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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    We did this in the UK a whle ago and so far it has been a great success. Once kids work out this is all they get they tend to start coming around to it and if parents dont like it they can send their kids to school with junk food.
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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    The problem is that the program exists at all, and the fault lies with the parents.

    My son can be a picky eater. He is 12. But he does not buy his lunches at school, he packs them himself. And when we go to the grocery store he goes with us. He is allowed to pick what he wants... to a point. For instance he eats breakfast cereal and he can choose what he likes... provided what he picks has 10 grams of sugar or less. And he can tell you which cereals qualify too. He checks the labels. He would prefer white bread but what he is allowed is whole grain, so he chooses a whole grain honey wheat. Of course he is going to want some chips with that, so we buy the assortment packs and and he gets one. The sized are predetermined. He likes the individual juice packets... and he can have any of them he likes that do not have high fructose corn syrup in them. How about some cookies? Sure, why not. He can pick what he wants, limit 3.

    Check this out: my son likes to play video games. Go figure. On our PC he has his own home screen and login. It is limited for content (by me) and he does not know his password. He has to be logged on every time by one of us. Check this out: When he gets off the school bus it is not at home (he would have to walk up a half mile long steep hill in the woods), he gets dropped off at my shop. He comes in and does his homework until it's time to close at 6. When we get home he empties the dishwasher and sweeps the floors and then he can be logged on to play until 8:30 when it is time to shut it off so he can get showered and be in bed by 9 because he likes to read for a half hour before he goes to sleep. He even does his own laundry. And he does all of it without being asked or complaining. He has learned that attitude gets negative response, that asking to play games before homework or chores will likely get him a couple of days off, that pushing bedtime boundaries will scale back bed times a half hour at a time. He's smart, he's fit, he doesn't complain and he generally gets what he wants or at least close to it. And we have fun. We don't deny him things without reason and he doesn't ask for unreasonable stuff.

    It wasn't always this way. A year ago he was getting whiny, complaining that his friends have things like cell phones and get to stay up later, and they get to buy their lunches at school and choose what they want. Thing is it wasn't working. We were aggravated, he was often disappointed, I'm sure he got tired of hearing that his friend's parents were caving because they were lazy and were not really doing their kids any good by giving them all of what they wanted with no expectations. Real world doesn't work that way, and what we end up with is a bunch of self involved 20 somethings living in their parents' homes way too long and going on strike because McDonalds won't pay them $15 an hour. We're not having it.

    The kids aren't the problem. It'd the lazy assed parents who would rather be their kid's friend than be their role models. That's why my stepson (21) is living with us and just now applying for jobs and looking at colleges. He's a vidiot. So is his lazy assed father. That's why he is 3 or 4 years behind where he should be. It was easier to be lazy and his father let him. You want to retire someday, stop raising kids who will never be able to take care of themselves and maybe you can. And quit complaining about the government and taxes if you are not willing to step up and do YOUR JOB AS A PARENT instead of expecting someone else to do it. They won't. Your kid's best interest is not their focus. IT SHOULD BE YOURS.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    KIDS ARE GOING HUNGRY and FOOD JUST GETS TRASHED. Isn't government wonderful?

    ROTFLOL... typical of government. They stick their nose in, waste taxpayer money, and Fail. In most cases they just pour in more money, but it's not so easy here... you can bring a kid to ObamaMeals but you can't force them to eat. No eat, no money, no profit.

    It's not so much what people eat that causes obesity, it's how much they eat.


    Doh Homer... no chit.
    I eat junk all the time, and I'm not overweight at all. My sister-in-law is in the 8th grade and she HATES all of this healthy food just as the article suggests.
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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    I eat junk all the time, and I'm not overweight at all. My sister-in-law is in the 8th grade and she HATES all of this healthy food just as the article suggests.
    I know she's probably just one of a large number of kids (hence a big age difference) or she was an accident, but the bold part just sounds odd.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    I know she's probably just one of a large number of kids (hence a big age difference) or she was an accident, but the bold part just sounds odd.
    Yeah she is quite a bit younger than my wife who is the oldest of 3, her sister (the 8th grader) was a big surprise.....
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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    My sister-in-law is in the 8th grade and she HATES all of this healthy food just as the article suggests.
    Perhaps we should make more of an effort to get the kids to eat the healthy food instead of giving in to their wishes purely based on their tastes?

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    Perhaps we should make more of an effort to get the kids to eat the healthy food instead of giving in to their wishes purely based on their tastes?
    When I was a kid we brought our own lunches, anyways, I think they should have options, and if the PARENTS want to force the kids to eat the healthier foods, that is their call not the Government.
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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    We did this in the UK a whle ago and so far it has been a great success. Once kids work out this is all they get they tend to start coming around to it and if parents dont like it they can send their kids to school with junk food.
    And in the UK you are programmed to be sheep You have except the the states philosophy that your not capable to make your own decisions and need the state to make them for you

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    I thought schools were supposed to offer choices to students? Or maybe things have changed in the last 20 years.
    You're thinking about the movement that came before the no choice nanny state healthy food movement.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    When I was a kid we brought our own lunches, anyways, I think they should have options, and if the PARENTS want to force the kids to eat the healthier foods, that is their call not the Government.
    As far as I know they can still bring their own lunches. Plus, in this case, it's already something that the government is providing.

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