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    Obama to sign Child Nutrition Bill today

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation to feed more lunches and dinners to hungry children at school is about to become law.
    President Barack Obama will be accompanied by his wife, Michelle, as he signs the bill. The ceremony is scheduled to take place Monday at a District of Columbia elementary school.
    The $4.5 billion bill would expand free school meals for the low-income students and give the government the power to make them healthier. The government will decide what kinds of foods may be sold in vending machines, lunch lines and fundraisers during school hours.
    Supporters say the law is needed to stem rising health care costs because of growing childhood obesity and also to feed more hungry children in tough economic times. Some Republicans contend the measure is too expensive and an example of government overreach.


    Read more: President to sign child nutrition bill - Lowell Sun Online

    I guess the Republicans failed to stop it.
    No more fundraising from bake sales. Is big government going to also pay for things that the bakesales usually pay for? Or should they switch to apple and spinach sales?
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    Re: Obama to sign Child Nutrition Bill today

    I'm glad all those kids aren't going to starve to death, now. That's a relief.
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    Re: Obama to sign Child Nutrition Bill today

    My biggest concern about this legislation is whether children are going to be willing to eat the healthier food.

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    Re: Obama to sign Child Nutrition Bill today

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation to feed more lunches and dinners to hungry children at school is about to become law.
    President Barack Obama will be accompanied by his wife, Michelle, as he signs the bill. The ceremony is scheduled to take place Monday at a District of Columbia elementary school.
    The $4.5 billion bill would expand free school meals for the low-income students and give the government the power to make them healthier. The government will decide what kinds of foods may be sold in vending machines, lunch lines and fundraisers during school hours.
    Supporters say the law is needed to stem rising health care costs because of growing childhood obesity and also to feed more hungry children in tough economic times. Some Republicans contend the measure is too expensive and an example of government overreach.


    Read more: President to sign child nutrition bill - Lowell Sun Online

    I guess the Republicans failed to stop it.
    No more fundraising from bake sales. Is big government going to also pay for things that the bakesales usually pay for? Or should they switch to apple and spinach sales?
    The nanny state continue to grow. We are taking care of the parents by extending indefinitely unemployment welfare checks so why not take care of the children as well. I dont think anyone is shocked.

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    Re: Obama to sign Child Nutrition Bill today

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    My biggest concern about this legislation is whether children are going to be willing to eat the healthier food.
    What? You mean, this might be a waste of money?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama to sign Child Nutrition Bill today

    Kids aren't malnourished, they consume too many calories. Are they going to be fed Splenda sweetened food and salads? Probably not. You could take a multivitamin everyday and still be obese. I agree with giving school lunches to poor children, but the nutritional aspect behind it doesn't address the problem. The government can't control what kids eat at home either.
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    Re: Obama to sign Child Nutrition Bill today

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What? You mean, this might be a waste of money?
    It might be if it doesn't accomplish the goals set out. If it does, than its well worth it.

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    Re: Obama to sign Child Nutrition Bill today

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    It might be if it doesn't accomplish the goals set out. If it does, than its well worth it.
    So, let me get this straight: we're spending $4.5 billion to keep poor kids from getting fat?

    I thought this bill was to prevent them from starving to death, in the street. That's how it was portrayed when the Republicans opposed the bill.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama to sign Child Nutrition Bill today

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Kids aren't malnourished, they consume too many calories. Are they going to be fed Splenda sweetened food and salads? Probably not. You could take a multivitamin everyday and still be obese. I agree with giving school lunches to poor children, but the nutritional aspect behind it doesn't address the problem. The government can't control what kids eat at home either.



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    Re: Obama to sign Child Nutrition Bill today

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, let me get this straight: we're spending $4.5 billion to keep poor kids from getting fat?


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