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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    What's the point? The government shouldn't change a government program to provide healthier food?
    They should offer the kids choice like they did when I was kid. I don't seem to recall there being many fat kids around back then.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    They should offer the kids choice like they did when I was kid. I don't seem to recall there being many fat kids around back then.
    They do have a choice. They can bring their own lunch.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    This reminds me so much of my cat. My cat was a feral half grown kitten when I first encountered him. He was starving and scrawny as hell so I started coaxing him with dry cat food. He would scarf the stuff right up! One month I could not afford the extra expense of cat food so fed him our table scraps. Once he had a taste of our table scrapes he will no longer eat cat food and if no scraps are provided will go many days without eating simply because he refuses to touch the cat food that he would eat previously without hesitation.

    Back on topic - I really cannot judge the children completely without having tried what they are being offered. I know some foods if not prepared right are just awful! I have had a couple stints in jail in the past and the food was so bad I would go without eating for sometimes days at a time because I knew I would survive and could hold out till I could get home and have real food. It was just that bad. But part of me believes that badly prepared food probably isnt the only issue here. Children today are just spoiled with their hot pockets and sugary foods and trying to get some of them to eat the same foods we grew up on is near impossible.
    My wife has rescued more than a few starving cats and kittens, plus some dogs. Of our own pets, most eat better than most people. A typical dinner for your little lap dog is fresh shrimp, a motzarelli cheese ball, 1/4th hotdog and some special little dessert. But she always leaves out ordinary pet food too. Something for them to nibble on.

    When hungry, a dog or cat will eat anything. So will people.

    As for people, she makes very, very healthy meals - but they are oddball but rather very inviting and good tasting. Kids over like it - a lot.

    The problem with schools' "healthy menus" is probably they also are crummy menus.

    I don't have a problem with schools not serving junk food. But don't see what the hell this has to do with the Federal government either.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    The government shouldn't take away the food without thinking about the consequences first. Why not ask the kids and parents? Why are they making arbitrary decisions? They should have known it wasn't going to work by watching "Food Revolution" a few yars ago, don't remember the chef's name but it didn't work.
    I'd imagine it'd work if they only provided healthy options for the school lunch program. Kids aren't going to starve themselves forever.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    They do have a choice. They can bring their own lunch.
    That is not the school offering choice. That is just allowing parents to be parents while the school fails completely.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    That is not the school offering choice. That is just allowing parents to be parents while the school fails completely.
    I don't think the school needs to offer a choice.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Behold the horror of whole wheat bread and skim milk.
    Milk? I see no reason to try to force kids to drink milk. NO regular milk is used in our household. It either will be lactose free or goat's milk. And then only if necessary for cooking or (rarely) cereal, not for drinking. NO babies are given milk except human breast milk.

    Quite a few people think cow's milk is very unhealthy for many reasons, including all the steroids and antibiodics given to the cows.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    They should offer the kids choice like they did when I was kid. I don't seem to recall there being many fat kids around back then.
    Exactly. Food isn't the problem. They can try to say it is all they want, but it just isn't true.
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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Milk? I see no reason to try to force kids to drink milk. NO regular milk is used in our household. It either will be lactose free or goat's milk. And then only if necessary for cooking or (rarely) cereal, not for drinking. NO babies are given milk except human breast milk.

    Quite a few people think cow's milk is very unhealthy for many reasons, including all the steroids and antibiodics given to the cows.
    Got Milk?

    Milk, does a body good!

    Give me some milk!
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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Exactly. Food isn't the problem. They can try to say it is all they want, but it just isn't true.
    It isn't the only problem, but it's a problem.

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