Gross school food.......
Omg

Canton, GA

#22 Aug 26, 2012
LaForte Fan wrote:
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Fresh food takes more prep time. Laziness probably factors along with cost. Canned vegs have a very high salt content and less nutritional value. Frozen is next best to fresh. A cheap easy relatively heathly thing to fix would be fried rice with brown rice, frozen mix vegs, chicken with healthy oil and low salt soy. Do the free lunch kids stand in different lines than paying kids? That would suck for them. Kids with weight issues should be in different lines if anyone is to be humiliated.
Ummm, you're a dumbass. Think before your throat ejaculates garbage. You're as clueless as the op.
LaForte Fan

Morganton, GA

#23 Aug 26, 2012
Omg wrote:
<quoted text>Ummm, you're a dumbass. Think before your throat ejaculates garbage. You're as clueless as the op.
I am confident of both my IQ and menu suggestions. A penis ejaculates. A throat regurgitates and that is called emisis.

What is the op?
CountryGeekGirl

Cleveland, TN

#24 Aug 26, 2012
LaForte Fan wrote:
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Kids with weight issues should be in different lines if anyone is to be humiliated.
...wow.
LaForte Fan

Morganton, GA

#25 Aug 26, 2012
CountryGeekGirl wrote:
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...wow.
Heavy kids do not need more abuse or more humilation. No child needs any of that. But all kids should learn to develop some sense of responsiblity for their food choices. Kids know when they are fat, it makes them nervous and feel even more hunger. But obesity is and will continue to become a condition for both children and adults that must be addressed, the sooner the better.

It makes sense to me that food lines be designed to provide support for a particular body mass index. That way kids who need extra calories get in those lines serving ice cream. Kids who need to focus more on raw foods and meals that will help them to maintain and reduce can get gold stars instead. We cannot just ignore rampant obesity and call it a matter of preference.

This is profiling, of course, but don't see how overweight kids can achieve a healthy weight without intervention, instruction, and support. I would like weight loss competitions be fun.
CountryGeekGirl

Cleveland, TN

#26 Aug 27, 2012
LaForte Fan wrote:
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Heavy kids do not need more abuse or more humilation. No child needs any of that. But all kids should learn to develop some sense of responsiblity for their food choices. Kids know when they are fat, it makes them nervous and feel even more hunger. But obesity is and will continue to become a condition for both children and adults that must be addressed, the sooner the better.
It makes sense to me that food lines be designed to provide support for a particular body mass index. That way kids who need extra calories get in those lines serving ice cream. Kids who need to focus more on raw foods and meals that will help them to maintain and reduce can get gold stars instead. We cannot just ignore rampant obesity and call it a matter of preference.
This is profiling, of course, but don't see how overweight kids can achieve a healthy weight without intervention, instruction, and support. I would like weight loss competitions be fun.
I understand your viewpoints, but there are problems that go way beyond the school lunch line. One, food choices are learned at home, not at school. That's where the problems start, and one healthy meal a day isn't enough to counteract the other terrible habits going on at home. Secondly, I believe our carb-heavy American diet is seriously bad news and that that's where much of our obesity problem and many of our health problems stem from. Until the people who believe the food pyramid is healthy do some serious scientific reading and make some huge adjustments, people will go on believing eating a metric ton of bread a day is okay. Even the American Diabetes Association believes eating carb-heavy is okay--nevermind all the studies that show low-carb diets can almost always control Type 2 diabetes. Third, portion sizes, everywhere you go, have increased drastically over the past 20-30 years. People have no idea what proper portions are anymore. With fast food places pushing better deals in the form of vats of soft drinks and upsizing to combo meals, and even sit-down restaurants serving huge plates of food that are enough to feed two or three, it's warped people's brains. It's invaded our collective consciousness.

Those are three very complex problems that are not easily remedied, and I don't believe many fat kids have a chance in our country's current eating environment, no matter what their schools are feeding them for lunch.
tayepot

Blue Ridge, GA

#27 Aug 28, 2012
At this school healthy food is offered, but it doesnt seem fresh. I understand that the lunch ladies try hard ,but they should be made to eat the food. Also the students have 7 classes per day and have a hard time keeping up with their lunch. The lockers are not close to their classes and it seems un fair to me. Come on, all adult get to choose what they want for lunch' our children dont. Your boss don't say your having this disgusting lunch eat it or go hungry.
YUCK!
LaForte Fan

Morganton, GA

#29 Aug 29, 2012
CountryGeekGirl wrote:
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I understand your viewpoints, but there are problems that go way beyond the school lunch line. One, food choices are learned at home, not at school. That's where the problems start, and one healthy meal a day isn't enough to counteract the other terrible habits going on at home. Secondly, I believe our carb-heavy American diet is seriously bad news and that that's where much of our obesity problem and many of our health problems stem from. Until the people who believe the food pyramid is healthy do some serious scientific reading and make some huge adjustments, people will go on believing eating a metric ton of bread a day is okay. Even the American Diabetes Association believes eating carb-heavy is okay--nevermind all the studies that show low-carb diets can almost always control Type 2 diabetes. Third, portion sizes, everywhere you go, have increased drastically over the past 20-30 years. People have no idea what proper portions are anymore. With fast food places pushing better deals in the form of vats of soft drinks and upsizing to combo meals, and even sit-down restaurants serving huge plates of food that are enough to feed two or three, it's warped people's brains. It's invaded our collective consciousness.
Those are three very complex problems that are not easily remedied, and I don't believe many fat kids have a chance in our country's current eating environment, no matter what their schools are feeding them for lunch.
Hospitals are frustrated and pissed that patients are so fat. They had to order wider beds and have too many work comp cases from nurses trying to lift 300 pound people. Putting heavy people to sleep is risky because it is much harder to keep them sedated and breathing. I do not understand why hospitals and insurance companies do not give discounts to people whose weight is within normal limits or charge fat people more. Airlines finally got sick of it and charge more.

At least within a school the kids are contained and that creates potential for quality and portion control so schools are a great place to start to slow down girth growth. Diaticians have always been side tracked by balanced food group nonsense and that is who decides on the carb heavy school menus. You and I could no doubt design menus but who would let us in the door to do it? Change is too controversial and too many fat bad parents would whine.
mt granny

Blue Ridge, GA

#30 Aug 30, 2012
Food for thought! You know the ladies who prepare lunches for your children at school are MOMS first. They work hard to serve a wholesome lunch. They prepare what is available from Vendors that meet the requirements from the government who helps by providing free and reduced lunches for students who qualify.
They serve fresh,frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. Fresh Romain, carrots, celery, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Fresh apples, grapes melons and what is in season.
The ladies who make and serve your children's lunch also eat the same lunch. They might not like every item on the menu, but do the very best they can with what they have to work with.
I know "Lunch Ladies" want the best lunch possible for all their children!!!
CountryGeekGirl

Cleveland, TN

#31 Aug 31, 2012
mt granny wrote:
Food for thought! You know the ladies who prepare lunches for your children at school are MOMS first. They work hard to serve a wholesome lunch. They prepare what is available from Vendors that meet the requirements from the government who helps by providing free and reduced lunches for students who qualify.
They serve fresh,frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. Fresh Romain, carrots, celery, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Fresh apples, grapes melons and what is in season.
The ladies who make and serve your children's lunch also eat the same lunch. They might not like every item on the menu, but do the very best they can with what they have to work with.
I know "Lunch Ladies" want the best lunch possible for all their children!!!
Nobody's blaming the lunch ladies. I loved all my lunch ladies in school. Well, except that one hateful one, but dang, she was serving food to rowdy kids every day for years, so who could really blame her?
LaForte Fan

Morganton, GA

#32 Aug 31, 2012
CountryGeekGirl wrote:
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Nobody's blaming the lunch ladies. I loved all my lunch ladies in school. Well, except that one hateful one, but dang, she was serving food to rowdy kids every day for years, so who could really blame her?
The lunch ladies are probably all sweethearts, but doubt they know dick about nutrition.
r u kidding me

Blue Ridge, GA

#33 Aug 31, 2012
LaForte Fan wrote:
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The lunch ladies are probably all sweethearts, but doubt they know dick about nutrition.
Excuse me,But the lunch ladies do know "dick" about nutrition,They attend classes and the lunch programs at all schools in Georgia are required to follow guidelines to assure good nutrition and healthy food choices...And from what I see at the schools most of the parents need to go to some classes themselves,I have seen McDonalds biscuits come into the lunchroom for breakfast,I have seen a childs"home packed" lunch consist of cheese doodles,little debbies a baggie of cookies and maybe a sandwich of some sort,I for one would rather my child eat,a salad,Chicken tenders,green beans and fruit before I would let them eat a bologna sandwich,chips and little debbies.. Or what about the kids that bring in candy bars??? How healthy is that??? lol... The lunch program at the schools is better qualified to feed our kids than most of the parents are!!!!!!
LaForte Fan

Morganton, GA

#34 Sep 1, 2012
r u kidding me wrote:
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Excuse me,But the lunch ladies do know "dick" about nutrition,They attend classes and the lunch programs at all schools in Georgia are required to follow guidelines to assure good nutrition and healthy food choices...And from what I see at the schools most of the parents need to go to some classes themselves,I have seen McDonalds biscuits come into the lunchroom for breakfast,I have seen a childs"home packed" lunch consist of cheese doodles,little debbies a baggie of cookies and maybe a sandwich of some sort,I for one would rather my child eat,a salad,Chicken tenders,green beans and fruit before I would let them eat a bologna sandwich,chips and little debbies.. Or what about the kids that bring in candy bars??? How healthy is that??? lol... The lunch program at the schools is better qualified to feed our kids than most of the parents are!!!!!!
I am suggesting the system is corrupt, that the state will buy from the vendors who give them the most kickbacks. Bureaucrats and greed are a nasty combination in any area, especially food. The ingredients of a chicken tender or nugget can say chicken is the only ingredient as long as the "chicken" comes from some part of a chicken, like feet, beaks, and whatever cannot be ground up, maybe feathers, for all you know. You have to know something about labeling requirements to know what you are eating. This is over the pay grade of the kitchen ladies who do probably do know more about nutrition than the average parent. Budgets will be their primary concern or they will get fired.
fart smeller

Blue Ridge, GA

#35 Sep 5, 2012
LaForte Fan wrote:
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If healthy foods were offered at school, would most kids eat them? Eating habits are learned at home. At the grocery stores, look what foods have the widest selections. One entire frozen food aisle is dedicated to pizza and french fries. People are buying mostly high fat and sugar content foods like ground meat/sausage/french fries/cereal/little debbies/ pizza//ravioli/ cookies/juice/soda and other equally worthless stuff.
Check-out clerks cannot identify fresh vegetables or other unprocessed food.
when is the last time you saw a kid paying at the check out ooooooh lets get all hopped up on twinkies and go wild
a lil late

Blue Ridge, GA

#36 Sep 5, 2012
LaForte Fan wrote:
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I am suggesting the system is corrupt, that the state will buy from the vendors who give them the most kickbacks. Bureaucrats and greed are a nasty combination in any area, especially food. The ingredients of a chicken tender or nugget can say chicken is the only ingredient as long as the "chicken" comes from some part of a chicken, like feet, beaks, and whatever cannot be ground up, maybe feathers, for all you know. You have to know something about labeling requirements to know what you are eating. This is over the pay grade of the kitchen ladies who do probably do know more about nutrition than the average parent. Budgets will be their primary concern or they will get fired.
I DO agree with you,BUDGET is what its all about.. And it is sad because it is OUR kids that will pay for it in the long run...I did NOT even think about the budget when I was commenting,BUT that does create a BIG issue in the lunch rooms...... Thank You "LaForte Fan"
megan wells

Graham, TX

#37 Feb 1, 2013
calm down maybe tessa doesnt like the food they are feeding her children, because the food can be rank sometimes!!
faith94

Blue Ridge, GA

#38 Feb 1, 2013
I disagree with you. My son is a diabetic and you call serving a hot honey bun healthy? I don't think so!
me me wrote:
The kids have "choices" at the high school,I have been there and the food is well prepared and tastes good and is healthy,If your child dont like it then maybe they should choose another item,And unless you are on the free lunch program it would be cheaper to pack a lunch,sandwich,chips and drink averages out to less than 2 bucks a day,and if you are on free lunch then chances are you get food stamps and there will be no out of pocket expenses(cash).. I think your kid is playing you,go by the lunch room and check it out for your self,I am sure YOUR kid is not the only one in the high school eating there and unless your kid is expecting fine dining at its best then the food in the school is good and with nice selections,unless the kid is a spoiled pampered child and if so then thats your propblem... The school is NOT going to change its lunch program for YOUR child....But like I said GO CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF....I have had lunch there with my child and was not disappointed....
Blah blah blah

Harrison, TN

#39 Feb 11, 2013
Tessa wrote:
I'm tired of my kids coming home telling me horror stories of the prison food They are serving our kids in school.......I tried packing their lunch and it's way expensive. And why does the high school not have a salad bar???
The high school doesn't have a salad bar? I do not believe that is true. I graduated four years ago & my little brother is a freshman this year and they still have the three bars to choose from like they have for years & years now. The hot bar, the salad bar, & the baked potato bar that usually had hot dogs or other hoagies on it, too. The food is not going to be The Sun Dial or Buckhead Diner so get over it!
brother

Blue Ridge, GA

#40 Feb 11, 2013
back when i was in school if you didnt have lunch money you didnt eat , think about that.
The Overcomer

Monroe, GA

#41 Feb 26, 2013
At my school, we have pizza on Wednesdays, it may be triangle-shaped or round, that is the most disgusting food ever I even heard that students dislike it so much! I mean why do they serve food like this?
Just Saying

Blue Ridge, GA

#42 Feb 26, 2013
Lanius LaForte wrote:
They serve the same food at every public school. Don't coddle those brats, make them work if they want better food.
It would take away from the sports programs if they had to maintain a salad bar every day. What kind of American are you anyway?
What would you know about good food, LaForte. Isn't your forte drugs?

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