the lunch police
Mad Mom

United States

#1 Feb 22, 2012
schools are mandating what I feed my child on sugar intake no more soda only milk and only fruit no cakes or sweets.I thought this was America ??????????
suethemall

United States

#2 Feb 22, 2012
A school TAKING food from a student sent by A parent,
and FORCING ( MANDATING ) THE PURCHASE OF SCHOOL FOOD borders on
1. misdameanor theft
2.felony interference with parental authority
3.A clear violation of A Child,AND Parents 4th Amendment Right;ie.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects.
all it takes is a parent with courage to stand up to these Goverment goofs.
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Magee, MS

#3 Feb 22, 2012
They r not violating any rights the school systems are making sure kids get a healthy meal and if ur sending sugars and pops that's not healthy! With obesity levels and diabetes skyrocketing in America's youth be glad someone is taking a stand!
suethemall

United States

#4 Feb 22, 2012
[QUOTE who=".........."]The y r not violating any rights the school systems are making sure kids get a healthy meal and if ur sending sugars and pops that's not healthy! With obesity levels and diabetes skyrocketing in America's youth be glad someone is taking a stand![/QUOTE]

A healthy meal? oh yea,forgot,those salty,phoney processed pressed meat(?)patties they call FRIED chicken nuggets.rubber cold Pizza.
processed pressed mystery meat patties they call "steak" patties.
and on and on--plus you suggest children now have no rights.--you should re-asses your thinking. take MOOshell obama,tells everyone eat right,then goes off on a french fry and ice cream binge,plus the caviar,Kobe Beef and Chocolate desserts at the WH parties.
just more Govt. intrusion into Citizens lives is all.bet you want the school to force your child to take their H1N1 swine / bird flu and the HPV cervical injections too huh? BTW, theres more chemicals in the pre-frozen processed school meats and canned vegetables than you can imagine.
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Magee, MS

#5 Feb 22, 2012
Who cares what Obama eats everyone knows he's dropped the ball and I didn't say all lunches were perfect but I do agree with them gettin rid of the pops and instead of all the cupcakes serving fruits and no u got me messed up when it comes to the shots being givin at schools - what I was TRYING to say is there are a lot of kids that don't get 3 squares a day and the school system might not be perfect but they r tryin on a crappy budget to clean up what they allow to b served and no elementary kid need to eat sweets and pop for lunch- can u say sugar rushed???
uhm

Houma, LA

#6 Feb 23, 2012
suethemall wrote:
<quoted text>
A healthy meal? oh yea,forgot,those salty,phoney processed pressed meat(?)patties they call FRIED chicken nuggets.rubber cold Pizza.
processed pressed mystery meat patties they call "steak" patties.
and on and on--plus you suggest children now have no rights.--you should re-asses your thinking. take MOOshell obama,tells everyone eat right,then goes off on a french fry and ice cream binge,plus the caviar,Kobe Beef and Chocolate desserts at the WH parties.
just more Govt. intrusion into Citizens lives is all.bet you want the school to force your child to take their H1N1 swine / bird flu and the HPV cervical injections too huh? BTW, theres more chemicals in the pre-frozen processed school meats and canned vegetables than you can imagine.
At least your child doesn't go hungry, so stfu.
Somewhere in Between

Marbury, AL

#7 Feb 23, 2012
Children diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease and other ailments have increased dramatically over the last decade. The amount of physcial education has decreased in schools and at home. There isn't any outdoor family time thanks to parents allowing computers and video games to become the babysitter. Yet, you complain about children not being allowed to take pop and "debbie's" to school? I don't know about MS, but schools and other states have been practicing this for a long time. Personally, I think it is great. At the school my children attend, they are allowed to take 100% fruit juice and a snack of their choosing as long as sugar is not listed in the top three ingredients. If not, the school will provide a fruit/veggie snack at low cost. It is amazing that both of mine will choose fruit over candy. My suggestion would be to encourage your children to eat healthy by setting the example at home and showing unity with the education system. This isn't a government thing it is protecting the health of your children. It cost more to eat healthy than to purchase junk food. However, the majority of school age children are below the federal poverty guidelines, therefore many qualify for foodstamps. I would rather see my tax dollars be used to purchase "healthy foods," rather than pay for a child's obesity related health care.
suethemall

Pinola, MS

#8 Feb 23, 2012
you all miss the point here.
For A school to OFFER healthy food,and encourage kids,great--go for it.

for a school official to FORCEFULLY TAKE a childs food,FORCE them to PURCHASE school food,thats wrong.as reported by yahoo news as "food police strike again"

the proper thing to have done would be,leave that child to eat what the parent sent,but send a note home;
" Dear Mr.& Mrs.**** we are attempting to assist our students to better health,would you please help us by sending a more nutriticius(*sic) lunch with your child? thank you for your participation"
or some such.

on that note,all Corinth parents should never ever take their kids to ANY fast food place in town again.ever.
fieldtrips

United States

#9 Feb 23, 2012
What happened to choice? I agree rows of coke machines and chip/candy machines vs year old yogurt and half rotten penny salad they buy by the ton is one sided to the fatty. They do need nutrition, fresh fruits,salads, a vending machine that has v8 or something.

