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(NBC New York)   NYC Mayor De Blasio announces "Meatless Mondays" for all public schools next year. Sounds pretty dumb, but it's already expected to be more popular than "Styrofoam Wednesday" and "Cardboard Friday"   (nbcnewyork.com) divider line
    More: Misc, New York City, public schools, Nutrition, Meatless Mondays, Lunch, Meal, city officials, school year  
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2019-03-12 07:57:31 AM  
Good.
 
2019-03-12 08:00:52 AM  
It would be a lot healthier to do Grainless Mondays.
 
2019-03-12 08:02:27 AM  
Soy burgers and that wax pizza thing were a traditional school food in the 80s. And look how we turned out.
 
2019-03-12 08:15:23 AM  

NakedDrummer: It would be a lot healthier to do Grainless Mondays.


This!  I only eat ground beef and now that I've gotten my ketones aligned, nobody can stand to be near me no doubt because of my impressive, masculine physique.
 
2019-03-12 08:15:38 AM  
Yeah, this will not go well. It's one thing to offer healthy and varied options, it's another to try to force people into a dietary religion.
 
2019-03-12 08:15:55 AM  
I really farking hate this motherfarking mayor guy.
 
2019-03-12 09:03:36 AM  

asquian: Yeah, this will not go well. It's one thing to offer healthy and varied options, it's another to try to force people into a dietary religion.


Just wait for the protests
 
2019-03-12 09:51:34 AM  

asquian: Yeah, this will not go well. It's one thing to offer healthy and varied options, it's another to try to force people into a dietary religion.


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2019-03-12 10:35:37 AM  
I dont know about the rest of the country, but here in NJ Fridays were always void of meat, at least for elementary schools. And this wasnt just for lent, it was year round, i thought to appease certain christians that were more hard core.  Every friday was pizza, or pasta, or pb&j, or fish..
Looking at my kids menus, the food is ok, but its still crap.  Its mostly budget related.  they just dont get enough money to provide better food.  its sad.
 
2019-03-12 10:36:49 AM  
This is a good and reasonable idea for budgetary, dietary, and environmental reasons.

People are going to lose their minds over it, because anything de Blasio does enrages people.
 
2019-03-12 11:43:18 AM  
MEAT FREE don't mean it's healthy. I'm betting it will be loaded up with preservatives like the kids other prison food.
 
2019-03-12 11:46:49 AM  
So is there also going to be a veggie free day?

You can't tell me kids wouldn't love that!
 
2019-03-12 12:49:52 PM  
Was there ever meat in those lunches in the first place?
 
2019-03-12 01:36:22 PM  
I would eat the shiat out some palak paneer right now.

You don't have to eat meat with EVERY meal. Calm down.
 
2019-03-12 01:49:19 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: I would eat the shiat out some palak paneer right now.

You don't have to eat meat with EVERY meal. Calm down.


Maybe you don't, but I've taken my entire personality and replaced it with meat.
 
2019-03-12 01:54:48 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: I would eat the shiat out some palak paneer right now.

You don't have to eat meat with EVERY meal. Calm down.


Don't I, though?  Look, I'm a sensitive guy as it is.  I don't want the dudes I bring over to bang to think I'm gay.
 
2019-03-12 02:09:33 PM  
As always, we'll eat their share.
 
2019-03-12 02:11:11 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: I would eat the shiat out some palak paneer right now.

You don't have to eat meat with EVERY meal. Calm down.


It's a matter of doing it by choice or being forced into it.
 
2019-03-12 02:12:43 PM  

Algebrat: Needlessly Complicated: I would eat the shiat out some palak paneer right now.

You don't have to eat meat with EVERY meal. Calm down.

Don't I, though?  Look, I'm a sensitive guy as it is.  I don't want the dudes I bring over to bang to think I'm gay.


I've been told it's not gay if you're pitching, if that helps.
 
2019-03-12 02:17:10 PM  

chitownmike: Needlessly Complicated: I would eat the shiat out some palak paneer right now.

You don't have to eat meat with EVERY meal. Calm down.

It's a matter of doing it by choice or being forced into it.


Ok, but how is that different than any other nutritional choice made about kids' lunches? What if the kid wanted chicken nuggets but the caf was only serving sausage pizza that day?

As long as the meal served is nutritionally balanced, could it *occasionally* not have meat?
 
2019-03-12 02:20:48 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Algebrat: Needlessly Complicated: I would eat the shiat out some palak paneer right now.

You don't have to eat meat with EVERY meal. Calm down.

Don't I, though?  Look, I'm a sensitive guy as it is.  I don't want the dudes I bring over to bang to think I'm gay.

I've been told it's not gay if you're pitching, if that helps.


Well, they'll never let me on top of them if they catch me eating some whimpy palak paneer, I can tell you that much.
 
