Another School District Drops Michelle Obama Lunch Standards: Kids Too Hungry

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    Jul 10, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    Yet another failed social engineering project from Washington DC...

    New York school drops Michelle Obama lunch standards: Kids too hungry

    New York's Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district has become the latest casualty in first lady Michelle Obama’s preferred lunch plan, dropping the menu after too many students complained of hunger.

    "[Food service manager Nicky] Boehm and her staff worked hard to implement the new regulations, but there were just too many problems and too many foods that students did not like and would not purchase," said Assistant Superintendent Chris Abdoo about the National School Lunch Program in a statement reported by EAGNews.org. "Students complained of being hungry with these lunches and the district lost money."


    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/9/new-york-school-drops-michelle-obama-lunch-standar/
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    Jul 10, 2013 4:11 PM GMT
    Oh well, it makes a change from you bitching about her husband.
  • carew28

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    Jul 10, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    Check out Riddler's thred in this same forum about the U.S. being the second most obese nation in the world (31.8 % obese).

    I've seen the kids in school cafeterias, and too bad about them if the little shits are hungry once in awhile. It's a sign of good health. Sure, if they could they'd be eating triple cheeseburgers and jumbo colas every day. My high-school eliminated french-fries a few years ago, the kids were throwing them around the cafeteria at each other, making a mess, and they were a health-hazard when they were on the floor for people to slip on. They started serving raw carrots, celery, green-pepper strips, etc. The kids complained to high heaven, but after a few years went by they got used to it. They are healthy, and if they're hungry enough, they'll eat them.

    The portion sizes in most fast-food places patronized by school kids are way too high anyway. The school day needs to be lengthened, and kids need to be taking gym every day, not just once a week, if they even do it at all. Then they'll be too busy to be hungry.





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    Jul 10, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    MemoRex saidMichelle has gone cray cray. She wants these delicate children to take walks too. Impeach her husband before she starts talking about sit-ups and push-ups.


    Michelle (Uncle Sam) shouldn't be dictating what and how much kids eat. It is the responsibility of the parents. That's the issue.

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    Jul 10, 2013 6:07 PM GMT
    southbeach1502 saidIt is the responsibility of the parents. That's the issue.


    A responsibility in which too many of them are clearly failing.
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    Jul 10, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidOh well, it makes a change from you bitching about her husband.




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    Jul 10, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    southbeach1502 said
    MemoRex saidMichelle has gone cray cray. She wants these delicate children to take walks too. Impeach her husband before she starts talking about sit-ups and push-ups.


    Michelle (Uncle Sam) shouldn't be dictating what and how much kids eat. It is the responsibility of the parents. That's the issue.



    Of course, they should. Your government as an entity is charged by the Constitution with "promoting the general welfare." That would include educating the unwashed masses about healthy eating and washing your hands after wiping.
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    I get so sick of seeing his stupid posts.
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    Jul 10, 2013 8:18 PM GMT
    Is ketchup still considered a serving of vegetables?
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    Jul 10, 2013 8:20 PM GMT
    southbeach1502 said
    MemoRex saidMichelle has gone cray cray. She wants these delicate children to take walks too. Impeach her husband before she starts talking about sit-ups and push-ups.


    Michelle (Uncle Sam) shouldn't be dictating what and how much kids eat. It is the responsibility of the parents. That's the issue.



    Michelle is allowed to express her opinion on childhood nutrition and fitness, and American parents are allowed to accept or reject that opinion.

    Nobody is "dictating" or forcing anything upon anyone. As usual, this is another ginned-up non-scandal by hysterical, hyperventilating whiny Republican schoolgirls who can't get up from their pussyfied fainting couches long enough to put forth a positive agenda for America: that's why they can't win an election.

    Conservativism is a mental disease.
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    Look, it's RuPaul!

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    TroyAthlete said
    Michelle is allowed to express her opinion on childhood nutrition and fitness, and American parents are allowed to accept or reject that opinion.


    Of course. But that isn't what she's done and is doing. More liberal confusion once again.


    TroyAthlete said
    Nobody is "dictating" or forcing anything upon anyone.


    Incorrect (as usual). Keep reading and try to comprehend.

    Michelle Obama: USDA working on 'delicious' school lunches

    First lady Michelle Obama said Friday that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) was working on making school lunches "delicious" after the implementation of new school meal regulations that have drawn fire from some conservative critics.

    "And I do hope that it's delicious," she added, to laughter. "We're working on that, yes indeed."


    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/297691-michelle-obama-usda-working-on-delicious-school-lunches



    TroyAthlete said

    Conservativism is a mental disease...


    in the eyes of confused liberals, yes.

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    Jul 10, 2013 8:42 PM GMT
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    Of course, they should. Your government as an entity is charged by the Constitution with "promoting the general welfare." That would include educating the unwashed masses about healthy eating and washing your hands after wiping.


    See above response to RuPaul. The Federal government isn't "educating" they are "dictating."

