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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

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    The sad - and most infuriating thing - is that it shouldn't even be there to need challenging in the first place.
    This is true. People do things that they shouldn't all the time.

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    We are in worse shape (no pun intended) than we ever imagined as far as an over-reaching govt.
    I don't think it's reason to call our entire moderns society into question just because one lady made up some poorly thought-out rule.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

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    School's food is the only option for some kids - chicagotribune.com

    Really, school lunches? they know better than you or I what we should feed our children? I think this is far out of bounds.
    It would not surprise me that this is in someone's contract....guaranteeing X-number of meals.

    Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the districtís food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.
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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    As far as I can see, the issue is about health and nothing more, But some would rather make it out to be some sort of constitutional rights issue.

    Why don't you start sending your own learning materials with your kids if you don't trust the school to make the right decisions.

    Isn't it sad that we would allow the government to feed their minds, yet people want to riot in the streets if the government has a say in what goes into their stomachs.
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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post
    As far as I can see, the issue is about health and nothing more, But some would rather make it out to be some sort of constitutional rights issue.

    Why don't you start sending your own learning materials with your kids if you don't trust the school to make the right decisions.

    Isn't it funny that we would allow the government to feed their minds, yet people want to riot in the streets if the government has a say in what goes into their stomachs.
    That's the problem with this "they know better than us" argument. The entire education system and the entire representative democratic system is based on "they know better than us". And the fact is, by demanding healthier lunches, the school does, in fact, know better than many parents.

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    This is true. People do things that they shouldn't all the time.

    I don't think it's reason to call our entire moderns society into question just because one lady made up some poorly thought-out rule.
    It's not just one lady making a poorly thought out rule. Even as we speak legislators in NY are debating whether to outlaw Happy Meals. San Fran has already outlawed them or is debating doing so. Boston's mayor has just banned sodas, sports drinks or any sweetened teas from any city properties. The list goes on and on and on. It's the camel's nose in the tent.

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

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    You wanted the government to call all the shots. Well, you got it.
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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post
    As far as I can see, the issue is about health and nothing more, But some would rather make it out to be some sort of constitutional rights issue.

    Why don't you start sending your own learning materials with your kids if you don't trust the school to make the right decisions.

    Isn't it sad that we would allow the government to feed their minds, yet people want to riot in the streets if the government has a say in what goes into their stomachs.
    I always find it fascinating that the same libs who come up with these screwy and intrusive things are the first to declare the sanctity of personal choice and one's freedom over their own body when it comes to abortion but somehow that rule doesn't apply to other situations that involve personal choice and/or personal autonomy.

    As far as the govt. feeding their minds that's a whole different ball of wax and one that also needs exploring.

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post
    So when the little heavy set boy or girl walks into the lunch room and pours out 6 candy bars and 2 sugary soft drinks from their lunchbox, you think that is ok.
    It's none of my freaking business. In addition to that - I notice you single out the heavy set kids. That's a no-no and the beginning of a slippery slope.

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by thephoenix View Post
    I always find it fascinating that the same libs who come up with these screwy and intrusive things are the first to declare the sanctity of personal choice and one's freedom over their own body when it comes to abortion but somehow that rule doesn't apply to other situations that involve personal choice and/or personal autonomy.
    I always find it fascinating that the same conservatives who come up with screwy and intrusive things like banning gay marriage and abortion are the first to declare the sanctity of personal choice when it comes to measures that seek to prevent students from developing unhealthy eating habits.

    Are we done yet?

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It would not surprise me that this is in someone's contract....guaranteeing X-number of meals.



    As usual, folks, follow the money. It usually provides the answers.
    Bingo! You have hit the nail square on the head.

    I will always remember how the govt. food pyramid used to dictate 8 glasses of milk a day. Turns out it was a direct hand up to the dairy industry.

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