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(Telegraph)   "Please, sir, I want some more." "No, you're fat enough"   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 45
    More: Interesting, Dietary Reference Intake, child obesity, BBC Wales, kitchen staff, Welsh Government  
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2013-12-20 06:19:42 AM
Works for me. In loco parentis.

If the parents won't do their job and manage their kids' diets, then for their own sake the school should do what it can to protect them from obesity.
 
2013-12-20 07:42:10 AM
At first I was all
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But then I was like this
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2013-12-20 09:15:07 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: At first I was all
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But then I was like this
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Now I'm wondering how many stock photos there are of that kid. "Okay, now shove the whole cheeseburger in your mouth. Great, you're a natural!"
 
2013-12-20 09:16:53 AM
All I know is those doughnuts are making my mouth water....and I don't even like doughnuts.
 
2013-12-20 09:19:18 AM
At my school, we didn't get seconds unless we were in the highest grade (5th for elementary school, 8th for middle school). And even then, it was first-come, first-serve until they ran out, which usually meant you got, at most, 1 extra serving (and they broke the seconds serving up so that more kids could get seconds, which also meant it wasn't as big). Then, we went outside for recess and ran around for a while. We had very few fat kids, and this was just 20 years ago.
 
2013-12-20 09:20:36 AM

Walker: All I know is those doughnuts are making my mouth water....and I don't even like doughnuts.


Well, I think you're a big doodie-head!
 
2013-12-20 09:20:37 AM
Put down the iPad and donuts, start eating your veggies, and go play outside. No gastric band surgery needed.
 
2013-12-20 09:20:56 AM
Fatty Fatty 2 by 4
Couldn't get through the bathroom door,
So he did it on the floor,
Licked it up and did some more!
 
2013-12-20 09:21:34 AM
And since when could you get (or even want) seconds in a school cafeteria?
 
2013-12-20 09:22:54 AM
*reads TFA* Huh, sounds sane and sensible.

/Imokaywiththis.jpg
 
2013-12-20 09:24:48 AM
ramp.ie
 
2013-12-20 09:25:41 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-20 09:26:44 AM
cdn3.whatculture.com
 
2013-12-20 09:27:34 AM

Sybarite: Because People in power are Stupid: At first I was all
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But then I was like this
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Now I'm wondering how many stock photos there are of that kid. "Okay, now shove the whole cheeseburger in your mouth. Great, you're a natural!"


LMAO
 
2013-12-20 09:29:52 AM
Some local authorities are also preventing pupils from having extra puddings because of their high sugar content.
Cardiff Council has started giving children slices of dry bread if they are still hungry after lunch.
 - the article

Because there's really a difference between refined sugar and refined wheat products.

/Actually, there is a difference. At least with the sugary foods there's no/less gluten.
 
2013-12-20 09:32:53 AM
We never had the option of having seconds at school. Really, until high school, we had no real influence over what or how much we were served. The year I grew 11 inches, I could have eaten the tables I was so hungry.
 
2013-12-20 09:37:11 AM
Good, we really don't need more snowballs.
 
2013-12-20 09:37:37 AM

jxb465: Some local authorities are also preventing pupils from having extra puddings because of their high sugar content.
Cardiff Council has started giving children slices of dry bread if they are still hungry after lunch. - the article

Because there's really a difference between refined sugar and refined wheat products.

/Actually, there is a difference. At least with the sugary foods there's no/less gluten.


There is nothing wrong with gluten unless you have an allergy to it. While refined wheat products are a step above empty calories, sugar is much worse.
 
2013-12-20 09:40:21 AM
Is that Miles O'Brien?
 
2013-12-20 09:40:58 AM
Feed the kids whatever for the first serving. If they want seconds, it's kale-and-chickpea salad with a thimbleful of dressing. 

Bam. Fixed.
 
2013-12-20 09:41:38 AM
Stuff his maw as much as he wants. Make him a side show! There is a free market solution to all of this, and it involves bulk.
 
2013-12-20 10:02:21 AM
Wasn't there just a story here the other day about how kids are throwing away most of their school lunch? Why don't the fatties just camp out next to the trash cans?
 
2013-12-20 10:06:44 AM
still hungry after eating? Drink a glass of water and shut it.
 
2013-12-20 10:23:25 AM
Obviously, not a witch.

www.traditionalcatholicpriest.com
 
2013-12-20 10:41:16 AM
Count me among the "we never even had an option for seconds" group.  Until junior year high school, when we were allowed to leave campus for lunch period and get what we liked.  Until then if you bought "hot lunch" you got the tv dinner-ish aluminum container complete with cardboard lid with a tv dinner tasting meat, veg, & potato.  Or once a week a slice of frozen pizza and a piece of fruit.

