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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    And yet, what do the polled administrators say?
    Who cares? We (you and I) are talking about whether or not the kids are indoctrinated.
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i don't care what she does or doesn't do. i'm just tired of the endless and pointless bitching. she could buy her kid a pet hamster and there would be five angry partisan threads about it within five minutes of fox's coverage.

    there is so much to be legitimately concerned with when it comes to national and global issues right now. a public school kid eating a damned salad isn't one of them. if it pisses you off, load your kid's lunchbox with beer battered deep fried pizza with a side of ****ing Crisco dip and a two liter of Coke, for all i care. problem solved.
    I do not have a problem with Michelle or any other first lady getting involved in a cause. I was fine with Laura Bush's literacy cause and Nancy Reagan's "Just say no to drugs" cause. My concern comes when first ladies move from causes to actual government policy. A previous example was Hillary Clinton attempting to singlehandedly nationalize America's healthcare system. I do not have a problem with Michelle Obama attempting to inspire exercise and nutrition, however when it ends up as federal government policy, I draw the line. Michelle should butt out. I would say the same if Laura Bush was influencing government policy on school lunches. This is not personal or partisan. I just do not like nanny state government.

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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I don't think that's entirely fair. Modern First Ladies have adopted a program or cause such as literacy, and I think encouraging kids to eat healthily and to exercise is great. (Have you ever seen Michelle Obama jump rope? Wow!)

    But I do wish the feds would butt out of this and just about everything else.
    I do not have a problem with first ladies getting into causes either. I just think they should be inspirational and not directed at government policy.

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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    I do not have a problem with Michelle or any other first lady getting involved in a cause. I was fine with Laura Bush's literacy cause and Nancy Reagan's "Just say no to drugs" cause. My concern comes when first ladies move from causes to actual government policy. A previous example was Hillary Clinton attempting to singlehandedly nationalize America's healthcare system. I do not have a problem with Michelle Obama attempting to inspire exercise and nutrition, however when it ends up as federal government policy, I draw the line. Michelle should butt out. I would say the same if Laura Bush was influencing government policy on school lunches. This is not personal or partisan. I just do not like nanny state government.
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    I do not have a problem with first ladies getting into causes either. I just think they should be inspirational and not directed at government policy.


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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    I do not have a problem with Michelle or any other first lady getting involved in a cause. I was fine with Laura Bush's literacy cause and Nancy Reagan's "Just say no to drugs" cause. My concern comes when first ladies move from causes to actual government policy. A previous example was Hillary Clinton attempting to singlehandedly nationalize America's healthcare system. I do not have a problem with Michelle Obama attempting to inspire exercise and nutrition, however when it ends up as federal government policy, I draw the line. Michelle should butt out. I would say the same if Laura Bush was influencing government policy on school lunches. This is not personal or partisan. I just do not like nanny state government.
    I'd say that Just Say No, though well intentioned, certainly influenced national policy.

    Anyway, the main problem that I have is that the country is so full of partisan rage over everything, even minute little piddly stuff. Not to mention that the globe is trying to go to war, and exactly one hundred years after the first world war. I wish we could chill the **** out a little. There is a lot we can do and fix. A school lunch program for salad stuff? That seems like a pretty small issue on the list of things to be concerned about.

    If it makes you feel any better, I really, really doubt that the kids are digging the lunches. Kids bitch endlessly about that stuff, and I doubt that this has changed much.

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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I'd say that Just Say No, though well intentioned, certainly influenced national policy.
    Actually as I recall, it had absolutely no influence on national policy...nor was it intended to. What it did inspire was kids getting involved in anti-drug movements.

    Anyway, the main problem that I have is that the country is so full of partisan rage over everything, even minute little piddly stuff.
    I cannot disagree with you on that. However I hope you are not suggesting that it started with Obama popping onto the scene. It has been going on at least since the 1980s and the left is just as bad, if not worse. The hyperpartisanship comes from entrencbed power in congress. If we had a higher turnover rate in congress, the rage would die down.


    Not to mention that the globe is trying to go to war, and exactly one hundred years after the first world war. I wish we could chill the **** out a little. There is a lot we can do and fix. A school lunch program for salad stuff? That seems like a pretty small issue on the list of things to be concerned about.
    But then the healthcare bill Hillary Clinton tried to pass was a very big issue. And she was not an elected official. Michelles issue is smaller, however that does not mean we cannot talk about it or criticize her. Someone started a thread on the issue and everyone is giving their views. That does not mean that we do not sweat the big stuff.

    If it makes you feel any better, I really, really doubt that the kids are digging the lunches. Kids bitch endlessly about that stuff, and I doubt that this has changed much.
    True...however the problem is that so much food is going to waste as much more of it is going into the trash. The lunches were generally healthy to begin with....and forcing someones idea of healthy lunches on the kids is not going to prevent the kids from going to get fast food. And food is not the main issue anyway. The real issue is that todays kids are spending so much time on video games, television, etc that they used to spend getting off their butts and getting exercise.

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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    No...just have the feds butt out.
    You do understand that the school lunch program is a federal program, and has been at least since I was in elementary school...

