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(Reuters)   UK announces plan to ban school junk food. In the future, they will have all food boiled until the flavor is gone   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 87
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2005-09-28 08:28:04 AM  
Good, otherwise our kids will end up like fat americans

/ducks
 
2005-09-28 08:37:59 AM  
In the future they will have all food boiled until the flavor is gone

I see the "u" is gone already. Only the f,l,a,v,o and r to go.
 
2005-09-28 09:15:00 AM  
Makes bloody sense, frankly.

Wonder if 'Jamie's School Dinners' had anything to do with it? Nahhhhhh....
 
2005-09-28 09:20:29 AM  
malcy: Good, otherwise our kids will end up like fat americans

You'd better watch it or I'll sit on your skinny Euro ass!
 
2005-09-28 09:50:01 AM  
If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding

How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
 
2005-09-28 11:08:30 AM  
Arn't you brits also discussing knife control as well?
 
2005-09-28 11:48:25 AM  
Crosshair: Arn't you brits also discussing knife control as well?

What the hell is knife control?
 
2005-09-28 12:19:26 PM  


Still allowed?
 
2005-09-28 12:20:04 PM  
untrustworthy: What the hell is knife control?

We are only allowed sporks.
 
2005-09-28 12:20:24 PM  
um, yes, good. Kids don't need junk food.

I've gotten away from it (except at parties and whatnot) and couldn't be happier. I can't imagine how I used to eat that garbage.
 
2005-09-28 12:22:53 PM  
UK bans junk food. Personal responsibilty and preparation for the real world to follow.
 
2005-09-28 12:23:43 PM  
Don't fool yourselves...

Duke will do this soon also.
 
2005-09-28 12:24:32 PM  
untrustworthy

I think that was a jealous comment about our sensible gun laws.
 
2005-09-28 12:25:01 PM  
Ontario has already done it.
 
2005-09-28 12:25:33 PM  
So what you are telling me is that there food is going to reflect their people, dull and boring!
 
2005-09-28 12:25:49 PM  
How about a "HERO" tag for Oliver?
 
2005-09-28 12:26:10 PM  
How will they maintain their current state of dental health without these sugary treats?

/fat american
 
2005-09-28 12:26:27 PM  
Looks like the Brits are finally admitting they have caught up to us fatty Americans.
 
2005-09-28 12:26:47 PM  
malcy: Good, otherwise our kids will end up like fat americans

Because we have good teeth to chew with.
 
2005-09-28 12:29:56 PM  
UK bans junk food. Personal responsibilty and preparation for the real world to follow.

Yeah because a 5yo has so much personal responibility with the paste eating and all...
 
2005-09-28 12:30:32 PM  
Steamed hake and boiled spuds all round, with rice pudding for afters!
 
2005-09-28 12:31:56 PM  
 
2005-09-28 12:35:18 PM  
Atreyou40: Don't fool yourselves...

Duke will do this soon also.



Duke sucks. Everything is under control.
 
2005-09-28 12:35:21 PM  
UK announces plan to ban school junk food. In the future they will have all food boiled until the flavor is gone

don't they already do this?

/bad food, worse weather, Mary-farking-Poppins...LONDON
 
2005-09-28 12:37:56 PM  
we only banned it in schools so that it doesnt matter what they eat at home, they will at least get one decent meal a day. Possibly two if they attend a breakfast club. Still one piece of junkfood wont kill.

Also ChairmanKaga our teeth are fine!
 
2005-09-28 12:39:36 PM  
Submitter is a twit. The way children are fed in schools in the US borders on child abuse.

Bravo to the UK (and to Jamie's School Dinners)!
 
2005-09-28 12:40:10 PM  
Great, more boiling.

Boiling of pizza has already been found responsible for at least some of their gun crime.


/subtle?
 
2005-09-28 12:42:00 PM  
GIS "british teeth"

 
2005-09-28 12:42:21 PM  
I'm kind of shocked to learn that our schools ever served junk food. I know mine didn't.
 
2005-09-28 12:43:23 PM  
spleef420 bad food

Bad food? Have you ever had proper fish and chips? Yorkshire Pudding? Cumberland Sausage? Cornish Pasty? Have you been to Bradford and had some of the best curries money can buy, made by British citizens?

Thought not.

You were right on the weather, though.
 
2005-09-28 12:44:16 PM  
Headso: GIS "british teeth"


Oh no! Conclusive proof provided by means of a GIS! I suppose there's no point denying it any longer then, we all have hideous teeth.

Curious though, what with the free dental care and all...
 
2005-09-28 12:44:48 PM  
In the future they will have all food boiled until the flavor is gone

Hell, it was like that when I was there in 2003. However, the waitresses are hot. Well, the ones that are there from other countries:


/If I'd taken the photo, it would have come out better
//but then I couldn't have held onto sweet Katja
 
2005-09-28 12:47:22 PM  
I'm impressed, frankly.

Now, if we North Americans could follow suit...oh, wait, we'd die without chain restaurants flogging us with over-priced, pre-prepared food that the "chefs" ever-so-skillfully move from the freezer to the deep-fryer or microwave.
 
2005-09-28 12:48:03 PM  
Adelbert: Bad food? Have you ever had proper fish and chips? Yorkshire Pudding? Cumberland Sausage? Cornish Pasty? Have you been to Bradford and had some of the best curries money can buy, made by British citizens?


