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Indiana school district loses $300K because students refuse to buy first lady’s healthy meals
Washington Times ^ | 7-11-13

Posted on 07/12/2013 4:43:54 AM PDT by Paul46360

“I’ve had a lot of complaints, especially with the little guys,” Linda Wireman, a food service director for North White School Corp., told JCOnline. “They get a three-quarters cup of vegetables, but if it’s something they don’t like, it goes down the garbage disposal. So there are a lot of complaints they’re going home hungry.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: hungry; lunch; obama; school

1 posted on 07/12/2013 4:43:54 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

Daily free lunch for under 18 yrs. given at local parks consists of sandwich or salad, chocolate milk, fruit, sun chips. Garbage cans are overflowing.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 4:52:25 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Paul46360
Another part of the article ““I’ve got kids who can stop at Panera and pick up a sandwich that meets none of these criteria. I’m not maybe your typical school district, and they’re assuming that every student doesn’t have access to food, and that’s incorrect in this community,” Amy Anderson told the paper. “Our kids can just wait and just hop in their BMWs and go to McDonald’s, which they’re rebuilding, making it bigger.”

Carmel is an upper middle class neighborhood north of Indianapolis. An old joke about Carmel: What does a Carmel housewife make for dinner? Reservations!

3 posted on 07/12/2013 4:52:46 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Paul46360

Less food for the chirrens means.....more food for the Yeti.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 4:52:54 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Paul46360

No doubt the black market for junk food is flourishing.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 4:54:10 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Paul46360

If it's something they don't like ...
it goes down the garbage disposal!

6 posted on 07/12/2013 4:55:53 AM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats: Making everything free in this country except you)
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To: FES0844

Maybe the little Tots need to be force fed the Food! Now that will teach em’. How dare they reject what the Queen has ordered. Didn’t something like this happen in Romania years back—didn’t end well for the two rulers of that sorry land.


7 posted on 07/12/2013 5:02:29 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Paul46360

My main take-away from this is that taxpayers are forced to pay for this food for them and they just throw it away, because it is free.

Not sympathetic to their complaints that they are hungry after throwing away free veggies.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 5:02:39 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Paul46360

“They get a three-quarters cup of vegetables, but if it’s something they don’t like, it goes down the garbage disposal.”

Clearly shows the need for a govt monitor to sit at the lunch table with the kids and force them to eat their mandated quota. This will teach them that there is nothing wrong with tyranny if its for their own good.


9 posted on 07/12/2013 5:04:30 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Paul46360

When kids are hungry enough, they will eat what’s put in front of them, vegetables included. Obviously, they ARE getting fed enough at home or they would eat the school food.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 5:08:14 AM PDT by randita
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To: sickoflibs

You must not be a parent

All real parents know that it is pointless to serve white fish and arugula to little kids because they don’t like it, won’t eat it and will complain they are hungry.


11 posted on 07/12/2013 5:08:34 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Paul46360

A study? I could have told them that such menus would end up with a lot of waste. For $5.00.

Maybe, instead of wasting money on surveys, they apply some common sense.
12 posted on 07/12/2013 5:15:24 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: yldstrk
RE :”You must not be a parent
All real parents know that it is pointless to serve white fish and arugula to little kids because they don’t like it, won’t eat it and will complain they are hungry.”

This thread nor my comment had nothing to do with your parental choices. They had to do with charging me to buy food that kids throw away. If you like to watch your kids enjoy happy meals thats fine with me.

“I am hungry mom”

“Really? Here's some fish and veggies”

“I am not hungry anymore Mom”

‘Thats OK I will save it for you”

13 posted on 07/12/2013 5:16:59 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Paul46360
Maybe the feds should just stop their involvement in school meals and let the parents feed their kids, or within their communities set up a lunch program that is self-sufficient and voluntary.

The kids aren't being fed fresh-cooked food. It's mostly manufactured stuff sent in individual wrapping. Some of it's borderline edible and nutritional....some of it, McDonald's could put together a better meal with their healthiest choices.

14 posted on 07/12/2013 5:22:04 AM PDT by grania
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To: sickoflibs

more proof you are not a parent but a control freak

My kids ate well and love fruit and veggies, and milk, not an extra pound among ‘em, but they also had access to chips, cookies, candy and gum, pizza, fries and ice cream and chocolate milk, pudding.........all that stuff has nutrituional value too

it is the liberals that want all to eat only granola, want to limit population, kill granny and babies and make life all about sex


15 posted on 07/12/2013 5:24:17 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
RE :”more proof you are not a parent but a control freak”

Well if people are going to get free stuff taken from taxpayers then I cant cry tears because they have to follow some rules.

Your logic that I should is like you giving your kids your money and telling them that its for them to buy their food or clothes , or toys and McDonalds or anything they want with it, even a pony.

Or just give them money and leave town for two weeks.

16 posted on 07/12/2013 5:29:48 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

EAT YOUR PEAS

Broccoli Tyranny lives!


17 posted on 07/12/2013 5:34:07 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: sickoflibs

anyone that pulls that “you will eat this and I will keep serving it until it is gone” game is sadistic.

