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You Can Lead A Child To Healthy Foods, But Will They Eat?

August 15, 2013

One year is far too small a sample size to judge the effectiveness of federal standards to make school lunches healthier....

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FedUpL8ly

Aug-15-13 5:35 AM

Federal Gov't. dictating public education menus with a "one size fits all" policy is their typical myopic approach. Caloric levels set by Michelle Obama and her lackeys don't account for the wide discrepancy between students active in sports and those who are relatively sedentary. In a typical school year, it's not uncommon for some students to grow as much as 6 inches while others may barely grow an inch. And then we have school administrations and teachers' unions "fighting child obesity" by eliminating mandatory physical education which seems to have as it's primary result, a shortened workday.

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FlashBazbo

Aug-15-13 8:48 AM

Fruits and vegetables are "plopped" on the lunch tray? Exactly how does one "plop" an apple?

I don't doubt much of the good stuff is going to waste, but that's only half the equation. Ask yourself what glob of empty calories wasn't "plopped" on that tray in the spot where the apple landed.

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50s4ever

Aug-15-13 8:53 AM

Schools have no business being involved in diets for children. They shouldn't even be feeding them. The government is raising your kids their way, proving parents are not to be trusted or respected.

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FlashBazbo

Aug-15-13 9:24 AM

Schools swapping out pizza logs and snack cakes for apples and sweet corn is evidence of some sort of government mind control?

Interesting theory.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-15-13 10:42 AM

Yeah, Flash. They want you to have healthy free radicals that will improve your memory and intelligence so they can control it.

Get it?

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-15-13 10:44 AM

At the end of the day, would you rather see the nasty chicken patty fall into the trash or healthy greens?

I'm sure kids throw away just as much of both.

I remember when Michelle Obama was trying to educate kids on eating healthy and exercising and she was derided. Isn't that more than this? Wasn't she doing more, educating?

The irony is the fools deriding this program are likely many of those who have the obesity problems.

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50s4ever

Aug-15-13 10:54 AM

Stupid libs. Schools are not parents. They have no business feeding your kids anything. I went to a school with no cafeteria. We had the new social benefit of free milk for poorest kids. There were four kids in school overweight, and none from junk food. Today they would look average. Save billions every year.

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Seadog

Aug-15-13 11:46 AM

I wonder what the Obama kids get to eat at their private school. I'll wager it is not what is served at our local schools. But then again, "do as I say, not as I do".

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FlashBazbo

Aug-15-13 11:50 AM

let's carry that "schools are not parents" logic to its natural conclusion. If school cafeterias are an overreach by "stupid libs". What about school busses? Shouldn't actual parents be responsible for getting their kids to school? Class room discipline? Say a kid blows up in class. What do we do? Call dad to come in and make him stop? Bathrooms? Shouldn't they go at home? Think of the savings.

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workinggirl

Aug-15-13 1:54 PM

I have worked in the cafeteria at a school for years. More food is getting thrown away now then ever before. A lot of parents get food stamps for their kids and then the kids come to school and get free breakfast and lunches and throw them in the garbage cans. Let the parents pack the kids lunches and save on all the workers and the food handed out.

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50s4ever

Aug-15-13 1:59 PM

flashbo you just proved me right again. We never called cops or professional counselors either.

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50s4ever

Aug-15-13 2:02 PM

Bathrooms? We had two. And without government interference we knew who used which. Thanks to you libs now any******pubescent can choose which one they like to hang out in.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-15-13 2:22 PM

Workinggirl has been keeping track of the lunches being thrown away.

hahahaha....suuuure.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-15-13 2:23 PM

We should also make them bring their own lamps and/or candles. Save electricity.

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FlashBazbo

Aug-15-13 2:55 PM

I haven't proved anything 50's. I'm simply asking some questions here. Truth be told, I'm not sure if you've ever been proved right on any matter.

BTW, I'm a registered Republican, business owner, gun owner, hunter, former farmer and former football coach. Your leap to label be a lib (stupid, or otherwise) because I'm for kids being served food that doesn't come in a paper wrapping is a big mistake on your part.

