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    Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    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.
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Administrators from Chicago area schools state that their students like Mo'bamas offerings. I. AM. SHOCKED!!!

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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    I cannot tell you how many pounds of green beans, corn and carrots I've seen that are dumped into the trash in the school cafeteria everyday.

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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I cannot tell you how many pounds of green beans, corn and carrots I've seen that are dumped into the trash in the school cafeteria everyday.

    My parents never made me and my sister eat more than a mouthful of anything we didn't want. We had plenty of veggies, milk and One -A-Day Flintstones chewable vitamins.
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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.
    After being indoctrinated throughout the school year that the lunches are so much better, of course those results would be expected.
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    People are actually complaining that public schools are feeding children a healthy diet. Alright then.
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Healthy food only sucks if the cooking efforts to prepare it is poor.
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    After being indoctrinated throughout the school year that the lunches are so much better, of course those results would be expected.
    Are you trying to tell us that fruits and vegetables are NOT more nutritious than junk food? Seems that you are the one who has been indoctrinated. But I won't wish an early death on you. Eat your fruits and vegetables. Eat a balanced diet. I certainly don't see that this could even be remotely part of an "Obama conspiracy" unless I was one who felt I had to wear a tin foil hat 24 hours a day.
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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Not so sure I'd consider these lunches to be all that healthy. They are very carb-heavy, and not a whole lot of legitimate proteins(meat is rather scarce in the diet). Granted they are probably better than some of the stuff parents have been known to pack, but I'm not particularly comfortable with praising them either. I'm also extremely uncomfortable with some recent policies that allow some schools to override parental judgement when it comes to meals.

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    Re: Study Finds Elementary Students Like New Healthier Lunches

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Are you trying to tell us that fruits and vegetables are NOT more nutritious than junk food? Seems that you are the one who has been indoctrinated. But I won't wish an early death on you. Eat your fruits and vegetables. Eat a balanced diet. I certainly don't see that this could even be remotely part of an "Obama conspiracy" unless I was one who felt I had to wear a tin foil hat 24 hours a day.
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