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N.J. High School Students Planning Cafeteria Boycott To Protest Obama Guidelines
CBS New York ^ | 9-29-12

Posted on 09/29/2012 8:07:56 PM PDT by kingattax

Parsippany Hills Students Ask, Why Should We Pay For The Obese's Problems? ------

Students at Parsippany Hills High School held a strategy session on Thursday to discuss a potential lunch strike, on Friday, over what they have called inadequately sized meals.

“This year you’re eating lunch and you’re like ‘Did I even eat?’ You’re not even full,” senior Brandon Faris told CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis.

New federal guidelines stemming from first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign have resulted in limits on protein and bread, and an increase in vegetables and fruits. The changes have also come at an increased cost.

All of it has also sparked a student campaign that has included online parody videos of students falling sleep in class and performing sluggishly in sports.

They hope to further their efforts with a cafeteria boycott that will cost the school money, and students like Faris said they want to know why they are paying the price for other people’s problems.

“If somebody’s obese why should someone like me who’s not obese have to suffer, and eat a small meal when I’d rather have a bigger meal?” he said.

Members of the food service industry told CBS 2 that new federal guidelines have caused a significant shift in portion size.

“There’s a lot less turkey on the sandwich, there’s 33 percent less turkey and the size of the bread has been reduced by a third,” explained Mark Vidovich, who runs Pomptonian Food Service.

The changes have caused some parents to step in and subsidize the small school lunches with brown bag meals from home.

“I certainly don’t want him to feel hungry,” said Kelly Caccavele, a parent of a Parsippany Hills student.


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1 posted on 09/29/2012 8:07:59 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

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2 posted on 09/29/2012 8:08:53 PM PDT by bella1 (As it was in the days of Lot.....)
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3 posted on 09/29/2012 8:10:43 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: kingattax

If you’re feeling hungry, after you eat, you’ve been eating too many carbs.

How much do you want to bet that the dietary guidelines include lots of processed carbs, lots of processed vegetable oils, and next to no healthy animal fats?


4 posted on 09/29/2012 8:10:56 PM PDT by jdege
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To: kingattax
Sorry kids, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Wait until you pay the bill for your parents government...

5 posted on 09/29/2012 8:11:26 PM PDT by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
BINGO!

Once they control this they will move on to something more.

6 posted on 09/29/2012 8:18:31 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: kingattax

Hey kids, just wait til Obamacare takes effect, you ain’t seen nothing yet as far as Govt control is concerned.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 8:22:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Sadly, that Photoshop is perfect.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 8:23:57 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: kingattax
Photobucket Don't matter watch ya'll want...
9 posted on 09/29/2012 8:25:16 PM PDT by One Name
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To: wastedyears

That was photoshopped?


10 posted on 09/29/2012 8:26:20 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: kingattax

Michelle told us that we were going to have to get used to “change.”


11 posted on 09/29/2012 8:28:34 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Many a true word (or picture posted) in jest.....

Check out the forehead...Michelle la Belle Antoinette definitely going Klingon...

Someone photo shop a Klingon Battle Sword ....as the two handed stance looks about right.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 8:32:11 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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13 posted on 09/29/2012 8:35:25 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: kingattax

As a man, it has been my observation, when at an eating establishment and being dished up your food by a woman who has been a mother, she loads it up because she understands the 2nd best way to a man’s heart. Funny, Ms. Obama doesn’t seem to have that natural mothering desire.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 8:45:52 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: kingattax

Why would local school district lunch menus be constrained by federal guidelines? Is that blackmail, extortion, or some other nefarious sounding criminal enterprise?


15 posted on 09/29/2012 8:46:19 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Baynative
" Once they control this they will move on to something more. " Since we "belong" to the government it makes perfect sense that what we eat needs to be watched carefully. To help us.

We are what we eat and we can't have fat, unhealthy citizens using up world resources, being unproductive and getting sick, which can only drive up health care costs.

Next citizens will be required to do morning exercises to help us all keep fit and trim!

Giant screens will be set up with Michelle training us each day in a massive national work out session.


