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(NJ.com)   A nourishing school lunch should include all of the basic food groups: moldy, soggy, frozen and flat-out inadequate   (nj.com) divider line
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2021-09-18 9:34:44 PM  
Appearance, taste, texture.

Wholesome.
Nutritious

Filling


Try it sometime
 
2021-09-18 10:06:41 PM  
The Simpsons - There's Very Little Meat In These Gym Mats
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2021-09-18 10:30:40 PM  

RTOGUY: [YouTube video: The Simpsons - There's Very Little Meat In These Gym Mats]


More testicles means more iron.
 
2021-09-19 12:09:08 AM  
We try to cut costs in the dumbest possible places. Studies show that kids who aren't hungry do orders of magnitude better than kids who are hungryZ
 
2021-09-19 12:13:52 AM  
You people feed your children goldfish?

/asking for a foreigner
 
2021-09-19 12:17:53 AM  
Wrong subby, bachelor's four food groups are fast, frozen, leftover and spoiled.
 
2021-09-19 12:24:00 AM  
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2021-09-19 12:24:08 AM  
Chartwell's is probably miffed. Usually they charge extra for finely aged artisanal mold.
 
2021-09-19 12:25:16 AM  
Those waivers - which allow school districts to receive reimbursements for the meals they serve - have continued, providing free meals to all kids through June 2022.

See also "Pentagon, $640 toilet seat."

Have the IRS find out which school administrator has a family member in the food industry.

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Above: The solution to 99% of bad government.
 
2021-09-19 12:26:05 AM  
Aussie here.  Can someone explain why free school lunches isn't socialism?
 
2021-09-19 12:26:09 AM  
Am I the only person that grew up in America and never had school lunches even offered as an option?
 
2021-09-19 12:26:33 AM  
Quick fix. Make the food company and school board eat their meals.
 
2021-09-19 12:29:39 AM  
Milk's expiration date is pretty subjective.
 
2021-09-19 12:32:06 AM  
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2021-09-19 12:33:39 AM  

stuffy: Quick fix. Make the food company and school board eat their meals.


Aramark make different meals for adults
 
2021-09-19 12:33:55 AM  

Dave2042: Aussie here.  Can someone explain why free school lunches isn't socialism?


In America socialism is no longer considered a bad idea.  All the cool kids are preaching socialism.
 
2021-09-19 12:34:26 AM  

steerforth: You people feed your children goldfish?

/asking for a foreigner


They're crackers. Flavored in what I expect a goldfish would taste like

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2021-09-19 12:40:50 AM  

stuffy: Quick fix. Make the food company and school board eat their meals.


It should be like a secret shopper thing - the school board drop in unannounced and eat the same slop the kids get. I suspect things would get better quickly.
 
2021-09-19 12:41:05 AM  
Now is the time for me to to tell you 'bout my vegetarian upbringing -- whole wheat homemade bread that was cut all sideways while everyone elses's sandwiches had the nice pre-cut slices of bread; an ungodly creature called Nuteena -- not sure if you can even find it anymore, but it was this thing made out of peanuts that you'd slide out of a can like cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving -- it was nasty.

And don't get me wrong, I went to a cult school that was designed to raise cult children, so I understand I was raised in the depths, but even within the depths, there I was so sad, on the perimeter with my soggy little vegetarian homemade sammich -- everyone else was trading back-and-forth with their PB & J's and whatnots, but nobody wanted to trade their sandwiches with me.

This was all pretty traumatic, and I've honestly never talked about this before -- mom's vegetarian sammiches sucked, and I was embarrassed of them, and I believe that's why nobody wanted to be friends with me, and I believe I can draw a direct parallelley line thingy between that and now.

This is why I breakdance-fight to this day -- this is why I will cut a b*tch over a Muffuletta. I may not be able to have nice things, but by god I will go to my grave having a nice sandwich.
 
2021-09-19 12:42:41 AM  
My mum packed my lunch everyday and it was fresh and tasty.  If only the kids these days had parents who didn't rely on the government to do what they should be doing, this article wouldn't exist.
 