Michelle has no business sticking her inexperienced nose into what the cafeteria at school serves. And the kids it is served to have a choice whether to purchase the school lunch or not, and they have chosen not to, that is why the idiot school district is 300K in the hole, because the kids chose not to purchase in droves. It is actually a beautiful illustration of the free market in action.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 5:35:10 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
All real parents know that it is pointless to serve white fish and arugula to little kids because they don’t like it, won’t eat it and will complain they are hungry.

There's a rule of thumb I go by: if I come across something healthy that they like, I feed it to them often, and in large quantities.

For example, my boys (two sons and grandson) love my marinara pasta, which usually includes bison meat, two cans of stewed tomatoes and a large can of mushrooms. My 3 YO grandson has been eating adult size portions of my pasta for over a year.

Blueberries and raspberries are the usual breakfast for my youngest son. I just wish he'd eat a lot more, not that he doesn't eat a lot as it is. The real answer is he's too active: sports, Boy Scouts, etc.

19 posted on 07/12/2013 5:38:05 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: yldstrk
RE :”Michelle has no business sticking her inexperienced nose into what the cafeteria at school serves. And the kids it is served to have a choice whether to purchase the school lunch or not, and they have chosen not to, that is why the idiot school district is 300K in the hole, because the kids chose not to purchase in droves. It is actually a beautiful illustration of the free market in action.”

Not really 300k in hole, Do you mean they get 300K less $$$$ from taxpayers?
So do they still provide free lunches?

20 posted on 07/12/2013 5:39:03 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Paul46360

My youngest will be a HS Junior this fall (how did they happen so fast?) and I have packed lunches for him (and his 4 older siblings) ALL thru their school years. What I packed was NEVER a problem til the last school year. A “healthy eating” memo was sent home to all non-lunch ticket participants (along w/a second copy of the “reduced/free lunch” small town telephone book size application. The guidelines, (suggestions) no soda; no salty snacks; avoid processed meats yada yada. I did NOT follow their guidance a s still pack what he wants (large hoagie size sandwich; a bag of chips; grapes or a banana; something by Little Debbie and a Dr. Pepper or Mt. Dew). Since they took the pop machines out of the cafeteria. my son said he has been offered cash for his beverage. I’m waiting for an edict that he CAN’T bring non approved items to eat.

I have two school year left...


21 posted on 07/12/2013 5:39:38 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (I personally welcome our new NSA overlords...ok guys, where did I leave my privacy? It's missing!)
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To: sickoflibs

no one bought what they were offering, geez, what is so hard about that?

They spent 300K producing a product for sale, few takers, see? So they lost money on the deal, Now do you get it?


22 posted on 07/12/2013 5:40:44 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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RE :”anyone that pulls that “you will eat this and I will keep serving it until it is gone” game is sadistic”

My grandmother grew up on a farm a kid during WWI very poor (typical in those days) and she told me stories about how they could only afford enough meat for her father because he supported the family, and they got bread dipped in the meat grease instead to keep from going hungry.
and her mom would save their meal for evening so they could sleep.

I always remember her scraping every last bit of food out of a jar or can or a plate, to her throwing away food was a sin.

Today uncle Sam will buy it for them, so why not throw it away?

23 posted on 07/12/2013 5:47:06 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

The “little guys” dump the stuff they don’t like. So there are a lot of complaints they’re going home hungry.”...

Mooooooooooooochelle should go home hungry everyday and NOT to the White House.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 5:59:51 AM PDT by Progov (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: Progov

I wonder what she eats when off camera? KFC?


25 posted on 07/12/2013 6:03:39 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Paul46360

So, the school district, like all the other districts who should REALLY realize is that this government doesn’t have anyone’s best interests and welfare at heart.

This government is only concerned about power, control and obeyance, period. You know nothing; it knows best.

When eyes are open, thought is reasoned, and their “assistance” is refused, they show you exactly what they are all about - revenge and punishment.

They, this government, are not our friend in any conceivable way.


26 posted on 07/12/2013 6:04:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: sickoflibs
Absolutely! I've been known to tell my 9 year-old that he can cook the family dinner if he's not keen on what mom is serving us. I explain that he'll need a protein, a veggie, and a starch. Then he usually digs into what mom's cooked.

Note that we don't serve food that he absolutely doesn't like, but if he just doesn't "feel" like having a green salad before dinner that's too darned bad.

27 posted on 07/12/2013 6:18:51 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: yldstrk

The schools are loony no money on the deal! The taxpayers are losing the money!

1. Even kids who pay full price (not reduced or free) for their lunches are receiving subsidized food. Each meal costs more to produce than it does to sell at “full price.”
2. That money is mandated for lunches; therefore, the $300K could not have been saved and sent on something worthwhile. The students throw away the food and the superintendent has to keep supplying the same ood instead of purchasing new text books.
3. Making my children eat healthy food isn’t sadistic. It’s called being a parent. The district in which I teach recently went through a rape trial that became an international issue. Several of my coworkers are being investigated by the grand jury for their alleged role in that rape and potentially another rape coverup. I’ve seen first hand what happens when parents want to be friends with their kids (buy them alcohol and turn a blind eye to casual sex) because they want their kids to be popular. That war starts at home and part of that battle is mommy fixes what we like to eat, which is also healthy, so eat your food please. If I allow them to dictate their own gastronomical desires to me at their young ages, how will they treat me when they are teenagers?


