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    L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students

    I do believe that one of the easiest ways to get kids to eat healthier is to start at the schools since 5 days a week they are eating breakfast and lunch there.But it looks like they are adding crap that normal people wouldn't eat and ****ing up the dishes that students liked at the taste tests.


    L.A. schools' healthful school lunches panned by LAUSD students - latimes.com
    It's lunchtime at Van Nuys High School and students stream into the cafeteria to check out the day's fare: black bean burgers, tostada salad, fresh pears and other items on a new healthful menu introduced this year by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

    But Iraides Renteria and Mayra Gutierrez don't even bother to line up. Iraides said the school food previously made her throw up, and Mayra calls it "nasty, rotty stuff." So what do they eat? The juniors pull three bags of Flamin' Hot Cheetos and soda from their backpacks.

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    Students have embraced about half of the new fare, according to Binkle; the salads and vegetarian tamales in particular have been popular.

    But some students said they still are not eating including those who liked the food at the taste tests.

    Andre Jahchan, a 16-year-old sophomore at Esteban Torres High School, said the food was "super good" at the summer tasting at L.A. Unified's central kitchen. But on campus, he said, the chicken pozole was watery, the vegetable tamale was burned and hard, and noodles were soggy.
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    Re: L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students

    I always bagged my lunch. I mean, for one thing, the portions my school gave out were crap. I had soccer practice right after school, till 6pm. HAD to eat a big lunch....or DIE out there, lol. Taste was not even an issue. I was always more concerned with quantity. The problem with school lunch is, everyone is different. You're simply not going to be able to meet all those different needs. You just gotta find a "good enough", and then tell folks that don't like it to find their own food.
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    Re: L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students

    What in the world is "chicken pozole"? The name alone sounds nasty.

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    Re: L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students

    They should be supplying healthful tasty food. What they shouldn't be doing is offering crap because that's what the students want. That includes Cheetos and soda.
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    Re: L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    They should be supplying healthful tasty food. What they shouldn't be doing is offering crap because that's what the students want. That includes Cheetos and soda.
    that is the trick
    one must often choose one or the other; seldom do both appear as the same menu item
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    Re: L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students

    we had some ok school lunches when i was a kid, but there are a few reasons why the food is never going to be popular no matter what it is.

    first, the food is bought and prepared in bulk. and the ingredients are often the cheapest available. we had this flat square pizza stuff that resembled orange tempera painted on grease soaked cardboard.

    second, the requirements necessitate odd food pairings, such as square tempera cardboard grease pizza with a side of carrots and canned peaches. to drink : boxed milk.

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    Re: L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students

    My 12 year old gets up, makes breakfast. Be that oatmeal (the boil the pot of milk or water and cook it kind, not instant), eggs and toast, cereal... packs his lunch which includes a sammich, chips, a fruit, Capri Sun to drink. I SOMETIMES give him $$ for school lunch.


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    Re: L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students

    Wow, schoolkids complain about school lunches! That is so unusual...
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    Re: L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    What in the world is "chicken pozole"? The name alone sounds nasty.
    Black bean Burgers and vegetarian tamales sounds nasty as well.Taking food they usually eat and replacing it with vegan pussy **** is the wrong way to get someone to eat something healthy.Plus it doesn't help that the schools usually take any kind of food and make it worse.Its almost like reverse beer goggles.


    Chicken pozole is a stew with some kind of corn in it.
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    Re: L.A. schools' healthful lunch menu panned by students

    I looked it up, it's Mexican, with Hominy in it, whatever hominy is.
    Don't work out, work in.

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