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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    SOrry...its simply not true that it is only happening in one isolated little school. There are accounts from Hawaii to Virginia and many states in between, all citing federal Head Start funding and guidelines as part of their justification. Regardless of whether or not it is mandated or if it is local policy using federal guidelines as their hammer, it is still happening.
    School Bans Homemade Lunches, Angering Parents Critical Of Federal Nutritional Standards

    Still...OK...fine. I agree...healthy living is really what it is all about and for that reason, we should ENSURE that people on government assistance ONLY be given prepackaged foods that meet these nutritional standards. Just like those eeeeevil parents that might pack a twinkie in their sack lunch, many have demonstrated they obviously make bad decisions and need, no...DESERVE the privilege of having someone else make their health and nutritional decisions for them.
    The other ones having issues are preschools/head start programs, as I said, and as I've said, that is a problem that the states are having with interpreting the rules that have been in place for awhile. It is concerning head start programs, where they don't always have the same available resources (including even actual cafeterias to eat in) for children in these programs.

    From your article:

    "Carmona said she initiated the policy in 2005 after observing students bringing “bottles of soda and bags of flaming hot chips” for lunches on field trips. "

    The elementary school many have cited is Little Village Academy, the one I mentioned.

    And this regarding the preschool thing:

    "However, the administrator’s apparent decision does not necessarily reflect federal or state policy, given the power of individual administrators to make such decisions."

    I don't agree with any ban on parents being allowed to send any reasonable lunches to school with their children, including for allergy reasons (I like better the idea of having separate tables that are allergen free tables). But the reality is that the federal guidelines on nutrition are not what is responsible for any of these bans, the individual schools and school systems are.
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    The other ones having issues are preschools/head start programs, as I said, and as I've said, that is a problem that the states are having with interpreting the rules that have been in place for awhile. It is concerning head start programs, where they don't always have the same available resources (including even actual cafeterias to eat in) for children in these programs.

    From your article:

    "Carmona said she initiated the policy in 2005 after observing students bringing “bottles of soda and bags of flaming hot chips” for lunches on field trips. "

    The elementary school many have cited is Little Village Academy, the one I mentioned.

    And this regarding the preschool thing:

    "However, the administrator’s apparent decision does not necessarily reflect federal or state policy, given the power of individual administrators to make such decisions."

    I don't agree with any ban on parents being allowed to send any reasonable lunches to school with their children, including for allergy reasons (I like better the idea of having separate tables that are allergen free tables). But the reality is that the federal guidelines on nutrition are not what is responsible for any of these bans, the individual schools and school systems are.
    Hawaii...bans on home lunches, bans on peanut butter, bans on teachers eating home lunches. Washington State. California. There are example after example after example and thats NOT including all the anecdotal evidence in the comments of all of the accompanying stories. And I thought it telling your only response to the actual pictures with actual meals serving actual food at the actual schools was "well...thats just schools that dont care". As if thats better.

    But again...Im all for doing things for the children and SINCE these school guidelines are what you consider healthy and nutritious and THAT is the ultimate goal, then surely you agree that THAT is all that should be allowed in the food subsidy programs for home use as well, right? I mean...we cant have people buying non-healthy food. That would be irresponsible.

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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I will as soon as you quote the post where I claimed that a majority of children like those new meal guidelines
    What good are the new diet guidelines if the children won't eat the meals?


    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So less fruit, less veggies, and less carbs.

    That leaves meat. Do you really think kids todays are lacking meat in their diets?

    Yeah, of course that's what I meant, give them nothing but slabs of beef.

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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Hawaii...bans on home lunches, bans on peanut butter, bans on teachers eating home lunches. Washington State. California. There are example after example after example and thats NOT including all the anecdotal evidence in the comments of all of the accompanying stories. And I thought it telling your only response to the actual pictures with actual meals serving actual food at the actual schools was "well...thats just schools that dont care". As if thats better.

    But again...Im all for doing things for the children and SINCE these school guidelines are what you consider healthy and nutritious and THAT is the ultimate goal, then surely you agree that THAT is all that should be allowed in the food subsidy programs for home use as well, right? I mean...we cant have people buying non-healthy food. That would be irresponsible.
    State bans, which have absolutely nothing to do with the new federal nutritional guidelines and everything to do with states or school districts making up their own rules for various reasons. I had my children in California schools just this past school year (for at least a little while). I sent lunches with my Kinder on occasion. My preschool age child was never in class long enough to require a lunch. In fact, there, the preschool classes only lasted about half as long as the elementary school days, so they only got snacks anyways, not lunch.

    The bans on peanut butter (which I've said I don't personally agree with anyway) are due to allergies, particularly severe allergies to peanuts where even just contact with a little bit of the oil can cause serious reactions. The bans on teachers eating in the rooms is probably dependent on what they are eating, possibly on whether it is acceptable for anyone to eat in the room (concern over insects and/or cleanliness), or when they are eating in the room.

