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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Did your friend choose to have kids before he was prepared to keep them fed? If so, that's all on him.
    He doesn't have any kids. I was responding to the people who implied that everyone who is poor brings it on themselves.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    He doesn't have any kids. I was responding to the people who implied that everyone who is poor brings it on themselves.
    I don't think anyone implied that. I think they implied that parents who don't feed their kids don't deserve to be parents.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    I don't think anyone implied that. I think they implied that parents who don't feed their kids don't deserve to be parents.
    Is it just me or does it not seem pathetic that after the school provides at least 180 meals a years, that these parents can't even meet them half way........
    I'm sorry but, FAIL!.......

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    ramen, mac and cheese, and hotdogs are not exactly the most healthy things to feed kids on a regular basis.
    Snow days do not happen on a regular basis.


    ...they may be fine for college students, but not little kids .
    There is such a thing as childrens vitamins, and those can be purchased for around a buck or two a bottle.
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Is it just me or does it not seem pathetic that after the school provides at least 180 meals a years, that these parents can't even meet them half way........
    I'm sorry but, FAIL!.......
    That must be why the kids are so fat these days, and the fact that school buses drop each kid off at his door. With snow days, they will eat less and get more exercise. That should contribute to more healthful living.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I guess the Nanny State needs to go home with these people an live their lives for them, because they must be utterly incapable of even feeding their kids, right? The kiddos are missing out on their 'one nutritious meal' of the day (that's laughable, has anyone taken a look at those school lunches lately?) because of they are missing an extra day of school from the snow.

    I guess the parents count on the kids eating free lunch at school to keep them in beer money, is that it? Maybe Obama can start a program to keep free lunches going 7 days a week, eh?

    Snow days deprive many kids of food - Weather- msnbc.com
    There is no way to accurately judge if the people, who use these programs, actually need them.

    If I were the ruler of the U.S. I would not let children starve but would assign a DFACs worker to families who continually used government services for a significant period of time.

    There should be more requirements to participate in these programs and in home visits to assure the child isn't in any kind of danger.
    There is a lot of unreported fraud in anti poverty programs.
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Yes I grew up under the national school lunch program which is why I took lunch money to school or a sack lunch (because I usually liked that much better.) When the program was first initiated, however, it was a place to dump subsidized agricultural products and otherwise, except for students who honestly could not afford the full fees, was expected to pretty well pay for itself and wasn't any significant budget drain. By the time it became something much more than that, no politician had the guts to challenge the constitutionality of it. Everybody was expected to pay though. The teachers dug in their own pockets to pay for the kid who forgot his lunch or lunch money. The parents invariably felt obligated to reimburse the teacher. The program bypassing parental responsibility came later.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Obviously the source of the overall problem (of the welfare subject) is that there's an adequate supply of support to supplement the necessities.
    But there isn't an overwhelming lack of encouragement and support to get them off the system.

    In fact - to even suggest that the parents SHOULD focus on getting off the system often gets someone's head chopped off - because heaven forbid anyone ever focus on getting on their own feet and off of welfare and support their children without assistance.

    That being said - I find it snide that they took the time to focus on the children who are suddenly without access to supplemental food sources when no one is going anywhere for food, even if they did have money to buy it. As if everyone else's food suddenly materializes out of thin air - just *poof* and the food replicator presents a fully cooked meal or something.

    Distribution of foods to all stores has been severed - so the overall chain of supply/obtainment is broken - NOT just those who are poor and didn't have food in the home bought by the state's money.

    I think the problem is bigger than *just* the small portion of kids being discussed.
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Snow days do not happen on a regular basis.




    There is such a thing as childrens vitamins, and those can be purchased for around a buck or two a bottle.
    you apparently don't know my neighborhood....snow days are a regular occurence ....and vitamins don't fill up a little kids gut.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    you apparently don't know my neighborhood....snow days are a regular occurence ....and vitamins don't fill up a little kids gut.
    A pack of ramen fills the child's stomach up and the childrens multi-vitamin makes up for any missed nutrition.
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