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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by thephoenix View Post
    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.
    Well, for one, it didn't "dictate" anything.

    Next, it never recommended 8 glasses of milk a day.
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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by thephoenix View Post
    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.
    Must've been really old.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Well, for one, it didn't "dictate" anything.

    Next, it never recommended 8 glasses of milk a day.
    I stand corrected - they suggested 4 glasses.

    The USDA Food Pyramid History

    The story of how a healthy food pyramid gets mutated by wealthy food corporations!

    The USDA food pyramid history is a classic example of how political lobbying by food organisations can influence government and scientific recommendations. This resulted in major changes to what should have been a healthy food pyramid.

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    The USDA Food Pyramid History Part 1: Creation of the USDA

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    It encouraged the American population to eat more food. By doing so it ensured a healthier population. It also advanced the financial interests of farmers and was therefore beneficial for the economy because during that time about two-thirds of the population were involved in farming of some kind.

    This approach worked well for about the next hundred years but then food became over-supplied. People now had choice. They were able to be more selective about the types of food they ate. As a result, the food producers were forced to compete against each other in order to ensure continued sales of their food products and to maximise their profits.

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    The USDA Food Pyramid History Part 2:
    Food Group Lobbying Begins

    The dairy industry was the first food group to start structured marketing for their products. They began dairy associations and dairy councils. These associations were funded by wealthy companies in the dairy industry. The primary aim of the associations and councils was to promote the interests of the dairy industry.

    They conducted mass media advertising to influence the general public’s views about dairy products in conjunction with ‘behind the scenes’ promotion.

    The ‘behind the scenes’ promotion included:

    • ‘Encouragement’ of politicians to pass favourable laws for dairy farmers
    • ‘Sponsorship’ of scientific research
    • Advertisements in respectable scientific journals
    • Organised conferences for influential people (food and wine provided), particularly for people who worked for the USDA

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    Of course, all the promotion done by the dairy industry paid off, with the guide suggesting people to consume more dairy products and with the dairy group being placed at the top of the guide. It even recommended people to have at least four glasses of milk each day!

    As soon as the guide came out the dairy associations and councils began promoting it to schools across the US.

    The meat industry wasn’t happy with the fact that their food products were below the dairy group and thought that the recommendations to consume at least 2 serves a day of meat products was low. Then they discovered the power of lobbying and began using their massive financial powers to help promote their industry, just as the dairy industry had done before them.

    USDA Food Pyramid History | Food Pyramid Diagram USDA

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    we eat about 80% paleo, it woudln't fly if the goverment dictated what I eat.
    You eat dinosaurs?

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    The Soviet Union Nor China would ban bring-to-school lunches.
    You don't know that. "That", being whatever your incoherent sentence implies.

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    You don't know that. "That", being whatever your incoherent sentence implies.
    Or it's more plausible you believe theyd rather have their students hungry by government decree.
    Save the capitalization of the word 'nor' the sentence is fine. Sorry you have trouble reading it.

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    The Soviet Union Nor China would ban bring-to-school lunches.
    Frankly, I never saw kids in China bringing lunches to school from home... just saying
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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Or it's more plausible you believe theyd rather have their students hungry by government decree.
    Save the capitalization of the word 'nor' the sentence is fine. Sorry you have trouble reading it.
    Even more plausible that you obviously believe that China and the Soviet Union are, "free", countries because they might not have banned kids from brining their lunches to school.

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Frankly, I never saw kids in China bringing lunches to school from home... just saying
    But...but...you're like...from there. What the hell could you possibly know?!?

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    Re: Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But...but...you're like...from there. What the hell could you possibly know?!?
    Not from or in China now (live in Taiwan, currently), but I lived there for two years and did some volunteer work in schools while there... not once did I see a kid bringing a lunch from home...
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