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2008-06-02 05:04:21 PM  
Maybe school officials are vitamin rich?
 
2008-06-02 05:09:29 PM  
Where has the money gone?

To shiat that is infinitely LESS important than your kids eating well.
 
2008-06-02 05:10:22 PM  
Starting?!? The meals at my kids' schools have been shiat for years. They literally have PRETZELS for the entree some days.
 
2008-06-02 05:13:26 PM  
Anybody else get those "mexican" pizzas that were hexagonal and kind of tasted like a taco? I loved those things.
 
2008-06-02 05:13:30 PM  
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Problem solved.
 
2008-06-02 05:14:41 PM  
Whamdangler: Starting?!? The meals at my kids' schools have been shiat for years. They literally have PRETZELS for the entree some days.

This right there.

Gets back to the Memorial Day Fatty Thread too - it's not helping matters to make the lazy option (meaning: buying school lunch instead of you or your mom making one from scratch) less healthy.

/making a big vat of bean and kale soup for this week's lunches here...
 
2008-06-02 05:54:05 PM  
Adjective Bird Whiskey: Anybody else get those "mexican" pizzas that were hexagonal and kind of tasted like a taco? I loved those things.

I'm not sure what it tasted like, but it had government cheese on it. I'm sure of that.
 
2008-06-02 05:55:34 PM  
Whamdangler: Starting?!? The meals at my kids' schools have been shiat for years. They literally have PRETZELS for the entree some days.

Heh, I remember we'd get these awful snack things passed around the class. Just cheap dried bread garbage and sugary "juice" drinks.
 
2008-06-02 06:18:16 PM  
BobtheFascist: Problem solved.

Amen to that!

I remember seeing a tv news article on one of the School Breakfast programmes at a Vancouver elementary school. They were feeding the kids Eggo toaster waffles, coated in whipped cream, jam, and syrup - all washed down with a thing of chocolate milk. Like a sugar-laden feast is a good way to start your school day.

If they were serving bowls of oatmeal porridge, with a piece of fresh fruit, and plain milk, I would have taken it seriously. But with school breakfasts such as what they were serving, I think the programme either needs to be scrapped, or someone else needs to be put in charge of it.

And what's wrong with parents these days that they're too lazy to feed their kids?
 
2008-06-02 06:24:34 PM  
Hooray! Taco pies, Cheeto muffins and deep-fried Twinkie casserole is back on the menu!
 
2008-06-02 06:46:02 PM  
I'd just like to thank all the voters of Amendment 1 who helped make this budget crisis possible. Enjoy your one-time windfall of $100.
 
2008-06-02 06:58:24 PM  
I'll be happy the day they stop giving them choices and just serve them a damn meal. Kids in junior high and grade school don't need to be given the option of Pizza or a Burger (in addition to the "lunch")every day.
 
2008-06-02 07:07:52 PM  
whatever happened to gruel?
 
2008-06-02 07:09:03 PM  
What is the cost of a nation of fatass kids?
 
2008-06-02 07:11:28 PM  
Did anyone see that Jamie Oliver special, where he makes gourmet meals for British schoolchildren?

Turns out they didn't want to eat it anyway, instead opting for the usual processed crap.

Watch it.
 
2008-06-02 07:12:15 PM  
Whitey take the lotto money??
 
2008-06-02 07:12:53 PM  
pwhp_67: What is the cost of a nation of fatass kids?

to the school? nothing
 
2008-06-02 07:15:50 PM  
Hmmm. My wife and I wake up a little early in the morning to put together the kids' lunches. I'd say it for two lunches it takes an average of 7 minutes total.

I guess that's waaaaay too complicated and time-consuming, considering that it means that when we go shopping on Saturdays we always pick out the kids' lunches for the week.

People should honestly take parenting classes.
 
2008-06-02 07:18:48 PM  
Soylent green, cheap and nutritious. It also has a long shelf life.
 
2008-06-02 07:19:01 PM  
/drtfa
//so what? No more beers at lunch then?
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2008-06-02 07:19:34 PM  
Kids should just shut up and enjoy their lard burgers.
 
2008-06-02 07:19:42 PM  
Axiomatic: Where has the money gone?

To shiat that is infinitely LESS important than your kids eating well.


I'm sure the school administrators are eating well.
 
2008-06-02 07:20:26 PM  
Haoie: Did anyone see that Jamie Oliver special, where he makes gourmet meals for British schoolchildren?

Turns out they didn't want to eat it anyway, instead opting for the usual processed crap.

Watch it.


This.

It does not matter how damn nutritious the food is, those little bastards want their burgers and pies.
 
2008-06-02 07:23:04 PM  
make me some tea
Adjective Bird Whiskey: Anybody else get those "mexican" pizzas that were hexagonal and kind of tasted like a taco? I loved those things.