2021-09-19 12:46:40 AM  
I'm not sure how it is anymore but when I was in school im Texas, ketchup could be counted as a serving of vegetables
 
2021-09-19 12:48:30 AM  

Mark Ratner: My mum packed my lunch everyday and it was fresh and tasty.  If only the kids these days had parents who didn't rely on the government to do what they should be doing, this article wouldn't exist.


Raising the minimum wage to match at least inflation probably wouldn't hurt. As a start. See, when you're *having* to work 3 jobs, just to keep afloat, you may find that your time and energy levels aren't enough to make lunches for your family.
 
2021-09-19 12:49:26 AM  

Quick and Dirty: Now is the time for me to to tell you 'bout my vegetarian upbringing -- whole wheat homemade bread that was cut all sideways while everyone elses's sandwiches had the nice pre-cut slices of bread; an ungodly creature called Nuteena -- not sure if you can even find it anymore, but it was this thing made out of peanuts that you'd slide out of a can like cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving -- it was nasty.

And don't get me wrong, I went to a cult school that was designed to raise cult children, so I understand I was raised in the depths, but even within the depths, there I was so sad, on the perimeter with my soggy little vegetarian homemade sammich -- everyone else was trading back-and-forth with their PB & J's and whatnots, but nobody wanted to trade their sandwiches with me.

This was all pretty traumatic, and I've honestly never talked about this before -- mom's vegetarian sammiches sucked, and I was embarrassed of them, and I believe that's why nobody wanted to be friends with me, and I believe I can draw a direct parallelley line thingy between that and now.

This is why I breakdance-fight to this day -- this is why I will cut a b*tch over a Muffuletta. I may not be able to have nice things, but by god I will go to my grave having a nice sandwich.


Please tell me your top 3 sandwich choices if you were stranded in this thing we call life.
 
2021-09-19 12:49:40 AM  

steerforth: You people feed your children goldfish?

/asking for a foreigner


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2021-09-19 12:52:39 AM  

uttertosh: Mark Ratner: My mum packed my lunch everyday and it was fresh and tasty.  If only the kids these days had parents who didn't rely on the government to do what they should be doing, this article wouldn't exist.

Raising the minimum wage to match at least inflation probably wouldn't hurt. As a start. See, when you're *having* to work 3 jobs, just to keep afloat, you may find that your time and energy levels aren't enough to make lunches for your family.


It would also be nice to hold Congress to the same laws they pass for everyone else
 
2021-09-19 12:54:45 AM  
NJ school taxes are through the god damn roof.  We should have been eating filet mignon for lunch, not whatever tf this is.
 
2021-09-19 12:58:36 AM  

Dave2042: Aussie here.  Can someone explain why free school lunches isn't socialism?


Because there's no such thing as a free lunch.
 
2021-09-19 1:01:25 AM  

Mark Ratner: My mum packed my lunch everyday and it was fresh and tasty.  If only the kids these days had parents who didn't rely on the government to do what they should be doing, this article wouldn't exist.


My Weeners t you would likely have gotten me banned from fark, but instead I will congratulate you on your privilege and growing up in a house with a mom who didn't have to work 2-3 jobs just to keep a roof over your head, and one where there was always enough money for food.  Many people aren't that lucky, but do go on heaping scorn on them for their circumstance as you personally have never been in it
 
2021-09-19 1:02:22 AM  

uttertosh: Mark Ratner: My mum packed my lunch everyday and it was fresh and tasty.  If only the kids these days had parents who didn't rely on the government to do what they should be doing, this article wouldn't exist.

Raising the minimum wage to match at least inflation probably wouldn't hurt. As a start. See, when you're *having* to work 3 jobs, just to keep afloat, you may find that your time and energy levels aren't enough to make lunches for your family.


I get you're saying to a certain extent, but c'mon man, a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, some carrots or apple slices, a few cookies, maybe a few Doritos or Cheetos...I'm hungry now, never mind. It's a cheap lunch.
 
2021-09-19 1:06:30 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Am I the only person that grew up in America and never had school lunches even offered as an option?


