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(The Daily Caller)   Congressmen introduce legislation to repeal the USDA healthy meal requirements for school lunches, because requiring a kid to salute the flag or pray before a football game is one thing; but teaching them to eat right? Well mister, that's socialism   (dailycaller.com) divider line 14
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2013-04-15 01:47:58 PM
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People who are against healthy eating have absolutely zero right to complain about the cost of health care in America considering how many resources are wasted treating people who eat garbage all the goddamned time.

You want your kid to eat crappy food all the time? Fine. Then pay for his insulin out of pocket.
2013-04-15 02:23:32 PM
3 votes:
Why the hell would you limit calories instead of mandating real food?  Teenagers are starving all the time. Teach them to have a good relationship with food, instead of neurotic calorie counting alternating with bingeing on junk food.
2013-04-15 07:30:33 PM
1 votes:
The new lunch system is a TOTAL joke.   The portions are the same ; elementary school to high school.  Imagine 16 year old students who go to school all day, then run cross country after school and are eating the same amount of food as a kinder garden student.

The system, like everything Washington touches, is broken and asinine.

I can't wait to see what our health care is like!
2013-04-15 05:59:07 PM
1 votes:

Philip Francis Queeg: pdee: My wife is a teacher in a poor school in SC.  Nearly all her kids get free lunch.  I have visited her for lunch and what I see is 90% of what the kids get on their free lunch tray goes in to the garbage untouched.  Then they get cookies and milkshakes or sodas and chips.

Making schools put healthier food on the tray so kids can throw it in the trash makes no sense.

What has your wife done to discourage such behavior?


Nothing.  If she makes some kid eat something that kid does not want the parents will come down like a shiat storm.  Then claim the kid got sick from it and sue the school and my wife is out of her job.  She is 50 with 25 years experience teaching so she has maxed out her pay.  The school would love to eliminate her position to save money and retirement.  The last time they tired parents showed up and demanded they not eliminate her classroom and relocate the kids to the the other side of the county.  She teaches learning disabled so its not part of the regular curriculum.

Making waves in not in her best interest and would accomplish nothing.  Teaching the kids to read however does.
2013-04-15 05:40:28 PM
1 votes:

thurstonxhowell: MadCat: student athlete that easily burns 10,000 calories a day.

I don't think many are burning 10,000 calories. If some are, I really doubt they call it easy.


Yes. Also, if a kid needs to consume five times as many calories as a "typical" adult because of extraordinary physical exertion, it seems that perhaps that child's parents - and not the taxpayers - ought to be paying for it.

With respect to vitamin D supplements, they improved my quality of life dramatically. Best advice my doctor ever gave me.
2013-04-15 02:51:20 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: It just goes to show that the GOP will attack anything and everything associated with Obama.

The First Lady's pet project was, "Hey, maybe your kids could eat a little healthier".

"Fark you, socialist fascist! I'm going to feed my kid an entire pig deep fried and slathered in powdered sugar...and... and fat in protest! Because socialism!"


Look at their states: Iowa and Kansas.  I think this is a preemptive defense of corn and farm bill idiocy more than anything.
2013-04-15 02:46:42 PM
1 votes:
It just goes to show that the GOP will attack anything and everything associated with Obama.

The First Lady's pet project was, "Hey, maybe your kids could eat a little healthier".

"Fark you, socialist fascist! I'm going to feed my kid an entire pig deep fried and slathered in powdered sugar...and... and fat in protest! Because socialism!"
2013-04-15 02:25:29 PM
1 votes:

Magorn: By focusing on food quality and the kind of calories consumed rather than the number?  Poor kids, even the malnourished ones, tend to get way too many calories from empty carbs, trans-fats etc


This is why Mississippi leads the nation in both child food insecurity and childhood obesity. Calories are cheap, nutrition is not.
2013-04-15 02:25:12 PM
1 votes:

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Chick-fil-a

FTFY
2013-04-15 02:22:30 PM
1 votes:
The same people who throw a shiat fit because poor people are given cell phones so they have a lifeline in  case of emergency are all ears when some high school kid complains about the lunch being given to them.

"Hey, we don't want this government food. Give us pizza and hamburgers."
"OK!!!"
2013-04-15 02:21:25 PM
1 votes:
Portion size is less of a problem when the food you're eating is healthy - kids' options should be restricted, rather than having their portions limited. Besides which, an industrial one-size-fits all meal plan will NEVER fit the likes of high school kids.

I was hungry all the time between the ages of 12 and 19. The one cup of milk + two pieces of toast + cereal I got for breakfast in school at 9am wouldn't hold me over until 10, let alone 12:30; and lunch wouldn't be enough to get me to the afternoon. If I had anything going on after school (I was a thespian), I needed several "meals" at unsanctioned times.

When I brought lunch, I brought an Emilio Estevez lunch. When I bought it, I had to buy 2.
2013-04-15 02:17:50 PM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: On the one hand, I think something has to be done about some of the crap offered. Fast food places now sell on-campus at our high schools, here. Kids need to learn to eat well and be fed good food.

On the other hand, some kids don't get enough calories at home. How do you address that while addressing obesity?


By focusing on food quality and the kind of calories consumed rather than the number?  Poor kids, even the malnourished ones, tend to get way too many calories from empty carbs, trans-fats etc, because invariably the cheapest foords on the market are loaded with them (mac and cheese at $0.50/box, ramen Noodles for $0.15/pack etc etc.   Schools should be busting their asses to see that kids get all the protien and green veggies they can handle.  And my personal experience on the low carb diet has taught me that once you cut your barbs even if you food intake is 100grams of protien and even say, a sky-high 100 grams of fat a day, you are still barely eating 1500 calories a day
2013-04-15 01:52:39 PM
1 votes:
Also, if a parent is biatching about the food, they should explain why they're not providing lunch for their kid themselves.
2013-04-15 01:43:19 PM
1 votes:
On the one hand, I think something has to be done about some of the crap offered. Fast food places now sell on-campus at our high schools, here. Kids need to learn to eat well and be fed good food.

On the other hand, some kids don't get enough calories at home. How do you address that while addressing obesity?
 
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