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USDA: On second thought, some of those school-lunch restrictions weren’t such a good idea
Hot Air ^ | January 4, 2014 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 01/06/2014 9:05:23 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

After the federal government’s school-lunch standards were overhauled in 2012 in what I’m sure was a very well-intentioned effort to institute healthier habits in America’s children and help stave off of the country’s growing childhood obesity problem, it didn’t take long for the calorie-intake and portion restrictions in the new code to crash and burn spectacularly. Healthy eating habits being the highly individualized needs and preferences that they are, kids and parents quickly began complaining that students were not able to get enough to eat at lunchtime, and in some districts, school-lunch participation began to drop as more and more students started bringing their own lunches to school. The USDA soon implemented a temporary stay on the rules, and they just made the changes permanent — seeing as how the restrictions were never very well thought out in the first place. NPR explains:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: health; nannystate; schoollunch; usda

1 posted on 01/06/2014 9:05:23 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Another know-it-all government FAIL.

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 01/06/2014 9:05:58 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And....now....they are going to run your HEALTH care.....oh joy.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 9:08:37 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"school-lunch participation began to drop as more and more students started bringing their own lunches to school."

The whole effing fraudulent school lunch program needs to be cancelled.

4 posted on 01/06/2014 9:16:24 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Is this the program Moooochelle was behind?


5 posted on 01/06/2014 9:20:03 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Time for the USDA to eat their own peas and let the kids be kids.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 9:23:15 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nothing the left does works for anyone but them. Control is all they care about.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 9:26:46 PM PST by dforest
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


8 posted on 01/06/2014 9:28:26 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I always thought success came from fairy farts and good intentions. I’m so disappointed! LOL!


9 posted on 01/06/2014 9:28:52 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Time to really question why does the USDA tell us what to eat, and what commercial enterprise gains by their telling us to eat their stupid way.

Wheat and baby cow’s food?

Red meat as a staple?


10 posted on 01/06/2014 9:32:47 PM PST by stanne
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Once again, the mandatory “solution” is rushed into effect without any actual forethought or tabletop contingency planning, only to discover that not only was it unnecessary, it actually made things worse. Libs are the Wile-E Coyote of politics.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 9:34:28 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Parley Baer

Oh yeah. She’s in Hawaii like a cliquey debutante letting her cohorts in crime take the rap

Suckers


12 posted on 01/06/2014 9:35:15 PM PST by stanne
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well this is an easy problem to solve...just ban kids from bringing their own lunches from home!


13 posted on 01/06/2014 9:37:38 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I would have all teachers and other government workers live by their food rules. I would have free, privately employeed citizens given the right to turn the individual state worker food level ALL the way to ZERO. Have the drivers license employees slow roll you, no more food. Have the IRS (who does not produce squat) audit or fine your private business for trumped up reasons...no more food for them. If BHO-stinks limits your free market health insurance no food for him or his fat wookie. And if insurance is directed by the state, the people should all have a vote for 0bama’s and the rest of the statist workers health care that shall be administered all at the same time. Let Zero and statists get some tyrany splashed back on htheir head!!!


14 posted on 01/06/2014 9:38:54 PM PST by MtnClimber (A Foolish Faith In Authority Is The Worst Enemy Of The Truth - Albert Einstein)
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To: Enterprise

This isn’t about the ‘reduced/free’ lunch program. It’s about the content/portion size of what ANY school can offer its students.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 9:40:34 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: stanne

A while back the wife and I decided to eat “healthy”, or, “healthy-ER”, and bought some of that bird seed and sticks cereal. I broke a tooth and ended up losing it. I threatened to sue and got the crown paid for and a few grand for pain and suffering. And believe me, there was pain and suffering. From now on if I want to eat cereal it’ll be frosted flakes.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 10:15:16 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: goodnesswins
They mean well...


17 posted on 01/06/2014 10:18:38 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Parley Baer
Is this the program Moooochelle was behind?

Please....don't use those two words in the same sentence.....I am going to have nightmares.

18 posted on 01/06/2014 10:21:29 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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19 posted on 01/06/2014 10:51:51 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Human children don’t like Wookie food. Whoulda thunk it!?!


20 posted on 01/06/2014 11:34:24 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

One size fits all laws and regulation can not work for the simple fact that people are individuals each with their own values needs and wants. Socialism always fails on this point.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 12:48:46 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The real problem isn’t the particular rules, it’s central control.

School lunch menus are exactly the sort of thing that needs local control. For one thing, when they do mess up, it’s that much easier to correct.


