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Healthy schools: Goodbye candy and greasy snacks
AP ^ | 2/1/2013 | MARY CLARE JALONICK

Posted on 02/01/2013 1:26:33 PM PST by EBH

Edited on 02/01/2013 1:37:37 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas.

The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful, a change that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.


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1 posted on 02/01/2013 1:26:36 PM PST by EBH
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To: EBH

http://www.facts-about-chocolate.com/health-benefits-of-chocolate/


2 posted on 02/01/2013 1:30:36 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: EBH

these kids need protein....not rabbit food


3 posted on 02/01/2013 1:31:40 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: EBH
Hello to more food tossed in the trash.

Liberals are so freaking stupid.

4 posted on 02/01/2013 1:31:44 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: EBH

Moochelle should lead by example...........right......when pigs fly!


5 posted on 02/01/2013 1:33:55 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: EBH

how many calories does an average teenage boy burn each day?


6 posted on 02/01/2013 1:34:12 PM PST by digger48
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To: gov_bean_ counter

It’s not stupidity. It’s conditioning. By repeatedly subjecting people to an imposed lifestyle, they get conditioned to being imposed upon.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 1:52:18 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

That is just it...

you see it, I see it, but they keep pushing...

why?

So instead of teaching kids good nutrition...they ban the foods. Instead of teaching critical thinking ...they ban the need to think.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 2:02:35 PM PST by EBH ( The 2nd Amendment exists for times like this.)
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To: EBH

Many of us graduated in an era when schools did not have vending machines. You ate breakfast at home, had lunch at school, and ate dinner at home. I know that is an astonishing concept to most people, but it worked and taught good eating habits. People can make it through the day with three-squares and no grazing on snacks.

The whole vending machine in schools thing started because schools were desperate to make a few more shekels, not because kids need the extra calories during the day.

Local school boards should simply ban all vending machines and snack sales during the day. Problem solved.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 2:02:43 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The only vending machines we had were in the senior student lounge.

We did have a la carte in the High School, not in the elementary or junior schools.

As far as “needing” the calories..I did a lot of sports in high school. Diving practice from 6am-8am, direct to school start at 8:30am and after class from 3pm-6pm swim team practice. I needed those extra calories and the associated vitamin nutrition that came with getting real food snacks too.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 2:08:05 PM PST by EBH ( The 2nd Amendment exists for times like this.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

If you don’t think your property taxes are high enough, by all means, pay more. I like the fact that responsible school systems, through creative financing, are meeting federal spending mandates without breaking the backs of the taxpayers.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 2:08:31 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: EBH

Goodbye, concession stands, which help fund the sports programs and the band.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 2:11:27 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: EBH

I thought this had already been done. The last few times I was in a school there was nary a potato chip nor pop machine to be found.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 2:25:35 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EBH

Before the federal free lunch program our schools HAD healthy meals and no candy. Now their idea of a healthy meal is chicken nuggets and tater tots.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 2:32:36 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: EBH

if the kids are hongry they won’t learn much


15 posted on 02/01/2013 3:57:17 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Or if they don’t have enough carbs. ...they physically can’t learn much.

Some interesting research has shown that mental concentration actually drains glucose from a key part of the brain associated with memory and learning – underscoring just how crucial this blood sugar is for proper brain function.
http://www.fi.edu/learn/brain/carbs.html


16 posted on 02/01/2013 4:06:17 PM PST by EBH ( The 2nd Amendment exists for times like this.)
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To: yldstrk

Kids with lots of energy to burn....

and then no glucose for studies...


17 posted on 02/01/2013 4:08:28 PM PST by EBH ( The 2nd Amendment exists for times like this.)
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To: EBH

When I was a kid it was milk or water, and sweets were either a cookie, jello or sheet cake.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 4:15:00 PM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Your screen name is an outrageous misnomer.


19 posted on 02/01/2013 4:42:50 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

What era exactly did you graduate in. I’m 55 and we had vending machines in both Junior and Senior High. They were on during school hours.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 4:47:56 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: EBH

Diet soda is NOT good for you!! All those chemicals messing with your gut bacteria.

Soda made with real sugar (not that HFCS crap) is so much better!!


21 posted on 02/01/2013 4:56:26 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: EBH

Diet soda is NOT good for you!! All those chemicals messing with your gut bacteria.

Soda made with real sugar (not that HFCS crap) is so much better!!


22 posted on 02/01/2013 5:01:12 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: digger48
how many calories does an average teenage boy burn each day?

Too many! He's using up the earth's resources.

23 posted on 02/01/2013 5:41:02 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: beandog

Graduated 6 years before you in Chesterfield, MO. I never saw a single vending machine in any K-12 school I attended in New York (K-9) or Missouri (10-12).


24 posted on 02/01/2013 7:47:37 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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