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High school students boycott school cafeteria over new lunch restrictions
Fox News ^ | September 18, 2012

Posted on 09/18/2012 11:11:24 AM PDT by EveningStar

...For the first time, school lunches must have age-aligned calorie maximums, capping the amount of calories high school students eat to around 850 calories. The new restrictions all come from the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and are funded by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 – legislation promoted by Michelle Obama.

While the changes may seem like a step in a healthier direction, not all students are finding them so tasty. On Monday, about 70 percent of the 830 students at Mukwonago High School in Wisconsin who typically buy their lunch boycotted the school’s cafeteria ...

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1 posted on 09/18/2012 11:11:34 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

My nieces high school allows a few vendors to compete in the lunch room..... including Chik-fil-A


2 posted on 09/18/2012 11:15:35 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: EveningStar

Hey — supply and demand. You serve these kids crap for lunch, they will bring their own lunch.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 11:15:39 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: EveningStar

Nice to see that even children are beginning to notice how Michelle 0bama’s police state, nanny state controls of food runs counter to freedom of choice under our Constitution.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 11:17:07 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

That route has already been met with confiscation by a teacher.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 11:18:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: EveningStar

Oh say it ain’t so!!!!! They don’t like Michelle’s eating plan for them...../s


7 posted on 09/18/2012 11:19:04 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: The Looking Spoon; John Semmens; PJ-Comix; Lazamataz

“...lunches must have age-aligned calorie maximums”

Orwellian.

Come on, is this not spoofable?


8 posted on 09/18/2012 11:19:48 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: EveningStar

They need more than that to keep their brains running at max efficiency. After that, they should have their thyroid and parathyroid levels checked. Either of those diseases alone would make life miserable. Fortunately, a thyroid condition can be treated with medication, albeit taking it for the rest of your life. Parathyroid disease however, can only be cured by having the diseased gland removed through surgery. The parathyroids are the only quadruple-redundant gland in the body, because they take calcium out of the bones and send it to the brain when it needs it.

How do I know this stuff? Because I have both diseases. I’m 26 and my conditions make me feel like I’m 80. I mostly have the same complaints that my 90 year old grandfather does, those being tired, brain fog, joints and bones hurting, plus trouble with urinating. Nobody should have to go through this. Anybody here, especially those with children, have your doctor test the TSH, PTH, and calcium levels. Doing so and having the problem corrected could literally add years to your life. As it is now, I feel the pressure of flexing on my bones themselves also, rather than only on whatever muscles I’m using.

But yeah, kids definitely need to eat more than that. I would just guess the problem to be keeping kids away from foods that they’re allergic to, and after that eating good food. We really don’t need more of this nanny-state BS.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 11:20:40 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: EveningStar

I saw a TV movie many years ago about a Cult controlling their members diets to control their minds ,I bet the Dems saw it also


10 posted on 09/18/2012 11:21:08 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

banning them from bringing their own will probably be the result of them not eating.....

“lunch must have age-aligned calorie maximums”

ugh


11 posted on 09/18/2012 11:21:08 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: EveningStar

Where are the parents of these kids? Prices have gone up and the amount of food has gone down, so they are getting ripped off.

If corporations and unions can get waivers so they don’t have to join ObamaCare, surely these school districts should be given waivers to get out of Evita Obama’s Food Reduction Plan.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 11:21:31 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Wait until the EPA starts working on controlling your water.


13 posted on 09/18/2012 11:21:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: EveningStar
I thought school lunches existed because of America's starving children.

Shouldn't government take the opportunity to stuff children with calories to save their lives?

14 posted on 09/18/2012 11:22:09 AM PDT by donna (Chick-news: They report on what they love (Obama and movie stars and themselves).)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Problem solved. They will ban bringing your own lunch. they have already done it in some schools.

Close the campus so kids can’t leave during lunch and it’s eat the shyt sandwich or starve.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 11:24:23 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: EveningStar

850 calories for kids in High School? That is insane, They burn more than that sleeping.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 11:25:19 AM PDT by sheana
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To: EveningStar
"I want to solve this problem. But limiting calories in school lunch is not going to help the overweight kid.

Well, we all know what will come next then.

17 posted on 09/18/2012 11:25:53 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MrB

Good luck with that. My well is in my basement. But I get your point.

if your on a municipal water supply guess what.. They already DO control your water, and what is in it.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 11:26:45 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: EveningStar

My, my, my. The rebellious spirit in kids these days. Something needs to be done about it. Maybe Moochelle could make that her next pet project if her Marxist husband should steal another Term in the November election.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 11:27:12 AM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: EveningStar

My grandson is almost 16...they’re allowed to go out for lunch. He eats a big breakfast, says he eats a big lunch at a restaurant (not fast food), and I’ve watched what he eats at dinner....lots. He has soccer practice everyday and is on the varsity team, so they play a long and exhausting game. I think he’s too thin.

