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Soda, candy out under USDA's proposed school snack rules [The Clown Dictates What Your Kid Eats]
The Hill ^ | 2/1/13 | Elise Viebeck

Posted on 02/01/2013 11:54:05 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

The Obama administration proposed regulations Friday that would prohibit U.S. schools from selling unhealthy snacks.

The 160-page regulation from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) would enact nutrition standards for "competitive" foods not included in the official school meal.

In effect, the proposed rules would replace traditional potato chips with baked versions, candy with granola, and regular soda with diet — but only for high schoolers.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bullystate; education; fascism; food; nannystate
160 pages of the Assclown dictating what children may eat.

How are those jobs comin' along?

How are thos gas prices?

1 posted on 02/01/2013 11:54:15 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Her Royal and Jiggly Lardass is probably involved with this. Old thunder thighs and porkopolous is continuing to tell us that our kids are fat . . . too bad they don’t have wide-enough mirrors in our White House to reflect her back porch.

Incredible that they somehow found federal reasons to toy with school food.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 11:59:43 AM PST by laweeks
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To: SoFloFreeper

Kids with an entrepreneurial mind will just supply this stuff on a black market.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 12:03:08 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

My kids are homeschooled. I brought up this topic with them the other day about the president, his wife, and/or his appointees telling schools what kids can and can’t eat.

My 5 year old said - “that should be up to the parents, shouldn’t it?”

The idea that someone outside the family would have a say in what kids would eat was simply alien to her.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 12:06:22 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Why a parent would let their kids buy this junk at crazy prices is beyond me anyway. If they want it then bring it to school in their lunch bags.

The government dictating this is a nonsensical waste of taxpayer money as well.

5 posted on 02/01/2013 12:28:24 PM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What about the effect of artificial sweeteners on pregnant teenagers?


6 posted on 02/01/2013 1:34:38 PM PST by firebrand
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To: SoFloFreeper

Enjoy your new world order, statists.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 1:54:49 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

When I was a kid, on the way home from grade school we went past the Aurora & Elgin train station in the burb (Elmhurst, IL) where I lived. In the train station was a snack section run by a grandma/grandpa couple. They sold penny candies, and just about every kid on the way home stopped in at the train station and loaded up on the penny candy. I remember it well. Candy on paper, slow poke suckers, wax juice filled lips, malt balls, licorice whips, you name it, they had it. It was young child candy heaven. So much for the politically correct of that day. It didn’t exist. These food nazi’s are sucking all of the fun out of childhood.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 2:06:48 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

Your anecdotes are real and I bet many FReepers here relate, as do I. The balance of power and responsibility has shifted to the fedguv, seemingly in front of our eyes.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 2:39:50 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Might as well have the kids eat straw, with all those regulations.

Nanny State PING!


10 posted on 02/07/2013 4:56:34 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: SoFloFreeper; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Might as well have the kids eat straw, with all those regulations.

Nanny State PING!


11 posted on 02/07/2013 4:57:37 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

PING!


12 posted on 02/07/2013 4:58:58 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let em eat hot sauce for one of their veggies....http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Yn0ey0vePwI&vq=medium


13 posted on 02/07/2013 5:00:33 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: firebrand
What about the effect of artificial sweeteners on pregnant teenagers?

In Obamaville, that won't matter. The pregnancy will be taken care of quickly and efficiently.

14 posted on 02/07/2013 5:06:42 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Might as well have the kids eat straw, with all those regulations.”

There was a thing on the news about some coaches at several schools in Texas (!!) that got fined for selling food at school for fundraising.

The one they showed was homemade fried chicken. Seems he ran afoul (heh - get it!?) of the Texas laws requiring the nutritional labels on even homecooked foods. The fines for the various coaches/schools were $70,000+ !!!!


15 posted on 02/07/2013 5:06:52 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The Obama administration proposed regulations Friday that would prohibit U.S. schools from selling unhealthy snacks.

Bet they didn't think to prohibit renting space to vending machine people and third-party concessionaires, for the amount of money you would have made off the food.

16 posted on 02/07/2013 5:44:30 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


17 posted on 02/07/2013 8:58:27 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: andyk
Enjoy your new world order, statists.

To think, we ALLOWED it all to happen. Oh well.

18 posted on 02/08/2013 6:58:52 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: flaglady47
Candy on paper, slow poke suckers, wax juice filled lips, malt balls, licorice whips, you name it, they had it.

Don't forget the evil candy cigarettes.

19 posted on 02/08/2013 7:01:27 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
We as a nation had the opportunity to stop or at least slow this B.S. down last November and your neighbors and fellow citizens declined to do so.

Look for some sort of intrusion that cannot be countered with less than half the electorate behind intervention and disruption of whatever it is every day.

I repeat - EVERY DAY.

20 posted on 02/08/2013 2:34:16 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: unixfox

“Don’t forget the evil candy cigarettes.”

Oooh, yes, I remember them well. One of my fav’s. My little friends and me looked so cool “smoking” them, just before we garfed them down.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 3:09:27 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

It is still amazing that these are the same people who think 11 year olds are mature enough to have sex.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 3:11:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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