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School cafeterias to require fruits and vegetables nationwide (Fines for Kids not complying)
NewHaven Register.com ^ | 4/1/2012 | Brian McCready

Posted on 04/01/2012 2:24:56 PM PDT by raybbr

Beginning next school year, students across the country may be in for a shock when they purchase their lunch in the cafeteria.

In an effort to fight childhood obesity and diabetes, the federal government is requiring students of all ages to buy at least one serving of fresh fruit or vegetable for lunch. Even if they toss the produce into the garbage.

Fresh fruit and vegetable portions will double next year. “Some students don’t take one now, but they will have to,” Eileen Faustich, Milford’s food services director, said Friday. “We can’t let a child go by the cashier without a fruit or vegetable on their tray.”

There’s more, a lot more, in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.

Next year, students can buy only nonfat flavored milk or 1 percent white milk. Half of the grains must be “whole” next year. In 2013-14, all products must be whole grain. School cafeterias must offer green and orange leafy vegetables, and drastically reduce sodium use over the next three years. Trans-fats are banned.

If a student refuses to take the fruit or vegetable, the cafeteria employees will have to charge an a la carte fee, which typically is higher because the lunch will not be reimbursable under federal guidelines.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: arth; education; flotus; foodnazis; foodpolice; letsmove; mobama; nannystate; publiceducation; publicschools; schoollunches; schools; socialism; wantfrieswiththat
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If your child DOESN'T take the fruit or veggie they get "fined" by paying a higher price.

When we will stop these cretins?

This bill was passed in 2010 but the effects begin next school year.

MAJOR ACTIONS:

5/5/2010 Introduced in Senate
5/5/2010 Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Lincoln. With written report No. 111-178. Additional and Supplemental views filed.
8/5/2010 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
12/2/2010 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 264 - 157 (Roll no. 603).
12/2/2010 Cleared for White House.
12/6/2010 Presented to President.
12/13/2010 Signed by President.
12/13/2010 Became Public Law No: 111-296 [Text, PDF]

1 posted on 04/01/2012 2:25:07 PM PDT by raybbr
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To: raybbr

Don’t tell me it’s another one of Moo-chelle Obama’s “Let’s MOO” program.


2 posted on 04/01/2012 2:26:25 PM PDT by max americana
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To: raybbr

Does the money go to the Congressional Brothels,
ACORN, or just the DNC?


3 posted on 04/01/2012 2:29:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: raybbr
In an effort to fight childhood obesity and diabetes, the federal government is requiring students of all ages to buy at least one serving of fresh fruit or vegetable for lunch. Even if they toss the produce into the garbage.

Now, now. You're obviously a neanderthal who doesn't know that true freedom consists only of the right to use the "f-word" and to be homosexual. [/sarcasm]

4 posted on 04/01/2012 2:29:34 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: raybbr

This is literally the issue of whether the federal government can force a person to buy broccoli.

Unbelievable.

My kids love veggies. They couldn’t possibly serve as many veggies as my kids would be happy to eat. But they will barf onto Michelle Obama’s fat lap anything she tries to shove down their throats against their will.

I really need to talk to my husband about homeschooling. I’ve wanted to do it forever


5 posted on 04/01/2012 2:30:13 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: raybbr

Wouldnt this be like Obama care where they are requiring you to purchase something?


6 posted on 04/01/2012 2:33:31 PM PDT by funfan
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To: raybbr

One of the Supremes while reviewing Obamacare mentioned us being forced to buy brocolli....When wull people stand up...


7 posted on 04/01/2012 2:35:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: raybbr

They demand fruits and vegetables, while the cafeteria still serves the pink slime.


8 posted on 04/01/2012 2:35:26 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: raybbr
at least have a receptacle for the unwanted fruit to give to the needy instead of throwing it away...
9 posted on 04/01/2012 2:37:16 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: butterdezillion
It's fine that your kids love veggies but the vast majority won't want to be bothered. These schools will have the most nutritious garbage cans in the world. Maybe you can make 'em buy, but you can't make em eat.
10 posted on 04/01/2012 2:37:22 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: raybbr

“If a student refuses to take the fruit or vegetable, the cafeteria employees will have to charge an a la carte fee, which typically is higher because the lunch will not be reimbursable under federal guidelines.”

What happens if the kid brings an apple or an orange from home?


11 posted on 04/01/2012 2:38:32 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: raybbr

And underweight kids will have to buy french fries, pizza, and ice cream, right?


12 posted on 04/01/2012 2:39:24 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: raybbr

I looked eagerly for the “semi-satire” website link for this post, but alas, there wasn’t one!


