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(Washington Post)   NYC elementary school goes full veggie, will offer nothing but tofu wraps and bean everything dishes for your soon to be "growth stunted" kids   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 26
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2013-05-01 01:39:21 AM  
7 votes:

doglover: The problem with the proper vegetarian diet isn't that it lacks in any way the necessities of life. And skipping meat once a day never hurt anyone.

The main problem, and the reason vegans should be unwelcome in your home, even as emissaries of a friendly king, is that VEGETABLES ARE NOT MEAT AND YOU CAN'T SUBSTITUTE THEM FOR IT NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO YOU STUPID farkING ASSHOLES!


The problem with a proper vegetarian diet is that 99.5% of elementary school kids wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot hot dog. All this means is more school lunches in the trash can, and more kids eating Extra-Spicy Cheetohs and Gatorade for lunch. But hey, keep on trying to promote those healthful eating habits.
2013-04-30 09:25:37 PM  
5 votes:
The problem with the proper vegetarian diet isn't that it lacks in any way the necessities of life. And skipping meat once a day never hurt anyone.

The main problem, and the reason vegans should be unwelcome in your home, even as emissaries of a friendly king, is that VEGETABLES ARE NOT MEAT AND YOU CAN'T SUBSTITUTE THEM FOR IT NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO YOU STUPID farkING ASSHOLES!
2013-04-30 10:00:15 PM  
3 votes:
Don't like the school's menu? Send your kid to school with his lunch (a sloppy joe, hamburger, hot dogs).

/and don't forget the occasional PBJ to thin the herd
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-04-30 09:29:56 PM  
3 votes:
Wow! There's some powerful derp here.

I an not a herbivore, but I know enough about nutrition to know that you can get all the protein and fat you need from plants.  You may not enjoy it, but it can be done.
2013-04-30 09:07:03 PM  
3 votes:

RodneyToady: Yes, because if you're not eating meat at every single meal, you're going to stunt your growth.


Children need more fat and complete proteins than adults do. Ideally, they should be having both at every meal
2013-05-01 02:39:17 AM  
2 votes:

Ranger Rover: doglover: The problem with the proper vegetarian diet isn't that it lacks in any way the necessities of life. And skipping meat once a day never hurt anyone.

The main problem, and the reason vegans should be unwelcome in your home, even as emissaries of a friendly king, is that VEGETABLES ARE NOT MEAT AND YOU CAN'T SUBSTITUTE THEM FOR IT NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO YOU STUPID farkING ASSHOLES!

So true. The last time I had a vegan over for dinner (and we had agreed to cook an all vegan dinner) I stood in my kitchen blinking in complete silence for about an hour when I realized I couldn't use butter.


Vegans don't bother me. Eat whatever the fark makes you happy. But don't come over to MY house during a BBQ and expect me to bend over backwards cleaning the grill of any and all animal proteins (or hell....my oven). I will accomodate you, but not to the extent that I spend more time on your diet than the other 40 people that showed up, some who may have food allergies or diabetes or whatever. Bring something yourself and I will heat it up for you. And here's a rum and coke for you. You look stressed.
2013-05-01 02:32:31 AM  
2 votes:
OK, all you folks who say how this is great, and vegetarianism doesn't mean they won't get complete proteins...

This is the US Public Education system.  These people think ketchup is a farking vegetable.  They fire people for making more nutritious meals that don't follow the rules of buying pre-processed food from approved suppliers.  Do you really think they are capable of combining foods properly for proper nutrition now?  How do you think they're going to do with vegetarianism?
2013-05-01 01:51:23 AM  
2 votes:
You can lead a kid to veggies but you can't make them eat.
2013-05-01 01:45:35 AM  
2 votes:
For this to be an actual debate on the merits of a vegetarian achool lunch, you must first presuppose that the hamburgers, pepperoni pizza and beef tacos served in the traditional public school hot lunch contain meat.... from actual cows and pigs..... having eaten that for 12 years, I'm not sure I'm willing to go that far out on a limb.
2013-05-01 01:42:34 AM  
2 votes:
I'm not sure replacing chicken with a cheese quesadilla is healthier
2013-05-01 10:58:55 AM  
1 votes:
The problem with this isnt the concept, itl be the execution, the schools gonna wind up serving them a cheese quesedilla with a side of canned corn and tater tots. Because this is america and corn and potatoes are vegetables damnit.
2013-05-01 09:14:54 AM  
1 votes:
Principal Robert Groff said Tuesday the kids gravitated toward veggie offerings.

That is 100% bull farking shiat.
2013-05-01 09:10:55 AM  
1 votes:
So meat is so bad now, it cannot even be offered to the kids as an alternative to the vegetables?  Having an veggie option is one thing, but banning meat completely is ridiculous.
2013-05-01 06:03:33 AM  
1 votes:
It's hilarious how most of your kids won't eat veggies... Know who to blame for that? You... Had you been feeding your kids fresh veggies instead of McD's french fries or mac-n-cheese since they were old enough to hold a spoon, they might have healthier eating habits...

My wife and I did the exact opposite, we both agreed that our kids would not live off a shiat diet. They are both old enough to order meals when we do go out and they always order veggies because *GASP* they actually like them... Which seems to shock every waitress on the planet.

