Kids, no let me rephrase that, nobody is going to eat food they find distasteful, healthy or not. It's obvious that the kids find this food distasteful. You are never going to be able to force them to eat anything that doesn't appeal to them.
As noted, make the foods they do enjoy healthier. Lower fat cheese and wheat buns on the cheeseburgers.
Just because it's healthy doesn't mean it tastes like ****.
Just becaue it tastes like **** doesn't mean it's healthy.
Ok - sounds like they need to get in tune with the cultural and regional preferences and find ways of makin those dishes less fattening / lower in calories / lower in sodium rather than trying to offer foods that no one really wants in that area.
Per kids and eating foods they don't like: I have the power to make this happen because I'm Mom . . . i'm afraid a school can't take away my kid's toys, though - in fact: they don't actually care if the kdis throw away food without eating it as the stupid serving habits of my kid's school has proven: if it's paid for they don't care whether the kids even HAVE the utensils to eat it with!
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There's nothing about recess that makes children healthier if they still eat unhealthy food. I know since I had them. If the school fails, it fails in not teaching the students to make good choices about nutrition and healthy eating habits.Your reality is only offering "health foods" in school is just a choice for kids to eat smarter, recess is almost gone in many schools and just having a "gym period" counts as a workout.
YOUR reality does not jive with REALITY, I suggest you educate yourself on what's going on rather then what you think should be.
What I find quite funny is that people are here arguing that "the government" pushed these meals on the kids, however, if this was the case it would be the local government rather than the Feds. Seems that people can't separate between the two.
In addition to this, I think that if the kids rejected the meals that were given to them two things should happen:
1. Those rejected meals are donated to a homeless shelter or food pantry so as to ensure that the food does not go to waste.
2. Ask the kids themselves what they want and just make healthy versions of the food kids want.
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The kids find the food distasteful because they're used to a certain thing, maybe it'll take time but that doesn't mean you throw up your hands and give up.
At my High School in Canada my last year they went down the Healthy Route, they made the pizzas dough and burger buns whole wheat... but what the hell does that matter when everything in it and on top of it is what's really causing the harm? A few whole wheat buns isn't going to change anything, the entire attitude towards nutrition is what has to be changed, and that's not going to happen by polishing turds.
Oh and something I forgot the OP failed at, was trying to convince people that kids were being forced to have this food, whilst at the same time having a victory parade over the fact they were able to bring in their own food and eat what they wanted...
Yeah that doesn't make much sense.
And the ones they said in the article they were throwing away was this
When they are serving that, what do they expect? The things you talked about above, probably don't get thrown away.vegetarian curries and tamales, quinoa salads and pad Thai noodles
Some of you say that we have to change the habits. The habits won't be changed by making it more normal to bring unhealthy food from the outside. Just serve normal food that is neither super healthy or unhealthy. It does not have to be pizza or hamburgers, I'm sure most students eat chicken, rice, potatoes, salad, carrots, lassagne, etc. Just don't serve quinoa salad!
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Sorry, we are not going to quit eating meat. It isn't going to happen. As far as pizza goes......tomato sauce is not bad for you. Cheese is not bad for you. A little meat on top of that is not bad for you.At my High School in Canada my last year they went down the Healthy Route, they made the pizzas dough and burger buns whole wheat... but what the hell does that matter when everything in it and on top of it is what's really causing the harm? A few whole wheat buns isn't going to change anything, the entire attitude towards nutrition is what has to be changed, and that's not going to happen by polishing turds.
No, but argueing that they will indeed eat what others want them to eat and they will learn to live with it is not the answer either.Oh and something I forgot the OP failed at, was trying to convince people that kids were being forced to have this food, whilst at the same time having a victory parade over the fact they were able to bring in their own food and eat what they wanted...
Yeah that doesn't make much sense.