I still miss you Mr. and Mrs. Crist and your bakery with the most delicious sub sandwiches.

8" sub on freshly baked roll, bag of chips or a freshly baked cookie & a soda = $1.50.  The high school lunch special.

/get off my lawn
 
2013-12-20 10:45:56 AM

machoprogrammer: At my school, we didn't get seconds unless we were in the highest grade (5th for elementary school, 8th for middle school). And even then, it was first-come, first-serve until they ran out, which usually meant you got, at most, 1 extra serving (and they broke the seconds serving up so that more kids could get seconds, which also meant it wasn't as big). Then, we went outside for recess and ran around for a while. We had very few fat kids, and this was just 20 years ago.


Ha!! You had it easy, at my school, if we wanted seconds, we had to kill and eat one of our fellow students.  And we didn't have any condiments either!!

 We were tougher back though; you kids today are soft, soft as soap!!
 
2013-12-20 10:56:01 AM

jxb465: Some local authorities are also preventing pupils from having extra puddings because of their high sugar content.
Cardiff Council has started giving children slices of dry bread if they are still hungry after lunch. - the article

Because there's really a difference between refined sugar and refined wheat products.

/Actually, there is a difference. At least with the sugary foods there's no/less gluten.


Gluten isn't a thing.   People have been eating wheat since ancient Egyptian times.   Try the splenda, olestra, triclosan and all the chemicals in your soap before you knock good old grain.
 
2013-12-20 10:56:42 AM
Could also be a near total lack of physical activity contributing to this. Bring back child Labour
 
2013-12-20 11:39:05 AM
We didn't have fat kids in elementary school.  We had gloppy cafeteria food, the highlight was the square pizza thing once a week.  At worst, it was that nasty fish stick.  Whatever it was, we ate it, we ran around at recess playing tag, kickball, basketball and everyone's favorite "kill the man with the ball."  Yes, we got bruises; yes, we were happy.  There were no seconds, if we were still hungry we asked our mom (it was the 70's, sorry feminists) to send something extra with us in a brown bag.  Maybe a twinkie or hostess cupcake if we were lucky, usually an apple or banana.

When we got home from school, we had another snack, then ran around playing non stop until the streetlights came on.  Homework took about 20 minutes per weeknight, play time was more like 3 hours of non stop hockey, street hockey, baseball, football, snowball fights, building tree forts in the woods.

My own kids, had about 3 hours of homework per night by 7th grade.  Far less active, they played organized sports, but mostly didn't have time for the neighborhood play.  I had to limit the video games and Disney movies to a few hours a week.  There are just too many easy lazy alternatives to exercise these days.

Ugh, I'm rambling.
 
2013-12-20 11:46:11 AM
If they are still hungry for seconds, I wouldn't mind putting my tax dollars towards second helpings of vegetables.
 
2013-12-20 12:03:22 PM

Ker_Thwap: We didn't have fat kids in elementary school.  We had gloppy cafeteria food, the highlight was the square pizza thing once a week.  At worst, it was that nasty fish stick.  Whatever it was, we ate it, we ran around at recess playing tag, kickball, basketball and everyone's favorite "kill the man with the ball."  Yes, we got bruises; yes, we were happy.  There were no seconds, if we were still hungry we asked our mom (it was the 70's, sorry feminists) to send something extra with us in a brown bag.  Maybe a twinkie or hostess cupcake if we were lucky, usually an apple or banana.

When we got home from school, we had another snack, then ran around playing non stop until the streetlights came on.  Homework took about 20 minutes per weeknight, play time was more like 3 hours of non stop hockey, street hockey, baseball, football, snowball fights, building tree forts in the woods.

My own kids, had about 3 hours of homework per night by 7th grade.  Far less active, they played organized sports, but mostly didn't have time for the neighborhood play.  I had to limit the video games and Disney movies to a few hours a week.  There are just too many easy lazy alternatives to exercise these days.

Ugh, I'm rambling.


We couldn't afford a ball, so we played kill the man with the stick..

We would come in from recess all cut up and beat to hell. We survived. I weep for the generation of pansies that are being raised nowadays.
 
2013-12-20 12:09:42 PM
Hm, UK article.

Because I was about to say: Kids get seconds on their school lunch?  I remember you paid 90 cents for a ladle-full of whatever slop they were slinging that day, and then you sat down.  I don't think you got another chance to even approach the lunch line again.  Not that you would want to.  I guess I am old.
 
2013-12-20 12:18:44 PM
The only school lunch I remember liking was the hexagonal pizza with glow-in-the-dark orange cheese.
 
2013-12-20 12:26:08 PM

Sybarite: Because People in power are Stupid: At first I was all
[lh3.ggpht.com image 850x530]

But then I was like this
[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x387]


Now I'm wondering how many stock photos there are of that kid. "Okay, now shove the whole cheeseburger in your mouth. Great, you're a natural!"


