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New rules aim to get rid of junk foods in schools
Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2013 3:15 AM (ET) | By MARY CLARE JALONICK

Posted on 02/02/2013 6:29:43 AM PST by DJ MacWoW

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most candy, high-calorie drinks and greasy meals could soon be on a food blacklist in the nation's schools.

For the first time, the government is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful.

Under the new rules the Agriculture Department proposed Friday, foods like fatty chips, snack cakes, nachos and mozzarella sticks would be taken out of lunch lines and vending machines. In their place would be foods like baked chips, trail mix, diet sodas, lower-calorie sports drinks and low-fat hamburgers.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: foodpolice; homeschool; obesity; schoollunch; usda
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1 posted on 02/02/2013 6:29:49 AM PST by DJ MacWoW
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To: DJ MacWoW

Her Royal and Jiggly Lardass is probably involved with this. Old thunder thighs and porkypolous is continuing to tell us that our kids are fat . . . too bad they don’t have wide-enough mirrors in our White House to reflect her own back porch.

Incredible that they somehow found federal reasons to toy with school food.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 6:37:45 AM PST by laweeks
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To: DJ MacWoW
In their place would be foods like baked chips, trail mix, diet sodas, lower-calorie sports drinks and low-fat hamburgers.

When you take fat out of foods it tastes like cardboard. Natural fats are not problem - it is the sugar that is substituted, IMHO.

3 posted on 02/02/2013 6:41:13 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

I think TV and video games are more of a problem. When I was a kid we were outside a LOT. We worked off calories.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 6:46:00 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: laweeks

Somebody posted on FR awhile back a lunch menu for Princess Bigbutts kids. It looked NOTHING like what she’s trying to feed our kids.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 6:47:24 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I wonder if it would be considered assault these days if someone parked a full fat snack truck outside of a school and sold the kids what they wanted?
6 posted on 02/02/2013 6:52:12 AM PST by Truth29
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To: DJ MacWoW

Make the students run around the school a few times. Throw in some obstacles. Give lectures on prepping.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 6:53:58 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Truth29
My bet is they'd be arrested for trespassing.

Years ago kids (high school) could leave the school for lunch and eat at local restaurants as long as they were back in time. It sounds like a really wild idea now.

8 posted on 02/02/2013 6:57:33 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Whatever happened to recess? (grade school)


9 posted on 02/02/2013 7:03:34 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW
When I was a kid we were outside a LOT. We worked off calories.

I walked almost a mile each way to school. I was still chewing the last bite of dinner when I grabbed my tennis racquet and headed to the park, tennis and basketball until dark.

Parents are afraid to let their kids out. So yes, they sit. Diet and exercise.

10 posted on 02/02/2013 7:08:59 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

List of ingredients in Lay’s Original Potato Chips: potatoes, vegetable oil, salt.

List of ingredients in Lay’s Baked Potato Chips: dried potatoes, corn starch, sugar, corn oil, salt, soy lecithin, and corn sugar.

I know which ones I’d want MY kids to eat.

Regards,


11 posted on 02/02/2013 7:10:14 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: FatherofFive

We usually stayed right out front but a bunch of us played tag or badmitten in the street. We went to the local park in a group of 4 or more.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 7:11:46 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: VermiciousKnid

They think parents don’t read labels.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 7:13:18 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yup, that’s what they think all right. And that list of ingredients is just for the PLAIN baked potato chips. You should see the ones for the flavored kind — it’s a chemistry set, not a potato chip!

Regards,


14 posted on 02/02/2013 7:16:59 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

This isn’t about health, it’s about control and just how far they can push parents. Remember “It’s for the children”? Hillary’s big thing. Hitlers too.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 7:19:09 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Indeed. And most of my acquaintances laughed at me when I predicted this very thing about 25 years ago.

I’d be laughing at THEM now, but it’s really not funny at all.

Regards,


16 posted on 02/02/2013 7:21:06 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

Have any of them come to the realization that you were right?


17 posted on 02/02/2013 7:23:07 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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18 posted on 02/02/2013 7:23:29 AM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

What a great opportunity for some young entrepreneur to set up a black market distribution channel.

He will be banking the cash.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 7:25:44 AM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: seowulf

The schools confiscate contraband food. Including lunches from home.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 7:29:54 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yes, many have. I’ve even managed to turn my best friend away from the Dem. party. It took 23 years, but I managed it! She no longer votes for big government types.