28 posted on 07/12/2013 6:18:52 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: whd23
Thanks, also see: #23
29 posted on 07/12/2013 6:22:11 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: whd23

Absolutely! Neither of my kids, nor my husband, like green beans. I don’t serve them. However, they do enjoy black beans, avocados, salmon, and many other healthy foods. I bake off sweet potatoes pounds at a time and pull them out of the fridge for quick sides or even just a snack. You should see them, almost five and almost two, with hummus. I have to keep them from licking the bowl! This notion of kids food and kids menus are a joke. We’ve always fed them what we eat. Most of it they like but some of it they don’t. It’s no biggie, but they will eat quality food.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 6:24:23 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: sickoflibs
No worries. Some folks just take the argument to extremes. I fail to see how it's good for one's child to treat them as if they're a paying customer in a restaurant.

Again, we won't serve him a huge serving of something that he can't stand and demand that he eat it; I agree that that would be cruel since we can afford other types of food.

What I'm talking about is when a child just decides that tonight they're not going to eat "X" when they've eaten it in the past. OK, maybe it's not the precious angel's favorite food, but that's what's for dinner. Certainly won't kill them to go without if they so choose.

My son doesn't care for asparagus, but mom and I like it. So when we have asparagus, mom will microwave a serving of broccoli for him; that's reasonable. I'm not going to force my son to sit and eat something he doesn't like. But if he decides that tonight he's not going to eat broccoli then he can go w/o dessert or second helpings of the other foods. One night of eating light or doing without isn't going to hurt him or stunt his growth.

31 posted on 07/12/2013 6:34:10 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: Paul46360
Sorry about the taxpayers being shafted for yet another goobermint CF, but    
32 posted on 07/12/2013 6:38:57 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: whd23
RE :”My son doesn't care for asparagus, but mom and I like it. So when we have asparagus, mom will microwave a serving of broccoli for him; that's reasonable. I'm not going to force my son to sit and eat something he doesn't like. But if he decides that tonight he's not going to eat broccoli then he can go w/o dessert or second helpings of the other foods. One night of eating light or doing without isn't going to hurt him or stunt his growth. “

Ironically that same grandmother lived to be 101 unfortunately for her, and as she grew older and deteriorated physically and mentally she became more and more kid like and while still living alone just ate mostly ice cream and other sweets, until she required 24-7 care by an aid who eventually fed her with a spoon.

Once that happened meals could be a unpleasant battle as real old people are not little kids.

I bet lots of those kids in that school never seen vegetables before, probably mostly eat high fat high salt high sugar processed foods, stuff my parents fed us that I dont eat anymore. Then at school they try something green and its yuck!

33 posted on 07/12/2013 6:48:45 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Paul46360

Looks like the students executed their own sequester.

Thanks kids!


34 posted on 07/12/2013 7:07:22 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: goodwithagun

they are going to hate you

if they don’t have some choices, they will rebel big time

letting them eat what they want is an easy way to give them choices

good luck

you will need it


35 posted on 07/12/2013 7:36:07 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: sickoflibs
that taxpayers are forced to pay for this food for them and they just throw it away, because it is free.

Perhaps she [MObama] is training them at a young age to be inmates at Gitmo?

36 posted on 07/12/2013 7:58:34 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: yldstrk

Lol, you’re a hoot! They’re going to hate me because when they ask for sweet potatoes I give them sweet potatoes! I never said that they were denied choices. Just twenty minutes ago I asked them what they wanted for lunch. I presented their choices and they selected. They both opted for homemade ham and bean soup over Cuban black bean soup with rice. It was a difficult choice as they love both. At some point we’ve all hated our parents. My brother went through a quick gangster rap phase. He hated my mom when she snapped his CDs in half, but she did warn him that she would do that if he didn’t make them disappear. He and I were talking about that last Christmas, and he said that he would do the exact same to his kids if needed, even knowing how much he hated mom for her actions at that time. I am not my children’s friend. We will be friends when they are also adults, but right now I have to get them successfully to adulthood. Let them hate me for making thier PB&Js with homemade bread, jam (from wild berries they help me pick), and Smucker’s natural peanut butter (made by thier grandfather who works there). let them hate me for letting them go into the gardening and choose which heirloom tomato they want on thier BLT. I’m cool with that, mainly because they love all of the things that I have mentioned!


37 posted on 07/12/2013 9:34:10 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Paul46360
". . . if it’s something they don’t like, it goes down the garbage disposal. So there are a lot of complaints they’re going home hungry.”

Old Chinese proverb: "Hunger is the best sauce."

My kids got tired hearing that when they didn't eat supper and tried to raid the fridge. Forty years later, all I have to say is "Hunger . . ." and they all groan.

38 posted on 07/12/2013 2:12:38 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: goodwithagun

your food sounds great


39 posted on 07/12/2013 5:48:30 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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