So sure its been scaled in favor of big fat tasty business. But why can't you ADD good options and let the kids choose?

Besides on field trips we never went out for steaks/salads/lobster/baked potatoes. It was always mcdonalds or whatever.

People need to learn to manage not control. If a parent puts a charred and sugared newt in the box and the kid eats it then while it remains an eww - so what?
Kids are just going to get more and more messed up. Going to be hard for them to learn respect for authority when they are given none in any area. Anarchism always follows tyranny. In this case it likely just means food fights but still.
Teach them how to find the value of pi. Don't search them for it.
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Magee, MS

#10 Feb 23, 2012
While I do agree kids nowadays have the worst eating vs exercise habits I personally hate eating only healthy and my kids are no different. But it falls back on the parent for example my oldest will choose chips over candy, home cooked over fast food because that's the way I've brought her up. There are "sweets" that are somewhat healthy also icecream yogurt fruits salad " not out of a can" but freshly cut up with that said I also get out and play ball, chase, or anything outside that they like so they can get their exercise. Parents nowadays want skinny healthy kids but don't wanna put in the work so is it completely fair to blame the school meals for all the problems with our youth? As far as making them buy from the school, I've personally seen a teacher pay for out of her pocket a meal and swap out a home brought meal for one that was better for the kid and the brought lunch sent back home. So I guess it depends on where and when and the teacher
Guest

United States

#11 Feb 23, 2012
suethemall wrote:
you all miss the point here.
For A school to OFFER healthy food,and encourage kids,great--go for it.
for a school official to FORCEFULLY TAKE a childs food,FORCE them to PURCHASE school food,thats wrong.as reported by yahoo news as "food police strike again"
the proper thing to have done would be,leave that child to eat what the parent sent,but send a
note home;
" Dear Mr.& Mrs.**** we are attempting to assist our students to better health,would you please help us by sending a more nutriticius(*sic) lunch with your child? thank you for your participation"
or some such.
on that note,all Corinth parents should never ever take their kids to ANY fast food place in town again.ever.
I agree with you. I appreciate the fact the system wants children to eat healthier, but I'm the parent and DO NOT take food from my child!!
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Magee, MS

#12 Feb 23, 2012
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you. I appreciate the fact the system wants children to eat healthier, but I'm the parent and DO NOT take food from my child!!
agree you are the parent but look at it from the teachers view, there's 2 teachers and 24-28 kids that's hard enough now give each one of them sugar and a pop and YOU try to teach them anything or make them be still long enough to understand the lesson
readitagain

Houma, LA

#13 Feb 24, 2012
This news item was badly reported. What actually happened was that a teacher noticed that a child didn't have milk with her brought-from-home lunch, so she sent the child to the line to get the milk. The child got confused because she had never been through the line before, and she thought she was being made to get a whole lunch, so she did. It was a miscommunication that could have been nipped in the bud if the teacher had either gotten the milk for the child, or simply written off the cost of the lunch instead of sending a note home for the parents to pay for it. Bad communication and bad handling, by ONE teacher. Not the cafeteria staff, not the school board. Calm down.
Guest

Benton, AR

#14 Feb 24, 2012
readitagain wrote:
This news item was badly reported. What actually happened was that a teacher noticed that a child didn't have milk with her brought-from-home lunch, so she sent the child to the line to get the milk. The child got confused because she had never been through the line before, and she thought she was being made to get a whole lunch, so she did. It was a miscommunication that could have been nipped in the bud if the teacher had either gotten the
milk for the child, or simply written off the cost of the lunch instead of sending a note home for the parents to pay for it. Bad communication and bad handling, by ONE teacher. Not the cafeteria staff, not the school board. Calm down.
Now this makes sense.
Better Education

Meridian, MS

#16 Feb 26, 2012
Your kids some day will thank you for the healthy food you give them now.
Somewhere in Between

Marbury, AL

#17 Feb 27, 2012
readitagain wrote:
This news item was badly reported. What actually happened was that a teacher noticed that a child didn't have milk with her brought-from-home lunch, so she sent the child to the line to get the milk. The child got confused because she had never been through the line before, and she thought she was being made to get a whole lunch, so she did. It was a miscommunication that could have been nipped in the bud if the teacher had either gotten the milk for the child, or simply written off the cost of the lunch instead of sending a note home for the parents to pay for it. Bad communication and bad handling, by ONE teacher. Not the cafeteria staff, not the school board. Calm down.
There again the blame is placed on the educator and not the parent/child. A teacher's job is to teach (not feed) your child and it sure isn't the schools responsibility to "write off the cost of the lunch" because a parent neglected to send a drink. It wasn't bad communication or handling of the ONE teacher, it was irresponsibility from the PARENT and CHILD.

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