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  • After six years of banning home-made lunches, what are the results in Chicago?

    04/11/2011 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 34 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | April 11, 2011 | Steve McGough
    Even though the article states kids have been forced to eat the lunches provided by the government for six years, there is no information provided about the health and wellness of the kids. Where are the results from the past six years? How is the obesity rate? How about the diabetes rate?
  • Jerry Brown tells state workers to take Republicans to lunch

    04/06/2011 8:09:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/6/11 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown said in a telephone town hall with state employees last night that partisan bickering is more rampant than it once was at the Capitol, and he suggested his tax plan might fare better if Service Employee International Union members plied the other side. "If every SEIU member would take a Republican to lunch, maybe we would be in better shape," Brown said in a telephone town hall that the union said reached thousands of employees.
  • Huckabee helps Obama promote "Healthy Hunger-Free Kids" Act.

    12/13/2010 9:21:53 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 31 replies
    -Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas 1996-2007 “The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act makes significant progress toward ending child hunger and obesity by expanding access to federal child nutrition programs and improving the nutritional value they provide. In addition to reauthorizing federal child nutrition programs, the act will help address childhood obesity by reducing the fat and calorie content of school meals. Reversing the childhood obesity epidemic in a single generation – as First Lady Michelle Obama has called upon our nation to do – won’t be easy. It will require a long-term, sustained commitment to attacking this issue across multiple fronts....
  • Hasselbeck: Republicans are playing a dirty trick

    12/02/2010 8:40:31 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 57 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/02/2010 | Vanity
    This morning on The View, Elizabeth Hasselbeck is railing against House Republicans because they're "playing a dirty trick" on Michelle Obama's school lunch program. One of those "dirty tricks", according to Hasselbeck, is trying to attach language to the bill that would demand tougher background checks on school employees, presumably to screen for sex-offenders. Barbra Walters set up the conversation by playing a clip of Sarah Palin speaking to a crowd essentially saying that school lunch choice is the responsibility of the parents, not the federal government. Then, Walters runs a clip from a sit-down interview with MO, who says...
  • First lady's school lunch plan will cost $4.5 billion

    11/15/2010 8:28:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/15/10 | editor
    The question is — be honest — where will the money come from? Government is chock-full of programs many people view as worthwhile — until the cost is added up. Then, many taxpayers decide priorities need to be set. That is why liberals in government have become adept at concealing the cost of social programs. One example is currently in the news. First lady Michelle Obama insists that healthier foods should be served in public school lunches. That will require a new $4.5 billion program, say the program's proponents. The federally funded school-lunch program feeds 31 million low-income American children...
  • School cafeterias to try psychology in lunch line

    10/12/2010 1:30:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 10-12-10 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    Federal officials are turning to psychology in a new approach to get kids to choose healthier foods in the school lunch line. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to use marketing tricks to encourage kids to pick fruits and veggies over cookies and french fries.
  • School cafeterias to try psychology in lunch line

    10/12/2010 11:45:41 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 52 replies
    Associated Press / Yahoo News ^ | Oct. 12, 2010 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    Federal officials are turning to psychology in a new approach to get kids to choose healthier foods in the school lunch line. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to use marketing tricks to encourage kids to pick fruits and veggies over cookies and french fries. Some of the ideas include hiding chocolate milk behind plain milk, putting the salad bar near checkout, placing fruit in pretty baskets and accepting only cash as payment for desserts.
  • It's Official -- -- National Chain Burger Stores Suck

    10/09/2010 8:18:48 AM PDT · by big black dog · 218 replies · 1+ views
    Maybe a couple of years ago, I gave up on ever expecting any quality product from the big 3 pizza stores. Without exaggeration, I could get a much, much better product by simply picking up a frozen Tombstone pizza and baking it. (Pizza Inn is great though. They don't deliver here, but I gladly go and pick it up rather than order the crap the big 3 serves.) On to burgers. I used to love McDonalds and Burger King hamburgers. However, for some time, when I would eat them, they just didn't taste right. Especially McDonalds -- It's like I...
  • School lunches for adults, too

    06/02/2010 8:31:11 PM PDT · by Gennie · 26 replies · 521+ views
    WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICE ^ | Wednesday June 2, 2010 | Dennis Friend
    School lunches for adults, too Published Wednesday June 2, 2010 By Dennis Friend WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICE COUNCIL BLUFFS -- The summer lunch program begins Monday at Council Bluffs district schools. This year, adults who accompany the children also will be able to eat for free. Virginia Bechtold, the school district's nutrition services supervisor, said a group called Hunger Free Heartland prompted the change this year, and the Mutual of Omaha Foundation and the Food Bank of the Heartland will pay for the adult meals. "The Food Bank of the Heartland offered this to us," she said. Comparisons of June lunch...
  • The Progressive Lunch

    05/13/2010 1:40:38 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies · 383+ views ^ | May 13, 2010 | Steve McGough
    ’ve gotten a few requests to post or send out the story of the progressive lunch. Here it is. It’s been around for quite some time, but it’s still relevant … you can’t screw the people who are pulling the cart. Suppose that every day ten men go out for lunch. They each have the exact same meal and the tab for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this…
  • Wiesel to lunch at White House

