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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You likely know, but one can eat a lot and be malnuorished.
    Depends on what they eat, of course, and it is rare that any of us so limit our food choices that it matters.
    Few years ago on the medical mystery show some dumb person had such a self restricted diet that she got scurvy, which in todays medical world is extremely rare. She went thru a lot of doctors before one asked her about her diet...

    We should have a balanced diet, but that doesn't mean that every meal has to be balanced.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Depends on what they eat, of course, and it is rare that any of us so limit our food choices that it matters.
    Few years ago on the medical mystery show some dumb person had such a self restricted diet that she got scurvy, which in todays medical world is extremely rare. She went thru a lot of doctors before one asked her about her diet...

    We should have a balanced diet, but that doesn't mean that every meal has to be balanced.
    True. But many kids do eat many of the wrong things. This makes them heavy and lacking in some important ways nutritionally.

    USDA statistics show the average American diet is significantly lacking in essential minerals needed for energy production and protection from free radical damage as well as other vital functions. Thi is according to statistics from the USDA’s 1994-1996 Continuing Survey of food intakes by individuals and 1994-1996 Diet and Health Knowledge Survey.

    American Diet lacking Essential Minerals | Welcome to Vemma Talk !

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

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    Living breathing humans, are NOT the same as a fetus.


    why not? Convienence?
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    why not? Convienence?
    Voting Rights perhaps?

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post

    Originally Posted by Your Star

    Living breathing humans, are NOT the same as a fetus.


    why not? Convienence?
    makes it easier on the conscience to kill it if you call it a fetus.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    My question is what poor excuse for a parent canít rustle up a bowl of cereal and a banana?" O'Beirne asked. "I just donít get why millions of school children qualify for school breakfasts unless we have a major wide spread problem with child neglect."

    She continued, "If thatís how many parents are incapable of pulling together a bowl of cereal and a banana, then we have problems that are way bigger than -- that problem canít be solved with a school breakfast, because we have parents who are just criminally ... criminally negligent with respect to raising children."
    considering that these parents are already receiving food stamps, why indeed?
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    considering that these parents are already receiving food stamps, why indeed?
    Not all families who qualify for free lunch or free breakfast receive or even qualify for food stamps. It depends on the area and the rules of school district and those rules of the Dept. of Health and Human Services.

    There probably are some parents who are just too lazy to make breakfast for their children, but there are probably also some who are either single parents or have both parents working, and they go to work before their children get up or they have to be at work before their children have to be at school. There could also be some who are getting off work about the time that their children have to be at school.

    Not to mention, if a parent has children that do qualify for free lunch and free breakfast at school, why not take advantage of it. It could mean one or two less things that a struggling parent or pair of parents has to do, along with their own work/household duties, and one or two less meals each day that they have to pay for. If they aren't getting food stamps, then they could ensure that they have enough food for all the other meals, and possibly save the extra money to help themselves get better off financially. If they are on foodstamps, then they will also be able to ensure that they have enough food for the entire month with their food stamps and not have to buy things with money that is going to other bills/expenses.

    I don't think that everyone abuses either foodstamps or free school meals. Now, it would be good for schools to get healthier food choices for school. And I even agree with limiting food choices available to be bought with foodstamps. I just don't think that elliminating free lunches/breakfasts at school is a good thing just because some parents may be either abusing the system or lazy or both.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Living breathing humans, are NOT the same as a fetus.
    Ever see a video of a fetus getting a fork stuck in it's grape? It tries to dodge the fork. Why? Because it wants to live. Which means? It's a living thing, that possesses the instinct to survive. Which is more than I can for a buncha full grown folks out there collecting welfare.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Not all families who qualify for free lunch or free breakfast receive or even qualify for food stamps. It depends on the area and the rules of school district and those rules of the Dept. of Health and Human Services.

    There probably are some parents who are just too lazy to make breakfast for their children, but there are probably also some who are either single parents or have both parents working, and they go to work before their children get up or they have to be at work before their children have to be at school. There could also be some who are getting off work about the time that their children have to be at school.

    Not to mention, if a parent has children that do qualify for free lunch and free breakfast at school, why not take advantage of it. It could mean one or two less things that a struggling parent or pair of parents has to do, along with their own work/household duties, and one or two less meals each day that they have to pay for. If they aren't getting food stamps, then they could ensure that they have enough food for all the other meals, and possibly save the extra money to help themselves get better off financially. If they are on foodstamps, then they will also be able to ensure that they have enough food for the entire month with their food stamps and not have to buy things with money that is going to other bills/expenses.

    I don't think that everyone abuses either foodstamps or free school meals. Now, it would be good for schools to get healthier food choices for school. And I even agree with limiting food choices available to be bought with foodstamps. I just don't think that elliminating free lunches/breakfasts at school is a good thing just because some parents may be either abusing the system or lazy or both.
    I think my son and his family qualifes for free school meals. He teaches 8th grade science, got stiffed by the school board on raises the last 2 years, DJ's and coaches sports for extra money, his wife works part time, and one of his 3 kids has an inoperable brain tumor that has a substantial impact on their budget.
    They don't use the program, but I am pretty sure they qualify...
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