 PM PST by maggief
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To: GeronL

My daughters school serves what they define as “comfort food”. All the classics that kids love are served on a rotating basis. The school has explained that they are about the job of educating, and want the kids to eat, rather than avoid lunch. Kid friendly foods offer plenty of quality nutrients. Anything more advanced nutritionally should be given at home.


18 posted on 01/20/2012 4:31:29 PM PST by catbertz (Easter egg...I wants it.)
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To: catbertz

I really think government schools should be abolished.


19 posted on 01/20/2012 4:34:23 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BenLurkin

Once again, the “eddicated” libs learn what we in flyover country have known since the beginning of time.

Yes, liberals are THAT dumb.


20 posted on 01/20/2012 4:35:23 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: maggief

These kids should bring their lunch from home, just to make a point


21 posted on 01/20/2012 4:36:37 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I went to public, and look how I turned out *twitches uncontrollably*

As a result of my experiences, my daughter goes to private school :)


22 posted on 01/20/2012 4:37:55 PM PST by catbertz (Easter egg...I wants it.)
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To: BenLurkin

23 posted on 01/20/2012 4:39:03 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: BenLurkin

“brown rice cutlets”? Well, you cannot get more tasteless than that for God’s sake. No wonder they chucked that, hell I would chuck that.


24 posted on 01/20/2012 4:39:52 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: GeronL

“These kids should bring their lunch from home, just to make a point.”

If ALLOWED!


25 posted on 01/20/2012 4:43:52 PM PST by maggief
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, goody, brown rice cutlets! Yummy! May I have seconds, Mrs. O?


26 posted on 01/20/2012 4:44:50 PM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“Our school always served good lunches.”

You have me by a few years, old timer, but I remember good lunches at my school as well during the late 60’s early 70’s. It was institutional food, but it was hot and prepared daily in the cafeteria kitchen. In the mornings you could smell the food cooking.

My first job was in the school cafeteria. I helped serve and earned a free lunch for my work. I’m a better man for the experience.


27 posted on 01/20/2012 4:51:58 PM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: catbertz

In my elementary school, the school lunch ladies were the BOMB!!!!

Mid mornings, you could smell their homemade yeast rolls baking. Lunch would be chili con carne (macaroni with a meat sauce and beans), a HUGE rectangular slab of pizza, hamsoyburgers (we didn’t care, they looked and tasted like hamburgers), french fries, peanut butter and PEACH jelly sandwiches, pork bbq sandwiches and cole slaw or sloppy joes.

YUMMMMM!!!!!!

Our school lunch ladies were the ones that the boys fantasized about!! Hair nets, support stockings and all!!!


28 posted on 01/20/2012 5:17:06 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: BenLurkin
The revamped school lunches at Los Angeles Unified School District have won awards

"Won awards"? Lunches??

Kids can't read beyond the "whole words" they've had to memorize in school, and we're giving awards for lunches. Sheesh, our overlord-wannabes don't even bother to camouflage the road to serfdom any longer.
29 posted on 01/20/2012 5:50:23 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Owl558

***You have me by a few years, old timer, but I remember good lunches at my school as well during the late 60’s early 70’s.**

The only school I went to that had bad lunches was back in 1956, AZTEC NM. It seemed it was macaroni cheese thinned down and awful stuff every day. Kids, including me, were constantly throwing it back up. I talked my mom into letting me take my lunch to school for the rest of the year.

Just thirty miles west at Kirtland NM the lunches were great!


30 posted on 01/20/2012 5:59:33 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( P!$$ on the Taliban. Issue MORE BEER!)
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To: BenLurkin
hunger-related ailments

What are these and how would the school know ?

31 posted on 01/20/2012 6:08:16 PM PST by newzjunkey (SC: a vote for Santorum or Paul is a vote for Romney's coronation)
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To: BenLurkin

They should ship it to the white house and make them eat it.. then cancel the failed government program.


32 posted on 01/20/2012 8:24:37 PM PST by Trillian
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To: DeltaZulu
Tamales?!? They’re great. Not very healthy but they’re great.

Those aren't your grandma's tamales...

33 posted on 01/20/2012 10:09:51 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: GeronL
I really think government schools should be abolished.

They were a long time ago. Those aren't schools...

34 posted on 01/20/2012 10:12:43 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BenLurkin

All enforced socialist programs do is make people dishonest.

There is a direct correlation between the amount of freedom in a society and the honesty of the populace, and their trust of the government.

Force people to “eat healthy”, and you won’t get a lot more health people. You’ll get a small amount of healthy people, and a much larger amount of dishonest unhealthy eaters.


35 posted on 01/20/2012 10:19:47 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: BenLurkin

The nanny state is good for (libs) untill it affects them!..


36 posted on 01/21/2012 2:35:57 AM PST by JSDude1 (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: BenLurkin
... quinoa salads and brown rice cutlets are out.

I wouldn't eat either of those myself, and I certainly would't serve such miserable fare to guests.

Why in the world would one expect children to eat such unappetizing goop?

37 posted on 01/21/2012 6:45:57 AM PST by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: catbertz

bump


38 posted on 01/21/2012 12:34:20 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: silverleaf
I live in Florida - land of many Nursing Homes - and I can tell you this - no one smokes in those places - and most of the residents ate healthy. I'm sure if they could go back in time they'd be eating at McDonalds more often.

Those extra years "saved" by eating liberal rabbit food will be spent tied to a wheel-chair stationed in a hallway with Nurse Ratched giving you and the other old people a hard time.

Liberals think extra years earned by eating tofu are added to 'ski slope time'... they're NOT.

Eat and enjoy - life's short - liberals are nuts.

39 posted on 01/21/2012 12:47:05 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: newzjunkey
hunger-related ailments

I believe that is nothing more than somebody's lie.

Just my opinion.

40 posted on 01/21/2012 3:30:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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