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    Re: White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    If this is what you believe, then you're undoubtedly wandering around out where the buses don't run. Buh-bye and have a nice evening.
    Well, I figured it was obvious I was responding to absurdity with absurdity, but hey. Wouldn't be the first time today I've badly overestimated.
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    Re: White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    m o r e w a s t e d m o n e y.

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    Nov. 22 update: First Lady Michelle Obama indeed announced today that a new public-private partnership, Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools, would make it possible for at least 6,000 salad bars to be installed in U.S. school cafeterias. Riverside Elementary School in Miami, where the announcement was made, received the program's first salad bar. We'll have more on the new program's funding and application process next week.

    Does this need to go through Congress and what is this public-private relationship? I don't like the sounds of that. I get the feeling this isn't about healthy eating at all, just more government intrusion.
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    Re: White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Well, I figured it was obvious I was responding to absurdity with absurdity
    I guess you missed the fact that I was doing the same thing.

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    Re: White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Here's a wild thought... why don't we completely eliminate throwing taxpayer money away on crap food for school lunches and give kids ONLY healthy choices?
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    Re: White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

    I guess I'm the minority by supporting the salad-bar.

    My kid's school already provides a salad bar for the levels above elementary (and still provide various fresh items for those in elementary) . . . and I think they're great. The kids choose what they want to eat - if they don't like it they won't pick it, thus, they won't waste it.

    Nothing chapped my hide more than learning that in the elementary schools, before fruits were offered during an in-class snack time later in the day, that the fruits were just given on the tray at lunchtime and the majority of which was thrown away because they're not quick-eat foods.

    I pay $1.75 for my 3 younger children and $2.00 for my oldest to eat lunch every day at school. (Which is almost $150.00 every single damned month). Damned straight I want that whopping chunk of change to net better test results, health and vision. . . with less waste.

    More foods they choose = more chances that they'll eat it = less waste of my money.

    If a salad bar is good enough for my kid's schools then it should be good enough for everyone else's, too.
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    Re: White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    In other news, 6 months from now 5,000 salad bars will be found virtually untouched by school chidren.
    Because McDonald's still rules in school cafeterias.
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    Re: White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Does this need to go through Congress and what is this public-private relationship? I don't like the sounds of that. I get the feeling this isn't about healthy eating at all, just more government intrusion.
    Is there anything Obama or his wife does that you don't see as government intrusion?


    OH NO! Promoting Healthier Eating! GUBMINT IS AFTER ME!!!!!!!!

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    Re: White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You're seriously underestimating how Health Concious some kids have become.

    While on paper this looks like a really really dumb plan, there is sufficient evidence to suggest a students eating habits, can have a serious effect on their ability to learn. If it could catch on, which you never know, we might see some serious positive effects.

    On the other hand, again personal responsbility has to come in somewhere. But since when has offering choice been deemed a terrible idea?
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    Re: White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    I guess you missed the fact that I was doing the same thing.
    You two are experts at answering obsurdly.
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    Re: White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    The rightwingers in this thread certainly aren't having hissy fits over "bad" food choices, the way they did in the Soda-buying thread. I wonder why that is?
    Perhaps its because they're actually discussing the threads topic rather than trying to derail it into a conversation about something else?

    Amazing that.

    The threads topic isn't concerning a proposal to get rid of bad food and put in salad bars, its just a proposal to add salad bars. Shockingly, people are actually staying on topic and discussing what's been proposed.

    How DARE they actually focus on the wasteful program that's being discussed instead of turning the thread into a discussion about an entirely different wasteful program.

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