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Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules
Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | AP News

Posted on 05/06/2014 5:55:40 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

Starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: health; nannystate; nutrition; schoollunch

1 posted on 05/06/2014 5:55:40 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Let’s starve!

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 05/06/2014 5:56:15 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Heres you bowl of Pumkpin and fish head soup. Oh my, youre lucky because you got the fishhead.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 6:01:44 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The most basic rule of child nutrition: If the kid won’t or can’t eat it, the sum total nutritional value is ZERO...


4 posted on 05/06/2014 6:03:57 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They could save all kinds of money by eliminating school lunches. How did we get so entangled in all of this nonsense in the first place? Let the students bring their own lunches.


5 posted on 05/06/2014 6:06:38 AM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I attended public schools in Maryland. We had school lunches but there were no snack machines. Coke machines were for teachers only during the school day, but students were allowed to use them after school.


6 posted on 05/06/2014 6:08:55 AM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

How about this idea....”Bring your own damn lunch.” It’s a school, not a restaurant.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Wage Slave

Nannyism sort of reminds me of people that are on tons of medications and yet their health keeps continuously going downhill even faster not trealizing that their medication might be their problem in the first place...


8 posted on 05/06/2014 6:09:57 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Wage Slave
Exactly. When I was a kid there were things I would not eat at gun point. All these idiots are doing is making kids food phobic. We are going to have all kinds of eating disorders.

We really need to start grabbing these elitists kids and making them go to church and eat bacon, then maybe these idiots will leave us alone.

9 posted on 05/06/2014 6:11:59 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

My wife switched me over to whole-grain pasta about ten months ago. The only way it works....is that you use a nice “fatty” tomato sauce with it. If you go 100-percent with the nutritional pasta and low-fat sauce....it’s a NO-go. If you had real cooks doing this stuff....they’d experiment and realize that the audience won’t consume the stuff. What you have these days are pretender cooks....who dazzle you with culinary art garbage and cite calorie counts/nutritional facts. Put these idiots into some Army mess hall, and they’d be fired in twenty-four hours.


10 posted on 05/06/2014 6:12:00 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: varmintman

Exactly!!


11 posted on 05/06/2014 6:15:42 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: defconw

My daughter’s school actually caused her to develop an eating disorder at one point.

They showed her class that ridiculous “Supersize Me” film about the guy who ate McDonalds every day for months.

After that she was not only afraid to eat at McDonalds, she was afraid to eat darn near anything. Took us a long time to get her through that.

You don’t need a Liberal film maker to tell you not to eat fast food every day. That’s what your mother is for.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 6:18:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

They probably removed the portion of the curriculum that dealt with the country’s founding and imposed the dietary regimen program in its place.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 6:25:05 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That is horrible. I have a friend who has anorexia. She’s over 50. These nitwits really either don’t know what harm they can cause or they don’t care.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 6:25:52 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Yorlik803

“youre lucky because you got the fish head.”

I love good fish head soup!


15 posted on 05/06/2014 6:26:04 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Yorlik803
Oh my, youre lucky because you got the fishhead.

Eat them up, yum.

16 posted on 05/06/2014 6:27:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

lol
forgot all about that song


17 posted on 05/06/2014 6:33:37 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

Cooked properly and with the right fish head, this might not be bad and even better tasting, not to mention more nutritious, than some of the current offerings.


18 posted on 05/06/2014 6:42:17 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: PrincessB

After seeing what these lunches look like it wouldn’t be a surprise


19 posted on 05/06/2014 6:44:21 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Serving “pasta” is their first mistake...personally I call it junk food


20 posted on 05/06/2014 6:48:01 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“If the kids don’t eat the food, then all I have is healthy trash cans,”

Box it all up and send it to the Mooch.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 6:48:54 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Wage Slave
They could save all kinds of money by eliminating school lunches

And breakfasts. One of my favorite common scenes was in some of the schools where everyone was so poor they had to be given free breakfast and lunch. Some kids would get the breakfast, throw it in the trash, and sit in the cafeteria with their bags of McDonald's.

Has anyone noticed that obesity and childhood diabetes have exploded since the kids have been force-fed two of their free daily meals?

The whole assumption of feeding growing children the same thing at the same time is insane. Different children have differnt needs, based on age, size, activity level, food preferences, growth spurts,....

22 posted on 05/06/2014 6:59:00 AM PDT by grania
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To: Wage Slave

They could save all kinds of money by eliminating school lunches. How did we get so entangled in all of this nonsense in the first place? Let the students bring their own lunches.


Back when I was in elementary school, the school didn’t have a kitchen. We had to bring lunch from home, because there was no lunch served at school.

If they are giving food which kids won’t eat, what’s the point? I know we’re supposed to be liberal, and say that some kids don’t get fed at home and school is the only place they get fed. That’s another discussion altogether. But maybe school lunch programs are just an inefficient bureaucracy, which is not accomplishing any good goals.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 7:12:43 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Yorlik803

I saw Anthony Bourdain’s recent episode on his trip to Lyon, France. He visited an elementary school cafeteria for lunch. They had pumpkin soup, braised fish, some kind of couscous with grains, and farmer’s cheese with chocolate swirls and orange slices, all served at the table by the staff.

It looked delicious, and cost only $1.60, as opposed to the $2.75 Americans spend on our school lunches.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 7:14:55 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

When my children were much younger (now 46) I went on a health food kick. Every so often, my daughter says, the da that you made us eat whole wheat pizza was the worse day of my life.


25 posted on 05/06/2014 7:29:35 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

These nutrition mandates may be what kills the bloated school lunch program. People stop signing up and paying for it because no one eats it.


26 posted on 05/06/2014 8:59:19 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Yorlik803

Have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKDtUzRIG6I


27 posted on 05/06/2014 9:29:33 AM PDT by radiohead
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


28 posted on 05/06/2014 7:41:19 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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