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(AP)   Feds give in, more meat in school lunches, your Mom   ( divider line
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2012-12-09 02:01:33 AM  
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I wager there's a GOP legislator somewhere out there who is outraged by this.
2012-12-08 11:54:35 PM  
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2012-12-09 04:04:52 AM  
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If they want to do something about obesity in kids, they should reduce or even eliminate the grains. They get converted to sugar in the body, which causes an insulin spike, which eventually causes the body to retain more fat. Plenty of meat, plenty of veggies (especially raw, like salads), some fruit, a few nuts: that's what's good for us.

Think about it: why is the recommended diet, a.k.a. The Food Pyramid, set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and not the health department? Because the USDA is pushing to sell more farmers' grains. That's what the agency does- help market agribusinesses' products. That's why there's high-fructose corn syrup in everything sweet, rather than sugar: to sell more corn. It's not because a diet high in grains is actually healthy, it's because such a diet sells more grain.
2012-12-09 03:10:26 AM  
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BoxOfBees: Why is the federal government even involved,

Because they pay for much of it?
2012-12-09 03:07:20 AM  
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Why is the federal government even involved, except maybe to promote some segments of farming and food packaging industries over others? Most of us have seen "nutritional standards" that are espoused by various governing and accrediting bodies. It's a farking joke. You could go to school for twelve years, get a free breakfast and lunch every single day, and never eat a single fresh food item.

"Whole grains" is a label that means nothing. Your farking Lucky Charms say they are made from whole grains.

"Meats" are often salty over-processed meat leftovers like hot dogs, chicken nuggets/patties, and low-quality burgers. You know, dog food.

Parents need to take an active role in the foods their children eat and not wait around for the government to invent some magical infallible formula for healthy eating. End soapbox.
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