    My argument has always been that the federal guidelines are not causing these problems, but rather the individual schools, school systems, and in some cases the states. That is what this discussion is about, the new healthy lunch federal guidelines, which have pretty much nothing to do with what you are talking about.

    Now, as far as food stamps are concerned, I'm all for making them so that people cannot buy certain products, such as soda (most drinks in fact, with the exceptions of milk and juice) or candy/snack cake sweets or chips with them. But I would not limit it too much after that. They are not the same thing here. One is guidelines for what schools can fix for all students, not just those on assistance, while the other is monetary aid to buy food.
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    The choice is easy.
    Healthier food for my kids.
    Would you rather that the dictates are un-healthy food?
    There was no choice before.
    sure there was. almost all schools had salad bars etc... very few kids ate at them and very few still do. schools are seeing about 2-3x the amount of food waste as before.

    Public School Kids Rebel Against Michelle Obama's Healthy School Lunches As First Daughters Get Meatball Subs, Ice Cream - Leah Barkoukis

    Let them eat cake. now they really don't have a choice. they are limited on meat cheese and everything else.
    i think i saw a picture of a lunch it had a burrito shell with 1 slice of ham and 1 slice of cheese and that was it.

    to a teen that on average consumes 1000+ calories in a day a 750 lunch is not going to work more so if they play sports and are burning 2000+ calories in a day.

    mean while obama's kids get BBQ, meatball subs and icecream all of which she has outlawed for other kids. being elite must be nice.

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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    What good are the new diet guidelines if the children won't eat the meals?
    I see you can't quote me saying what you claimed I said, so now you're trying to divert

    Yeah, of course that's what I meant, give them nothing but slabs of beef.

    Don't you ever get tired of trying to win a debate with tedious little technicalities, without making a good point?
    So now, after saying that there wasn't enough meat in the lunches, you're going to deny saying that the lunches need more meat?

    This is about the 5th time you've contradicted yourself in this thread
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    sure there was. almost all schools had salad bars etc... very few kids ate at them and very few still do. schools are seeing about 2-3x the amount of food waste as before.

    Public School Kids Rebel Against Michelle Obama's Healthy School Lunches As First Daughters Get Meatball Subs, Ice Cream - Leah Barkoukis

    Let them eat cake. now they really don't have a choice. they are limited on meat cheese and everything else.
    i think i saw a picture of a lunch it had a burrito shell with 1 slice of ham and 1 slice of cheese and that was it.

    to a teen that on average consumes 1000+ calories in a day a 750 lunch is not going to work more so if they play sports and are burning 2000+ calories in a day.

    mean while obama's kids get BBQ, meatball subs and icecream all of which she has outlawed for other kids. being elite must be nice.
    You can send your kids to a private school too if you wish. Or you can send your children to school with a meatball sub (unless you go to a school where the administration of that school has chosen to ban lunches from home, which has absolutely nothing to do with either Obama, their children, nor even the new school guidelines).

    The limit is not 750, it is 850 for high school students, teenagers, which they found is pretty close to the average amount of calories that they were being served prior to the guidelines changing. Plus,

    No one "outlawed" meatball subs or ice cream for school children. In fact, my child last year had several days where they had junk food during class. Plus, some schools even have ice cream as an "a la carte" item, as it has always been. Students have always had to pay extra (at least every school I've ever known) for things like ice cream. I can prove this.

    Huntingdon Primary School: Lunch Program

    Oh and some get meatball subs for lunch as well.

    http://www.plainville.k12.ma.us/cms/...LunchSep12.pdf

    Maybe you should actually look at what is allowed rather than simply reacting to some things being said on the internet. Meatball subs nor ice cream are banned from schools. Ice cream in public schools has almost never been available as included in the regular meal price, and has pretty much always been for most schools an a la carte option, as it still is in many schools.
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    What I learned from reading this thread.

    1) A student's full allotment of calories comes from school lunch. Nowhere else.
    2) A parent cannot send their child to school with a packed lunch.
    3) An eight year old child is a better judge of their nutritional needs than an adult.
    4) Students never threw their lunches away before 2014.
    5) The average child in the 1950's burned upwards of 16,000 calories per day.
    6) Communism!
    7) Moochelle.
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I see you can't quote me saying what you claimed I said, so now you're trying to divert



    So now, after saying that there wasn't enough meat in the lunches, you're going to deny saying that the lunches need more meat?

    This is about the 5th time you've contradicted yourself in this thread
    Ok,, if you say so, I'm sure you're always right?
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post

    mean while obama's kids get BBQ, meatball subs and icecream all of which she has outlawed for other kids. being elite must be nice.
    Not only that but did you know that Obama's demonic off-spring feast on stem-cells, the blood of virgins, and human souls?

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