• #10
    I'm not sure that it matters what the schools serve, at least in Washington. My kids only got 20 minutes to go through the line, get their food, and eat it before lunch was over. They took sack lunches most of the time just so they had time to eat.
  • #21
    yeah, that time limits really teaches them healthy eating habits. I can still hear my Mom saying "Chew your food"...
  • #36
    Yes, by all means, feed them more of that pink slime. Seriously, seems like school districts should be able to come up with healthier meals and still give kids enough to eat. There has to be a balance found somewhere, especially since so many kids don't get enough to eat at home.
  • #52
    Here's my problem with the "this is the only decent meal some kids get every day". 1.) Just pouring calories into kids doesn't make it a decent meal. 2.) "Enough to eat" is highly subjective. I've seen 12 year old's that 4,000 calories is not "enough to eat" as far as they are concerned. 3.) What is the purpose of food stamps if the kids are the reason we give more money on the EBT card if those same kids aren't getting AT LEAST one decent meal a day in the home? Shouldn't someone, oh say a parent, be responsible beyond the schools? Isn't that what food stamps are for? I can understand someone saying that food stamps are not sufficient for a balanced meal three times a day for a family of six or eight but it is enough for one balanced meal a day in the home. 4.) Most of our kids today are obese. Zero exercise, junk food, non stop sodas. Of course they are going to complain. Of course they are going to tell their parents they are buying "extra veggies and fruit". When I went to school lunch cost 25 cents. I got 1.25 to start the week and by Wednesday I was broke. And I never ate in the Cafeteria once. I spent all my lunch money on candy. Then went home ravenous every day. I told my mother that I was in sports (which i was) and burned off my lunch so when I got home I wanted to eat and would eat again an hour later at dinner and was hungry all my high school years. Because? I lied like kids will do and spent my lunch money on candy. These kids are no different. In fact they're worse. The are PORKERS in the majority and it's not because they are not eating. It's because they eat wrong.

    I'm not some right winger who wants to throw kids on the street and in the alley's to forage in dumpsters for food. But this has become the most irresponsible, pass the blame, expect govt to be all things to all people, society I've ever seen. Anywhere.
  • #27
    They need to no longer consider things like ketchup and French fries as vegetables (thanks Reagan)
    The parents also need to make their kids go outside and play.
    The government has no business in school lunches, and that includes calling ketchup a vegetable
  • #42
    1) ketchup isn't a veggie
    2) French fries are veggies, just a poor one nutritionally.
    3) Who else is supposed to be responsible in PUBLIC schools' lunch programs?
  • #50
    I agree, but concervative Reagan thought otherwise.
    Also public schools should be run by the state, the "public".
  • #15
    65% obesity rate amongst kids and they aren't getting enough to eat? They will eat if they get hungry enough. Heaven forbid they eat something healthIER for a change.
    Why don't they put chocolate flavored Ensure in the milk cartons, eat least they will be getting some nutrition. I like the photo they chose- a 300 pound woman. Deeper meanings.....
  • #23
    @marine1 I'm not sure those are cookies...probably some kind of ground up mystery meat covered in bread crumbs.
  • #34
    The larger question here is why are kids getting cookies AT ALL in schools? Why don't we just start a sugar 101 program and they just line up, mouths open and run a concrete mixer type sluice tray with straight sugar into their mouths? Jeez our kids are PORKERS and you're complaining about what they're getting to eat at school? So am I. CUT OUT ALL SUGAR.
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  • #11
    I am not sure that chicken nuggets even qualify as food. I think whole (chemical, meat glue, slime, and other filler free) food might be a novel (healthy choice.
  • #53
    Reagan made ketchup a vegitable in our school systems, and it is still considered a vegitable by the schools...
  • #47
    Michelle Obama just became even less influential. "GOOD"

    She has gained 48 LBS in the Wright House
    Michelle Obama is a typical Far Leftist Hypocrite
  • #39
    Real meat good, eat all you want and stay thin, fake/processed meat bad, too many chemicals and poor quality meat. Bread makes porky fatter. Solution? Fix your kids their lunches and quit being lazyazz parents depending on uneducated "nutrition advisors"!
  • #40
    It's also surprising how many on here are still advocating a "low-fat" diet and grains and fruit over meat! I thought people had become more educated on nutrition than that by now, but I guess I should know better considering everyone is still getting fatter.

    Carbohydrates are the main cause of obesity due to insulin desensitivity from overeating all the sugar and grains in the average American diet. Some carbohydrates are turned to glucose faster than others and cause more insulin to be released as well. Fats help to slow the insulin response and are healthy. Certain fats are unhealthy (hydrogenated fats - "transfat" being the catchphrase media marketing term) but they do not contribute to obesity.