2019-03-12 02:52:47 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: chitownmike: Needlessly Complicated: I would eat the shiat out some palak paneer right now.

You don't have to eat meat with EVERY meal. Calm down.

It's a matter of doing it by choice or being forced into it.

Ok, but how is that different than any other nutritional choice made about kids' lunches? What if the kid wanted chicken nuggets but the caf was only serving sausage pizza that day?

As long as the meal served is nutritionally balanced, could it *occasionally* not have meat?


Exactly. Every meal served is "forced" upon the students. And believe it or not, some kids are vegetarian/vegan. This is a total non-issue.
 
2019-03-12 03:12:14 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: chitownmike: Needlessly Complicated: I would eat the shiat out some palak paneer right now.

You don't have to eat meat with EVERY meal. Calm down.

It's a matter of doing it by choice or being forced into it.

Ok, but how is that different than any other nutritional choice made about kids' lunches? What if the kid wanted chicken nuggets but the caf was only serving sausage pizza that day?

As long as the meal served is nutritionally balanced, could it *occasionally* not have meat?


Every school i ever went to had more than one option, nice binary straw man
 
2019-03-12 03:53:35 PM  
Make public school lunch universally free but only provide soylent equivilant. no pay options.

Or just admit you want to use it as a subsidy for big ag and serve at market costs. Public school food is awful, and the kids will absolutely hate it but the least you could do is force them to only provide tolerably healthy options. Make em eat broccoli or starve.
 
2019-03-12 03:54:16 PM  

mathamagical: Make public school lunch universally free but only provide soylent equivilant. no pay options.

Or just admit you want to use it as a subsidy for big ag and serve at market costs. Public school food is awful, and the kids will absolutely hate it but the least you could do is force them to only provide tolerably healthy options. Make em eat broccoli or starve.


Oh and they can't have any pudding if they don't eat their meat.
 
2019-03-12 03:58:43 PM  

mathamagical: mathamagical: Make public school lunch universally free but only provide soylent equivilant. no pay options.

Or just admit you want to use it as a subsidy for big ag and serve at market costs. Public school food is awful, and the kids will absolutely hate it but the least you could do is force them to only provide tolerably healthy options. Make em eat broccoli or starve.

Oh and they can't have any pudding if they don't eat their meat.


Oh, how obscure
 
2019-03-12 05:26:01 PM  
Sweet!  Three-day Weekend!
 
2019-03-12 06:08:33 PM  
But Monday is Hot Dog day.
 
2019-03-12 07:35:48 PM  
Why is it dumb subby? It's only one fricking day.
 
2019-03-12 08:28:34 PM  

chitownmike: Needlessly Complicated: chitownmike: Needlessly Complicated: I would eat the shiat out some palak paneer right now.

You don't have to eat meat with EVERY meal. Calm down.

It's a matter of doing it by choice or being forced into it.

Ok, but how is that different than any other nutritional choice made about kids' lunches? What if the kid wanted chicken nuggets but the caf was only serving sausage pizza that day?

As long as the meal served is nutritionally balanced, could it *occasionally* not have meat?

Every school i ever went to had more than one option, nice binary straw man


Fine, kid wants chicken nuggets but the caf has a choice of salad or hamburger. Or any 2 or 3 things, or even 10 things which are all vegetarian, whatever. The original question remains. Regardless, unless kid brought lunch from home, someone else made nutritional choices for him or her.

Way to mischaracterize my post and miss the point.
 
2019-03-12 10:28:03 PM  
My school's menu often has meatless days (today's option, for example was Brunch for Lunch-French toast sticks), but there is no rhyme or reason to the days.

The lunches are definitely not healthy. Suddenly, last month mozzarella sticks were added as the lunch item, which blew my mind. Who decided that was lunch?
 
2019-03-13 12:25:48 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: chitownmike: Needlessly Complicated: chitownmike: Needlessly Complicated: I would eat the shiat out some palak paneer right now.

You don't have to eat meat with EVERY meal. Calm down.

It's a matter of doing it by choice or being forced into it.

Ok, but how is that different than any other nutritional choice made about kids' lunches? What if the kid wanted chicken nuggets but the caf was only serving sausage pizza that day?

As long as the meal served is nutritionally balanced, could it *occasionally* not have meat?

Every school i ever went to had more than one option, nice binary straw man

Fine, kid wants chicken nuggets but the caf has a choice of salad or hamburger. Or any 2 or 3 things, or even 10 things which are all vegetarian, whatever. The original question remains. Regardless, unless kid brought lunch from home, someone else made nutritional choices for him or her.

Way to mischaracterize my post and miss the point.


I doubt they will be making palak paneer
 
2019-03-13 04:31:21 AM  
I'm sure the kids who get one actual, complete meal in a day (when they go to school...) will love that. They're the ones who deserve fewer options, after all.
 
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