    As for "promoting the General Welfare" - that would include the Federal government providing all (ALL) citizens with food, shelter, clothing and medical care. What happened?
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    Jul 10, 2013 8:44 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidIs ketchup still considered a serving of vegetables?

    From the Reagan Administration, when the condiment of ketchup in school lunches was classified as satisfying the vegetable requirement, whether the child used it or not.

    But more significant is that US Republicans want to greatly cut back, or totally eliminate, all school lunches. Making any comments by Michele Obama (and not policy decisions, since she has no decision authority), not only irrelevant, but by comparison with slash-and-burn Republicans, rather ludicrous. But par for the course for the hysterical propaganda-spewing southbeach.
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    But more significant is that US Republicans want to greatly cut back, or totally eliminate, all school lunches. Making any comments by Michele Obama (and not policy decisions, since she has no decision authority), not only irrelevant, but by comparison with slash-and-burn Republicans, rather ludicrous. But par for the course for the hysterical propaganda-spewing southbeach.


    Once again, the ill-informed Lieutenant Kolonel strikes again.

    Republicans believe that school lunch decisions (as well as school breakfasts and school dinners) should be left to the states. You know, just as Mr. Obama believes the issue of gay marriage should be left to the states.

    Quite a simple concept. It's astounding how many on here besides the good Light Kolonel are all confused about it.
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    Jul 10, 2013 10:07 PM GMT
    So every time a kid asks for a candy bar they should get one?icon_rolleyes.gif
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    southbeach1502 said
    MemoRex saidMichelle has gone cray cray. She wants these delicate children to take walks too. Impeach her husband before she starts talking about sit-ups and push-ups.


    Michelle (Uncle Sam) shouldn't be dictating what and how much kids eat. It is the responsibility of the parents. That's the issue.




    So you're suggesting the parents meet the children at school for their meals?
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    Jul 10, 2013 10:46 PM GMT
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    southbeach1502 said
    MemoRex saidMichelle has gone cray cray. She wants these delicate children to take walks too. Impeach her husband before she starts talking about sit-ups and push-ups.


    Michelle (Uncle Sam) shouldn't be dictating what and how much kids eat. It is the responsibility of the parents. That's the issue.




    So you're suggesting the parents meet the children at school for their meals?


    No. Try again. You'll get it (maybe after a few dozen guesses).
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    Jul 10, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    southbeach1502 said
    Scruffypup said
    southbeach1502 said
    MemoRex saidMichelle has gone cray cray. She wants these delicate children to take walks too. Impeach her husband before she starts talking about sit-ups and push-ups.


    Michelle (Uncle Sam) shouldn't be dictating what and how much kids eat. It is the responsibility of the parents. That's the issue.




    So you're suggesting the parents meet the children at school for their meals?


    No. Try again. You'll get it (maybe after a few dozen guesses).


    Not all parents can pack a lunch each day. Either the cafeterias should serve healthy food or close the fuck down. School cafeterias should not be poisoning children with unhealthy food. That's why these kids are saying they're hungry...they're used to eating crap and are refusing to eat the healthy food. Too fucking bad. They'll get over it.
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    Scruffypup said
    southbeach1502 said
    Scruffypup said
    southbeach1502 said
    MemoRex saidMichelle has gone cray cray. She wants these delicate children to take walks too. Impeach her husband before she starts talking about sit-ups and push-ups.


    Michelle (Uncle Sam) shouldn't be dictating what and how much kids eat. It is the responsibility of the parents. That's the issue.




    So you're suggesting the parents meet the children at school for their meals?


    No. Try again. You'll get it (maybe after a few dozen guesses).


    Not all parents can pack a lunch each day. Either the cafeterias should serve healthy food or close the fuck down. School cafeterias should not be poisoning children with unhealthy food. That's why these kids are saying they're hungry...they're used to eating crap and are refusing to eat the healthy food. Too fucking bad. They'll get over it.



    Well, you kind of got it.

    1) Parents need to teach their children proper eating habits, starting at a very young age so that by the time they are on their own at school, they can make good decisions.

    2) School menu decisions should be made at the local level, not dictated from Washington DC. When these decisions are made at the local level, parents have much more influence.

    Of course, both points require parents to actually parent and take responsibility for those which they created.

    If you think we're at the point in this country where parents are no longer capable of parenting, and that a small group of people in Washington DC need to make parenting decisions for all the kids in the country, then this country is in major trouble.
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    Jul 11, 2013 2:19 AM GMT
    southbeach1502 saidLook, it's RuPaul!


    Calm down Voldemort.

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    southbeach1502 saidLook, it's RuPaul!


    Calm down Voldemort.

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    If that's your response, than I guess it's: Checkmate. Better luck next time, Ru....
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    southbeach1502 said
    Scruffypup said
    southbeach1502 said
    Scruffypup said
    southbeach1502 said
    MemoRex saidMichelle has gone cray cray. She wants these delicate children to take walks too. Impeach her husband before she starts talking about sit-ups and push-ups.