    Corn, wheat, rice, soybean, are the main culprits of poor nutrition. There is big money in corn also, almost conspiratorial in it's reach.

    Try to find very many processed foods that do not have high-fructose corn syrup in them!
  • #37
    Big No, Look, they are doing studies on GMO grain overseas showing tumors on the rats that were fed it.
    Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early

    Learn more:

    Now, for the meat.
    FDA quietly increases allowed radiation doses of meats for human consumption

    Learn more:
  • #60
    No one was ever taught about the eugenics programs in this country. The used to sterilize young people who were poor, or their family members were in and out of jail. History does repeat because we're governed by an insane sadistic oligarch bloodlines.
    They're just approaching their programs at different angles. I guess they figure doing the same thing over and over, but changing the game a little bit, won't count as insane. Until you all wake up.

    "In 1904, the Carnegie Institution established a laboratory complex at Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island that stockpiled millions of index cards on ordinary Americans, as researchers carefully plotted the removal of families, bloodlines and whole peoples. From Cold Spring Harbor, eugenics advocates agitated in the legislatures of America, as well as the nation's social service agencies and associations.

    The Harriman railroad fortune paid local charities, such as the New York Bureau of Industries and Immigration, to seek out Jewish, Italian and other immigrants in New York and other crowded cities and subject them to deportation, trumped up confinement or forced sterilization.

    The Rockefeller Foundation helped found the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz."
  • #32
    Come on now people. More than half of our kids are obese. They are packing back some serious calories. Good or bad, mostly junk food but the issue here is not calories. The issue is what kind of calories. Did any expect that when they tried to get kid gorging under control that there wouldn't be howls of protest? We're Americans. We want "everyone else" to bite the bullet and do the right thing but we ourselves seldom do. These kids need to get at least ONE meal a day of nutritional food that is not CRAP.
  • #30
    Are you kidding me?! Moochelle lost one of her shove-it-in-your-face ideas? She needs to eat the same lunches my skinny, athletic grandchildren eat. I make sure they have an extra dollar or two to purchase a serving of whatever is being served in additional to the 'lunch'. It's sad that some kids can't afford the extras and leave the lunchroom hungry. Moochie and her chubby kids certainly need to lighten up on the caviar and lobster. Ever see a walking away shot of Moochie? Nope, I didn't think so. She DEMANDS all photographers stay in front of her...
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  • #48
    @Polusalo Thank you! Now I understand...I don't blame her for requesting front shots where comparing her size to her husbands is not as easy. Did someone say size 16? I'm sure we wouldn't notice her large size had it not being for her 'fight obesity' campaign.
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  • #14
    The trouble with school lunches, and the majority of American meals, is that they contain too much fat and sodium, which give that "full feeling."
    Give students plenty of the good, healthy foods. Especially the athletic ones.
  • #4
    lmao ... ironic that the cook is an overweight Quasimodo and they still have the nerve to back off the childhood obesity program ( or should I say bought off by the food lobbyist )?

    Now that's funny :0p
  • #3
    It's not the school lunches that make kids fat. It's the 4 Big Gulps they suck down after school and before dinner.
  • #24
    Perhaps but the govt has a lot to answer for here. Kids should be able to eat till they are content. Govt should try to reduce fat, sodium, sugar and provide more whole grains. Giving a smaller portion, or removing foods kid like is stupid. They should develop recipes that taste good, with more whole grains, and lesser content of fat and sodium. Mix vegtables with cheese or in a pasta dish, allow kids "free" fruits to snack on to increase eatting more fruit, etc. Not try to be health nazis, that just won't work...
  • #70
    @PoliticalSpice why do you think that kids should be allowed to pig out on trash foods?

    fruit free kids? what the hell are those?

    cheese is extremely unhealthy, you know... and it's chock-full of salt.
  • #86
    @dances-weebles I didn't say that. But the food they prepare must taste good. If the kids don't eat it and go out to mcdonalds instead you have accomplished nothing. make healthy foods tasty as possible and offer fruits as snacks for free to encourage them to eat more fruit. And a little cheese for flavor and texture isn't gonna kill anyone.
  • #87
    @PoliticalSpice no, cheese won't kill anyone, but it can't be digested by the human body and therefore adds no nutrition. not only that, but since neither of us have tasted the meals provided we haven't any idea what they taste like. they may be wonderful... just not what the kids think that they want.
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  • #68
    The new food us school kids have to eat is nasty as shit. I refuse to eat some of the food they give us. So after school I go to a fast food restraunt. Fast food is worse than what we used to have at school. The new food is not helping at all. It's actually making it worse.
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