Calories should not be restricted, especially for the athletes. In the spring, I always tell him he looks so much better. I wasn’t sure what it was before, but just last week I figured it out....he’s burning the calories during soccer season.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 11:28:58 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: cableguymn

I’m getting a well dug as soon as I can afford it.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 11:29:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

22 posted on 09/18/2012 11:29:26 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: EveningStar

We have a nation of paralyzed, infantalized high school students.

Why can’t they make their own darn sandwiches?


23 posted on 09/18/2012 11:30:06 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: sheana

My son is 16 years old. He leads the O-line on his football team. He takes his lunch of high protein every day - Mrs. O does not care about the athletic students that need more - remember, we don’t want the losers to feel bad about their lack of achievement.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 11:30:35 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

ping
Belling talked about this recently. Has had listeners saying that their kids are starving on the rations Michelle Antoinette requires them to eat. One parent says they cut the amount of food by half and also made it cost more at the same time. Kids must take fruit and veg that they don’t want and they get only one ounce of a meat per lunch, and cannot take leftovers out, so food is thrown out. Nice work Moochie! Not.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 11:33:08 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Dish Network Channel 212 THE BLAZE "The Bees Know")
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To: Cherokeesquaw

If Michelle would limit her caloric intake to 850 per meal she would look a helluva lot better than she does.

850x3= 2550


26 posted on 09/18/2012 11:34:33 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

I witnessed this a couple of weeks back when I substituted at the last minute at our high school. No time to pack a lunch so I grabbed something with the students in the cafeteria.

Choice of hot ham/cheese on whole wheat bun or a small sized corndog, beans, one tiny packet of carrots and they were limited to three celery sticks. Milk cartons seemed tiny but they did have chocolate. Kids could have an apple or orange and if they wanted chips, they only had Baked Lays. The cafeteria ladies had little signs telling them how much they could take, i.e. one bag carrots, 3 celery sticks.

Most kids seemed to bring lunch. Neighbor is a lineman for the football team. Came home starving and with working out after school and practice, you have 200+ pound kids famished. They are now all packing or buying double lunches to keep their energy up.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 11:34:49 AM PDT by nurees (Oh...there is a NEW Mexico (Homer Simpson))
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To: EveningStar
This is huge in my school district. A protest started the first day of school when the price of lunches went up and what they served changed. It is now much smaller and tasteless. You can Google it look for Plum high school. It was a hot topic on Facebook and guess who got the blame. Yes it was the Obama’s. There are about 1200 students and less then 40 were buying lunch. During the football games, the students waved brown paper bags. The stores sold out of the brown paper bags. They are forcing kids to eat a fruit. You know how much fruit went into the trash!
28 posted on 09/18/2012 11:34:50 AM PDT by Plumres
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To: EveningStar

My kids started the year buying the school lunches and in less than a month all had lost weight. None were anywhere near being overweight to begin with and actually looked ill due to the rabbit food they are alloted at a higher price than last year. These are normal kids NOT in sports and what they are ‘allotted’ is not enough. I feel truly sorry for the athelets or those few that are unable to afford a home packed lunch.


29 posted on 09/18/2012 11:36:38 AM PDT by sfimom
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To: molson209
I saw a TV movie many years ago about a Cult controlling their members diets to control their minds ,I bet the Dems saw it also

Much like Orwell's 1984, what conservatives see as a warning, liberals see as an instruction manual.

30 posted on 09/18/2012 11:39:43 AM PDT by Bob
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To: EveningStar

So this is a one size fits no one calorie intake rule. Same for six foot male football players as for the conclave chested gamer nerds? Same for large guys as it is for small girls? How insane and stupid is this collective piece of anti-health crap?

If I ate like my sons, they would be undernurished. If I ate as much as they eat, I would be fat as a pig.


31 posted on 09/18/2012 11:40:11 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: nurees

I was one of those kids that was always a bean pole. I was actually embarassed because I was so skinny. I ate everything and anything available and couldn’t gain a pound. One time in high school I even resorted to buying some powder that was for weight gain.....didn’t work. Finally at the age of 28, after I had a baby, my metabolism slowed down enough that I actually looked normal for the first time in my life.

I am sure there are other kids out there like that that Michelle is starving to death.


32 posted on 09/18/2012 11:41:15 AM PDT by sheana
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To: edcoil

When my son was in Iraq with USMC, we were told that they were using at least 6,000 calories a day. I would suspect that high school athletes burn comparable amounts. I agree, Mrs. 0 does not want those who are not athletic to feel bad about not being able to eat more.


33 posted on 09/18/2012 11:46:56 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: EveningStar
My son is in elementary school and is a picky eater. But he used to buy the peanut butter & jelly sandwich during the week and get the pizza on Fridays. Now he says they are both horrible and will not eat them. So I pack his lunches every day.

