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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

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    Because they need to provide healthy foods at school, not whatever a company wants to sell to the kids.
    Who said private companies. I was thinking about charitable actions, but prefer private companies before government every day of the week.

    And your bit about "healthy foods" cracks me up.

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    Processed foods that are high in fat, sugar, and salt have become a mainstay of lunches in schools across America and the results are in — experts say these unhealthy school lunches are a contributing factor to the childhood obesity epidemic...

    But there are many obstacles to improving unhealthy school lunches, not the least of which is money...

    Another obstacle to addressing the problem is that some schools have given contracts to food management companies...

    “The quality goes down; they have purchasing powers,” he says. “There’s no reason in the world that money [$2.68] should offer a profit. But they know how to manage the subsidies.”

    Schreiber adds that the blame doesn’t lie with those companies since they lack incentives to make any changes to unhealthy school lunches. Change should come from the government with a federal nutrition program, he says.

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    So what have we here?
    We have:

    1. These lunches are "unhealthy", not healthy... ROTFLOL

    2. Like the disastrous Government Food Pyramid, they are adding to obesity yet again.

    3. Costs that are going to increase because the money isn't enough. 16 Billion a year today... tomorrow...???

    4. Private companies are running some of these operations.

    5. Their suggested solutions are higher costs and more government... (projectile vomit icon)


    Solution: Get government out of the restaurant business.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Who said private companies. I was thinking about charitable actions, but prefer private companies before government every day of the week.

    And your bit about "healthy foods" cracks me up.

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    I know school lunches are unhealthy at the moment. My mom has been a lunch lady for over a decade, and know all about this stuff,(for Georgia at least) I never claimed they were healthy, I am advocating for them to serve only healthy food, and teach students to make healthy choices outside of school. And I think the government could do that the best. Also we should provide breakfast, and lunch to all students who can't afford to pay the amount it cost to buy them.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

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    I know school lunches are unhealthy at the moment.
    They've only had 7+ decades to perfect it. Typical government. Can't even get something simple right. Then they want your pensions and healthcare too!!! (face palm).

    My mom has been a lunch lady for over a decade, and know all about this stuff,(for Georgia at least) I never claimed they were healthy, I am advocating for them to serve only healthy food
    The restaurant business isn't government's job. Time to cut a failed program and save the taxpayers 16+ billion annually.

    and teach students to make healthy choices outside of school.
    Fine. That can be taught every morning at homeroom for 5-minutes once a week. It's not rocket science. Day 1: Twinkies & Fried foods... not so often kiddies... meat, eggs, vegetables... ok.

    And I think the government could do that the best.
    WRONG. Government does nothing "best".

    Correction: The military/defense is the only thing and that is because people die if they don't do it best. It's a survival mechanism thing. School lunches (Luke Flatulence Icon)

    Also we should provide breakfast, and lunch to all students who can't afford to pay the amount it cost to buy them.
    We should double down on the obesity program? Why not dinner too? And late night snacks? Hell... why not set up dorms so they can stay there 24/7 so we are sure they're participating fully in the obesity program?

    No. We should provide history, geography, math, sciences, art, PE, English, Languages, classes on Capitalism, business, and... cut the government out of the restaurant business. They've failed, and in the free market when you fail... it's time to shut 'er down. 7+ decades is 6+ too many.

    Private institutions can do better.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

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    Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar - Yahoo! News


    Let's see, recesses are being shortened, high activity games are either banned or heavily structured for fear of "lawsuits" cause kids might "get hurt".

    It's not what you eat, it's what you do. The more parents abdicate their responsibilities of raising their kids to the Gov't, the more problems we keep having.

    Amazingly the answer seems to be "more control"! It's like the world has entered a dark time of stupid.
    I don't really have a problem with this. At my (private) elementary school, they had regular milk Monday through Thursday and chocolate milk only on Fridays. I think it was a good way to do it for health and discipline reasons. What's funny about the outrage of all this is that many people want education vouchers so that kids can go to private schools and the minute public schools start to act like private schools, people are outraged about too much "control". That's exactly what effective private schools do - there's a fair amount of control and discipline.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I don't really have a problem with this. At my (private) elementary school, they had regular milk Monday through Thursday and chocolate milk only on Fridays. I think it was a good way to do it for health and discipline reasons. What's funny about the outrage of all this is that many people want education vouchers so that kids can go to private schools and the minute public schools start to act like private schools, people are outraged about too much "control". That's exactly what effective private schools do - there's a fair amount of control and discipline.
    The biggest thing we need in our schools right now is greater teach autonomy, especially when it comes to discipline.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    The biggest thing we need in our schools right now is greater teach autonomy, especially when it comes to discipline.
    I agree with this. I would add that public schools really need to emphasize discipline, both in the "detention" sense and in the "learn restraint" sense. The problem is that anytime a public school shows signs of teaching discipline, a lot of parents freak out and scream "government control".

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    One reason child obesity has skyrocked in the past couple of decades? Computer games and the internet.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Going too far. Let the kids have their Chocolate milk
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

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    If this was Cuba, they'd just take all the chocolate milk and redistribute it to all the peasants.
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