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(Washington Times)   Indiana school district loses $300,000 in funding after students reject healthy menu changes, refuse to eat any meal that doesn't say "Happy" in front of it   (p.washingtontimes.com) divider line 24
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2013-07-13 10:19:10 AM
11 votes:

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.


THIS.

School district: We're serving healthy food.
Parents: I don't want that and our kids don't want that.
School district: That's cool. You can eat...this bag of dicks.
2013-07-13 02:55:07 PM
2 votes:

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. 1980

Sure 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.


As a kid, I hated stewed tomatoes. In fifth grade, my officious teacher (Mrs. Menzel) took the time to further my education by insisting I eat my serving of them which had grown cold. After a Mexican stand-off she got her way, but I gagged and then vomited on her shoes. Perhaps we both learned something.
2013-07-13 12:15:33 PM
2 votes:
F*cking democracy. Damn the majority for not accepting what's best for them. If only one person, preferably black, could have all of the power to decide everything for everyone. Then it would all be so much easier.
2013-07-13 11:50:53 AM
2 votes:
Wow I made the mistake of reading some of the comments on that article. I feel stupider.
2013-07-13 06:08:54 PM
1 votes:

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.


Line cooks in buffets around here make a buck or two above minimum wage, if they're LUCKY (noting: we're talking something more akin to Subway/PF Changs/Chuckwagon, nothing special.... which is all kids f*cking need). There is no f*cking reason why schools need to pay such absurd costs for something that CAN, and in fact for years WAS, done for a lot less in school districts.

If local cooks at schools made $36,000 per year, there would be HUNDREDS of applicants. New TEACHERS don't even make that much around here.
2013-07-13 04:17:19 PM
1 votes:

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?


I don't know.  I can't explain it.  But I sure that neither racism nor misogyny are involved in any way whatsoever.
2013-07-13 04:13:24 PM
1 votes:

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.


I like your proposal.  It's modest.
2013-07-13 04:00:05 PM
1 votes:
How can you have any pudding if you won't eat your meat?
2013-07-13 03:46:24 PM
1 votes:

Ishidan: //I'm half Japanese, guess which half...


The bottom half?
2013-07-13 03:02:28 PM
1 votes:

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.


If it involves something more sophisticated than "stick it in the oven for 30 minutes and then take it out", you've never been in America. This is a nation that regards Sharknado as high class entertainment.
2013-07-13 02:50:33 PM
1 votes:

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.


I think you discovered the way to break this cycle. Force the teachers & staff to eat the same steam trays of stinking broccoli and rubbery string bean lunches that are being shoved down the kids' throats. The teachers unions will throw a sh*tfit and by the next month it'll be back to pizzas and corns dogs.
2013-07-13 02:46:49 PM
1 votes:
Click on that link you unthinking dopes. Zombie Moon needs a new crown.

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2013-07-13 02:45:47 PM
1 votes:

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


Sure 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.
2013-07-13 01:55:51 PM
1 votes:

gayb: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Thank you for demonstrating the fundamental flaw of democracy.

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I haven't followed south park for a few years. You'll have to use your words.
2013-07-13 01:31:12 PM
1 votes:

Warlordtrooper: many students are throwing food away, putting a dent in the district's budget.

That's not how money works.  The food is paid for weather the kid eats it or not.  It doesn't magically cost more if the kid throws it out.


They are leaving out how many of the school lunches are free theses days. In these cases food is bought by the school put on the plate for no charge to the student, then it gets thrown away and the kid spends $10 on junk food after school. And yes, the free lunch program is that screwed up where kids driving BMW's get free lunch.
2013-07-13 01:05:07 PM
1 votes:

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?


Yeah, but I don't know what propaganda would be hidden in the text if a story about Indiana school lunches....unless SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES.
2013-07-13 12:20:25 PM
1 votes:

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.


This is Fark. Your rationality has no place here. Begone.
2013-07-13 12:07:12 PM
1 votes:
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2013-07-13 11:59:25 AM
1 votes:
They're teaching our kids to waste food!
They're making us lose money because rich kids eat out!
Bad foods teach our kids to be fat!
Good food clogs our drains!
Obama does nothing!
Obama controls everything!
My ass holds a complaint for any event!
2013-07-13 11:57:11 AM
1 votes:

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.


You shut your whore mouth.
2013-07-13 11:56:26 AM
1 votes:
Sounds like they're availing themselves of the democratic process.  With all the good little drones being pumped out these kids should get As automatically.

Or send in DHS to suppress the original thinkers.  One of the two.
2013-07-13 11:55:32 AM
1 votes:
Everyone in this country should be given food stamps, and only food stamp EBT cards should be legal tender for food.  Then Michelle would get her way.
2013-07-13 11:51:35 AM
1 votes:
"They're teaching our kids with this meal pattern that it's OK to throw away," [Lori Shofroth, Tippecanoe School Corp.'s food service director] told JCOnline.

If only there were some sort of institution with the job of teaching kids positive behavior.
2013-07-13 11:16:57 AM
1 votes:
The Federal Government typically can't directly mandate states or local agencies to do certain things, but they can offer money and incentives with the condition that you follow certain rules - for example, serving healthy food to students or having a certain speed limit on the major highways.

When state and local agencies stop following the conditions that comes with the money being sent to them, the money will stop coming in. The state agency knew that was the outcome going in and they stopped anyway. They made their bed, now they should lay in it.
 
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