Damn straight! I live in italy, the home of the world's best cooking, but I get extremely bored of it because in italy, you can only find italian food. I can get great italian food in england too, plus mexican, indian, french, chinese and, shocking though it may be, great english food too.

And not just in restaurants, you can find the ingredients in the supermarkets, something that I only wish was true in italy.
 
2005-09-28 12:50:30 PM  


GIS for American Diet.

/Thinks it's an excellent idea.
 
2005-09-28 12:51:01 PM  
Apples at breaktime, a bottle of water each a day (milk is a gonna) and a tuna salad - trust me, this is the kind of stuff they are made eat now. No rice pudding and jam and certainly no chips! Bring your own lunch has never been so popular!
 
2005-09-28 12:52:19 PM  
We're talking about like cafeteria food, right?

I don't understand. At schools in America, it was always some main course (like a taco or a hamburger or chicken nuggets), then a side course or two (like mashed potatoes or corn or green beans or apple sauce), then milk or orange juice, and then occasionally a little dessert (like a brownie or cinnamon roll). The only thing that could really be considered 'junk food' is that one little dessert thing, which they don't even serve every day.

What is the 'junk food' problem that Britain is dealing with? Do they just skip the actual meal and serve a tray full of candy? I don't understand what's got them so upset.


Also, out of curiosity, do British schools often have vending machines (for soda or candy bars or whatever)?
 
2005-09-28 12:52:34 PM  
And we all know that governments will do a great job at this and any other endeavor, as long as they are allowed to throw more of OUR money at the problem.

Plus if their politics lean left, they obviously CARE more about the problem and that in itself will solve the problem.

No measurements or limits neccessary...just blind faith in Big Brother governments.
 
2005-09-28 12:54:45 PM  
Adelbert

you obviously missed one of the greatest films ever...go watch Snatch, you'll get the joke.
 
2005-09-28 12:55:50 PM  
How many bodegas are going to open near schools to give the kids their junk-food fixes now? It's the free market in action.
 
2005-09-28 12:57:48 PM  
lav-chan: like a taco or a hamburger or chicken nuggets

I think that might be your junk food right there. Ass uming we're talking about the same pre-processed, high fat stuff you'd buy in a taco bell or mcdonalds

Also, out of curiosity, do British schools often have vending machines (for soda or candy bars or whatever)?

Probably. The "Tuck Shop" is a great british school institution, where you can buy sweets and pop (candy and soda for americans) with your pocket money (allowance). Of course, that was back before kids got 20 a week and they actually had to save up for a mars bar, not just skip lunch and chow down on 20 of the buggers.
 
2005-09-28 12:58:21 PM  
bert86: Possibly two if they attend a breakfast club

What's in there?

Guess? Where's your lunch?

You're wearing it.

You're nauseating.

What's that?

Sushi.

Sushi?

Rice, raw fish, and seaweed.

You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're going to eat that?

Can I eat?

I don't know. Give it a try.
 
2005-09-28 12:58:55 PM  
Actually, I have seen Snatch, I'd just forgotten the quote. Thankfully, IMDB was there to refresh my memory.

I had to reply anyway, 'cos UK food gets such bad press. I felt an urge to set the record straight.
 
2005-09-28 12:59:05 PM  
lav-chan
"We're talking about like cafeteria food, right?

I don't understand. At schools in America, it was always some main course (like a taco or a hamburger or chicken nuggets)..."

That IS the junk food of which Oliver speaks. All heavily processed and high in saturated fats (and low in nutrive value).
 
2005-09-28 12:59:59 PM  
PB&J with the crusts cut off. Well, Brian, this is a very nutritious lunch. All the food groups are represented. Did your mom marry Mr Rogers?

Ah, no, um, Mr Johnson.
 
2005-09-28 01:01:58 PM  
Timbits73
That IS the junk food of which Oliver speaks. All heavily processed and high in saturated fats (and low in nutrive value).

So what are they going to serve instead? I don't foresee public schools buying organic vegetables and making a bunch of super-healthy meals themselves.

Powdered mashed potatoes probably aren't as good for you as the real thing, but i don't know, i don't see the schools getting any closer. Unless they want to raise taxes or something.
 
2005-09-28 01:02:51 PM  
The food in English schools hardly qualified as such anyway.

Try to get through that fecking custard of theirs. An absolute bowl of rancid pus. Their wolly lamb 'roasts' are also perfectly vomitous. They seems to wait for the bloody sheep to die of old age before sticking it in the oven. Sheppard pie? Broiled bollocks with peas is what that is. And so on.

I guess now with that faux-cockney Jamie Oliver Twat it's all filet mignons and salmon souffles. God I hate him.

Disclaimer: the above opinion might have been different had Twat-boy imbecile cook been around when I was in school. Or then again maybe not.
 
2005-09-28 01:03:26 PM  
(And besides, i liked my school's salty, pre-processed, high-in-satured-fats chicken nuggets....)
 
2005-09-28 01:05:55 PM  
Surprised this hasn't been posted yet:

 
2005-09-28 01:07:16 PM  
Mad Scientist's post debunked by angry Americans in 3... 2...
 
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