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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Judging by this article it was children who helped pick out these healthy alternatives.

    L.A. schools' healthful school lunches panned by LAUSD students - latimes.com
    You do realize this says "panned," not "planned," right?
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    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.

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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    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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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    How delusions, you claim "Healthier Alternative" but there is only the Government approved alternative, which has been solely rejected by the poor saps forced to eat crap food. An alternative implies choice.



    No they were given only "health foods" or bring their own.


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    Obviously Gym class isn't strenuous enough now is it?
    And how do you propose making it more strenuous without resorting to some kind of compulsion by the school and teachers - something you claim take away their freedom? It is not easy for an overweight kid to be active.


    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.
    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.
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    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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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    As noted, make the foods they do enjoy healthier. Lower fat cheese and wheat buns on the cheeseburgers.
    That's like trying to polish a turd.

    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.

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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyteRash View Post
    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.
    My preferred solution is to go to the root to the problem and separate school and state. Take the operation of our schools away from the purchased legislators and give it back to people who must serve the needs of the customer.

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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    What makes you think it's disgusting? Here's a couple of their lunch menus:

    Oven Baked Pizza Whole Kernel Corn
    Omega Fruit Cup Plum
    Veggie Option: Black Bean Burger

    Natural Roast Turkey & Au Jus Whole Wheat Roll
    Green String Beans
    California Fresh Fruit
    Veggie Option: Garden Burger

    Chunky Beef & Vegetable Stew
    Corn Bread
    Baby Carrots
    Veggie Option: Tortellini & Butternut Squash Sauce with String Cheese

    Does anyone think those are 'disgusting'?
    I didn't say every single meal is disgusting. I was just talking about the food they threw away. Just look at the picture at the CBS report. Do they really believe the students are going to eat that?



    And the ones they said in the article they were throwing away was this
    vegetarian curries and tamales, quinoa salads and pad Thai noodles
    When they are serving that, what do they expect? The things you talked about above, probably don't get thrown away.

    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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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    My preferred solution is to go to the root to the problem and separate school and state. Take the operation of our schools away from the purchased legislators and give it back to people who must serve the needs of the customer.
    Some people will try to commodify anything and everything pretending it's in the interests of the consumer, but we know who it usually benefits and, in this case, it sure as hell wouldn't be the kids.
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    That's like trying to polish a turd.

    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.
    Did I say the answer was to 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.
    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.

    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.
    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.

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