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Federal school lunch rules that started this fall leave many Central New York students hungry
The Post-Standard Syracuse NY ^ | October 29, 2012 at 9:47 AM | Elizabeth Doran

Posted on 10/30/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Students all over Central New York – and the United States - say new federal guidelines for making school lunches healthier are instead resulting in hungrier kids....

The new school lunch rules are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which went into effect this fall. The law dictates what is served in school cafeterias during lunch hour in an effort to set and improve nutrition standard.

Some of the changes include age-based calorie restrictions, serving more whole grains and less sugar, requiring students to take a fruit or vegetable on their tray, and only allowing low- or non-fat milk. Calories are limited to 650 calories for grades K-5, 700 for grades 6-8 and 850 for high schoolers.

In many schools, that means the main entrée is often smaller....

“I have to buy two bags of chips to get enough,” [one student] said. “And when I get an apple and start to eat it, it’s usually all brown and mushy. I like the applesauce, but they give you a half of a scoop, which is two spoonfuls. That’s not enough.

“And now we can’t have snacks in the classroom because of allergies, so if I have to stay after school I have no energy,” he said. “And I eat lunch at 10:56 a.m.”

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; liberalfascism; liberalism; liberals; marxism; nannystate; nobama2012; nodemocrats2012; obama; obesity; schools; waronliberty
Interesting article about an issue related to "...health, education...and other cultural and societal issues."
1 posted on 10/30/2012 10:31:45 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Brave New World.


2 posted on 10/30/2012 10:38:06 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com (I AM UNREPRESENTED))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
If the students ate their fruit or vegetable, they’d be full, Bonacci said

It's the kids fault, eh?

3 posted on 10/30/2012 10:44:59 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

” If the students ate their fruit or vegetable, they’d be full, Bonacci said”

I wonder what Bonacci will eat for lunch ?

All you can eat chinese buffett ?


4 posted on 10/30/2012 10:51:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Schools should not be feeding anybody especially the kids..
They should not be clothing, grooming, or transporting the kids either..

Their job is merely to teach the kids.. its the kids job to show up.. if they don’t show up (( GOOD ))..

If the kid has good parents or bad parents its none of the schools business.. its the kids business..

The schools have become BUSY-BODY.. GOSSIPS..
Teachers are over paid and over appreciated..
Public school has become and ENTITLEMENT when it is NOT..
NO ONE is entitled to education.. money.. or a job..

Only politically stupid women think that way.. busy bodies.....


5 posted on 10/30/2012 10:52:32 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

the children of today after being filled with years and years of propaganda claiming that vegetables and fruit are beneficial will now be forcibly starved in the public schools by only have vegetables available to eat.

The kids in our schools are now facing the same nutritional reality as the characters in “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.”


6 posted on 10/30/2012 10:58:36 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Timber Rattler

leftwingtards always blame their victims.


7 posted on 10/30/2012 11:04:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Less food for the children, more food for Michelle.


8 posted on 10/30/2012 11:24:32 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Why don’t they just drop all pretense and go all out and feed the kids boiled grass, like the Russians do to the prisoners in a Gulag.


9 posted on 10/30/2012 11:25:03 AM PDT by JimC214
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"Why don’t they just drop all pretense and go all out and feed the kids boiled grass, like the Russians do to the prisoners in a Gulag."

A very good idea, komrade. This way, when the kids beg for real food, the gubmint kin dangle a morsel of meat to go with the tree bark soup now and then and make them sing praises for hussein first for providing for them before/befo' they eat.

10 posted on 10/30/2012 11:40:16 AM PDT by Chong
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Obama - The Reverse Midas

Everything King Obama touches turns to excrement.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare):

Makes health care less available and more costly.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010:

Makes meals for children less appealing and leaves kids more hungry.


11 posted on 10/30/2012 11:40:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: JimC214

Not very nutritional of course. Look at North Korea where the poorest “kobetchi” might try to survive on grass, they often starve before they are 25-30 years old


12 posted on 10/30/2012 11:53:13 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
If you are a serf in Obama’s America, you will eat what you are allotted and LIKE IT. Soon, I bet the extra purchases and throwing away of food will be prohibited and students caught deviating from the instructions will receive punishments and the parents, if any, called.
13 posted on 10/30/2012 12:17:51 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

when Eric Holder’s people (most are waddling mamas) and their myriad brood come trick-or-treating to my door this year, I think I will have out for them a bowl of carrot sticks and a picture of the wookie


14 posted on 10/30/2012 12:21:11 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

If they want to go away hungry, offer fasting and prayer. It will be good for most American children. Feed the ones who receive it with gratitude. Deaf ear to the rest.


15 posted on 10/30/2012 1:22:03 PM PDT by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: hosepipe

>> UNION Teachers are over paid and over appreciated..

Just wanted to edit that. I have a masters and 8 years experience and get paid the low end of 40K to micromanage 120 teenagers a year.


16 posted on 10/30/2012 1:29:53 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: JimC214

” Why don’t they just drop all pretense and go all out and feed the kids boiled grass, like the Russians do to the prisoners in a Gulag.”

You need to wait until they start “body-fat index” testing.


17 posted on 10/30/2012 1:48:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: struggle

[ I have a masters and 8 years experience and get paid the low end of 40K to micromanage 120 teenagers a year. ]

For how many months work, for what kind of pension, what kind of job security, what kind of health-care including dental, how bout sick days, vacation, tenure, clothing allowance, and a hundred other perks..


18 posted on 10/30/2012 2:16:17 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

[ I have a masters and 8 years experience and get paid the low end of 40K to micromanage 120 teenagers a year. ]

>>For how many months work, for what kind of pension, what kind of job security, what kind of health-care including dental, how bout sick days, vacation, tenure, clothing allowance, and a hundred other perks..

10 1/2., 60% employeepays/40% employer pays, none (can be fired after 3 warnings), blue cross/shield (have to drive 70 miles for dental coverage), 10 a year, none, none, none, etc.

As I said, NON-union teachers are pretty much in line with the private market. It’s the unions that have to go. I’ve never even heard of a clothing allowance. Plus, I had $500 furloughed last year so my district could make budget.


19 posted on 10/30/2012 2:34:32 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

I agree its the Union have to go...
I have nothing against teachers really..
BUT the Unions are the enemy... even political saboteurs..


20 posted on 10/30/2012 2:39:44 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I remember choosing to skip recess rather than eat peaches. I simply stayed in the cafeteria until class time. Threw away the peaches - nobody tells me what I can and can’t eat!


21 posted on 10/30/2012 3:02:00 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: Uncle Slayton

No child of mine was ever told what they could eat for lunch
by a school: prepare a bag lunch for them or go to a private
school!


22 posted on 10/30/2012 3:18:10 PM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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