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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I applaud the entrepreneurial spirit, wholesale rejection of planned forced living and frankly just kids being kids in this whole affair. You cannot force people to live the way you want them too, not in a free society.
    I don't care whether kids bring in unhealthy food from home. That's on the parents. Nothing in this article indicates the schools are forcing kids to eat anything. The problem that was solved was the school offering only unhealthy, disgusting food to students. Our public schools shouldn't force kids to eat healthily, but they should certainly promote it.

    I don't see why a public school should have to provide both a healthy and an unhealthy alternative for students. And they certainly shouldn't provide only an unhealthy option. If kids don't like it, they can bring their own lunches.
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

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    From the examples listed in the CBS report, it seems the student's rejection of school food has little to do with the healthiness of the food and more to do with the genre. Vegetarian curries and tamales? Quinoa salads? Pad Thai Noodles?

    The kids are probably seeing it and thinking 'Da hell is this ****?'

    Just put less cheese on the pizza, use a higher fibre dough, and keep the fatty/greasy toppings to a minimum. Would be a drastic improvement over what a lot of schools push for lunches.
    Best Answer! They aren't rejecting healthy food, they're rejecting the school's interpretation of healthy food. They stopped serving flavored milk. Why? Milk is healthy and an important building block for growth. Is it suddenly unhealthy because it's flavored with chocolate? Turkey burgers Big Mac style w/whole wheat buns; yes, healthy pizza; roasted veggie pasta; tuna pasta; baked sweet potatoes; BBQd chicken; fish tacos; vegetarian stir fries; the list of healthy foods is endless. But! Vegetarian curries and tamales, quinoa salads and pad Thai noodles? Give me a break. I'd be black-marketing my lunch, too.
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    I'm not sure what the issue here is. The school offered only "healthy" choices. I can agree with that. The students rejected that and brought unhealthy choices from home. That's within their rights, too. Government didn't try to control anything. If they had, they would have PROHIBITED the students from eating anything other than the choices that they gave.

    I have a different issue. I hate hearing that lots of this food was thrown away. Give it to folks who need food.
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    I don't care whether kids bring in unhealthy food from home. That's on the parents. Nothing in this article indicates the schools are forcing kids to eat anything. The problem that was solved was the school offering only unhealthy, disgusting food to students.
    The same thing happened when Jamie Oliver fronted a similar campaign in Britain. Parents and kids complained and parents turned up at school with the old crap, intent on poisoning their kids with junk food. The schools stuck to their guns and slowly kids got used to the new, better food. No one's forcing anything, just recognising that someone has to start creating inventive solutions to the impending health crisis caused by the terrible, junk food diets of our kids.
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    I actually love tamales, but ONLY if they have some sort of meat. But vegetarian tamales, **** dat ****................
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    its simple.. if you dont want what the publicly funded school is providing, then take your kid out and enroll them in a private school or homeschool them.
    otherwise get over it.

    there is no draconian push to make kids eat the food served in school.

    the only downside to this is the big businesses that have purchased the right to sell their product resembling food as nutritional, through purchased legislators.

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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    JUNK FOOD SHOULD BE OUTLAWED! Make everyone eat healthy! Cause their too stupid, Government is the way!
    Oh the irony in this post. Not to mention, a complete schism from reality.

    FYI, I'm applauding the kids that figured out selling food kids want to eat and making a profit is quite worthy of applause.
    If this is the case, then you are simply confusing arbitrage with entrepreneurship.

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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I applaud the entrepreneurial spirit, wholesale rejection of planned forced living and frankly just kids being kids in this whole affair. You cannot force people to live the way you want them too, not in a free society.
    Certainly can't. Doesn't mean that the school's should try to pass off twinkies and junk food as lunches. The kids are free to bring whatever they want, we'll be paying for their medical bills later is all.
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I applaud this because people like you think that you can dictate how people should live
    Yet do you promote the banning of drugs? Support the War on Drugs? Higher healthcare premiums for smokers? There's plenty of areas where people will use government or other force to try to dictate how people live. As for the school lunch, I think it's pretty ok for the school's to offer healthy choices and not endorse the overall growing obesity problem with this country through pandering to bad eating habits. If the individual still wants to eat poorly, they are still capable of doing so.
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I applaud this because people like you think that you can dictate how people should live, and that you can force them to be "healthy" with **** food. How about we bring back good old recess and let kids run around and play and do kid things? Or gym class where kids have to ya know... work up a sweat. THAT would do so much more then craptastic food foisted by a bunch of arrogant bureaucrats.

    What I don't get is someone like yourself that thinks Government SHOULD dictate how people live.
    So your not okay with the public school system forcing kids to eat healthy while they are at school, but your okay with them forcing them to exercise, what if they want to stay in the library and play cards, or read? Seriously, this is not the government forcing people to eat healthy, it's the government only offering people who attend government schools healthy food. Which is perfectly within their right. Now if they followed these kids home, and forced their parents what to feed them you would have a point. But they aren't, so your point just makes no sense.
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