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School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games [and buttered popcorn and potato chips......]
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Posted on 08/20/2012 11:02:35 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games

Posted in Top Stories | 22 comments School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games

Aug 20, 2012

By Todd Starnes

Attention high school football fans in Maine: B.Y.O.C. – Bring your own Coke.

The Portland Public School system will no longer allow soft drinks to be sold on school property – including at high school football games. School officials are also banning the sale of gridiron staples like buttered popcorn and potato chips.

Instead, football fans will be encouraged to nosh on baked tortilla chips, reduced fat string cheese and hummus.

The total ban on the sale of soft drinks is part of a new policy governing the sales of healthy foods and beverages, said Chanda Turner, Portland’s school health coordinator.

“We’re taking it to another level,” Turner told Fox News. “We’re not going to sell soda and it doesn’t matter who it’s to.”

Read the entire policy by clicking here.

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: ban; bullystate; children; cocacola; foodpolice; health; healthykids; nannystate; nutrition; portland; portlandme; publicschools
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Such nonsense......
1 posted on 08/20/2012 11:02:38 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Turner, you idiot.....how’s ‘bout we take YOU to a new level....as in “FIRED!!!”????


2 posted on 08/20/2012 11:04:59 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Agreed. However, the American people must love this nonsense as it keeps happening!


3 posted on 08/20/2012 11:07:05 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Sub-Driver

Their team plays to an empty stadium once or twice, this’ll get changed.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 11:07:08 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No, Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Take me out to the ball game.
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some string cheese and hu-uh-mus
I don’t care if we....(what rhymes with hummus?)


5 posted on 08/20/2012 11:07:55 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: grobdriver

That’s is sort of the direction my thoughts went. I wonder how long this will work. And will the fans/spectators be allowed to bring in their own stuff?


6 posted on 08/20/2012 11:10:31 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Sub-Driver

“We’re not going to sell soda and it doesn’t matter who it’s to.”


Obviously they aren’t going to teach grammar either.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 11:10:40 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
(what rhymes with hummus?)

Pumice.

8 posted on 08/20/2012 11:10:56 AM PDT by thesharkboy (posting without reading the article since 1998)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

(what rhymes with hummus?)

dummass..............


9 posted on 08/20/2012 11:11:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Sub-Driver

I can just see those spirited high schoolers now, cheering on their home team while sipping Perrier and munching celery sticks dipped in hummus.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 11:13:07 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Why not get rid of the football too? It's made out of pigskin (or rather dead cows)...

Maybe they could throw around a free-range chicken instead.
11 posted on 08/20/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: Sub-Driver

I love these satire pieces.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 11:13:47 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (RED NECK KUNG FU by Corn Fuschas)
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To: Red Badger

Thank you! LOL!


13 posted on 08/20/2012 11:14:35 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Sub-Driver

these same peopple think 11 years are mature enough for sex

weird


14 posted on 08/20/2012 11:14:39 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

I bet no hot dogs either. I wonder if they’ll sell beer?


15 posted on 08/20/2012 11:14:45 AM PDT by RC2 (Support the Wounded Warrior Project......please.)
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To: Sub-Driver

An excellent opportunity for some free-market, entrepreneur-minded students to set up a Freedom Food stand outside the stadium selling all the stuff people want. I mean, I like hummus, but not during a damn football game!


16 posted on 08/20/2012 11:14:45 AM PDT by reegs
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To: Sub-Driver

“We’re taking it to another level,”

...I guess there are more “levels” of stupidity than I was aware.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 11:16:04 AM PDT by albie
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To: Sub-Driver
It is cheaper to take your own sodas..I usually take water and juice sometimes soft drinks..

Has anyone seen the machine that is being sold to make your own soft drinks..we have one and the drinks almost the same taste as the the drinks you buy..I like them but do not drink any soft drink every day..

18 posted on 08/20/2012 11:18:33 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver
Hummus? Is that part of the new food pyramid?


19 posted on 08/20/2012 11:18:49 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: GeronL

I think Jefferson had something to say about it in the Federalist papers? A wall of serpation between Coca-cola and g’mint.
Man,how we have strayed.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 11:19:06 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought this had to be from the onion. High school football fans eating hummus? ROFLMAO.