    Michelle (Uncle Sam) shouldn't be dictating what and how much kids eat. It is the responsibility of the parents. That's the issue.




    So you're suggesting the parents meet the children at school for their meals?


    No. Try again. You'll get it (maybe after a few dozen guesses).


    Not all parents can pack a lunch each day. Either the cafeterias should serve healthy food or close the fuck down. School cafeterias should not be poisoning children with unhealthy food. That's why these kids are saying they're hungry...they're used to eating crap and are refusing to eat the healthy food. Too fucking bad. They'll get over it.



    Well, you kind of got it.

    1) Parents need to teach their children proper eating habits, starting at a very young age so that by the time they are on their own at school, they can make good decisions.

    2) School menu decisions should be made at the local level, not dictated from Washington DC. When these decisions are made at the local level, parents have much more influence.

    Of course, both points require parents to actually parent and take responsibility for those which they created.

    If you think we're at the point in this country where parents are no longer capable of parenting, and that a small group of people in Washington DC need to make parenting decisions for all the kids in the country, then this country is in major trouble.



    You're not being realistic.

    #1 I agree with you on #1, but what good does it do to teach children how to eat well if when they get to school they're serving chicken fried steak and Jello?

    #2If it were left to the states, I can guarantee you the children in Connecticut would be eating organic broccoli and fresh caught wild salmon while the kids in Texas would be eating corn dogs and french fries. Why should the children in the backwards states have to suffer? They didn't ask to be born in the state they're in.

    #3 I know you'll find this shocking but there are MANY parents that truly are deplorable parents. And once again, the least we can do is make sure they get a good solid meal while under the school's care. It might very well be the only decent meal they get all day long.
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    turbobilly saidIs ketchup still considered a serving of vegetables?

    From the Reagan Administration, when the condiment of ketchup in school lunches was classified as satisfying the vegetable requirement, whether the child used it or not.

    But more significant is that US Republicans want to greatly cut back, or totally eliminate, all school lunches. Making any comments by Michele Obama (and not policy decisions, since she has no decision authority), not only irrelevant, but by comparison with slash-and-burn Republicans, rather ludicrous. But par for the course for the hysterical propaganda-spewing southbeach.


    What's exactly bad about eliminating school lunches? Here in Alberta, the government only subsidizes lunches for students who can't afford to eat. Everyone else pays full price (ie: so buying a burger or something from the cafeteria usually costs you more than it would cost at some fast food joint). I would say at least 70% of the students bring their own lunch anyway, from what I remember. The rest either buy it at the overpriced cafeteria or they go drive or walk somewhere else for lunch (the only exception is elementary students, students that young aren't allowed to leave the school, and most elementary schools DO NOT have cafeterias where food is served, a lot of elementary students eat in the classroom they're in).
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    I don't see anything wrong with giving children healthy lunches instead of that over-overprocessed crap they usually eat.

    I think the major issue is the portion sizes. Teenage boys need to eat a LOT of food, especially the ones in sports. I sure wouldn't have been (and still wouldn't be) satisfied with half a chicken breast on a piece of croissant. How about 2 full chicken breasts and at least 500 grams of steamed fresh vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, and cauliflower?
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    Jul 11, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    southbeach1502 said
    Scruffypup said
    southbeach1502 said
    Scruffypup said
    southbeach1502 said
    MemoRex saidMichelle has gone cray cray. She wants these delicate children to take walks too. Impeach her husband before she starts talking about sit-ups and push-ups.


    Michelle (Uncle Sam) shouldn't be dictating what and how much kids eat. It is the responsibility of the parents. That's the issue.




    So you're suggesting the parents meet the children at school for their meals?


    No. Try again. You'll get it (maybe after a few dozen guesses).


    Not all parents can pack a lunch each day. Either the cafeterias should serve healthy food or close the fuck down. School cafeterias should not be poisoning children with unhealthy food. That's why these kids are saying they're hungry...they're used to eating crap and are refusing to eat the healthy food. Too fucking bad. They'll get over it.



    Well, you kind of got it.

    1) Parents need to teach their children proper eating habits, starting at a very young age so that by the time they are on their own at school, they can make good decisions.

    2) School menu decisions should be made at the local level, not dictated from Washington DC. When these decisions are made at the local level, parents have much more influence.

    Of course, both points require parents to actually parent and take responsibility for those which they created.

    If you think we're at the point in this country where parents are no longer capable of parenting, and that a small group of people in Washington DC need to make parenting decisions for all the kids in the country, then this country is in major trouble.

    Actually the parents are just as bad as children in many cases, because the stuff advertised and sold is addictive and poisonous. I just made the mistake of eating MacDonalds three days in a row, and I had the sweats and heart palpitations. I finally had to ween myself off and back into a healthier diet!!! (They have these new deluxe quarter pounders, and I was hooked! I ate eight of them in three days.) I don't know what I was thinking, and thank god I'm over it! I can't imagine how the people who work there will live past 50.