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    The new guidelines the first major overhaul of school meals in 15 years also require cafeterias to serve less fat and sodium and more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

    The lunch included one cheese-stuffed bread stick, a small dollop of marinara sauce, three apple slices and some raw spinach. Kirkham supplemented the lunch with items from a salad bar, including cubes of ham, bacon bits and dressing, which were available only to teachers.
    School lunch calorie limits leave bitter taste with some Kansas students | McClatchy




  • #2
    Why does Michelle Obama decide this? She is a huge assface.

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    • #3
      Wow, a video? I just started yelling and swearing in class when I was upset with school.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by wiltondeportes View Post
        Why does Michelle Obama decide this? She is a huge assface.
        I honestly don't think that she knows any better.
        She's pushing CW because she thinks it's the right way, and it's been drilled into her head by supposedly "reliable" sources. She's probably never tried our way of eating.
        Most people are like this.

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        • #5
          Why is somebody in DC telling the citizens of Bum-Frak Iowa what their kids are going to be eating in their school lunch rooms, and why are they using my tax money from Bum-Frak Alabama to pay for it? Hmmmmm....? When are we (and by that I mean the royal We, and by that I mean you bastards, all of you) going to start governing ourselves instead of complaining about how those on high do it for us? Anybody?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by counterpuncher View Post
            I honestly don't think that she knows any better.
            She's pushing CW because she thinks it's the right way, and it's been drilled into her head by supposedly "reliable" sources. She's probably never tried our way of eating.
            Most people are like this.
            There's many levels to this...

            One, why is our national government making requirements for school lunches? Does it affect life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness? No? Then stay the hell out.
            Two, if there was a mandate, what research was done to confirm that the choice was made correctly. Where is it? Or, was this choice made based upon opinion? Opinions mandated to a nation is the worst kind of totalitarianism. WORST KIND. THERE IS NO WORSE GOVERNMENT THAN THAT.
            Three, why the fuck is Michelle Obama doing this? Did we vote her into office? No we didn't. It's bad enough we have to deal with her programed, spineless, evil husband. Why should we be subjected to this gold digger's cock-eyed opinions?

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            • #7
              I'm sure Ann Romney's plan would be better - "Lem 'em eat hay! my dressage horses love it!"

              Not that I give a quarter fuck about politics, I'm not an American citizen - but it sounds to me like Mrs. Obama has the right intentions, but like many other people, lack the proper knowledge - also, you have to realize that a paleo diet for ALL CITIZENS is totally impossible and completely unsustainable, you NEED grains to feed the huge numbers we have here, you can't be feeding everyone top quality fats, pastured animals, fruits and veggies, it's impossible - you would have to kill off a huge chunk of the population for that "utopia"

              I personally think it's a step in the right direction to limit kid's exposure to junk food - doesn't have to be about politics.
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              • #8
                They are government schools so government makes the decisions. GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS!!! People need to take responsibility for their own kids and stop handing them over to the government everyday. DEMAND school choice from your representatives.

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                • #9
                  When I was a kid I packed a lunch. Is this really so complicated these days?
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                  • #10
                    Is it ideal, no. Is it better than the chicken fingers and tater tots, erzatz hamburgers, and beef a roni that I see daily on my kid's menu? Yes. For children who do not have access to any other lunch besides what is provided in school, it is a step up.

                    For those with the means (and drive) to do so, they can provide a lunch daily for their child that is in accordance to their dietary wishes.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Unicorn View Post
                      For those with the means (and drive) to do so, they can provide a lunch daily for their child that is in accordance to their dietary wishes.
                      Precisely, and ideally if you're going to procreate you should have the drive to do so. Obviously the big issue is that parents are probably going to pack whole grains and bullshit like that, so they might see this change as a positive and not bother to pack lunches.

                      There's clearly some lobbying going on here as well, but again I feel it's being done in the interest of the kids - and if you have kids in the system you're likely packing their lunches and could also be more proactive in informing other parents as to what is better.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by wiltondeportes View Post
                        There's many levels to this...

                        One, why is our national government making requirements for school lunches? Does it affect life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness? No? Then stay the hell out.
                        Two, if there was a mandate, what research was done to confirm that the choice was made correctly. Where is it? Or, was this choice made based upon opinion? Opinions mandated to a nation is the worst kind of totalitarianism. WORST KIND. THERE IS NO WORSE GOVERNMENT THAN THAT.
                        Three, why the fuck is Michelle Obama doing this? Did we vote her into office? No we didn't. It's bad enough we have to deal with her programed, spineless, evil husband. Why should we be subjected to this gold digger's cock-eyed opinions?
                        Dude, calm down. The government has been making requirements for school lunches for decades and decades. The requirements suck, but who knows what on earth idiot superintendents would do without them.

                        And really, first ladies have always done "humanitarian" projects. FL Obama made her project fighting childhood obesity, where have you been?

                        Maybe she'll encourage more schools to adopt Jamie Oliver's approach. It would be a step in the right direction, at least.

                        Hopefully the calorie restriction will reduce the amount of processed sugar. Did you even read the article? Highschoolers lunch is 850 calories. If they are still snacking in class then they are simply addicted to sugar. Sorry, but I don't give a damn about that.

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                        • #13
                          Gawd, when I think of the crap they served in school. "Pizza" - white bread with tomato sauce and a slice of American cheese. Peanut butter and honey sandwiches. Fish sticks. Lots of corn and green beans as our sides. Runny macaroni and "cheese." The food was so bad that most kids either brown bagged it, or ate pudding and milk for lunch.

                          I love the video. Clever kids.
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                          • #14
                            Michelle Obama has to be one of the most repugnant and utterly unlikable politicians in recent memory. The ultimate combination of greed, ignorance, and entitlement. Marie Antoinette, but without class or regal dignity. She's one of the biggest reason's I'm hoping for an Obama victory- she serves as a useful flash point and symbol of corruption for those of us fighting the Big Government agenda.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SarahW View Post
                              And really, first ladies have always done "humanitarian" projects. FL Obama made her project fighting childhood obesity, where have you been?
                              Maybe she'll encourage more schools to adopt Jamie Oliver's approach. It would be a step in the right direction, at least.
                              I ♥ Jamie Oliver, even though many of his recipes are absolutely non-paelo/primal (but some are definitely paleo/primal friendly!). The way he's encouraged FRESH foods is no doubt a WONDERFUL thing, by any way of eating (except maybe the diet Dr. Nick prescribed for Homer Simpson) - have you seen the video where kids don't know what a tomato is?! It's just SAD how removed a lot of people are from the knowledge of what real food is and how it grows.
                              And yes, when electing a married president, you ARE kind of electing their spouse as well, even thought it is not an official "elected office." Laura Bush's causes were education and women's health, Hilary Clinton worked on a health care plan, Michelle Obama is working on childhood obesity (although, IMO, misguidedly). First Lady of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (oh, hey, they said some of what I just said... tee hee!)

                              Originally posted by SarahW View Post
                              Hopefully the calorie restriction will reduce the amount of processed sugar. Did you even read the article? Highschoolers lunch is 850 calories. If they are still snacking in class then they are simply addicted to sugar. Sorry, but I don't give a damn about that.
                              850 calories might seem like a large lunch, but keep in mind that a lot of kids (all over the US) EAT THIS AS THEIR ONLY MEAL... which puts the caloric load in a different light, as 850/day is NOT enough for a teenager.
                              People snack not just because they're addicted to sugar, but because they're overfed and undernourished and/or they don't know how to break the high/low/craving cycle. It is a sad state of affairs.

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