16 posted on 09/29/2012 8:47:23 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: kingattax

Brown bagging is forbidden?

I have zero sympathy for parents who warehouse their children in these prisons. 30 years ago, you could be forgiven. Now, we all know better. Rotten lunches are not the issue.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 8:51:25 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Democracy = Communism on the installment plan.)
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To: RushingWater

Michelle has her own version of reparations... takes the food off the children’s plates and slaps another slab of ribs on to hers...


18 posted on 09/29/2012 9:06:09 PM PDT by Tuanedge (The Buffalo hates the Tiger, but the Tiger loves the Buffalo.)
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To: andyk

All the money filters through the Federal Government and comes bad smaller and with strings attached.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 9:08:34 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan

Right, so that’s extortion, correct?


20 posted on 09/29/2012 9:17:04 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: kingattax

Romney should talk about this at his rallies. Liberals do not want to give up the fat and the sugar! And neither do I!


21 posted on 09/29/2012 9:34:24 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yes. The concept is called “a compelling government interest”. Post Obamacare there will be a compelling government interest in almost every aspect of our lives.


22 posted on 09/29/2012 9:50:41 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: jdege

If you’re feeling hungry, after you eat, you’ve been eating too many carbs.
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Or you might just be a teenage boy.


23 posted on 09/29/2012 9:53:12 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: kingattax
For those of you unfamiliar with the Garden State, Parsippany Hills needs a ''school lunch'' program like Beverly Hills needs The Salvation Army. Seems to me that in pretty much all cases, with some exceptions in some districts, in public schools around the country lunch programs are a waste of food and money. Is it really that much of a problem for kids to brown bag it?
24 posted on 09/29/2012 11:27:30 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: andyk

No. Extortion is ‘’pay up or else’’. This is more like a’ kick back’’.


25 posted on 09/29/2012 11:31:00 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

I see this as “you follow our rules” or “you don’t get dollars”. Isn’t that extortion?


26 posted on 09/30/2012 2:48:47 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: kingattax

This sounds like a prison protest...The inmates of an police state institution making demands on their keepers. Are we in America still? Why are people puting their children in police state custody and calling it school?


27 posted on 09/30/2012 5:16:58 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: andyk
Why would local school district lunch menus be constrained by federal guidelines? Is that blackmail, extortion, or some other nefarious sounding criminal enterprise?

It's the dark side and two very evil words: Federal funds

28 posted on 09/30/2012 6:14:30 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jdege

The new guidelines are LOW FAT. The protein portions are insanely low for growing males.

When I was a young mom, my son’s doctor told me that he’d found something that was an effective ‘cure’ for boys with ADD.

He said that young males (around age 7-9) became naturally more active for a few years in order to thicken bone and build muscle in preparation for their teenage growth spurt.

He said that it felt like an all-over need to ‘stretch’ that never went away. The only thing that relieved that feeling was movement.

He started having moms send their boys out for a run, jumping jacks, pushups, etc for 20-30 minutes before school. He also recommended a diet high in protein, calcium and magnesium to promote muscle and bone growth.

I did this with my son while he was homeschooling. During the day, I’d notice him squirming and losing concentration and I’d send him out to run laps around the building. (Always a fun, positive thing. Not punitive at all.)

After I did this, it went from a four hour battle of wills to get him to do his math to 30-60 minutes of getting it done and moving on.


29 posted on 09/30/2012 6:27:45 AM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: jmacusa

That’s exactly right. I don’t have a problem with what these kids are doing, but their efforts would probably be better directed elsewhere — like having that school lunch program shut down entirely.


30 posted on 09/30/2012 6:38:49 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: jmacusa

Now that I think about it, you’re right. It’s a kick-back. If anyone is getting extorted, it’s the taxpayer...


31 posted on 09/30/2012 8:04:25 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

Classic extortion : “Nice place ya got here pal. Be a shame if it burnt down now, wouldn’t ya say? I want 500 a week or it does and you with it, get me?’’


32 posted on 09/30/2012 11:12:12 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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