Seriously, what parent pimps out their obese child to stage a bunch of photos of him being a pig? These are the kids that should be killing their parents with claw hammers.
 
2013-12-20 12:27:22 PM

beezeltown: We never had the option of having seconds at school. Really, until high school, we had no real influence over what or how much we were served. The year I grew 11 inches, I could have eaten the tables I was so hungry.


Our school (middle and high) had the regular school lunches but was on a lunch-ticket system.  If you weren't one of the "free-lunch" kids, then you carried around a punchcard ticket that you bought regularly.  One punch per meal, so if you were a football player and you (or your parents) wanted to spend 3x the amount of everyone else at lunchtime, you could buy three lunches, no problem. It was also a cute pseudo-dating practice, since you could use your punchcard to buy someone else lunch if you wanted.

I used to eat two lunches regularly, plus a milkshake, but was underweight thanks to a GI problem.  If I had been forced to survive a school day purely on one lunch, I think I would have been even crazier than I was.
 
2013-12-20 12:42:55 PM
Seconds?

The slop they tried to serve us was so nasty I wouldn't even eat the firsts.
 
2013-12-20 12:57:44 PM

Sybarite: Now I'm wondering how many stock photos there are of that kid. "Okay, now shove the whole cheeseburger in your mouth. Great, you're a natural!"


About as many as there are of your mom on Brazzers.
"Okay, now see if you can get two up there. Wow! You're good at this"

/your mom jokes never get old....unlike your mom
 
2013-12-20 01:55:45 PM

Snakeophelia: beezeltown: We never had the option of having seconds at school. Really, until high school, we had no real influence over what or how much we were served. The year I grew 11 inches, I could have eaten the tables I was so hungry.

Our school (middle and high) had the regular school lunches but was on a lunch-ticket system.  If you weren't one of the "free-lunch" kids, then you carried around a punchcard ticket that you bought regularly.  One punch per meal, so if you were a football player and you (or your parents) wanted to spend 3x the amount of everyone else at lunchtime, you could buy three lunches, no problem. It was also a cute pseudo-dating practice, since you could use your punchcard to buy someone else lunch if you wanted.

I used to eat two lunches regularly, plus a milkshake, but was underweight thanks to a GI problem.  If I had been forced to survive a school day purely on one lunch, I think I would have been even crazier than I was.


I was that kid who ate whatever anybody else at the table didn't want. Plenty of boiled-to mush green beans for me...
We had no punch cards. Just plop down the dollar or whatever, take what they give you. My mother felt for me, though. She made 4 eggs, bacon, toast and coffee for breakfast for me daily. I was lucky. Then I ate everything I could find after I came home from school. I taught myself to cook because I was so hungry. By the 7th grade, I was 6'3", 110 pounds, and utterly ravenous. I couldn't gain weight to save my life. That all changed about the time I got married, at 25...
 
BHK
2013-12-20 03:11:01 PM
If you eat your meat, you still can't have any pudding!
 
2013-12-20 06:17:16 PM
I say we forget all this BMI crap and just say, "How tall are you? Here's your belt." That belt will fit only permitted waist sizes for your height. If the belt don't fit, you must put down the fork and quit.
 
2013-12-20 06:54:22 PM
Fat kid: Can I have some more?

Taggart: I'd say you've had enough!

/obscure?
 
2013-12-20 07:48:42 PM
IamOKwiththis.jpg
 
2013-12-20 09:08:25 PM
You shouldn't say that.  That's off-putting.
 
2013-12-20 09:18:43 PM

BolshyGreatYarblocks: You shouldn't say that.  That's off-putting.


You should be off pudding.

Because you're fat.

You shouldn't eat so much pudding.

/I love this joke so much
 
2013-12-21 12:46:11 AM
When I was in grade school, there was no such thing as a "closed campus". You came and went as necessary. In the warmer months, we got an hour for lunch and that was plenty of time to bicycle across the park and a couple major arterials to the nearest drive-in where burgers were 21 cents and a small coke was 7 cents. You could also just go home if you lived close enough. (most people's moms were at home all day) The alternative was to brave the vile prison-grade slop they served you in the school caffenasium for 30 cents plus 3 cents for milk. Either way, we finished off the hour on the asphalt playground in a rousing game of kick-ball, dodge-ball, or just generally beating each other up for no reason.

Nobody was fat, but there were a couple kids who bought their clothes in the "husky" aisle at Sears and JC Penney's. I think they went on to be NFL football players later in life. Out of 400 or so kids, only one person had a serious allergy to anything and it wasn't food, it was bee stings. I occasionally claimed to be allergic to vegetables, but was told to stfu and clean my plate or I'd be sold to the gypsies.
 
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