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(Boston.com)   As school children complain about banned salads and lunches reduced to a single baked potato, nutrition experts look forward to a more compliant new generation that has never known real food   (boston.com ) divider line
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2012-12-09 02:41:27 PM  
3 votes:

RoyBatty: keytronic: Such a stupid policy.

And here's why: if we were really concerned with childhood obesity, we would not be obsessively limiting their grain intake during lunch. We put some emphasis on healthier fare, but more importantly we would put more emphasis on getting them off their fat lazy asses to exercise.

There is nothing wrong with a 15 year old kid eating a 1000 calorie lunch and burning 500 of those calories after school exercising.

We have an obesity problem in this country because after-school athletics are on a severe decline.

And our helicopter parenting has decided that it's better for a 10 year old to sit in house and play video games rather than take their bicycle outside to explore.

This is why we're fat, not because of f**king croutons!

Yes.

My kids were not required to have PE in middle school. PE takes time away from their ability to learn the three Rs, right?

So, now to get them some exercise, it's expensive gymnastics, dancing, etc.

So yes, bring back PE.


Recollection, recitation, and review for the standardized tests?
2012-12-09 03:43:52 PM  
2 votes:
Now she can at least eat!

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2012-12-09 02:40:50 PM  
2 votes:
At some point, they'll switch to MREs, then reconstituted vitamin paste, and finally Soylent Green.

/Soylent Green is graduates!
pla
2012-12-09 02:26:23 PM  
2 votes:
Wow.

I never really saw the point in buying school lunch, when I could go home and have "real" food less than two hours later anyway. As the irony there, I did so because I didn't want a lunch completely composed of fats and carbs and more or less devoid of any nutrients other than salt (and I love salt, make no mistake).

So, what have they done here? Well, kudos for taking out some of the grease, but why the fark can't schools serve protein? You've kinda missed the point here, guys. You haven't made the food healthier, you've just made it less tasty, and less of it.


"Then he sees the [whole wheat] rolls and smiles. "Oh, yay!""

And then Ralphie proceeded to pick his nose until it bled, excited at the new color on his plate.
2012-12-09 02:13:59 PM  
2 votes:

serial_crusher: I'm mostly ok with this, except for the 850 calorie cap. Student athletes need to get through the day, then attend practice after school every day. with lunch capped at 850 calories, there's going to be a lot of bonking going on, or a lot of snacking on junk food just to keep your calories up.



Being hungry makes them have more sex?
2012-12-09 02:58:45 PM  
1 vote:

megarian: Rant:
If you bring lunch from home, it can't be peanut butter. They will send your kid home for bringing peanut butter.

Or anything related to peanut butter.

Or anything that has ever been in the same building as peanut butter.

Peanut butter: not even once.

(I get it... Allergies... But this is getting out of hand.)


Is that common in schools today? I thought the blanket peanut bans were only fairly few and far between.

Either way, it's wrong. If your kid is so allergic that being around a peanut might kill them, you need to keep your kid out of a school with normal kids. There's no reason to inconvenience 99% of the kids for the sake of a couple.
2012-12-09 02:43:12 PM  
1 vote:
These kids will eat what the government tells them to eat, and they will like it.
2012-12-09 02:41:37 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: "We have freshmen who weigh 85 pounds and student-athletes who weigh 280 pounds," Bouquillon said, "and yet the portion size can't accommodate the difference, in the regulations as we understand them."

Well, all the kids should weigh 85 pounds; it would reduce classroom overcrowding. And student athletes are bullies, they should be starved to death. It's a farking school, not an NFL farm team.

/oh wait, that last one's wrong...
2012-12-09 02:32:55 PM  
1 vote:

serial_crusher: I'm mostly ok with this, except for the 850 calorie cap. Student athletes need to get through the day, then attend practice after school every day. with lunch capped at 850 calories, there's going to be a lot of bonking going on, or a lot of snacking on junk food just to keep your calories up.


When I was in high school, 850 calories would be enough to tide me over during that long time between snacking at my locker before leaving for lunch, and eating lunch.

I was able to consume 4000-5000 calories per day without gaining weight. Then again, I was allowed to go outside and wasn't tethered to the Nintendo.

/actually one of my friends had a TurboGrafx16, which was pretty rad, but bikes were more fun
2012-12-09 02:29:48 PM  
1 vote:

pla: Wow.

I never really saw the point in buying school lunch, when I could go home and have "real" food less than two hours later anyway. As the irony there, I did so because I didn't want a lunch completely composed of fats and carbs and more or less devoid of any nutrients other than salt (and I love salt, make no mistake).

So, what have they done here? Well, kudos for taking out some of the grease, but why the fark can't schools serve protein? You've kinda missed the point here, guys. You haven't made the food healthier, you've just made it less tasty, and less of it.


"Then he sees the [whole wheat] rolls and smiles. "Oh, yay!""

And then Ralphie proceeded to pick his nose until it bled, excited at the new color on his plate.


Studies have shown that a low protein diet leads to lower levels of aggression.
2012-12-09 02:29:21 PM  
1 vote:
Don't 99% of all dietary programs for losing weight cut carbs and increase protein? Who the fark thought this up?
2012-12-09 02:28:30 PM  
1 vote:

Goimir: What troubles me most is the lowfat milk. Kids need fat for brain development.


look in a world of obesity it's gay to say that something lowfat is better. that's why we do it
cause it's GAY
2012-12-09 02:23:37 PM  
1 vote:
Bring your lunch. Better yet, eat it at your home-school.
2012-12-09 02:17:49 PM  
1 vote:
food as a weapon
2012-12-09 12:24:50 PM  
1 vote:
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