Skip to comments.New Federal Regulations Call For Healthier School Lunches
Posted on 05/05/2012 7:24:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
PHILADELPHIA - New federal regulations require healthier lunches in schools next year.
USDA undersecretary Audrey Rowe lunched on chicken salad yesterday with kids at the Roberto Clemente Middle School. Rowe was in town to highlight new school lunch nutrition standards that take effect in the fall.
We will be expanding on the amount of fruits and vegetables offered to the children. Obviously, even though the products are going to be prepackaged, theyre going to be healthier.
With the new requirements, comes a modest 6-cent-per meal increase in federal reimbursements.
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These people are smoking crack. If the kids were allowed to be active and not behind an iPod, they could eat whatever the hell they wanted.
BUT, don't you dare pack a (real) smoked turkey sandwich in your kid's bag lunch...the Food Nazis will haul your obese little butt off to the Re-Education Kamp...probably put you in a room and forget about you for 4-5 days.
Why are schools offering lunches at all? Isn’t it the parents’ responsibility to feed their children? Pack a lunch. Do away with the cafeteria entirely. And eliminate the nanny state oversight of what our children are eating.
Ah yes, the ol' "chicken feed" promotion.
How often is there a "chicken feed" DECREASE in spending?
To promote individual freedom and the right to bring up your children the way a family deems best.
Great comment altogether, but the part about "allowed" would probably have to be changed to "force" the kids to be active.
Just like many adults, kids are addicted to their little hand-held devices, and don't have a major desire to go "out" and play. Shame.
(As a kid, I spent most of my days playing with friends in the woods, playing football, just generally having a good "outdoor" time.)
just cause it's there doesn't mean they will buy or eat it...
Me too! I craved p.e and my mom had to drag me in by my ear for dinner(which was salad, meat, veggie, and starch). I loved the woods and sports. I ate crap (taco pizza, mystery meat, tater tots) but was healthy.
Uh oh....schools better plan on buying bigger trash cans. Anyone who has ever visited a school cafeteria can tell you how this nanny-state edict will turn out.
Okay so chicken Salad full of growth hormones and antibiotics, mixed with egg and saturated fat mayonnaisse plus prepackaged genetically modified frankenfood fruit is healthier for kids than the fresh stuff that Mom makes from home?
Do I have that right?
Frozen pizza and processed foods were ordered and well-received by the kids but by the end of the year...many were longing for "Miss Mary's Apple Pie" or the "real" mashed potatoes. The administrator also said the processed food was much more expensive than local fresh produce and he was having fits trying to budget accordingly.
Feds need to stick their noses elsewhere.
I must be missing how free school lunches accomplish that.
This has been tried hundreds of times in hundreds of places and it does not work. Ever.
It just goes to show that liberals are mentally deficient, in that they lack common pattern recognition.
The end result is compulsive/obsessive behavior with irrational things. For example, compulsively washing one’s hands hundreds of times a day, but doing so with mud.
The same thing happened at our small public school. The cafeteria manager made delicious homemade chicken soup and also baked from scratch. She finally quit when the food Nazis restricted the salt and fat so much that she couldn’t make the food taste good anymore.
The prepackaged food that replaced her cooking is full of preservatives, and the kids toss the vegetables.