Skip to comments.SIMMONS: Food police are leaving your school kids unfed
Posted on 04/15/2014 2:05:22 AM PDT by Libloather
So instead of serving foods they do like, including french fries, some school authorities participating in the taxpayer-funded National School Lunch Program have decided to make smart choices on their own and that No. 1 choice is to opt out of the program.
One Illinois superintendent, of the Monticello School District, recently lamented to The News-Gazette that The guidelines require us to serve items like three orange vegetables a week. Can you name three orange vegetables? said Vic Zimmerman. Squash, sweet potatoes, they wouldnt eat them. Kids like carrots but not three times a week. Youve got to serve them, but the kids wont eat them, so theres a huge waste of food.
Local, state and federal dollars help cover free and reduced meals for underprivileged school kids, and they help subsidize full-price meals for other kids.
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I bet those girls get to eat whatever they want.
Not a difficult solution...pack your kid a lunch, like the old days.
This will be a case study in how to create life-time libertarians.
The junk food black market will thrive in those skools.
What happened to all those poor chil’ren that wasn’t getting fed at night? hmmm Guess they don’t get to eat at all.
Back in the olden days there was usually a malt shop across from the school for kids who didn’t want to eat in the cafeteria.
Then the schools started closing the campus so no one could go there.
School lunches in the 1950s-64 were really good(Except for the Aztec NM which was beyond horrible).
When you take the federal dollars, you dance to the federal piper’s tune - or else.
Across from the high school where my son goes there is a small taco bell knock off, a pizza place and a mickeyds. Come 3:30 they are packed with kids getting a chance to eat. The other day my oldest son commented some one screwed up and actually sent real chicken strips to the school, the kids were devouring them and asking for seconds. Most of the time the meal is a mystery meat-aka soy whatever, some veggie and soy milk or water and no salt or pepper allowed.
So where is the budget for school lunch going?
Into the trash cans when the kids throw out all the food the cafeteria staff are forced to put on their trays that the kids will never eat.
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