Still working on many others. Most of them won’t turn because they are pro-abortion, but they admit that I was right about government intrusion all along.

The smoking bans aren’t about health.
The TSA isn’t about safety.
The Food Police are not concerned with health.
Red Light Cameras are not about safety.
NONE of these and NONE of the thousands of other “helpful” laws passed for our own good are really about health, or safety, or whatever. They are ALL about control, and they always have been.

Regards,


21 posted on 02/02/2013 7:30:18 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: VermiciousKnid

I wish that more people would wake up. But the control efforts are so incremental that many don’t see it because it sounds “reasonable”.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 7:35:04 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Badminton was fun back in the day...brings back fond memories...;-)


23 posted on 02/02/2013 7:45:57 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly (Dim Logic: "Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed! Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed!")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

We loved it. Our little park had tennis courts but the “big kids” always had those. And we could play it in the street.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 7:52:58 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW
The schools confiscate contraband food. Including lunches from home.

Well, you would have to be a skilled smuggler to be in the business. That's why it's black market.

I also note that pot is contraband in school, but that's never seemed to eliminate it from schools; it just made the price higher.

25 posted on 02/02/2013 8:20:04 AM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Government is as stupid about nutrition as they are about everything else they stick their hands into and screw up-they are supposed to defend our shores, maintain our borders, etc and they can’t even seem to do that anymore...

Why do kids in towns not play outdoors anymore-parents can’t turn off a TV or computer and say “no-go get some fresh air”?

My mom kept the TV off limits on nice days except after dark and on Saturday morning-I did the same with my cub. I live in a rural area, and what few young kids there are here are all over the woods and road until dark-parents still go out to the gate and yell for them to come home, too.

And speaking of the chemical laden “healthy” food, have you read the calorie and carb numbers on that trail mix crap? It is a dried fruit sugar bomb with carbs in the form of whole grains-give the kid oatmeal for breakfast at home, and fresh fruit. No one needs to eat that processed stuff on a regular basis, especially not kids...


26 posted on 02/02/2013 8:28:25 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: seowulf
I agree. I think rural kids are much more active. Government has less control over them too.

We know this isn't about nutrition but control. How much will parents put up with?

27 posted on 02/02/2013 8:34:41 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: seowulf; Texan5
Post 27 was meant for Texan5.

Not multi-tasking well today. lol

28 posted on 02/02/2013 8:38:20 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Here is an example of the nutritional content of trail mix-this is from a multiple serving bag of Planters fruit and nut trail mix-and sugar is ingredient #3, by the way...

Serving Size 29g
Servings per Container about 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 80

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g 14 %
Saturated Fat 3g 15 %
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0 %
Sodium 15mg 1 %
Potassium 200mg 6 %
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5 %

Dietary Fiber 2g 8 %
Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 4 %

Yum, yum-I wouldn’t eat that for a snack, never mind give it to a kid...


29 posted on 02/02/2013 8:43:28 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’m ranch raised myself-returned to the country as soon as I could, and will never leave again. A number of parents live here and commute to work because they want their kids in a small country school district, but most of kids in this community are either homeschooled, or go to the nearby
Christian school.


30 posted on 02/02/2013 8:50:04 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
Diet drinks have been found to cause obesity too. If it's pushed as healthy, people eat and drink more of it.

I have found that what is considered "healthy" really isn't. It either tastes like cardboard or is loaded with garbage.

I think a lot of our foods have become unhealthy. I also think there's a reason for it.

31 posted on 02/02/2013 8:50:26 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Texan5
I grew up in a city but was a kid in the 50's. My neighborhood in Ohio isn't the same. I went to the same school that my Mother did. It was torn down last year to "consolidate".

I raised my kids in a rural township but even that was becoming politically correct.

Homeschooling is the best alternative.

32 posted on 02/02/2013 8:54:21 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

My cub went to private school until 10th grade, but if I had little ones now, I would homeschool.

Diet sodas have more unnatural stuff in them than a lab that produces insecticides, too-take a look at the label- that stuff can’t be good for human consumption. I grew up in a family totally into all things fresh, drug free and natural and passed it on. Being overweight, or other health problems has never been an issue, either unless someone changed eating habits, or let themselves get talked into prescription or other drugs after they left home.


33 posted on 02/02/2013 9:12:28 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Aspartame should have never been used in beverages. I get headaches from it. Can’t chew gum with it in either. They are putting a lot of crap in our foods.