21 posted on 08/20/2012 11:21:42 AM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: grobdriver

Exactly. And, don’t the sports boosters usually run the concessions booths to raise money for the different teams? I bet this will last one or two games and the lack of money will have the boosters to tell this food Nazi to go pound salt and then add it to the buttery popcorn.


22 posted on 08/20/2012 11:22:08 AM PDT by reegs
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To: Sub-Driver
Instead, teachers will be encouraged to reward boys and girls with an eraser, a sticker or “taking a walk with a special staff person.”

Yeah.....I bet they do!

23 posted on 08/20/2012 11:22:36 AM PDT by Osage Orange ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.")
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
Take me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some string cheese and hu-uh-mus I don’t care if we....(what rhymes with hummus?)

Dummass?

24 posted on 08/20/2012 11:22:56 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Sub-Driver

When I was in high school, the concession stands is where the booster and student clubs made their money. I guess they are going to have to find somewhere else to get cash.


25 posted on 08/20/2012 11:24:35 AM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hummus. Ain’t that the brown cow crap that I sprinkle on the garden every year? I think I’ll be eating the peat moss instead.


26 posted on 08/20/2012 11:25:11 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Sub-Driver

Buy a bowl of hummus and get three free tickets to the local Mosque!


27 posted on 08/20/2012 11:28:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Sub-Driver
Parents won't be able to bring in cupcakes to celebrate a child's birthday. Teachers will be encouraged to reward students with extra recess instead of food, and if food is used in celebration, it will be healthy food. These changes go for staff lounges, too.

School health coordinator Chanda Turner says this is all about practicing what the school preaches. "How you change or establish kids behavior is by giving them a chance to practice healthy behaviors. We're trying to give kids as many opportunities as possible to practice healthy decisions," Turner said.

7/6/2012

Chanda Turner, a health coordinator for thePortland School District, is losing her job along with 30 others around the state as a result of funding elimination. Posters in the foreground were part of her program encouraging proper eating habits among students.

28 posted on 08/20/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Iron Munro

I had water and a bag of peanuts at the last game. We get a $6 voucher for volunteer officating.


29 posted on 08/20/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Instead, teachers will be encouraged to reward boys and girls with an eraser, a sticker or “taking a walk with a special staff person.”

Brother! I wonder if the “special staff person” will treat the kids to an interpretive reading of his favorite passages from Chairman Mao’s red book. Or if they have been really good, passages from “Dreams of My Father”.

“Barack Hussein Obama—MMM, MMMM, MMMM.”


30 posted on 08/20/2012 11:33:01 AM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
(what rhymes with hummus?)

Totally bum us?

31 posted on 08/20/2012 11:33:22 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

That works too.


32 posted on 08/20/2012 11:37:16 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: kcvl
Hopefully she is not a stress eater turning to food when upset and more likely to binge on candy, chips and other delights now that she is unemployed.
33 posted on 08/20/2012 11:37:16 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Avid Coug

You parents are too stupid to know how to raise your kids, we will show you!

******

Rick Fortier, the Program Manager for Let’s Go!, a statewide anti-childhood obesity program, says every time a school makes a step like this, it starts conversations at home. Fortier said, “A lot of times, families are looking for that direction, and so by a school making these changes and also sending information home for families on how to make the changes themselves, it not only says that they’re not the only ones doing it at home, the schools are making the changes, and here’s how to do it. So the school’s leading by example.”


34 posted on 08/20/2012 11:40:16 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: crusty old prospector
"Hummus. Ain’t that the brown cow crap that I sprinkle on the garden every year? I think I’ll be eating the peat moss instead."

It looks the same!

35 posted on 08/20/2012 11:49:55 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

Rite On. The people ought to be going to the stadiums to watch the game, not feed themselves on food that will lead to their early deaths due to thousands of possible medical problems. The ‘booster clubs’ that run those concessions ought to be put totally out of business. Who needs the dollars the sale of unhealthful or even healthful snacks? Who needs the items purchased for the school athletic program from those sales, which can now easily be replaced by increasing the school budget and the increasing amount of taxes from everyone who lives in the school district.

We should all be willing to pay a few more dollars in taxes to support the school athletic programs than forcing it to sell unhealthy snacks that will cause many times more expense in medical costs.

(Sarcasm off)


36 posted on 08/20/2012 11:52:09 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Sub-Driver

Liberals: Doing “good” by legislating all of the “bad” right out of life!


