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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    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?
    Parents are plenty stupid these days, they typically spare them the lesson early about eating stuff that's good for you.

    Besides kids make the short sided but rational choice of eating stuff that's loaded with empty calories.
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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?
    They could loop the line from Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall "If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding... how can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat" over the loudspeakers for 10 minutes straight... right after the lunch bell rings.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

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    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?
    Well eating sugary food leads to a quick spike in energy and then a down, healthy food releases the enegy slower and steadier, it's something to do with the glycemic index, but it's basic human biology, while the level of the effects will vary between kids, the basic principle remains the same.

    So why not let the parents decide what the kids learn, or how much homework they have, or if they can go to school naked?


    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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    The parents look after them, as they're the parents responsibility then, schools have responsibility over the kids when they're there, duty of care and all that. Your question is ignorant.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    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.

    The government has been hugely culpable with their Food Pyramid for the obesity we have today. They are culpable for obesity of youth with their "school lunch programs".

    They have done enough damage... piss off and leave us alone I say. We don't need your "help", and if someone needs assistance, let private charities do it. It surely won't cost the tax payer 16 billion and my bet is the result will be 10 times better.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Parents are plenty stupid these days, they typically spare them the lesson early about eating stuff that's good for you
    All that can be done is show to eat. This is done by feeding them yourself.

    Why not just issue pre-paid cards for other meals that have to be bought by the parents. You could have all deserts or any kind of "so called" unhealthy food that can only be obtained by the kids with the pre-paid card. I think that would solve the problem. The parents would have control of the situation and the kids could still have a chance to have delicious cake every once in awhile.

    I think that is a good solution.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Well eating sugary food leads to a quick spike in energy and then a down, healthy food releases the enegy slower and steadier, it's something to do with the glycemic index, but it's basic human biology, while the level of the effects will vary between kids, the basic principle remains the same.
    As someone who had to rely on nutrition for performance I know what you are saying, but it isn't government's job to do this. I also broke the rules too... big time because it suited me and my performance better.

    The best diet would be Atkins; but that ain't gonna happen any time soon. It is diametrically opposed to the Government Food Pyramid and the brainwashing the low fat craze they fomented.

    So why not let the parents decide what the kids learn, or how much homework they have,
    Many do. Mine did. They let me decide how high or low I would go. Of course, back then if you went low you were going to repeat, and there was a stigma attached to repeating a grade or being a failure.

    or if they can go to school naked?
    You were doing fine until you got here... I'll chalk it up to Aussie humor.


    The parents look after them, as they're the parents responsibility then, schools have responsibility over the kids when they're there, duty of care and all that. Your question is ignorant.
    It's not ignorant. So... if parents can manage these other days, they can pack a lunch for the kids.

    Problem Sol-ved (Inspecteur Clouseau speech pattern) without government intervention.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    All that can be done is show to eat. This is done by feeding them yourself.

    Why not just issue pre-paid cards for other meals that have to be bought by the parents. You could have all deserts or any kind of "so called" unhealthy food that can only be obtained by the kids with the pre-paid card. I think that would solve the problem. The parents would have control of the situation and the kids could still have a chance to have delicious cake every once in awhile.

    I think that is a good solution.
    I don't think school should bother with giving out cakes, candy and all that other crap.
    Kids are there to learn, not to eat cake.
    If parents are so ****ty that they can't provide their kids with a lunch, then the school takes up that responsibility.

    The school should not make irresponsible decisions by giving out sweets and sugary crap.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I don't think school should bother with giving out cakes, candy and all that other crap.
    Kids are there to learn, not to eat cake.
    If parents are so ****ty that they can't provide their kids with a lunch, then the school takes up that responsibility.

    The school should not make irresponsible decisions by giving out sweets and sugary crap.
    Aren't they just a business though? I mean in the end, isn't even a public school a business? If the parents and the kids want to buy cake I think they should provide it.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    I have to agree with who ever it was that pointed out that schools have reduced activities in schools because because someone might get hurt or another that I believe said they don't want anyone to be called a loser.

    If you don't feel bad about being less than great why try to be better.

    I grew up in what my grandson calls the olden days, but I helped raised him for the first 12 years of his life and he has the values his uncle the Executive Manager he has just gone in to Law enforcement which tells me the old ways still work.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Aren't they just a business though? I mean in the end, isn't even a public school a business? If the parents and the kids want to buy cake I think they should provide it.
    That would be great if schools were treated that way. Where principals were real managers that sought the best teachers and had to negotiate with each individually and could cut dead weight from their staff. Would have to pay the good ones exceptionally to keep them.

    Then we'd have a renaissance of education.

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