Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Food fight in the school lunchroom
Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | October 14, 2012 | by: MARIA ELENA BACA and HERON MARQUEZ

Posted on 10/14/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

They may be good for you, but some students are having a tough time swallowing the new, healthier school lunches.

Across the United States, students are protesting new federal guidelines that have school lunches packing more fruits and vegetables, fewer carbohydrates and less meat.

About 120 students at Jordan Middle School boycotted the lunch program to show their distaste, as did students in Wisconsin, New Jersey and Michigan.

"The federal government is trying to solve a problem that every kid doesn't have," said Jacob Taxdahl, an eighth-grade football player at Jordan Middle School who started the three-day boycott via a Facebook page. "They're trying to solve obesity in America, but not every kid is obese."

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: failure; nannystate; schoollunch; socialism

1 posted on 10/14/2012 7:15:28 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wonderful to see high school age kids getting upset at government intrusion into their lives.


2 posted on 10/14/2012 7:23:05 AM PDT by STYRO (Do not accept unconstitutional government as legitimate government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

I would be pissed, too. Taking dietary orders from a ‘lady’ whose caboose needs a lead and chase car broadcasting the “Wide Load” approaching.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 7:31:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Take away their lunch. If they don’t want to eat, that’s fine.

I always hated school lunch. I either ate it or brought from home. Boo hoo on these spoiled brats.


4 posted on 10/14/2012 7:33:54 AM PDT by sakic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer
"The federal government is trying to solve a problem that every kid doesn't have," said Jacob Taxdahl, an eighth-grade football player at Jordan Middle School

Jacob, apply that across the board and you've just passed "Government 101" with an A+.

Even your name says it all - Taxdahl (Taxitall), LOL.

5 posted on 10/14/2012 7:34:27 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Obama will fight for Big Bird with one hand and flip the bird to America with the other.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sakic

Those kids are standing up against intrusive government.

I am gonna take away your lunch.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 7:39:26 AM PDT by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: sakic

Some schools are banning brought in lunch, enforced by searches.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 7:45:32 AM PDT by Morris70
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

There’s ways to make school lunches healthier without making them taste like crap.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 7:46:50 AM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sakic
Boo hoo on these spoiled brats.

Congrats - you get to FR's a**hole of the day.

9 posted on 10/14/2012 7:48:00 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer
Michelle Obama: What are your feelings towards Big Brother?

Jacob Taxdahl: I hate him.

Michelle Obama: You must love him. It is not enough to obey him. You must love him.

10 posted on 10/14/2012 7:48:52 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST; sakic
"Boo hoo on these spoiled brats.

Congrats - you get to FR's a**hole of the day."

I'll second that. Just because you are in school you do not lose your right to petition for redress of grievances. And these kids are going about it the right way. Peacefully and politely (with humor), like the Tea Party folks and unlike the Occupy crowd.

11 posted on 10/14/2012 7:52:27 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wait ‘til they get a load of government health care for grandma.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 8:02:10 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Queen Lardbutt Visits The Food Channel

Food Channel's Paula Dean:
"Michelle Obama loves fried food and ate more than any other guest I've had on my show"

"I did a show with Michelle [Obama] and I just loved being with her."

"She probably ate more than any other guest I've ever had on the show."

"She kept eating even during commercials."

Glork, Glork, Glork, Glork, Glork, Glork.....


13 posted on 10/14/2012 8:02:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer
“A spoof music video, “We Are Hungry,” written by a Kansas English teacher and performed by high school students, scored nearly a million hits on YouTube”

These little snots have never been hungry in their lives and have no idea of what it feels like. Let them go without eating for three days then they can claim “We are hungry”.

I never went to a school that served food in any form, in fact I often shared my brown bag lunch with kids whose family was too poor to even have something to send with their kids for lunch so I have no tolerance at all for complaints about food provided by the work of others.

In other words, “Shut up! and be glad you got something to eat”.

14 posted on 10/14/2012 8:15:30 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: count-your-change
I never went to a school that served food in any form, in fact I often shared my brown bag lunch with kids whose family was too poor to even have something to send with their kids for lunch so I have no tolerance at all for complaints about food provided by the work of others.

If the government was as intrusive then as it is now, you would not be able to share your lunch with anyone and besides your lunch may not have passed the test for ingestion. Lighen up. This is government at its finest??? For some it is the ONLY meal of the day. Many schools have done away with recess and physical education, bus rides are longer and longer because routes have been cut and there is no time for play after school. A little movement might help.

15 posted on 10/14/2012 8:29:11 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Maudeen
Exactly how is it the business of schools to be restaurants and snack bars?

“For some it is the ONLY meal of the day”

I suppose then during the time school is closed and the week ends the kids fast for days and months at a time. Nonsense.
It is government intrusion to demand schools become fast food joints in the first place, it is government intrusion from top to bottom but only when the little ingrates don't get what they want does government intrusion matter.