34 posted on 02/02/2013 9:18:52 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I keep artificial sweetner packs here for any guest who wants to use it, but it is that Stevia stuff. I just don’t like sweet stuff, but for fresh fruit-we weren’t allowed much candy as kids, but there was a small orchard.

I started baking my own bread when my child was a baby-with all natural wholewheat flour, and it makes an excellent trade for a few eggs from a neighbor who has some free range chickens, or for some honey from another neighbor who has some beehives. Barter of goods and services is becoming more common here, and I see that as something positive.


35 posted on 02/02/2013 9:36:23 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
I would love to barter.

I have the room for chickens but finances keeps me from fixing an outbuilding for them. *sigh*

36 posted on 02/02/2013 9:44:02 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’m selling this house so I can have another property here with enough dirt to expand the garden-that way I can barter or sell my veggies and herbs-I also intend to build an off the grid cabin.


37 posted on 02/02/2013 12:15:00 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
We rent a farmhouse on 76 acres. We had hoped to do the same. It hasn't worked out.

I pray that your plans come to fruition!

38 posted on 02/02/2013 12:19:51 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

That is almost as big as the small family ranch I grew up on-do you keep livestock? I only need an acre or two, and that will do fine. I wish MrT5 were here to share this dream, but that was not to be.


39 posted on 02/02/2013 1:14:05 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
No. We were looking forward to being able to do so. The barn collapsed from snow and ice. The landlord said he'd roof the stone walls but he didn't. I have an 1860 fieldstone barn with no roof. *sigh*

I'm so sorry that you lost your lifes partner. That's a hard thing.

40 posted on 02/02/2013 1:26:17 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Oh-that is too bad-maybe he will do that come spring? It is a crying shame to let a perfectly good barn go to waste-even a new metal one costs several thousand to put up.

It has been very hard, but the faster I sell this place, the better it will get-besides the broke-on-my-ass factor, the memories are literally in the very walls.


41 posted on 02/02/2013 1:47:23 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
I hear that! It's a hard place to be.

My landlord turned 73 and lost his investments so I think the barn is lost. We would have tried to do something with it but Hubby lost his job. Life is like that.

42 posted on 02/02/2013 1:55:18 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’m sorry to hear that-things will get better-we all just have to suck it up a bit longer, and convince people to vote a bit smarter-or get the liberal whiners to move to California...

And I’m one of those who doesn’t see people not retiring as a bad thing-we will likely stay healthier if we all keep working instead of swatting a golfball around or lying by a pool.

Apparently, regular people didn’t really retire in the past-they farmed, opened their own shops and the like-the rich were different, of course, but a lot of them ended up being f’d over by greedy relatives, spending a fortune in lawyers’ fees...


43 posted on 02/02/2013 2:57:25 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5
I hope for the future. Hubby hates the thought of being retired.

My dinner is ready. It was nice chatting with you! :-)

44 posted on 02/02/2013 3:06:25 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’ve rustled up some dinner, too-I also enjoyed tha chat...


45 posted on 02/02/2013 3:53:50 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Indeed! CONTROL it the lesson being taught to government school students every day.

The Marxist teachers’ goal: To train the next generation of comrades ( oops! “citizens”) to be very comfortable with government control of their lives.

Schools look like prisons. They food is like prison food. They are in many ways treated like prisoners!

When tyranny comes, the oligarchy will not use cattle cars. No. No. Instead they will use big yellow prison buses ( oops “school” buses) and the sheeple will compliantly board them just as they have been trained to do.

Now...I soon expect that some government school teacher will soon be on these message boards claiming that God has personally called them to support, uphold, and assist in the training of the future generation of state prisoners in our nation's government kiddie indoctrination camps. ( eye roll)

46 posted on 02/02/2013 4:01:38 PM PST by wintertime
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To: wintertime

Very off topic but I remember the first time that I met a liberal. It was my freshman year of high school, the fall of 1964. I believe it was orientation class and his name was Mr Schmidt. Young guy between 25 and 30. He was talking to us about social issues when he broke into a rant. Something about black men being arrested for rape and why did we think black men even wanted those white b!tches. All of us sat there absolutely silent. Not one had ANY idea what he was raving about. He lasted one year at the school. Nobody missed him.


47 posted on 02/02/2013 4:42:12 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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