The place I went to (Kindergarten through 8th) didn't have a cafeteria , vending machines, or anything.
The absolute only thing they provided were those tiny cartons of milk that you could buy at lunchtime for 5¢ (maybe 25¢, I don't remember).  If your parents didn't make anything for you to bring to school you were SOL.
 
2021-09-19 1:08:15 AM  

Dave2042: Aussie here.  Can someone explain why free school lunches isn't socialism?


Because they are offered through a USDA program. USDA means agriculture. Agriculture means farmers. And in these-here United States, farmers are the hard & ready benchmark of all that is good, true and right white. Of course government giveaways to the good Christian yeomen aren't socialism.

But trying to stop them definitely would be.
 
2021-09-19 1:11:10 AM  
That picture of a quesadilla was the saddest thing I have ever seen. Besides the pitiful looking cheese the tortilla didn't even have a brown spot on it. Was it even cooked? Taco Bell looks better and that's saying something.
 
2021-09-19 1:17:56 AM  

Mark Ratner: My mum packed my lunch everyday and it was fresh and tasty.  If only the kids these days had parents who didn't rely on the government to do what they should be doing, this article wouldn't exist.


My parents bought their first house at $19,000. They didn't have to go to college to make the money to buy it because even the low paying jobs at the time were enough. If you want to compare the past to the current then remember that as production has increased wages have stagnated. The production and pay gap makes it way harder for young adults to be able to do or afford anything  our past mums and grandmums could do.

Production Pay Gap
 
2021-09-19 1:21:27 AM  

Mark Ratner: Please tell me your top 3 sandwich choices if you were stranded in this thing we call life.


1) Muffuletta

2) Cuban_sandwich

3) Pasty

The third choice might be a little controversial, but it's a nice hot sammich in my book -- pasties rule!
 
2021-09-19 1:26:23 AM  
My oldest forgot her lunchbox one day this past week and saw that the meal of the day at our school was a ham wrap. It was a maybe on eating this school lunch. With that being her answer we didn't drive her lunch out to the school. For whatever reason they were distributing the food as a piece of ham rolled up in whatever school issued eggo waffles are. Dipping sauce? Mayo. Yum.
 
2021-09-19 1:27:56 AM  

Quick and Dirty: Mark Ratner: Please tell me your top 3 sandwich choices if you were stranded in this thing we call life.

1) Muffuletta

2) Cuban_sandwich

3) Pasty

The third choice might be a little controversial, but it's a nice hot sammich in my book -- pasties rule!


1) New York Style Philly Cheese (green peppers, mushrooms, and provolone - f cheez wiz)
2) Italian Beef where it is dipped in the juice
3) Chicken Panini
 
2021-09-19 1:28:17 AM  

Dave2042: Aussie here.  Can someone explain why free school lunches isn't socialism?


Easy: socialism is alive and well. Usually it's folded into two groups: a) eliminating risks for the rich to help them build their wealth, or, b) doing the bare minimum to keep the poor from causing to country to implode.  A good example of both: health insurance is private until you're old enough, after which people are moved to public insurance. This article is b.

Farm subsidies would be a c), but it doesn't help much. It's just a few scraps to keep them voting against their best interests.

To be fair, most countries do this to varying degrees.
 
2021-09-19 1:32:35 AM  
Easy solution: Ban the kids from taking pictures of their meals.

/Sarcasm
//Obviously
 
2021-09-19 1:33:44 AM  

Quick and Dirty: This was all pretty traumatic, and I've honestly never talked about this before -- mom's vegetarian sammiches sucked, and I was embarrassed of them, and I believe that's why nobody wanted to be friends with me, and I believe I can draw a direct parallelley line thingy between that and now.


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Sounds like mum forgot the 1st rule of being a successful vegetarian:

"Know how to cook."
 
2021-09-19 1:33:55 AM  

Mark Ratner: Please tell me your top 3 sandwich choices if you were stranded in this thing we call life.


Beef on Weck.
Ham sandwich (with swiss and mushrooms).
Reuben.
 
2021-09-19 1:35:21 AM  

Dave2042: Aussie here.  Can someone explain why free school lunches isn't socialism?