I'm not sure what it tasted like, but it had government cheese on it. I'm sure of that.


government cheese makes some of the best grilled cheese sandwich.
 
2008-06-02 07:29:33 PM  
I survived all through high school without eating lunch. No one will die from missing a lunch or two. Hell, looking at all the fatties in schools now these kids could stand to lose a few lbs anyway.
 
2008-06-02 07:31:13 PM  
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Food Fight!
 
2008-06-02 07:33:16 PM  
I'd like to know (or maybe I wouldn't) how much waste and graft there is in most school lunch programs.

Disclaimer: I'm sure most school lunch employees are lovely, honest people who truly want to feed our children efficiently and nutritiously. It's the rat bastards in charge who rob us blind.
 
2008-06-02 07:35:12 PM  
The obvious answer is to cut out all carbs.

They're the evil culprit in our society. Get rid of the carbs, and the little snowballs will see the pounds melt off until they become little snowflakes again.
 
2008-06-02 07:35:19 PM  
Abattur: Haoie: Did anyone see that Jamie Oliver special, where he makes gourmet meals for British schoolchildren?

Turns out they didn't want to eat it anyway, instead opting for the usual processed crap.

Watch it.

This.

It does not matter how damn nutritious the food is, those little bastards want their burgers and pies.


those little bastards want burgers and pies because thats all mummy and daddy gives them. Kids are, oddly enough, influenced by their environment. If the family only eats junk, then the kid is only going to want to eat junk.

I have a seven year old boy, who while not immune to typical childhood pickiness, would rather have a lot of healthier foods than junk. Cause we exposed him to many different types of food from a young age. He also gets a bag lunch every day for school with the same stuff in it nearly everyday: pb&j sammich, fresh fruit (apple, orange or banana), crackers, some sort of "treat" (fruit snack or one cookie). It isn't the perfect healthy lunch, but he likes it and its a damn bit better than anything he would be served at school.
 
2008-06-02 07:36:29 PM  
@Abattur
It does not matter how damn nutritious the food is, those little bastards want their burgers and pies.


Yeah, but WHY do they only want burgers and pies?

Because that's all they ever eat at home. If they have reasonable diets at home, they'll choose it at school.

It all starts with the parenting.
 
2008-06-02 07:36:29 PM  
jakomo002 Hmmm. My wife and I wake up a little early in the morning to put together the kids' lunches. I'd say it for two lunches it takes an average of 7 minutes total.

I guess that's waaaaay too complicated and time-consuming, considering that it means that when we go shopping on Saturdays we always pick out the kids' lunches for the week.

People should honestly take parenting classes.



A lot of children who eat these meals at school do not have a choice to eat a cold lunch. Poverty. Hence the school lunch program, hence trying to make it healthy. We can't all be so precious and make lunches with our spouses everyday so little Sam and Sally can skip off to school with a nutritious lunch in hand.

/Dont even have children, but I work for the government and represent such causes.
 
2008-06-02 07:36:44 PM  
Also: when I was in school (yes, in the 1980s, go ahead and make your jokes), my mother sent us to school with a sandwich, chips and some kind of fruit. I actually didn't really envy the school lunch kids, except on pizza day and burrito day.

School lunch pizza really sucked, but most kids will eat anything identified as "pizza," no matter how shiatty it is. The burritos (the few I had) were OK.
 
2008-06-02 07:37:18 PM  
shooboxx77: pb&j sammich, fresh fruit (apple, orange or banana), crackers, some sort of "treat" (fruit snack or one cookie).

Are you high, man!?!?!

You can't give a kid carbs. Carbs make people fat!! Crackers? Bread? Do you WANT him to have a heart attack by the time he's 30?
 
2008-06-02 07:37:43 PM  
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2008-06-02 07:37:59 PM  
SchlingFo: The obvious answer is to cut out all carbs.

They're the evil culprit in our society. Get rid of the carbs, and the little snowballs will see the pounds melt off until they become little snowflakes again.


So lard and bacon pita wraps it is!
 
2008-06-02 07:40:03 PM  
Give 'em a steady diet of Pepto and Gatorade.

The breakfast, lunch and dinner of champions
/and alcoholics
 
2008-06-02 07:40:28 PM  
Kenziewho: jakomo002 Hmmm. My wife and I wake up a little early in the morning to put together the kids' lunches. I'd say it for two lunches it takes an average of 7 minutes total.

I guess that's waaaaay too complicated and time-consuming, considering that it means that when we go shopping on Saturdays we always pick out the kids' lunches for the week.

People should honestly take parenting classes.


A lot of children who eat these meals at school do not have a choice to eat a cold lunch. Poverty. Hence the school lunch program, hence trying to make it healthy. We can't all be so precious and make lunches with our spouses everyday so little Sam and Sally can skip off to school with a nutritious lunch in hand.