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Seadog

Aug-15-13 3:13 PM

"Workinggirl has been keeping track of the lunches being thrown away"

Nice try defending your hero's wife, but - where did working girl say she kept track? Obviously, someone that works in a cafeteria everyday would be able to tell how much food is being thrown out compared to in the past.

Since you don't work, I'd guess you wouldn't know that.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-15-13 5:23 PM

"where did working girl say she kept track?"

Captain Literal strikes again! Geez...at least for some of you, you can be commended for your consistency. Probably a week ago you were pulling the same schtick.

It's kind of nice, we can name a few of you and create a movie:

50s4ever as SuperRace: Able to turn any conversation into a racial conversation with a single comment!

Seadog as the trusty Captain Literal: The power to lack understanding of paraphrase, metaphor, simile, or hyperbole. He'll knock your socks off! (Just don't tell him he did or else he'd be checking the cushions)

FedUp as The Analogy: Combats intelligence with baseless storytelling!

"Obviously, someone that works in a cafeteria everyday would be able to tell how much food is being thrown out compared to in the past."

Sooo...if she's not "keeping track" in this scenario, what is she doing? LOL, you're hilarious.

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SCALLYWAG

Aug-15-13 8:33 PM

I am to the understanding the Obama administration is lacing school lunches with the deadly drug knowen as ironyoozesfromu it will make everyone as predictable as all liberal whacks so we can be led like sheep. Think for yourself

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50s4ever

Aug-15-13 9:19 PM

Dumb and Dumber...

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Seadog

Aug-15-13 11:19 PM

"Dumb and Dumber" or Barrack and Michelle

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-16-13 7:25 AM

I asked you a question, Captain Literal.

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Seadog

Aug-16-13 10:06 AM

"Sooo...if she's not "keeping track" in this scenario, what is she doing"

Well, let's see ironyclapping. Maybe she collects the garbage every day. Maybe in the past there were only 12 bags and now there are 25. According to you that's "keeping track". To me, she makes the assunption ( rightfully so) that more food is being tossed out.

Now had this been a program GWB had forced on Americans, would you still be defending this "healthy" program.

Finally, you are a moron.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-16-13 11:51 AM

I laughed again at Seadog for many reasons this time.

First, he completely avoids recoiling on his comment that she is not "keeping track". The sad part is time after time someone has to spoon-feed Seadog concepts and definitions in order for him/her to grasp basic concepts.

Fact is, she would have to "keep track".

But that's small potatoes made large by Seadog (he/she is good at stirring up hoopla over nothing).

The other thing that Seadog says which is funny is that he thinks cafeteria workers take out the trash. Last I checked, food service workers don't handle trash. Janitors do. But what do I know? Additionally, even if there was more trash, making the equation based on confirmation bias is a logical fallacy (i.e. that there is more trash because of A) and not B) or a combination of A) and B) or others.

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Seadog

Aug-16-13 2:48 PM

workinggirl Aug-15-13 1:54 PM

"I have worked in the cafeteria at a school for years. More food is getting thrown away now then ever before"

Funny, I don't see where workinggirl says she is a "cafeteria worker". If I said I worked in a factory, does that necessarily mean I run a machine - or could I be a fork lift operator, a custodian, or a material handler? Interesting isn't it ironyclapping how some jump to conclusions.

If I unload 50 watermelons a week during the winter, and 500 in the summer, I can conclude that the store is selling MORE watermelons in the summer "without keeping tack". More work, more trucks, more melons, more unloading = a higher number of melons being sold.

And yes, if you don't understand that, you truly are a moron!

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Seadog

Aug-16-13 5:59 PM

Ironyclapping, let's put it in a way you'll understand.

If Obama promises he'll close GITMO, cut the deficit in half, let no lobbyists in his administration, and have a transparent administration and doesn't do what he promised, is he a liar? Just an assumption, I'm not keeping track.

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