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|10-03-2012 03:24 AM|
|10-02-2012 03:58 PM|
|andyfico||So long as they leave it at recommending and urging, I am OK with this. They can recommend whatever they want. It's up to parents to do their own research and make their own decision.|
|10-02-2012 03:42 PM|
|10-02-2012 03:39 PM|
As our country gets fatter and fatter, the government is continuing to recommend nutritional awareness, as they have for many decades.
What is new? What line has been crossed?
Rather than simply repeating yourself, please consider constructing an argument that articulates your point.
|10-02-2012 03:37 PM|
|10-02-2012 03:35 PM|
|smegalicious||Since it's obvious the OP knows how to make links, I wonder why she can't do it to provide evidence for any of her many, many opinions/claims in all the other threads in which she's been asked to do so...|
|10-02-2012 03:34 PM|
Like I said read the article they crossed the line and you can not argue they did not if you can not even read the article.
|10-02-2012 03:32 PM|
There was enough in the snippet you quoted to show that your comment is completely off base. If you have a problem with the school lunches, then take it to the thread that already exists. Otherwise, you're complaining because the government made a recommendation. Something they've been doing for years.
|10-02-2012 03:30 PM|
|10-02-2012 03:28 PM|
Feds Want Parents to Serve Healthy Food at Home
The federal government wants moms and dads to start serving meals at home that conform to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
The USDA urged parents to help reinforce the new school guidelines by providing similar meals at dinner time.
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“We know that many parents are already making changes at home to help the whole family eat healthier,” the USDA wrote on their official blog. “We recommend reviewing school menus with kids at home and working to incorporate foods that are being served at school into family meals as much as possible.”
Under the new guidelines, school districts must serve more whole grains, daily portions of fruits and vegetables, less sugar and salt and only low-fat or non-fat milk. But the lunches must also meet caloric restrictions. And under the government guidelines, a high school student is not allowed to have more than 850 calories.
“Adapting to the changes may be challenging at first, as students are introduced to new flavors and foods in the cafeteria,” the USDA wrote. “But as you can see there are many ways to make the transition easier.”
The new rules have generated a firestorm of controversy across the nation – with students arguing that it’s not enough food to sustain them through the school day.
Now they are trying to tell you what to eat at home. Crossing the line BIG time IMO.
|10-01-2012 09:42 PM|
|10-01-2012 09:26 PM|
Well smeg, we don't have to like each other, but we can agree on the following (I hope)....
1. The USDA is setting calorie limits on school lunches.
2. More Americans than ever are on food stamps.
3. Often time, food stamps can be used to buy crap at the grocery store.
4. Neither you or I have to suffer from other peoples poor health care choices.(even though we probably both end up paying for it somewhere along the road either through food stamps or Medicaid)
Ultimately, neither one of us are getting the diabesity complications from our unhealthy diets.
|10-01-2012 09:02 PM|
The income limits for free or reduced lunch are *not* designed (nor were they intended) to require a family be destitute & starving in order to qualify for assistance.
Besides, everyone knows that there wouldn't be any food in the house when the kids got home because their lazy parents sold all the food stamps for crack.
At least that's the wage for the cook & other kitchen staff at the Head Start preschool where my son started this fall. The teacher's assistants, I believe, make $9/hr.
|10-01-2012 03:31 PM|
So basically, the government gives children free breakfast and lunch, because their parents or most likely Parent/guardian is unable or unwilling to provide them food. Ok....
Yet, what do you think happens when said child or children go home and are hungry from Michelle Obama's cafeteria? They eat whatever crap you can buy on food-stamps which is pretty much any edible at the grocery store.
What is this solving? We basically starve the children all day until they can go home and eat whatever they want since it's supplemented by food stamps.
Since you're worried about the costs of government regulation, what do you think it's costing us to patrol school cafeterias to ensure compliance with food regulations coming out of this administration?
|10-01-2012 03:26 PM|
Let me know if/when you choose to address the legal differences btw school children & adults.
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