37 posted on 08/20/2012 11:52:20 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: Sub-Driver

All jokes aside, I am surprised that this cornhole hasn’t gone after banning football. That will come.


38 posted on 08/20/2012 11:53:10 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: crusty old prospector
Hummus.... Mrs Wbill makes it occasionally. It's made from Chick Peas and a buncha spices, I think.

Not bad. Tastes good on a cracker.

BUT, not really in the top 10 things I'd look forward to eating at the game. The food Nazi is an idiot.

39 posted on 08/20/2012 11:55:22 AM PDT by wbill
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To: kcvl
Chanda Turner, a health coordinator for thePortland School District, is losing her job

2 comments....

1. This person being out of work is likely not a bad thing.

2. Why does a school system need a "Health Coordinator" (much less 30, in a state the size of Maine) to begin with?

40 posted on 08/20/2012 11:57:59 AM PDT by wbill
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To: kcvl; wbill

Yeah, my wife buys it every now and then. To me, it is just overpriced Frito-Lay Bean Dip, which was a staple at sleepovers when I was a kid.


41 posted on 08/20/2012 12:01:44 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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overpriced Frito-Lay Bean Dip

Yeah, that's a good way to describe it, though I'd not use those same words in front of my lovely wife. :-) I'd likely wind up wearing what she'd prepared. lol!!!

Texture is about the same. More flavor, but that's because she knows I like spicy food.

42 posted on 08/20/2012 12:05:35 PM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

After seeing the picture of it above, I could come up with some other colorful descriptions of what it looks like but that would be juvenile, which is my middle name.


43 posted on 08/20/2012 12:10:54 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector
Annnnnnd.....

I'm still trying to picture what would happen if I substituted hummus and tofu for Chips&Salsa, Beer Brots, Cheese&Sausage, Pretzels, Beer, etc the next time I have my buddies over for the game. They'd riot. OR, at the very least, I'd never hear the end of it.

Makes me wonder if the Food Nazi has ever been to a Football (American Football) game before.

44 posted on 08/20/2012 12:11:14 PM PDT by wbill
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Instead, teachers will be encouraged to reward boys and girls with an eraser, a sticker or “taking a walk with a special staff person.”

Oh, goody. I see the health Gauleiter in question is sitting next to a "focus on fruits" sign. I could go on the but Mods would ban me.

It could have worked when I went to grade school, though. I'd have chosen the janitor. He was cool and had some really *interesting* magazines, too...

45 posted on 08/20/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

Easy to fix...don’t attend the games.


46 posted on 08/20/2012 12:13:29 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Instead, football fans will be encouraged to nosh on baked tortilla chips, reduced fat string cheese and hummus.

Despite there never having been any real evidence that fat had anything whatsoever to do with heart disease, and a growing body of evidence that it was the sugar and refined carbohydrates (of which these low-fat alternatives are stuffed) that were and have been the real problem.

End the War on Fat

47 posted on 08/20/2012 12:18:15 PM PDT by jdege
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To: Billthedrill
I'd have chosen the janitor

Yeah, our janitor was great. He was past retirement and long past giving a rip. And, he had the best dirty jokes.

I still use one of his comments. He walked in the boys room right after someone had just blown it up, then tried to cover up the odor with about three aerosol cans of Air Freshener.

George said, "Humph. Smells like someone just sh*t in a lemon tree".

30 years later.....I'm sure that George is long dead and buried, but I still use that comment, where appropriate. :-)

48 posted on 08/20/2012 12:18:56 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Sub-Driver

You can bring your own soda. For now. Until the TSA gets wind of this. Do you know what could possibly be contained in a bottle of soda brought in from outside a ball game????

This food Nazi does not know how to fund raise. Nobody wants to buy a bag of carrots at a ball game. But they do want something salty because they are SWEATING in the stands. They want drinks like Gatorade which do not meet the standard listed in this article.

Personally, I do not drink soda except at the baseball field or at football games. I want the sweet and carbonation when I am broiling in the sun. Water is insufficient.

Are sno-cones allowed? hah! Stupid, stupid people.


49 posted on 08/20/2012 12:20:01 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Sub-Driver
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

~ C.S. Lewis

50 posted on 08/20/2012 12:21:13 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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