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    Re: Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    So the answer is to reward the parents irresponsibility with a plan that allows them to become even more irresponsible. Where's the learning process here? As it is, schools decided some time ago to provide a lunch to these children, of whom you were one at one point. Then it became breakfast and lunch. Then breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Then all that and perhaps something to take home for dinner. Here in Los Angeles, for many kids it's all that, plus weekends, year round, and available whether they're a student or not, as long as the kid is under 18. So, where does it stop? Are these parents going to eventually be removed from the equation? Because, it certainly can't be argued they are being made to learn to be more responsible.
    Actually ALL schools learned long ago to provide meals for their students- even private schools. Where CONs get in a tizzy is in public schools low income students get a discount on their meals.

    out in thr rural school districts many working parents love the breakfast meal as the parent has to head to the big city very early and a hot meal beats poptarts.

    The proper way to look at 'the problem' is not removing parents from some CONvoluted equation, but giving the student as much of a chance to get a good education and be able to get a higher paying job...

    Back when there were millions of manufacturing jobs that paid double min wage to start with a high school degree free lunches were not as widespread as now. I know CONs love to glare at the inner city but those qualifying for reduced and free meals are everywhere.

    But let's blame the parents...

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    Re: Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post

    While I already know the CON retort to this... many jails serve healthier food than a school lunch room. Getting kids to eat by using salt and fat isn't 'good'.
    There is nothing unhealthy about salt or fat.

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    Re: Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    With the right education and incentives, we can make everyone live the good way. See your local goverment life councilor for more information.
    So suddenly, you're OK with the govt. telling people how to live!!
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    Re: Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    There is nothing unhealthy about salt or fat.
    Absolutely essential in fact... but too much isn't so good. Those two plus sugar are added to lots of food to make otherwise ****ty food palatable.

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    Re: Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    There is nothing unhealthy about salt or fat.
    Healthy vs unhealthy are dependent on the amount consumed
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    Re: Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    There is nothing unhealthy about salt or fat.
    depends on the amount and frequency of consumption. read the back of most heat and eat meals. Read the sodium content of cheap chicken nuggets.

    Fact is the American diet consumes FAR more of both than we need- throw in sugar and you have the big 3 that cause major health issues later.

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    Re: Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think she should look at her recipe. If kids are rejecting whole wheat pasta, then they're probably not hungry or have other choices they like better. It isn't rocket science. And it certainly doesn't hurt today's kids to skip a meal.

    WWPasta isn't the only healthy option. In fact, there are plenty of lunch options far healthier than pasta, no matter what kind it is.

    If we started hiring people trained in the food industry to prepare lunches for our children, we'd be much better off. But putting somebody's gramma in the school kitchen is probably a pretty bad idea.
    If you didn't see it check out last week's episode of Anthony Bourdain's "Part's Unknown" about Lyon France. You've gotta see what those kids get for lunch. I want to be reincarnated at Lyon schoolkid.
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    Re: Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Healthy vs unhealthy are dependent on the amount consumed
    Generally Americans don't get enough fat in their diets. And you would have to eat an awful lot of salt and very little water for it to be unhealthy. More salt than anyone would care to eat.

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    Re: Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    depends on the amount and frequency of consumption. read the back of most heat and eat meals. Read the sodium content of cheap chicken nuggets.

    Fact is the American diet consumes FAR more of both than we need- throw in sugar and you have the big 3 that cause major health issues later.
    Fat and salt do not cause health issues.

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    Re: Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Fat and salt do not cause health issues.
    You work for a pharmaceutical company?

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