bronyaur1: There is no reason on EARTH why tax monies should fund unhealthy meals for kids, either directly or via government assistance programs. You want your kids to eat crap? Then YOU pay for it.
pdee: Once and Future Lurker: Why don't they just prevent the kids from leaving the ground in the middle of the day. Mine did starting my junior year. 1980Sure and when that does not work just have the school safety officer hold a gun to their heads until the eat their veggies.Much better to teach them early not to resist government. EVER.
Tom_Slick: Go work in high volume short serving window kitchen. I have I worked at a conference center where we would have to serve 500-1000 patrons in a 2.5 hour window, everything you know about cooking goes out the window when cooking for a buffet. The allowable food costs for that setting was $6.00 per guest, a hell of a lot more than schools are allowed to spend. Food has to be prepared so it is cooked properly for patron #1 and not over cooked for patron #800. The skill and training it takes to properly prepare meals in that environment took a head chef making $100k a year, a sous chef making $60k a year and line cooks making $18.00 per hour. Schools can't or won't spend that much money. But yeah since you can cook nutritious, good tasting meals at home for next to nothing totally means you can do it for 400 children 5 days a week, you should apply the next time the local school district has an opening for that $36,000 a year job.
nmemkha: According to the comments, its all "MOO(CHER)SHELL"s fault.What is it with the first lady hate over mandating the serving nutritious food in schools?
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: meintx2001: This is about Moochel's food program. No surprise.Hey, I say cut all food programs. If the kids family can't afford to feed them, don't feed them.Good thinkin'. And when they die, we can feed 'em to the rich kids.
Ishidan: //I'm half Japanese, guess which half...
Monkeyhouse Zendo: Tom_Slick: I'll bet Japan actually hires real professionally trained chefs for their schools. US schools don't.You don't need a chef since nothing in those pictures is remotely challenging to prepare. Any reasonably experienced cooking staff could prepare those meals for a school lunch program.
Gene Masseth Jr.: I work in a school. Adult lunches are $3 and I get absolutely no more food or portion sizes than the kids do, whose lunches are $1.80. Because of this, our school hardly has any teachers/staff that eat school lunch. We bring our own stuff in or use our pathetic lunch breaks to run the .6 miles to "Fast Food Central" on our main road because all of us know that for $3 we can get full meals at McDonalds/Burger King/Taco Bell and go back to class on a full stomach. The kids are screwed and can't go anywhere, but a lot of them now bring their own lunches, which wasn't the case a few years ago.I don't think it's just Carmel (richest city in Indiana btw so wtf are they whining about when it comes to money?) that is losing money on school lunches. It's everywhere. Improve portion sizes and prices and we'll have this discussion a couple years from now.
Once and Future Lurker: Why don't they just prevent the kids from leaving the ground in the middle of the day. Mine did starting my junior year. 1980
gayb: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Thank you for demonstrating the fundamental flaw of democracy.[fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net image 528x297]
Moopy Mac: Deedeemarz: red5ish: Not going to feed clicks to the Washington Times. Not interested in propaganda promulgated by the Unification Church.?WTF?Never heard of the Moonies?
BiblioTech: As someone who works lunch duty every day in an elementary school, here's a news flash - they're ALREADY throwing so much stuff away it's sickening. That includes all that healthy stuff that parents pack for them. I'm also trying to figure out how kids throwing stuff away, that they already paid for, is costing the school district money. I can see not as many kids buying a lunch but then the schools should know their numbers and not prepare as much and they still aren't out the money.
Waldo Pepper: Instead of wasting time/money on trying to get kids to eat better how about getting them outside and teach them how to play.
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