But I still can't believe they messed up peanut butter & jelly and pizza!

34 posted on 09/18/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT by RubyR
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To: EveningStar

It gets me that we have to feed kids at school because they don’t get fed at home. Why isn’t that considered “neglect”? Spank a kid and they take them from you but if you starve them, the government lets you keep them.


35 posted on 09/18/2012 11:47:48 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: GeronL

“lunch must have age-aligned calorie maximums.”

There is a whole lot of difference between caloric needs of a 16 year old 4’9” tall female who has limited physical activity and a 16 year old 6’3” male who is also a defensive tackle on the football team.

Glad to see the kids taking a stand.


36 posted on 09/18/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: EveningStar

When I was in school I couldn’t be bothered to sit and eat most of the time, especially not cafeteria food. Every three days I’d appear at the local diner, order, and eat a ham and cheese omelette, four scrambled eggs, two eggs over easy, a double order of hash browns, six pieces of Texas toast, one order of bacon, one of sausage, oatmeal, a gallon of milk, a pot of coffee, fruit salad, and two pieces of apple pie. Sometimes I got a waitress to go as well.


37 posted on 09/18/2012 11:50:25 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Went to a Grandparents breakfast last week at a public school in Texas. I don’t understand how they considered this a healthy breakfast. My grandchildren got 2 graham crakers, pre pkg, a muffin,pre pkg like in a vending machine,and canned fruit cocktail and canned peaches. They also served dry cereal, apple jacks. I consider this junk food loaded with carbs and no protein.

When I went back to my daughter in law’s house she showed me a notice the school had sent home telling the parents what they could send to school for their children’s snacks. No homemade cookie, cupcakes, cake or pudding were allowed. The teacher would confiscate it and replace the snack with crakers that are available in each classroom.


38 posted on 09/18/2012 11:52:11 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: davius

So now you’re a long-haul trucker, I’m guessing...


39 posted on 09/18/2012 11:57:01 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: AppyPappy

“It gets me that we have to feed kids at school because they don’t get fed at home.”

The article is about lunches. I would think the kids eat breakfast and dinner at home.


40 posted on 09/18/2012 11:57:34 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: MrB

That’s right. I remember that. The teacher took the kid’s lunch because it had too many calories. I don’t even think the Soviet Union was this totalitarian. They let you booze it up and eat what you wanted as long as you praised Commrade Stalin.


41 posted on 09/18/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: EveningStar

Hold on just a minute. I thought we’ve been told that school lunches were the only meals some kids ate all day. Can’t have it both ways.


42 posted on 09/18/2012 12:05:02 PM PDT by bgill
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To: sheana
850 calories for kids in High School? That is insane, They burn more than that sleeping.

I played Football and Hockey when I was in high school. 5 AM on the ice for hockey practice and 3:30 PM on the field for football practice during the times the seasons overlapped.

If I was only allowed to eat 850 calories I would have literally died.

During those times of the school year we , my teammates and I, would drive to the local Burger King and each buy two Whoppers along with the large fries and drinks. We burned off every calorie.

The Marxist regime is now too much and has to be stopped. WE MUST TAKE BACK THE USA ON NOVEMBER 6th!

43 posted on 09/18/2012 12:05:12 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: EveningStar
What about the athletes who are burning calories and building muscles? Don't they need a wee bit more?

What about those free-lunch students who aren't eating enough at home and this might be their own major meal of the day? Don't they need a wee bit more?

(Conservatives: see argument no 1; Liberals: go directly to argument no 2.)

44 posted on 09/18/2012 12:05:12 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: MrB

“I’m getting a well dug as soon as I can afford it.”

Make sure you check your deed, to be sure there are no restrictions. There may well be. Also check with other well owners in your area to see if there are any problems with the well water. Well,,,,,,


45 posted on 09/18/2012 12:07:54 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: txrefugee
Where are the parents of these kids?

Exactly. Parents have forgotten they are in charge of how every school runs. School board members are elected by who? PARENTS!

46 posted on 09/18/2012 12:09:02 PM PDT by bgill
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To: heylady
The teacher would confiscate it and replace the snack with crakers that are available in each classroom.

That would not be happening in my classroom.

47 posted on 09/18/2012 12:09:07 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: EveningStar

They’re just going to need more and bigger trash cans.


48 posted on 09/18/2012 12:11:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: TheConservativeParty; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin “starving” lunch ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


49 posted on 09/18/2012 12:13:06 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: NEMDF

The football discussion and weight lifting sites I visit generally agree once the season starts eat as much as often as you can. 8-10,000 would not be unreasonable at his level for the 10 week season.


50 posted on 09/18/2012 12:14:50 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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