13 posted on 04/01/2012 2:41:59 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: max americana

Sad to say, I live in Milford and am compelled to pay for this madness.

Wonder how brown baggers are affected?


14 posted on 04/01/2012 2:43:25 PM PDT by y6162
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
What happens if the kid brings an apple or an orange from home?

He'll be double-fined for failing to contribute to government coffers.

15 posted on 04/01/2012 2:45:00 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: Clint N. Suhks; HonestConservative; Fudd Fan

Ping (and puke!)


16 posted on 04/01/2012 2:45:38 PM PDT by MagUSNRET (I have always been proud of my country, it is my government that I am ashamed of!)
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To: Chode

at least have a receptacle for the unwanted fruit to give to the needy instead of throwing it away...
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Pig farmers will be lining up to place scrap containers in the schools... free haul away!


17 posted on 04/01/2012 2:45:58 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: raybbr

When this was being passed into law, did anyone stand up in Congress (or outside, for that matter) and say that this is not the govt’s business?

The obligatory menu. It starts in public school, but it won’t end there.


18 posted on 04/01/2012 2:46:12 PM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: butterdezillion

We homeschool. Our sons get to eat whatever, whenever. It’s great.


19 posted on 04/01/2012 2:46:57 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: butterdezillion

We’ll walk with you through the beginning if you want to home educate your children. :)


20 posted on 04/01/2012 2:47:22 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt.)
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To: metmom

Another Reason to Home School (while paying for the public schools’ waste)


21 posted on 04/01/2012 2:47:51 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

Why not require jogging?

It’s healthy and would lower medical costs, right?

You know what? The Left is VERRRRY comfortable with use of force —extravagantly so.

Which US political party send a whole ethnic group to PRISON as a matter of policy...?


22 posted on 04/01/2012 2:52:07 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: max americana

Milford teachers look like a herd of fat cows. Better if their lunches were monitored.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 2:52:27 PM PDT by y6162
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To: raybbr

The food is FREE! Now the commies can tell you what to eat that’s FREE.


24 posted on 04/01/2012 2:52:51 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: raybbr

I suspect some kids will do what I did when I had had enough of the cafeteria swill in high school - sneak off campus and hit a fast food joint or local quick eatery. My senior year I used to hit this little Cantonese place at least twice a week for the lunch buffet.

Never on a Friday, though. On Fridays we’d usually hang out in my buddy’s van and split a six-pack of Mickey’s widemouths. Made study hall a heck of lot more fun, I tell ya. :-)


25 posted on 04/01/2012 2:54:35 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: raybbr

Control-freak “liberals” hate freedom.


26 posted on 04/01/2012 2:55:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: y6162

Why don’t you start decorating lampposts with these cretins?


27 posted on 04/01/2012 2:56:17 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Neidermeyer
works for me... anything but throwing them in the garbage
28 posted on 04/01/2012 3:01:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: butterdezillion

Homeschool if at all possible. Go to Amazon and purchase Charlotte Iserbyt ‘s book, The DELIBERATE DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA, to fully understand WHY... Her new updated edition is great. Share it with school committees and legislators and other concerned parents.
Parents,please take back your children from the STATE..


29 posted on 04/01/2012 3:05:29 PM PDT by codder too
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To: raybbr

Who profits? This is not about student health, it’s about money. Who get rich from this?


30 posted on 04/01/2012 3:09:01 PM PDT by freemama
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To: raybbr

Forget taxes. The left has decided to force you to spend your own money on things they want.

Woohoo... individual mandate... Romney loves it too


31 posted on 04/01/2012 3:10:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: max americana

How is this any different from the government
forcing you to buy insurance?

Answer, it’s not.

The kids get used to it and then don’t think any
thing of it as adults.

We are being played.


32 posted on 04/01/2012 3:15:49 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: raybbr

This has nothing to do with health anyway. Veggies in schools are usually boiled to death and all traces of vitamins are gone. The fruit is canned in heavy syrup for increased sugar and carbs. This is beyond stupid and what’s worse is, most parents will agree and say, “I’m glad because you never eat enough veggies”etc.


33 posted on 04/01/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT by albie
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To: hinckley buzzard

individual mandate again

don’t need taxes

we’ll just write your shopping list in DC


34 posted on 04/01/2012 3:21:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: raybbr

In the 1960’s in grade school in Mesa, AZ (before the Feds took over completely) a teacher used to inspect our trays at the exit door. If our veggies were still there, the teacher would send us back to a table until we ate them.