And yes, my kids are healthier than yours...
2013-05-01 03:38:55 AM  
1 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: Carnivores produce vitamin c within their bodies to make up for what they don't get in their diets, but humans rely entirely on their diet to get it.


Interestingly, it appears that nearly all of humans' vitamin C requirement is for the purpose of metabolizing starches.  Cultures that were exclusively carnivorous (e.g., the Inuit) didn't appear to have scurvy.
2013-05-01 02:12:57 AM  
1 votes:

vpb: Wow! There's some powerful derp here.

I an not a herbivore, but I know enough about nutrition to know that you can get all the protein and fat you need from plants.  You may not enjoy it, but it can be done.


I'll start this off by saying I eat shiat loads of meat. Delicious meat.

Yet I have two sets of aunt/uncles, with multiple kids who are vegetarian and are doing just fine. People can toss around jokes and disses, but people who take issue with something like this are not very smart. The worst that can happen is that your child eats food that is apparently not what your child wants at that exact minute. Often the same people bemoaning that other people aren't tough enough - apparently having to eat vegetables for lunch doesn't conflict with this 'world going to a handbasket' view.

As always, veganism gets brought up by some idiots who think this is a slippery slope to some alternate timeline where you're forced at gunpoint to eat grass. I love you crazy Americans that way - the slightest shift in anything is an assault on your freedom.
2013-05-01 02:10:13 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: skipping meat once a day never hurt anyone.


You shut your whore mouth!  Meat is why American men have enormous penises
2013-05-01 02:07:42 AM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Fun Dumpster: I'll stay away from the normal meat vs veggie derp, but I'd be curious to see how this public school manages to maintain this when school budgets in New York are already stretched to the breaking point.  Where are they finding the funding to continuously bring in the full veggie menu.  What quality of produce do they intend to use?  I understand that there may be some economy of scale at play, but how are they able to make a nutritionally viable meal on the traditionally meager budget assigned to school lunches?

I'm assuming they're going to be using a lot of refined grains and processed soy instead of fresh, local, seasonal produce. Which is a shame, if true.


What school cafeteria uses fresh, local seasonal produce now? They will use Sysco or Aramark products like every other school district.
2013-05-01 02:06:53 AM  
1 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: Protein does play a role in childhood development, but i'd wager it's better for a child to get plenty of vitamins and nutrients and just a little protein, than it is for them to get lots of protein and very little vitamins, which is what most children's diets are these days. Just shoveling meat and 'junk food' into their mouths constantly, leading to the bizarre modern phenomenon of people who are obese AND malnourished.


Meat is full of vitamins and minerals, as well as amino acids. It's mainly the processed carbs that lead to the obese/malnourished paradigm.
2013-05-01 02:03:36 AM  
1 votes:

Ranger Rover: doglover: The problem with the proper vegetarian diet isn't that it lacks in any way the necessities of life. And skipping meat once a day never hurt anyone.

The main problem, and the reason vegans should be unwelcome in your home, even as emissaries of a friendly king, is that VEGETABLES ARE NOT MEAT AND YOU CAN'T SUBSTITUTE THEM FOR IT NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO YOU STUPID farkING ASSHOLES!

So true. The last time I had a vegan over for dinner (and we had agreed to cook an all vegan dinner) I stood in my kitchen blinking in complete silence for about an hour when I realized I couldn't use butter.


Vegan cooking is lust free. There is nothing unctuous or lush about it, and there can't be. It's like Mormon sex, but food.
2013-05-01 02:02:11 AM  
1 votes:

Ranger Rover: doglover: The problem with the proper vegetarian diet isn't that it lacks in any way the necessities of life. And skipping meat once a day never hurt anyone.

The main problem, and the reason vegans should be unwelcome in your home, even as emissaries of a friendly king, is that VEGETABLES ARE NOT MEAT AND YOU CAN'T SUBSTITUTE THEM FOR IT NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO YOU STUPID farkING ASSHOLES!

So true. The last time I had a vegan over for dinner (and we had agreed to cook an all vegan dinner) I stood in my kitchen blinking in complete silence for about an hour when I realized I couldn't use butter.


I'm sorry but that made me lol
2013-05-01 01:53:47 AM  
1 votes:
Soy has not exactly proven to be great for children either, I hope they're moderating that shiat tightly.
2013-05-01 01:45:59 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: The problem with the proper vegetarian diet isn't that it lacks in any way the necessities of life. And skipping meat once a day never hurt anyone.

The main problem, and the reason vegans should be unwelcome in your home, even as emissaries of a friendly king, is that VEGETABLES ARE NOT MEAT AND YOU CAN'T SUBSTITUTE THEM FOR IT NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO YOU STUPID farkING ASSHOLES!


You'd be absolutely stunned by the numbers of people who don't know this basic fact. Why, back in 2006, there were something like 300 million vegetarian Indians. I'm not sure how many have survived, their population must be dropping like a stone.
2013-05-01 01:40:41 AM  
1 votes:
There's gonna be trouble when some kids points their carrot at someone like a gun.
2013-05-01 01:37:36 AM  
1 votes:
Milk. Cheese. Grain and beans. There's your complete protein
2013-05-01 01:10:14 AM  
1 votes:
It's a vegetarian menu, folks, not vegan. And since it includes cheese, and school lunch programs generally require milk to be offered to the students, it's likely a lacto-ovo vegetarian menu. That means dairy & eggs will be used.
 
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