Skip to comments.High school students boycott school cafeteria over new lunch restrictions
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 schools cafeteria ...
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My nieces high school allows a few vendors to compete in the lunch room..... including Chik-fil-A
Hey — supply and demand. You serve these kids crap for lunch, they will bring their own lunch.
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.
That route has already been met with confiscation by a teacher.
Oh say it ain’t so!!!!! They don’t like Michelle’s eating plan for them...../s
“...lunches must have age-aligned calorie maximums”
Come on, is this not spoofable?
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.
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
banning them from bringing their own will probably be the result of them not eating.....
“lunch must have age-aligned calorie maximums”
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.
Wait until the EPA starts working on controlling your water.
Shouldn't government take the opportunity to stuff children with calories to save their lives?
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.
850 calories for kids in High School? That is insane, They burn more than that sleeping.
Well, we all know what will come next then.
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.
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.
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.
I’m getting a well dug as soon as I can afford it.
We have a nation of paralyzed, infantalized high school students.
Why can’t they make their own darn sandwiches?
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.
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.
If Michelle would limit her caloric intake to 850 per meal she would look a helluva lot better than she does.
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.
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.
Much like Orwell's 1984, what conservatives see as a warning, liberals see as an instruction manual.
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.
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.
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.
But I still can't believe they messed up peanut butter & jelly and pizza!
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.
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.
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.
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.
So now you’re a long-haul trucker, I’m guessing...
“It gets me that we have to feed kids at school because they dont get fed at home.”
The article is about lunches. I would think the kids eat breakfast and dinner at home.
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.
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.
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!
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.)
“Im 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,,,,,,
Exactly. Parents have forgotten they are in charge of how every school runs. School board members are elected by who? PARENTS!
That would not be happening in my classroom.
They’re just going to need more and bigger trash cans.
Wisconsin “starving” lunch ping
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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.