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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Wow, so much for conservatives wanting to cut spending on non-essentials, or can't kids survive without flavoured milk?
    I think I explained it earlier, and yes, my stances are contradictory but they deal with two separate sets of circumstances.

    1. I don't like schools dictating what kids can or cannot ingest so long as the substance is legal.

    2. I don't want government in the restaurant business. For multiple reasons listed previously.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why shouldn't they just provide what the kids want?
    Then they would have pizza and beer everyday, with a side of weed.
    That's what I would of wanted in high school.

    Seriously though, teaching kids that "you get everything you want" isn't a good thing.
    Because when they become adults, they will find out incredibly fast that it isn't true but it will annoy other adults (like me), that they think they should get "everything they want."
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    It's not even really about the chocolate milk, it's about the precedence that the schools, to the extent that they are regulated by the government, are pushing the precedences concerning the control over what foods you can feed your kids.

    Yes, there IS a factor of many parents giving bad options for their kids, but that doesn't mean that EVERYONE should lose control over that right.
    But can you extend that argument to kids behaviour, clothing, or study habits? These things are regulated by schools already, and plus healthy food boosts your ability to concentrate compared to sugary foods, so there's also the argument that this could help kids grades.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That sucks.
    Nothing better than hot fresh coffee, with some good ole 2% milk, to cool it down.
    Having a cup now, but with 3.5%... and a chunk of cake. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... hope Bloomberg doesn't read this thread... he might get some ideas about sugar after the salt idiocy.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Having a cup now, but with 3.5%... and a chunk of cake. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... hope Bloomberg doesn't read this thread... he might get some ideas about sugar after the salt idiocy.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Then they would have pizza and beer everyday, with a side of weed.
    That's what I would of wanted in high school.

    Seriously though, teaching kids that "you get everything you want" isn't a good thing.
    Because when they become adults, they will find out incredibly fast that it isn't true but it will annoy other adults (like me), that they think they should get "everything they want."
    Couldn't you just say that the regular dishes go before desert? You know, direct the kids to main line, and not the secondary lines for deserts and other food? Meaning that the main line would be balanced lunches, while the other lines would be candy bars and the like.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Couldn't you just say that the regular dishes go before desert? You know, direct the kids to main line, and not the secondary lines for deserts and other food? Meaning that the main line would be balanced lunches, while the other lines would be candy bars and the like.
    To much bullcrap to deal with.
    Easier and more effective to say, "If you eat here, you eat what we make, otherwise BYOB."
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    But can you extend that argument to kids behaviour, clothing, or study habits? These things are regulated by schools already, and plus healthy food boosts your ability to concentrate compared to sugary foods, so there's also the argument that this could help kids grades.
    Not everyone is wired the same, and it is not for government to decide. Perhaps we should institute Atkins in schools, but some folks would freak about the content of that proven diet.

    Why not leave people alone and let them and the parents decide? What is wrong with being an individual?

    Nobody has answered this question either: What do these kids do for food on weekends, holidays, winter and summer vacation without Mommy Dearest DC?

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    To much bullcrap to deal with.
    Easier and more effective to say, "If you eat here, you eat what we make, otherwise BYOB."
    How? The teachers would bring the kids in, put them in line, and that is it. You wouldn't force anyone to eat it sure, but they would have the food in front of them and less money in their pockets to buy other stuff. That is the way it was when I was in school. What is wrong with it?

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Not everyone is wired the same, and it is not for government to decide. Perhaps we should institute Atkins in schools, but some folks would freak about the content of that proven diet.

    Why not leave people alone and let them and the parents decide? What is wrong with being an individual?

    Nobody has answered this question either: What do these kids do for food on weekends, holidays, winter and summer vacation without Mommy Dearest DC?

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    That is where they regulate the food that you buy in grocery stores or just tax it more. But more and more they are just regulating all the bad away.

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