22 posted on 01/07/2014 1:52:34 AM PST by Salman
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To: fella

Socialism always fails on every point.


23 posted on 01/07/2014 2:09:24 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Good intentions and 4 flushes of your 1.28 Gallons per flush high efficiency toilet will flush that turd. It’s easy to see... as long as you haven’t replaced your incandescent bathroom light with a CFL.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 3:21:56 AM PST by Rodamala (When in doubt, please note there is an implied </sarc> tag at the end of all posts.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“just ban kids from bringing their own lunches from home!”

IIRC, this has been done in some schools.


25 posted on 01/07/2014 3:22:20 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it's free." P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just abolish all federal government involvement in the education program in every way.

The arrogance of that fat-assed bovine Michelle to insinuate herself into what America’s kids eat... unbelievable.


26 posted on 01/07/2014 3:27:38 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it's free." P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

My strongest memories of grade school were of being hungry. I had a good breakfast and a good diner at home and I ate every scrap at school and was starving an hour later. This was in the 1960’s and I was a skinny rail. I’m guessing that if the kid is not fat and still hungry he’s growing. There were no vending machines and if there were I wouldn’t have had a dime anyway.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 4:12:22 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
never very well thought out in the first place

Typical liberal method - NEVER think about unintended consequences.

Now lets cancel a bunch of other programs that aren't working out so well, either? Hmmm. I wonder where we should start?

28 posted on 01/07/2014 4:35:34 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: EDINVA

I am AWARE of what the article is ABOUT!


29 posted on 01/07/2014 5:45:18 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Now what imperial madame’s name is missing from the 2012 overhaul description?


30 posted on 01/07/2014 5:53:05 AM PST by MortMan ("Marriage" as a legal concept is the state piggy backing on the Church.)
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To: Gen.Blather

“My strongest memories of grade school were of being hungry. I had a good breakfast and a good diner at home and I ate every scrap at school and was starving an hour later.”

My High School actually had pretty damn good lunches. They had a good variety of food and it tasted good. Everything was cooked in-house.

They would fill every compartment on your tray with whatever you wanted from the menu, and bread was free. A tray full of apple crisp was A-OK with them.

Every table had a big bowl of peanut butter, one of jelly, and one of real butter, also free.

Cartons of whole milk ( chocolate or white) were 2 cents and lunch was 35 cents. You could get stuffed for less than 50 cents. A dime would buy you 5 cartons of milk and all the PB+J sandwiches you could eat.


31 posted on 01/07/2014 6:35:26 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Liberty Valance

Food fight!


32 posted on 01/07/2014 7:03:11 AM PST by ELS
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

well-intentioned effort


Well that is all that counts...................


33 posted on 01/07/2014 7:05:02 AM PST by PeterPrinciple
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all the PB+J sandwiches you could eat

In elementary school, I pretty much had a PB&J sandwich for lunch every day. I never got tired of it, either. What an invention!

34 posted on 01/07/2014 7:08:06 AM PST by ELS
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To: Beagle8U

” A dime would buy you 5 cartons of milk and all the PB+J sandwiches you could eat.”

Paradise. Our lunches were planned by a school “nutritionist.” She had definite theories about fat kids.


35 posted on 01/07/2014 7:28:58 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

I was in a rural area of MI, mostly farm kids. Not much fat on those kids.


36 posted on 01/07/2014 7:44:49 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Enterprise

If you are AWARE of what the article is ABOUT

Why, then, don’t you explain a) how “the whole effing fraudulent school lunch program” is fraudulent and b) why “the whole effing fraudulent school lunch program needs to be cancelled” vs just the reduced/free lunch program?


37 posted on 01/07/2014 2:54:26 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Why don’t you don’t do your OWN EFFING research!


38 posted on 01/07/2014 6:37:23 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: TigersEye

Actually, as you certainly know, the Wookiee eats the king of food the kids would looooove to eat.


39 posted on 01/07/2014 6:57:18 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; TigersEye
king = kind d-oh!
40 posted on 01/07/2014 6:57:53 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Lobster? Enroll me in that school! ;^)


41 posted on 01/07/2014 6:59:52 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Enterprise

Research? Who are you kidding? You opine without any backup then tell others to research your unsubstantiated claim. Whatever. (BTW, you sound like my adolescent son when he learned a new word, “effing,” all in caps, too, and couldn’t stop using it.)


42 posted on 01/07/2014 7:27:41 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Opinions are like EDINVAs. Everyone has one.


43 posted on 01/08/2014 7:05:58 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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