We just stuff the veggies into our milk carton.


35 posted on 04/01/2012 3:22:04 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: JenB

ping for arth


36 posted on 04/01/2012 3:22:56 PM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: butterdezillion

I think somebody should tell Scalia.

SCALIA: “Could you define the market — everybody has to buy food sooner or later, so you define the market as food, therefore, everybody is in the market; therefore, you can make people buy broccoli.”

VERRILLI: “No, that’s quite different. That’s quite different. The food market, while it shares that trait that everybody’s in it, it is not a market in which your participation is often unpredictable and often involuntary. It is not a market in which you often don’t know before you go in what you need, and it is not a market in which, if you go in and — and seek to obtain a product or service, you will get it even if you can’t pay for it.”

If there is any way you can homeschool your kids ... do it!


37 posted on 04/01/2012 3:25:53 PM PDT by beaglebabe
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To: gaijin
"Why not require jogging?"

If you are made to jog, you will be required to move through "bad areas" where you will be the regular target for robbery and beatings by Holder's people.

38 posted on 04/01/2012 3:26:24 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: butterdezillion

“This is literally the issue of whether the federal government can force a person to buy broccoli.”

A good example of how upholding Obamacare would be applied. People might have laughed at this “example” a while back, but nothing’s funny anymore with this bunch of dictators.


39 posted on 04/01/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: raybbr
Next up...a national discussion of whether carrots or broccoli should be the dominant vegetable at all schools with the carrot and broccoli lobbies in full assault mode in DC.

Local schools boards need not attempt to state their preference...Kathleen Sebellius and Moochelle will make the big decision on everyone's behalf.

40 posted on 04/01/2012 3:33:31 PM PDT by what's up
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To: y6162
Wonder how brown baggers are affected?

Perhaps you mean the home-fed? They will be treated as the other nonconformists, the home-schoolers. They'll need a licence and a culinary degree before they can fix their child food.

41 posted on 04/01/2012 3:33:48 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: funfan

Welcome to the future. The government no longer needs taxes, it has the mandate. Soon they will mandate you join a gym, buy broccoli, birth control or whatever, maybe even dictate your shopping lists.

Welcome to the Brave New World.


42 posted on 04/01/2012 3:34:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: raybbr
Next up...a national discussion of whether carrots or broccoli should be the dominant vegetable at all schools with the carrot and broccoli lobbies in full assault mode in DC.

Local schools boards need not attempt to state their preference...Kathleen Sebellius and Moochelle will make the big decision on everyone's behalf.

43 posted on 04/01/2012 3:34:30 PM PDT by what's up
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To: raybbr

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN03307:@@@R

Passed unanimously in the Senate, 264-157 in the House.

So yes, your rino Senator voted for it.


44 posted on 04/01/2012 3:35:09 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: raybbr

Typical liberals - they identify a problem and come up with the wrong solution - to fit with their agenda!!

Children will pitch food they hate. Children need safe neighborhoods to play outside after school!! Boys need to run around and create sand lot games ad infinitum from dusk to dawn.

Safe neighborhood will occur when a father is married to the mother of his children and cares.

The democratic social justice plantation is the root of this problem.

The vegetables will create stinky garbage - more work for the garbage union.


45 posted on 04/01/2012 3:36:00 PM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Those lunch boxes and paper sacks will either be banned or inspected.


46 posted on 04/01/2012 3:38:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: raybbr
students can buy only nonfat flavored milk or 1 percent white milk

And how many local whole or 2% milk distributors will be put out of business because of this DC sanctimony?

47 posted on 04/01/2012 3:38:47 PM PDT by what's up
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To: stonehouse01

I meant dawn to dusk - then family dinner.

The helter skelter disconnect that is being proposed by the democrats and perpetrated by the republicans needs to go.

We need a razor mind to cut through the crap - Breitbart - RIP -Newt we needed you.


48 posted on 04/01/2012 3:39:08 PM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: raybbr; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; pieces of time; ...

Boycott the gubmint skules. Find a good, Catholic school and run to them.


49 posted on 04/01/2012 3:40:55 PM PDT by narses
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To: hinckley buzzard
Maybe you can make 'em buy, but you can't make em eat.

That is next. Think of all the jobs BO will "create"....I figure one person will only be able to force-feed about 3-5 kids per lunchtime.....this will solve unemployment, I tell you!

50 posted on 04/01/2012 3:41:12 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Had Trayvon been shot in Daddy Obama's Chicago, he'd be just another dead black boy.)
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