16 posted on 10/14/2012 8:49:35 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Maudeen

It is not the role of the government/public schools to feed our children. It is the role of the parents, and the parents only.

If they are derelict they should be investigated for child neglect. If they are simply and truly too poor, charity should be utilized.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 8:50:26 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe Michelle will accomplish what Newt and Reagan only dreamed of, which is getting the feds out of the business of supply meals to kids.

We can only hope.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 8:53:51 AM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

They’d better get accustomed to starving, because agriculture is also about to be owned by our government-funded/government-connected overseers. See where manufacturing went? And watch what happens to energy resources with debt repudiation time coming up.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 9:24:27 AM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

I will repeat my post from a previous thread....

My friend’s sister is a lunch lady at the local high school, and she was ready to tar and feather Moochelle.

The first thing they did was take out the salad bar.
The second thing they did was take out the potato bar.
They are no longer allowed to use salt and pepper.... only approved by the government spices..... which hadn’t arrived by the start of school. So they were serving naked ugly veggies and other foods.
The kids can get a prepackaged salad if they want..... with 1 (count them.... 1) extra veggie. So, they can have lettuce and carrots, or lettuce and cucumber, or lettuce with tomato.... not lettuce with all three. And the cooks are absolutely forbidden to add cheese to the salad. The kids beg them, and they cannot. Salad dressing is oil and vinegar. Period. So the kids are taking their prepackaged salads and dumping them in the trash at the end of the service line. They aren’t even pretending they will eat them.

Today my friend told me her sister is tired of cooking garbage. She said they now serve nachos with chips and meat. No cheese, no veggies, no salt in the meat.

My 13 year old refused to eat at lunch yesterday. He said it was all trash. He chose hunger over what they offered. He will take his lunch now..... all the time, rather than occasionally.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 10:30:57 AM PDT by Grammy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

It says the new meals have fewer carbs, and less meat. Less meat presumably means less protein. And presumably they won’t want to increase the fat content either. So, what the hell is in this stuff? More fibre (i.e. indigestible stuff)?


21 posted on 10/14/2012 10:43:06 AM PDT by Vanders9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Two elementary school teachers in Starbucks the other day:

Kids get a choice of hot meal or sandwich. If the hot meal turns out to be inedible, they can’t go back for a sandwich.

One of the teachers said she buys them the sandwich if they have no more money left. Other teacher said you’re not supposed to do that; it’s not a matter of money.

They were both appalled at what has happened. The kids are little and make mistakes. I would guess especially at the start of the school year, when they’re unfamiliar with the cooked “food.”


22 posted on 10/14/2012 10:59:47 AM PDT by firebrand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: No Truce With Kings

Did you or anyone else here ever like your school lunches? Anyone who did probably thinks Arbys is good food.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 11:54:18 AM PDT by sakic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: No Truce With Kings

You are a true idiot. You complain about govt intrusion into food when it changes the menu, not understanding that the food always came from govt.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 1:23:10 PM PDT by sakic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: sakic

“Did you or anyone else here ever like your school lunches? Anyone who did probably thinks Arbys is good food.”

“You are a true idiot. You complain about govt intrusion into food when it changes the menu, not understanding that the food always came from govt.”

First a non sequitur and then an ad-hominim. Have you been taking debate lessons from Joe Biden? I think you must have been looking in the mirror with your last posting. As magnificent an example of projection vomiting as I have seen lately.


25 posted on 10/14/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Vanders9
One of my mom's friends was a pilot captured by the Germans in WW2... by that time Germany was pretty low on supplies even for its own troops so they put sawdust in the bread made for POWs to bulk it up.

Maybe that's Michelle's plan.

26 posted on 10/14/2012 6:19:40 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: piasa

My mom was a young girl in Austria during WW2, whenever she thought we kids weren’t being properly grateful for our blessings she would tell us her story about making stew out of the neighbor’s cat. I really got in trouble when we went to visit members of our church and when I saw they had a cat, I casually mentioned my mom once made stew from her neighbor’s cat...oops


27 posted on 10/14/2012 6:30:57 PM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: No Truce With Kings

I noticed you could not answer the question. The food was always from the govt. It is not a new intrusion. It is a menu change.

Kids are spoiled crybabies. And you are backing them. Congrats.


28 posted on 10/14/2012 9:32:46 PM PDT by sakic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: sakic

I think you and No Truce are both kind of right. Yes if its a public school the food effectively always came from the government. BUT, the question of intrusion still arises because of the motive for the menu change. Sure in the past it was bulk and not high quality, but at least they responded to market forces. The school cafetaria served food that students wanted, (or at least what they thought we wanted). Now they are serving food that they think is “good” for us, irrespective of what we want. They may be right in thinking the new menus are better, more nutritious and so on, and it is true that the obesity epidemic is a worrying development, but there is a world of difference from saying you “should” try and eat healthier, to saying you “must” eat healthier.


29 posted on 10/15/2012 12:39:54 AM PDT by Vanders9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson