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November 19, 2007

The Best Meal to Feed to Your Child…

By Worker Bee
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We stumbled onto this refined carbohydrate disaster as we were searching for healthy food services.  Like the kiddie menus serving up fried meats and refined starches across the nation, this offering does not bode well for the health of the seedlings! This plate of yellow’s only bragging point is “real” cheese…rounded out with greasy bread, fried tater tots, and corn. Where are the vegetables? (For the last time…corn is not a vegetable!) It’s no wonder we are seeing increased rates of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity in our youth when processed, refined grains and unhealthy fats are the standard options for children.

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Nancy S
Nancy S
8 years 10 months ago

You should check out the school lunch menu! Or the free breakfast they offer (lots of danishes, biscuits and gravy~~this is TX after all, “yogurt” that is more like a HFCS and food coloring party, cereal, and cereal and “milk” bars). Yuck! And yet we can only have parties three times a year where we bring treats/candy for the classes.

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Sara
8 years 10 months ago

The choices at my high school were donuts, scones, muffins (those huge Costco ones), pizza pockets with ranch sauce (uggggh), hot dogs, fries, pizza slices, or pretzels. Washed down with either sweet drinks or sodas. Sometimes there would be iceberg salad plates or bananas and apples. If we were lucky they’d also offer hamburgers, tacos or spaghetti. Oh, dear… 😉

Mark McManus
8 years 10 months ago

Terrible, just terrible. This stuff should be banned never mind served up to kids at school.

Scott Kustes
8 years 10 months ago

Wow…I just got a sugar rush looking at that!

Sara, you remind me of my high school lunch room. Pizza, tacos, a tiny salad bar, fries every day, and a snack bar that stocked every type of candy bar and ice cream you can think of. Freshman year, I ate a Butterfinger nearly everyday. Granted, I was 14 and playing organized sports. Not that I condone such behavior…just young and dumb.

Scott Kustes
Modern Forager

Sara
8 years 10 months ago

Yep, I had a pizza pocket with dipping sauce and a candy bar almost every day…washed down with OK soda (remember that failed brand?). But then I was 15, playing basketball and running track. 😉 I can’t even imagine eating like that now. Icktastic.

Sonagi
Sonagi
8 years 10 months ago

You forgot to mention the best part – that plate of grilled cheese, tater tots, and corn will set a parent back almost ten dollars! For that princely sum, you could buy enough groceries for a week’s worth of lunches. I couldn’t believe it when those Uncrustables first came out. Are there people so lazy that they cannot spend even two minutes assembling a sandwich? And what’s wrong with kids making their own lunches?

Sara
8 years 10 months ago

Sonagi, too funny, I was going to post a link to the Uncrustables site in my last comment. Since when is life supposed to be so busy we can’t make a sandwich with two ingredients? Ten bucks for refined sugar and some cheese…it’s such cheap food, you’d expect the price to be much less, no?

Mark
Mark
8 years 10 months ago

You absolutely MUST check out their diabetic breakfast here. Tragic.

http://www.dinewise.com/diabetic-breakfast/7-grain-waffle-yogurt-w-blue-berry-compote-df.html

Lemur
Lemur
8 years 10 months ago
The first time I saw those Uncrustables I said, “Sounds too much like ‘untrustable’ for me!” I just googled to see if I could find the nutritional info for them and found this link to replicate them at home, which I thought was a joke at first because it’s basically directions for making a PBJ and cutting off the crust. http://www.kidskuisine.com/?p=155 Google also reveals that these abominations are being served in public schools. Isn’t it cheaper for schools to just make ’em the old fashioned way? Or perhaps Smuckers cuts them a deal in exchange for getting grade schoolers hooked… Read more »
Donna
Donna
8 years 10 months ago

I see everything WRONG with this picture!
I wouldn’t feed corn to not even a pig!

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