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    LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    LOS ANGELES (CBS) —
    The revamped school lunches at Los Angeles Unified School District have won awards, commending them for improving the menu at the second largest school district in the nation. Too bad the students don’t agree.
    Rejecting healthful alternatives like vegetarian curries and tamales, quinoa salads and pad Thai noodles, students are throwing them in the trash by the thousands, bringing junk food from home and buying instant noodles and other decidedly unhealthy fare from the “black markets” that have begun to thrive at campuses across the district, according to the Los Angeles Times.
    LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu « CBS Los Angeles
    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.
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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 just do not get you sometimes Mr. V...

    Are you happy about this because Mrs. Obama is promoting healthy eating and you wanna see egg on her face?

    Or are you happy about this because in the United States 16 - 33% of under 19 kids are Obese today including over 1/3rd of the adults?

    This is leading to increased health complications, lower life expectancy and becoming a massive burden on the health system which will lead to higher costs and premiums.

    And here comes a public school, funded by the government, trying to promote healthier eating in a bid to curb these issues and here you are celebrating that kids and their parents are refusing to even try to make the better choice...

    Yes in a free society I suppose you have the right to destroy yourself in any way you see fit... but we shouldn't be celebrating that fact.

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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I just do not get you sometimes Mr. V...

    Are you happy about this because Mrs. Obama is promoting healthy eating and you wanna see egg on her face?

    Or are you happy about this because in the United States 16 - 33% of under 19 kids are Obese today including over 1/3rd of the adults?

    This is leading to increased health complications, lower life expectancy and becoming a massive burden on the health system which will lead to higher costs and premiums.

    And here comes a public school, funded by the government, trying to promote healthier eating in a bid to curb these issues and here you are celebrating that kids and their parents are refusing to even try to make the better choice...

    Yes in a free society I suppose you have the right to destroy yourself in any way you see fit... but we shouldn't be celebrating that fact.
    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.
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    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.
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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
    Go back and read my post again.

    But actually read it this time.

    I don't believe that, I've never believed that and I'm never going to believe that

    In this case the school district is merely trying to promote a healthier alternative, and if kids choose to reject that again it's not something we should celebrate, no one is being forced or dictated to do ANYTHING.

    It's hyperbole on your part.

    and that you can force them to be "healthy" with **** food.
    No one is being force fed health foods.

    How about we bring back good old recess and let kids run around and play and do kid things?
    I'm sorry are they not being allowed to do that?

    Or gym class where kids have to ya know... work up a sweat.
    Is the school not offering gym class?

    What I don't get is someone like yourself that thinks Government SHOULD dictate how people live.
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    When did eating junk fund and buying instant noodles make one an entrepreneur, especially one that deserves applause?

    While I agree that people have the right to eat what they what, we are talking about children who are not yet fully emancipated. Unfortunately, their parents should be making healthier diet decisions for them, instead of a public school. Instead, we have to rely on a public school to help get children to eat healthier and when their attempt fails, they get castrated by an out-of-whacked "liberty lover". (Plus, no one's freedom is being violated).

    In addition, unhealthy diets like the ones that OP is championing has spillover costs (i.e. negative externalities) which eventually leads to lost of productivity, increased sick days, and the public picking up the various health care costs for diseases that are completely unavoidable.
    Last edited by Antiderivative; 01-21-12 at 04:16 PM.

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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Go back and read my post again.

    But actually read it this time.

    I don't believe that, I've never believed that and I'm never going to believe that

    In this case the school district is merely trying to promote a healthier alternative, and if kids choose to reject that again it's not something we should celebrate, no one is being forced or dictated to do ANYTHING.

    It's hyperbole on your part.
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No one is being force fed health foods.
    No they were given only "health foods" or bring their own.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I'm sorry are they not being allowed to do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Is the school not offering gym class?
    Obviously Gym class isn't strenuous enough now is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU SAY IT MR. V, IT DOESN'T MAKE IT THE.... *DRUM ROLL*

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    When did eating junk fund and buying instant noodles make one an entrepreneur, especially one that deserves applause?

    While I agree that people have the right to eat what they what, we are talking about children who are not yet fully emancipated. Unfortunately, their parents should be making healthier diet decisions for them, instead of a public school. Instead, we have to rely on a public school to help get children to eat healthier and when their attempt fails, they get castrated by an out-of-whacked "liberty lover". (Plus, no one's freedom is being violated).

    In addition, unhealthy diets like the ones that OP is championing has spillover costs (i.e. negative externalities) which eventually leads to lost of productivity, increased sick days, and the public picking up the various health care costs for diseases that are completely unavoidable.
    JUNK FOOD SHOULD BE OUTLAWED! Make everyone eat healthy! Cause their too stupid, Government is the way!



    FYI, I'm applauding the kids that figured out selling food kids want to eat and making a profit is quite worthy of applause.
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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.
    Well they are kids living with parents.

    Where are the parents in all of this? Why dont' these parents have a force in this issue at all? How do they feel about spending all that money each year only for their children to refuse to eat it - and use more money to buy junk foods?

    More and more lately the schools are determining the course of our children's lives and overstepping us in order to instill their values which they feel should supercede ours.

    Here we are: unhealthy and fat - and kids just throw away food without concern or respect for the time and money taken to provide it. No respect at all or appreciation.

    But other kids nation and worldwide hardly have anything substantial to eat - if only they could be so 'picky'

    This worsening attitude from teens is rather disturbing.
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    Re: LAUSD Students Roundly Reject Healthier School Lunch Menu

    It takes a special kind of person to be so adamantly opposed to kids eating healthier food. They're usually fat and couldn't do a push up if a twinkie was on the floor.
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