/Dont even have children, but I work for the government and represent such causes.



Its very cheap to buy the stuff to make lunches. I can't say that if I had 5 kids, I would be able to do it, but with my one child, I manage to be able to buy the stuff for a week worth of lunch for a very small amount of money. I'm pretty damn broke most of the time and have to go get a couple loaves of bread at the day old bakery store, check out sales at different stores and so forth - but I'd rather do that then have him eating what the school serves. It isn't some bourgeois-type thing to make your kids lunch.
 
2008-06-02 07:41:17 PM  
shooboxx77: It isn't the perfect healthy lunch, but he likes it and its a damn bit better than anything he would be served at school.

You clearly didn't get the memo that parental responsiblity is a thing of the past.

Oh wait, I'm wrong. Applause to you shooboxx77!

And applause to my crazy neighbour, a great italian mom who will be out at 11pm barbecuing chicken breasts to put together her two kids' lunches.
 
2008-06-02 07:41:25 PM  
There's always ketchup.
 
2008-06-02 07:41:33 PM  
You know, the school lunches for my high school increase a steady 50 cents every year... and the quality/quantity have both been reduced ever since California passed that bill to deny sales of "unhealthy" food products at schools.
 
2008-06-02 07:41:41 PM  
Guysmiley: So lard and bacon pita wraps it is!

That's right!!

You don't have to worry about getting fat so long as you cut out those evil carbs.

Just look at the Japanese. Their staple food is rice, the worst of the carbs. And, you can see how bloated those fat bastards are.
 
2008-06-02 07:42:41 PM  
Who cares? As long as kids are math/science geniuses and writing good essays, everything's just peachy!

Today healthy lunch menus! Tomorrow special education!

/superintendent impersonation
 
2008-06-02 07:43:05 PM  
Whatthefark: I survived all through high school without eating lunch. No one will die from missing a lunch or two. Hell, looking at all the fatties in schools now these kids could stand to lose a few lbs anyway.

That would probably make things worse, actually. You'll slow down the kid's metabolism and they'll just run home and binge eat.
 
2008-06-02 07:43:09 PM  
Guysmiley: SchlingFo: The obvious answer is to cut out all carbs.

They're the evil culprit in our society. Get rid of the carbs, and the little snowballs will see the pounds melt off until they become little snowflakes again.

So lard and bacon pita wraps it is!


get rid of that pita! its a carb-laden trap!!!!. lard and bacon wrapped in prosciutto would be much healthier.
 
2008-06-02 07:43:24 PM  
Tofino: shooboxx77: It isn't the perfect healthy lunch, but he likes it and its a damn bit better than anything he would be served at school.

You clearly didn't get the memo that parental responsiblity is a thing of the past.

Oh wait, I'm wrong. Applause to you shooboxx77!

And applause to my crazy neighbour, a great italian mom who will be out at 11pm barbecuing chicken breasts to put together her two kids' lunches.


I want an Italian mom to make me lunch too darnit!!! ;)
 
2008-06-02 07:44:03 PM  
My daughter would sometimes take fruit, cheese, and some pretzels for lunch. One of the school officials claimed that wasn't healthy enough, and bullied her into eating a bite of a fish sandwich. My wife is allergic to fish (don't know about our daughter; she won't eat it and we're not pushing it). Needless to say, when we found out about it, hilarity ensued.

The school's retort: without a sandwich, it's not a healthy lunch.

So she got a peanut-butter sandwich one day and had to eat in a separate room because of fears of peanut allergies.

/changing schools
 
2008-06-02 07:44:16 PM  
SumoJeb: get rid of that pita! its a carb-laden trap!!!!. lard and bacon wrapped in prosciutto would be much healthier.

HOLY SHIAT!!!

I almost missed that!! Yeah, get rid of that damn pita.
 
2008-06-02 07:45:12 PM  
GypsyJoker: My daughter would sometimes take fruit, cheese, and some pretzels for lunch. One of the school officials claimed that wasn't healthy enough, and bullied her into eating a bite of a fish sandwich. My wife is allergic to fish (don't know about our daughter; she won't eat it and we're not pushing it). Needless to say, when we found out about it, hilarity ensued.

The school's retort: without a sandwich, it's not a healthy lunch.

So she got a peanut-butter sandwich one day and had to eat in a separate room because of fears of peanut allergies.

/changing schools


have you considered home schooling? not that im a proponent of such things...but sometimes...it just seems like a good option. That is one bat shiat crazy school you have there.
 
2008-06-02 07:45:52 PM  
PARENTS.

ARE.

SUPPOSED.

TO.

FEED.

THEIR.

OWN.

KIDS.
 
2008-06-02 07:47:39 PM  
GypsyJoker:

/changing schools

What? You're not going to sue the school? What kind of an American are you!
 
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