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New requirements for school food start in fall
Cassville-Democrat (MO) ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Kayla Monahan

Posted on 05/15/2014 12:00:06 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

New school food requirements are going into effect next year, attempting to make school meals healthier.

The changes will affect four major areas. First, The Smart Snacks program requires that all sides must be served with something healthy.

Second, the school will be required to meet the first target of reducing sodium.

Third, all whole foods served must be whole-grain. This year, the requirements are half-and-half. Finally, breakfast must include fruit.

This year, students are allowed to choose to refuse two items at lunch if they do not want it, and one at breakfast. New requirements say that they have to take at least one fruit at breakfast and one fruit or vegetable at lunch.

Each meal must include five components: grains, proteins, veggies, fruit and dairy.

"The reason for this is help kids make better choices," Said Rita Beebe, Cassville food service director. "We are here to educate them, and maybe it is something they will take with them through their lives."

By forcing students to take things they do not like, Beebe believes that the school will be feeding the trashcans, and she is doing everything she can to prevent it.

"When we make them take food, we start to waste because children don't want to be told to take what they don't like," Beebe said. "So, we have to be creative."

(Excerpt) Read more at cassville-democrat.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: betterfedtrashcans; feedthetrashcans; lunch; mooch; nannystate; newspeak; ournewhappylife; publicschools; trashcan

1 posted on 05/15/2014 12:00:06 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When did such laws get passed through Congress? I must have missed that part.


2 posted on 05/15/2014 12:04:12 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They should call them Commie Snacks.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 12:04:13 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I remember hearing that a school wanted to set up cameras by the trash cans, to document how much food was being thrown away.

Yep, we are supposed to be liberal, and help these kids make better choices. Yep, I can see how this will work out......................


4 posted on 05/15/2014 12:07:54 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"The reason for this is help kids make better choices," Said Rita Beebe, Cassville food service director. "We are here to educate them, and maybe it is something they will take with them through their lives."

Experience has shown over and over the kids will just throw away anything they don't like.

5 posted on 05/15/2014 12:08:42 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is unbelievable. Kids are going to get fatter and fatter due to their stupidity. Look what happens when kids FINALLY get their hands on alcohol. We forbid it from them and then suddenly at 21 or younger when they get it they go bonkers. Well guess what, you don’t allow them sweets, soda, sugary drinks, desserts, etc and they will go hog wild when they finally are able to get their hands on them. These schools are making a huge mistake. We are going to kill our kids if we do this. Everything in moderation for goodness sake. That is life 101.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 12:08:56 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

People, you do not have to send your children to this school. Consider private education.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 12:11:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: fwdude; All
"When did such laws get passed through Congress? I must have missed that part."

When did the states delegate to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to decide policy for school lunches? I must have missed that amendment.

8 posted on 05/15/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Tax-chick

The happiest, most well-adjusted and fittest kids I know in my neighborhood are home schooled.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 12:14:45 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
There was a time, when Missouri had a reputation as being a State with good common sense. Apparently, times have changed.

Frankly, the level of paternalism involved, here, clearly shows a school system that has lost its compass. Sad, but all too common in what is supposed to be "public education."

William Flax

10 posted on 05/15/2014 12:15:35 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
students are allowed to choose to refuse two items at lunch if they do not want it, and one at breakfast. New requirements say that they have to take at least one fruit at breakfast and one fruit or vegetable at lunch.

and if they don't eat it will they be forcefed?

11 posted on 05/15/2014 12:18:45 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: fwdude

Those ‘laws’ were passed right after Michelle Obama got elected.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 12:18:55 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

New requirements say that they have to take at least one fruit at breakfast and one fruit or vegetable at lunch, even if they are going to throw the food away without tasting it.


13 posted on 05/15/2014 12:31:14 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: tgusa

That can certainly be a success. However, my larger point was any private education. Parents don’t have to let someone else choose where the children will go to school. They don’t have to let someone else decide what their children will eat.

There are other options. There’s even state virtual schooling, for those who don’t mind the state’s education program in general, but don’t want to play the redistricting-every-year game or want to choose their own meals.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 12:33:21 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"The reason for this is help kids make better choices,"

What choices? One choice = No choice.
MAYBE it will help them choose in the voting booth in a few years, unless we'll be down to one choice there too.

15 posted on 05/15/2014 12:43:46 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why don’t we just skip school meals altogether, and give children the gov’t approved nutrients intravenously?


16 posted on 05/15/2014 12:47:31 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

My kids said politics doesn’t matter, it doesn’t affect them. I stopped by the cafeteria and pointed out the sign on the Coke machine saying it was off limits to kids in care (during school and after school), as well as the menu that had a lot more beans and veggies than last year. I asked if they remembered those sorts of things from last year. Neither kid did.
These changes were made because of laws the Democrats are passing. So yes, it affects you - even down to the Coke machine.


