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    Re: Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Are school lunches a national security threat? - Yahoo! News



    I have to agree with this one. School lunches used to be home-cooked and worth eating. Now, they are disgusting and full of fat in most places that use heavily processed food.
    I think it's a good idea, I just find it sad that it takes military involvement before people start listening. There have been consumer nutrition and parental advisory groups petitioning for this kind of change for more than a decade now, but only when it's a threat to military numbers do people care.

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    Re: Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Are school lunches a national security threat? - Yahoo! News



    I have to agree with this one. School lunches used to be home-cooked and worth eating. Now, they are disgusting and full of fat in most places that use heavily processed food.
    OMG so this is what the Communists, Socialists, Chinese, Russians , UN, and Anarchists have been plotting all along. Make the Ameircan kids too fat to serve and at Red Dawn the skinny Chinese wearing baby blue UN helmets wil invade us through Mexico and Brownsville Texas.

    sOMEONE NEEDS to Make a movie about this and call it RED Dawn.
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    Re: Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

    Canned veggies are NOT as healthy as fresh. Yuck.
    Not true.

    http://nutrican.fshn.uiuc.edu/findings.html

    The poor food served in our schools is pure laziness, not some inherent problem in serving a decent meal balanced between cost, health and taste.

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    Re: Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Not true.

    http://nutrican.fshn.uiuc.edu/findings.html

    The poor food served in our schools is pure laziness, not some inherent problem in serving a decent meal balanced between cost, health and taste.
    Um, true.

    The heating process during canning destroys from one-third to one-half of vitamins A and C, riboflavin, and thiamin. For every year the food is stored, canned food loses an additional 5 to 20% of these vitamins.
    Diet: Canned Food vs Fresh Food.

    Nutrients Lost in the Canning Process
    That said, there are a few minor drawbacks to purchasing canned goods over fresh. One study done by students at the University of California showed that canned produce experiences a significant loss in thiamin, B6 and riboflavin, three essential B vitamins.
    Sodium Levels
    In addition to this, canned food is notorious for its relatively high sodium content. However, fresh frozen fruits and vegetables provide nutritional value comparable to canned food, without the high levels of sodium
    Nutrition Differences Canned Foods Vs. Fresh Produce | eHow.com
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    Re: Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

    From your sources, Kelzie.

    Most produce will begin to lose some of its nutrients when harvested. When produce is handled properly and canned quickly after harvest, it can be more nutritious than fresh produce sold in stores.
    Popular opinion suggests that fresh produce provides the most nutrients and health benefits over canned foods. However, closer study reveals that this actually may not be the case.
    It is true that the heating process from canning does degrade vitamin a,c, riboflavin and thiamin. However, most of the "fresh produce" has actually been stored for some time, producing similar degradation over a much wider range of important vitamins. For the typical American buying vegetables at the supermarket, canned food are likely to comparable to the average "fresh vegetable". Truly fresh produce from a farmers market will beat out both, but that makes up a small minority us all vegetable consumption. The biggest problem with all canned goods is the tendency to over salt them, although that can be avoided by picking lower sodium brands.

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    Re: Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    From your sources, Kelzie.


    It is true that the heating process from canning does degrade vitamin a,c, riboflavin and thiamin. However, most of the "fresh produce" has actually been stored for some time, producing similar degradation over a much wider range of important vitamins. For the typical American buying vegetables at the supermarket, canned food are likely to comparable to the average "fresh vegetable". Truly fresh produce from a farmers market will beat out both, but that makes up a small minority us all vegetable consumption. The biggest problem with all canned goods is the tendency to over salt them, although that can be avoided by picking lower sodium brands.
    And then the same sources broke down where canned food was lacking.

    And I'd say the biggest problem with canned food is that it's gross.
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    Re: Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

    I think "unhealthy" may be the wrong word when talking about canned food. It simply has lesser nutritional value. Fresh food is always more nutritionally dense, and for people lucky enough to live near farms, fruit and veggies that have been picked recently have the best value.

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    Re: Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    When I went to High School in Nova Scotia Canada, half way through my grade 11 the school went the "Healthy Lunch" Route. What ended up happening was they bought the "Healthiest" yet cheapest "Healthiest" crap they could buy. I have to admit, it was probably better for us then the last stuff they had, But it was more expensive and it tasted like the devils ass.

    I can't speak to how that may change with future programs if it happens, but that was my experience.
    "devils ass" - is that like Devils Food Cake ? Organic chocolate devils food cake with pine nut frosting may be a good healthy lunch for the kiddies !! It will rot heir teeth out buut what the hell they will be hopping in the 2 or 3 class periods after lunch!!!
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    Re: Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    "devils ass" - is that like Devils Food Cake ? Organic chocolate devils food cake with pine nut frosting may be a good healthy lunch for the kiddies !! It will rot heir teeth out buut what the hell they will be hopping in the 2 or 3 class periods after lunch!!!
    Devil's ass is what comes out of the devil after eating devils food cake, broccoli and cabbage, mixed with hot peppers
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    Re: Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    When was that? I grew up in the 1960s and they were always highly processed garbage.

    I do agree that school lunches need to be improved. Also, school need to start adding mandatory, daily phys ed back into the curriculum. And, parents need to stop being so overprotective and fearful that they don't let their kids outside.
    Maybe we need to have an FCAT for Phys Ed.

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