    ...back in the 1940's (Yep, that's right, the '40s)

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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Who cares? We (you and I) are talking about whether or not the kids are indoctrinated.
    What did the polled administrators say again?
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Apparently not all kids are spoiled brats whose parents let them eat what ever they want and many other kids do like healthier food.

    Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches - WSJ
    When the federal government implemented new school-meal regulations in 2012, a majority of elementary-school students complained about the healthier lunches, but by the end of the school year most found the food agreeable, according to survey results released Monday.
    The peer-reviewed study comes amid concerns that the regulations led schools to throw away more uneaten food and prompted some students to drop out of meal programs.
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago surveyed administrators at more than 500 primary schools about student reaction to the new meals in the 2012-2013 school year. They found that 70% agreed or strongly agreed that students, by the end of the school year, generally liked the new lunches, which feature more whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and lower fat levels.
    The study has validity issues.
    1. "Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago surveyed administrators". They didn't survey the students.
    The "administrators" could have a political agenda.
    Let me see, unions, contracts, Democrats backing a President from Chicago, say it ain't so.

    2. "The research was supported by a national group called Bridging the Gap that studies policies that improve health"
    They have a bias and point to prove and a dog in the fight and money to raise.

    3. "and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which backs public-health initiatives"
    Same point as above. Follow the money.

    4. ""Our big concern is that participation continues to slide," said Diane Pratt-Heavner, spokeswoman for the School Nutrition Association, which represents 55,000 school-nutritional professionals. The group seeks a relaxation of the rules, and says it believes they play a role in the decline in students participating." (emphasis mine)
    I say again, poll the students.

    5. Nationwide, participation in the school-lunch program fell by 1.2 million students, or 3.7%, from the 2010-2011 school year through the 2012-2013 year after having steadily increased for many years, according to a Feb. 27 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. State and local officials reported the drop was due in part to the new standards."
    I guess the kids in Chicago are different from all other children in the rest of the country and the state of Illinois.

    6. Democrats say the schools simply need more time and that many have made a successful transition. "It takes students a little bit to adjust," said Jessica Donze Black, a child nutrition expert for the Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonprofit that promotes healthy school meals. "A majority of schools are doing well, and we should be able to learn from those schools and move forward with the schools that are still struggling."
    Justification that is NOT needed if this article was actually about a valid and true study.



    An actual article with actual data (imagine that) quoting Dianne Pratt-Haevner (mentioned in the article above) that lobbied for Michelle Obama's nutrition program at one time:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/02/us...cost.html?_r=0

    Verdict:
    More hack propaganda passed off as a news article.
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Actually as I recall, it had absolutely no influence on national policy...nor was it intended to. What it did inspire was kids getting involved in anti-drug movements.
    it was part of the Reagan expansion of the failed drug war.

    A Brief History of the Drug War | Drug Policy Alliance

    her campaign kept the issue so front and center that it helped to propel this expansion.

    now we can go back and forth all day about the minute differences between Nancy Reagan's campaign somehow doesn't offend small government sensibilities in the way that Michelle Obama's does, but it would be an utterly ridiculous discussion. it doesn't get much more big nanny government than the drug war.

    Hillary Clinton's push for health care was kind of unprecedented for a first lady, though. i'm not criticizing the desire to finally give up on our stupid employer based health care system, but i could at least understand those who support small government being alarmed by it. however, this thread only exists for partisan reasons, and you know it. somebody posts it to say, "wow look, what my team did worked," and then the other team spends 40 pages fighting the enemy. it's just tiresome. we're all arguing about serving a kid a ****ing salad at school.



    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    I cannot disagree with you on that. However I hope you are not suggesting that it started with Obama popping onto the scene. It has been going on at least since the 1980s and the left is just as bad, if not worse. The hyperpartisanship comes from entrencbed power in congress. If we had a higher turnover rate in congress, the rage would die down.
    i am absolutely not suggesting that. there has been absolute foaming partisan rage for decades now. ****, i was even a rabid right winger under Clinton. and the idiots even made a snuff film about Bush. utter lunacy.

    i will say that the temper tantrum thrown by the right under Obama, though, has annoyed me to the point where i am just completely and utterly disgusted. we have to change our political system. i've never seen this much gridlock and nearly complete obstruction. it's caused by gerrymandering, and a two party system. we need to fix both.

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    But then the healthcare bill Hillary Clinton tried to pass was a very big issue. And she was not an elected official. Michelles issue is smaller, however that does not mean we cannot talk about it or criticize her. Someone started a thread on the issue and everyone is giving their views. That does not mean that we do not sweat the big stuff.
    agree about Hillary's unprecedented role being big. but this is a school lunch program. it's not even in the same sport.

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    True...however the problem is that so much food is going to waste as much more of it is going into the trash. The lunches were generally healthy to begin with....and forcing someones idea of healthy lunches on the kids is not going to prevent the kids from going to get fast food. And food is not the main issue anyway. The real issue is that todays kids are spending so much time on video games, television, etc that they used to spend getting off their butts and getting exercise.
    as someone who lost a lot of weight and works daily to keep it off, i agree that it won't fix the problem. however, even a discussion about school lunches turns into a damned partisan fistfight. it's just one more indicator that the way our system is set up is not working, and needs serious tweaking.

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