It is not socialism because this directly benefits those who would normally decry such things as socialist.
 
2021-09-19 1:35:41 AM  

NephilimNexus: Quick and Dirty: This was all pretty traumatic, and I've honestly never talked about this before -- mom's vegetarian sammiches sucked, and I was embarrassed of them, and I believe that's why nobody wanted to be friends with me, and I believe I can draw a direct parallelley line thingy between that and now.

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Sounds like mum forgot the 1st rule of being a successful vegetarian:

"Know how to cook."


Dude.. that's the most failed rule of every damn home cook. If most home cooks had to cook something not in a teflon pan you're getting burnt ass food.
 
2021-09-19 1:48:30 AM  

TorpedoOrca: steerforth: You people feed your children goldfish?

/asking for a foreigner

They're crackers. Flavored in what I expect a goldfish would taste like

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Getting the impression they are not as nutritious as real goldfish
 
2021-09-19 1:49:53 AM  

liquidsiphon: Quick and Dirty: Mark Ratner: Please tell me your top 3 sandwich choices if you were stranded in this thing we call life.

1) Muffuletta

2) Cuban_sandwich

3) Pasty

The third choice might be a little controversial, but it's a nice hot sammich in my book -- pasties rule!

1) New York Style Philly Cheese (green peppers, mushrooms, and provolone - f cheez wiz)
2) Italian Beef where it is dipped in the juice
3) Chicken Panini


I'm actually embarrassed I forgot the Cheesesteak, and I totally want to try this:

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2021-09-19 1:55:17 AM  
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2021-09-19 1:59:46 AM  

NephilimNexus: Quick and Dirty: This was all pretty traumatic, and I've honestly never talked about this before -- mom's vegetarian sammiches sucked, and I was embarrassed of them, and I believe that's why nobody wanted to be friends with me, and I believe I can draw a direct parallelley line thingy between that and now.

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Sounds like mum forgot the 1st rule of being a successful vegetarian:

"Know how to cook."


Gorgeous!
 
2021-09-19 2:06:30 AM  

iheartscotch: We try to cut costs in the dumbest possible places. Studies show that kids who aren't hungry do orders of magnitude better than kids who are hungryZ


Imagine choosing to have kids, choosing to not give them up to someone else that could properly care for them, and then choosing not being able to provide them the minimum - like a farking lunch.

Failing that hard has a name. It's called bad parenting and it should be dealt with via jail time for neglect - the same as we do parents who can't afford a bedroom for their kids and instead lock them in a cage in the basement.

Farking atrocious.
 
2021-09-19 2:07:58 AM  
Is a calzone considered a sandwich?  It would not be in my top three sandwiches, but close.  A gyro would be my number one sandwich (and not that whatever Arby's sells and calls gyros).
 
2021-09-19 2:11:26 AM  
"We recognize that over the past few days there were a few instances where we didn't meet the expectations of all of our students and families,"

This is a standard bullshiat corporate non-apology.
Not "we farked up." It's "it was the students who's standards are too high. Maybe they shouldn't be all demanding by wanting non frozen food." And not even "We're sorry we didn't meet those expectations." They "recognize" they didn't meet them.  Well farking great, they are aware.
I mean I'm glad you are aware that you've been jacking off in the break room, but how about, oh I don't know, stopping doing that?

Companies will do anything they can to avoid actually apologizing or even saying they will stop doing whatever they were dying wrong.

It's basically like when your brother says "you're ugly" and your mom tells him to apologize, and he says "I'm sorry you're ugly"
 
2021-09-19 2:18:01 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: iheartscotch: We try to cut costs in the dumbest possible places. Studies show that kids who aren't hungry do orders of magnitude better than kids who are hungryZ

Imagine choosing to have kids, choosing to not give them up to someone else that could properly care for them, and then choosing not being able to provide them the minimum - like a farking lunch.

Failing that hard has a name. It's called bad parenting and it should be dealt with via jail time for neglect - the same as we do parents who can't afford a bedroom for their kids and instead lock them in a cage in the basement.

Farking atrocious.


Good thing we've stacked the courts to overturn roe v wade
 
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