    05/04/2010 11:33:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 520+ views ^ | 5/4/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON - Elie Wiesel received a lunch invitation at the White House. The event is to take place on Tuesday, following the publication of newspaper ads by Wiesel obliquely criticizing the Obama administration for pressuring Israel to end building in eastern Jerusalem. Wiesel is a Nobel Peace Laureate and Holocaust memoirist.
  • Food fight leads to cheese sandwiches

    04/16/2010 4:36:48 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies · 920+ views
    upi ^ | April 16, 2010
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 16 (UPI) -- Officials with a New Jersey high school said students received a cheese sandwich menu for two days as punishment for a food fight. School superintendent Fredrick Nickles said cafeteria workers at Atlantic City High School prepared and served a cheese sandwich-only menu Wednesday and Thursday for the lunch period involved in Tuesday's food fight, which students coordinated via cell phone, The Press of Atlantic City reported Friday. Nickles said the district has a policy of supplying only the basic meal requirements following an incident of food throwing. He said the policy has been...
  • First Lady Credits School Cafeteria Programs for Bolstering National Security

    03/02/2010 7:03:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies · 636+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3/1/2010 | Penny Star – First lady Michelle Obama said at the School Nutrition Association Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday that individuals who work in school cafeterias across the country not only educate and feed children, but help to strengthen national security. “Every day, with the food you serve, you're teaching them these critical lessons about nutrition and healthy eating,” Obama said. “You're shaping their habits and their preferences, and you're affecting the choices that they're going to make for the rest of their lives.” She said the responsibility of feeding 31 million children through school food programs at the nation’s public...
  • President Obama Digs In to a Southern-Style Lunch, Says He Doesn't Want 'Lectures' About Cholesterol

    03/02/2010 2:38:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies · 1,537+ views
    abc ^ | 3/2/10 | ABC News’ Karen Travers and Sunlen Miller report:
    Just days after his doctors expressed concerns about his rising cholesterol levels, President Obama dropped by a family-style restaurant for an authentic – but perhaps not so healthy – Southern style lunch in Savannah, Georgia. In between events, Obama paid a visit to Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room and made it clear he did not want to hear it from the press about his choice of lunch. “I don’t want any lectures about my cholesterol,” Obama said. “Don’t tell Michelle.”
  • Celebrity chef Beppe Bigazzi upsets viewers with his cat casserole

    02/16/2010 7:03:02 PM PST · by Trot · 30 replies · 826+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | 2/16/10 | Richard Owen
    Celebrity chef Beppe Bigazzi upsets viewers with his cat casserole

    10/07/2009 1:35:24 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies · 417+ views
    NET | October 07, 2009 | swampsniper
  • No more free lunch in Raul Castro's Cuba

    09/27/2009 4:18:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,250+ views
    google ^ | 9/27/09 | Isabel Sanchez
    HAVANA — President Raul Castro is taking a bold gamble to ease communist Cuba's cash crunch by eliminating a costly government lunch program that feeds almost a third of the nation's population every workday. The Americas' only one-party communist government, held afloat largely by support from its key ally Venezuela, is desperate to improve its budget outlook; the global economy is slack, and Havana is very hard pressed to secure international financing. Raul Castro, 76, officially took over as Cuba's president in February 2008 after his brother, revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, stepped aside with health problems. Though some wondered if...
  • Funny in a Dark Way

    09/18/2009 7:40:38 PM PDT · by TradicalRC · 12 replies · 755+ views ^ | August 13, 2009 | BIGFURHAT
    That sounds horrendous. You're actually going to eat that?
  • CA: Lunch With Steve Poizner (liberal in conservative drag .. or just another moderate weinie?)

    12/02/2008 9:34:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 721+ views
    Red County/San Diego ^ | 12/2/08 | Jubal
    OC Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh invited me to attend a small get-acquainted lunch on November 20 with Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. As readers know, Poizner is already running hard for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2010. This was the first time I had listened at any length to Poizner, and I came away with an overall positive impression. Poizner brings a number of strong qualities to his campaign: he's energetic, articulate, personable and has a sense of humor. And let's face it: his ability to self-fund from his personal fortune is a tremendous asset for a Republican in a...

    02/03/2008 2:10:14 PM PST · by JimSEA · 9 replies · 472+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | Sunday February 03, 2008 | APINYA WIPATAYOTIN
    In the countryside, large rodents have become a cash crop It doesn't matter if they are truck drivers or behind the wheel of a Mercedes Benz. Once they are on the road from Pathum Thani to Suphan Buri, they know where to stop. Along the side of that road are about 100 small bamboo shelters selling roasted paddy rodents, or pig rats. These small businesses have been growing rapidly to cater to the high demand from clients, regardless of their incomes. "My customers come from everywhere - from truck drivers to Mercedes Benz drivers. I even get foreign tourists during...