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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    "Good" and "bad" food is largely about perception. My wife did a test of that one time with a bunch of people were over. She made one of her casual smorgasboard feasts - adults and kids alike gobbing it down. Then she tacitly got the conversation going about vegetarians - for which the consensus was all negative about it.

    Not one person realized the meal was entirely vegitarian, including the hotdogs, "sloppy joes," grilled brats and all the rest was entirely vegetarian. We're not vegetarian, though do limit red meat. Rather, the point is what is good food and bad food has a lot to do with how the food is prepared and presented. Telling kids "eat this because it's good for you" isn't the way to do it.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    It isn't the only problem, but it's a problem.
    Wasn't a problem when I was a kid, and isn't the problem now. What is different between when I was a kid and now? I'll give you a hint, it isn't the food that's different...
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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Wasn't a problem when I was a kid, and isn't the problem now. What is different between when I was a kid and now? I'll give you a hint, it isn't the food that's different...
    Actually the food probably does have more added sugar/etc. You act like it's a bad thing to give kids healthier food.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    Actually the food probably does have more added sugar/etc. You act like it's a bad thing to give kids healthier food.
    Probably? Based on what?

    I'm not saying it's bad, I'm saying it's bad to FORCE it.
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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    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
    sheep or we have an abudance of common sense something you are clearly lacking when you get children dictate your school lunch programms.
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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    With everything else we're being asked to swallow, school lunches aren't that much of a problem.

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Probably? Based on what?

    I'm not saying it's bad, I'm saying it's bad to FORCE it.
    Again, they're not forcing it. You can bring a lunch. As far as more sugar, one example I can think of is chocolate milk. We didn't have that when I was in elementary school, but did when I entered in to middle school. Guess what? When chocolate milk wasn't an option I just drank the unflavored milk!

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    With everything else we're being asked to swallow, school lunches aren't that much of a problem.
    Any small children want to learn to be tolerant today?

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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    Again, they're not forcing it. You can bring a lunch. As far as more sugar, one example I can think of is chocolate milk. We didn't have that when I was in elementary school, but did when I entered in to middle school. Guess what? When chocolate milk wasn't an option I just drank the unflavored milk!
    We definitely had chocolate milk when I was a kid, drank it EVERY day. So guess there isn't more sugar.
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    Re: Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    "Good" and "bad" food is largely about perception. My wife did a test of that one time with a bunch of people were over. She made one of her casual smorgasboard feasts - adults and kids alike gobbing it down. Then she tacitly got the conversation going about vegetarians - for which the consensus was all negative about it.

    Not one person realized the meal was entirely vegitarian, including the hotdogs, "sloppy joes," grilled brats and all the rest was entirely vegetarian. We're not vegetarian, though do limit red meat. Rather, the point is what is good food and bad food has a lot to do with how the food is prepared and presented. Telling kids "eat this because it's good for you" isn't the way to do it.
    I agree. When my wife turned 40 she decided to drop a few pounds and get in better shape. She made some dietary changes (not a diet, that is temporary as are the results) and joined a gym. And she stuck with it. She looks great and feels better. Here are some surprising things I discovered about food:

    Tortillas are an excellent substitute for other kinds of bread.
    Avocados are awesome.
    Grilling vegetables changes them completely and you can use a pump sprayer for olive oil.
    I... love turkey burgers. With steak seasoning.
    Wheat Thins and Triscuits are better than fried chips.
    Hummus is actually really good. Frozen yogurt has come a looooong way.
    And perhaps more importantly:

    If you change some of the little things you can still drink beer and eat bacon at 44 years old without getting fat or pissing off your wife.

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