"L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students"
It's lunchtime at Van Nuys High School and students stream into the cafeteria to check out the day's fare: black bean burgers, tostada salad, fresh pears and other items on a new healthful menu introduced this year by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
But Iraides Renteria and Mayra Gutierrez don't even bother to line up. Iraides said the school food previously made her throw up, and Mayra calls it "nasty, rotty stuff." So what do they eat? The juniors pull three bags of Flamin' Hot Cheetos and soda from their backpacks.
"This is our daily lunch," Iraides says. "We're eating more junk food now than last year."
For many students, L.A. Unified's trailblazing introduction of healthful school lunches has been a flop. Earlier this year, the district got rid of chocolate and strawberry milk, chicken nuggets, corn dogs, nachos and other food high in fat, sugar and sodium. Instead, district chefs concocted such healthful alternatives as vegetarian curries and tamales, quinoa salads and pad Thai noodles.
There's just one problem: Many of the meals are being rejected en masse.
posted on 01/28/2012 8:03:47 AM PST
So nobody does any basic research to find out that this has been tried at several places over in the past few decades and failed every time. The real purpose is twofold. Companies and connected individuals get plenty of gubmit dollars implementing said programs well knowing that it's going to fail. Not their fault that it was a bad idea, they complied with the contracts. ;) Next they get more money to get rid of the failed processes and go back to the old ways, charging more now than than they would be able to if there was no change. I would have said the only beneficiaries of this are the animals that get to eat the garbage, but they probably don't want that stuff either.
I also saw read where tofu can cause something similar to steroid rage is some males.
posted on 01/28/2012 9:09:14 AM PST
by Hillarys Gate Cult
(Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
My grandchildren are back to making their own lunch and saving their parents a few bucks besides. It takes less time than going through the line at school, too.
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