17 posted on 05/15/2014 12:52:24 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It needs to be renamed “fill up the school trash cans with stuff no kids want to eat.”

Or crafted to require kids to eat everything put on their plate in front of them.


18 posted on 05/15/2014 12:53:35 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: napscoordinator

This is probably why the shelf-stable fruit puree pouches are now ubiquitous. One unit the size of a juice pouch is a serving of fruit. It doesn’t go bad like fresh fruit, what the kids don’t open can be set aside for later and there is no prep work.


19 posted on 05/15/2014 12:53:37 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Republicans need to start running on letting states develop the school lunch menu, and get the feds out of it.

Lunches kids will eat, pop and candy bar sales to fund band and sports, pizza and burgers.

Plenty of HS seniors are old enough to vote, and would nothing better than telling Moochelle to pound her ‘healthfood’ lunch up her fat a$$!


20 posted on 05/15/2014 12:54:37 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So when the kids get out of school at the end of the day, they will head to the nearest corner store and buy themselves chips and soda. That’s what they do in my neighborhood. The little store across the street gets really busy after 3:00 pm.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 12:55:18 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: tbw2; All
"My kids said politics doesn’t matter,
it doesn’t affect them."


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22 posted on 05/15/2014 1:01:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
When I herd my Grandkids I feed them high Fat Milk, Pan Cakes and Waffles loaded with Eggs and High Fat milk.

Then there is dinner, Pork, Beef, Polish Lasagna, Cheese Cake, Roasted Potatoes, Squash, with Butter and Brown sugar.
Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream and Butter, Mashed Potatoes with sour cream and butter.

As much as I try the brats are bone thin, I must be screwing up some where.

23 posted on 05/15/2014 1:11:50 PM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

24 posted on 05/15/2014 1:31:08 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: Little Bill

Please tell me that you are joking about all that milk, sugar and starch. The meat/protein sounds great, so does the butter and eggs-but all that sugar, milk, starch and the sweet crap on the veggies is not healthy-where are the green veggies? And milk is not a “perfect food”, with or without fat. I’ll defend to the death your right to feed your family whatever they want, but I wouldn’t eat that stuff or feed it to my family...


25 posted on 05/15/2014 1:41:51 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: circlecity
"The reason for this is help kids make better choices,"

Their logic is so twisted, how can they make better choices, when they have no choice.

26 posted on 05/15/2014 1:44:01 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Amendment10
This is what happens when the little apparatchiks in the school systems over-suckle at the government teat...

You are now beholden to the sow...

27 posted on 05/15/2014 1:50:22 PM PDT by Fedupwithit (It's far past time to make people feel the repercussions of their decisions.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Fourth Reich is here.

You will eat what your masters tell you to eat.


28 posted on 05/15/2014 2:00:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Texan5
White Mans soul food or as I call it Utah Mountain Food, Unitas to be precise.

My Grandmother was one of twenty Kids in a farming community in Summit County Utah. They ate what they grew, but the problem was to get them to eat it, especality veggies.

Milk contains fats that are needed for Brain Development in young kids. Same with butter, bacon, beef, eggs,and pork.

Brown sugar and lemon butter sauce gets them to eat their veggies.

As my father said,” Grandma could get you to eat Poop.”

29 posted on 05/15/2014 2:05:57 PM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

fat assed Moochelle is the most despised first “lady” ever.


30 posted on 05/15/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Stocking up on bologna and cheese for next school year


31 posted on 05/15/2014 2:09:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: circlecity

... help kids make better choices... by forcing them to eat crap...


32 posted on 05/15/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SusaninOhio

You mean they were “deemed passed.”


33 posted on 05/15/2014 2:32:11 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Little Bill

I’m a south Texas ranch kid-we ate plenty of free-ranged beef, pork, and chicken, eggs, steamed-but-still-crisp seasoned veggies with the butter put on at the table, brown rice, very little other starch. We did not drink milk after about age 10-12, but ate yogurt and cheese.

Honey was available, sometimes raw brown sugar but never white sugar of flour. I still eat that way-any other is not something I want to do.


34 posted on 05/15/2014 3:11:48 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: GeronL

Amen-make the kid’s lunch at home-my kid always liked the brownbag lunch, even in private school. Healthy home made whole grain sandwiches with real meat and real cheese, fresh tomato and avocado, fresh fruit-my kid wouldn’t touch Michelle’s crappy lunches...


35 posted on 05/15/2014 3:19:08 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: fwdude

Yes, and I forgot the quotes around “elected”.


36 posted on 06/28/2014 1:34:47 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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