School Lunches Now A Ridiculous Joke

School Lunches Now A Ridiculous Joke

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STILL HUNGRY

Massena, NY

#1 Sep 28, 2012
The "Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010" has left our school cafeterias unable to feed our kids a reasonable ammount of food. The portion sizes have been cut in half and almost all options have been removed. http://mpcourier.com/article/20120928/DCO01/7...
I for one have seen the new menu for school lunches and will certainly be packing a lunch for my children from now on. A tiny turkey and cheese wrap (seriously, it's really tiny) four bean salad (ever see a kid eat that?), and a piece of "fresh fruit". The other day my kids were asking why the hot dogs some of the other kids were eating were white? I honestly couldn't say, glad they brought their lunch from home that day. I guess things are so bad hundreds of students simply stopped eating the school lunches locally and this will cost at least a few people their jobs. This is a NATIONAL problem prompting stuent boycotts and protests as well as a hilarious YouTube viral video http://youtu.be/2IB7NDUSBOo
Oh by the way no seconds allowed, the food, I'm told, that's left over must be thrown away.
obese

Auburn, NY

#2 Sep 28, 2012
The reason they are still hungry is because one in three children are obese in this country. They are having their spoiled brat tantrums right know but they will become used to the new lunches. Instead of pissing and moaning about getting our nations kids healthier why don't you try to be part of the solution to the problem of childhood obesity instead of part of the problem. And if you don't want to be part of the solution to childhood obesity THAN PACK YOUR CHILD'S LUNCH and let them remain obese.
Good Neighbor

Massena, NY

#3 Sep 28, 2012
obese wrote:
The reason they are still hungry is because one in three children are obese in this country. They are having their spoiled brat tantrums right know but they will become used to the new lunches. Instead of pissing and moaning about getting our nations kids healthier why don't you try to be part of the solution to the problem of childhood obesity instead of part of the problem. And if you don't want to be part of the solution to childhood obesity THAN PACK YOUR CHILD'S LUNCH and let them remain obese.
No where near enough food a calories for HS athletes or an active student. It is ridiculous. Did I move back in time to communist Russia and didn't know it?
Yaaawn

Massena, NY

#4 Sep 28, 2012
STILL HUNGRY wrote:
The "Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010" has left our school cafeterias unable to feed our kids a reasonable ammount of food. The portion sizes have been cut in half and almost all options have been removed. http://mpcourier.com/article/20120928/DCO01/7...
I for one have seen the new menu for school lunches and will certainly be packing a lunch for my children from now on. A tiny turkey and cheese wrap (seriously, it's really tiny) four bean salad (ever see a kid eat that?), and a piece of "fresh fruit". The other day my kids were asking why the hot dogs some of the other kids were eating were white? I honestly couldn't say, glad they brought their lunch from home that day. I guess things are so bad hundreds of students simply stopped eating the school lunches locally and this will cost at least a few people their jobs. This is a NATIONAL problem prompting stuent boycotts and protests as well as a hilarious YouTube viral video http://youtu.be/2IB7NDUSBOo
Oh by the way no seconds allowed, the food, I'm told, that's left over must be thrown away.
People need to begin making healthy choices. If the schools offered fattening large portion meals then you would be complaining how they made your kid fat.

"ever see a kid eat that?" is the kind of attitude that keeps children obese. Parents spoil their kids on fatty foods. And all the brat has to do is whine long enough until the parent gives in and hands him a twinkie.

FYI fat and salt ARE addictive, which is why fatty sugary foods (comfort foods) are gobbled up. America is on its way to a 60% obesity rate (not just overweight, but OBESE). Tell you kid to shut up and eat it....be lucky you have THAT.
At least the schools are only offering healthy food. They can't be blamed if your kid balloons up.
Uretard

Massena, NY

#5 Sep 28, 2012
obese wrote:
The reason they are still hungry is because one in three children are obese in this country. They are having their spoiled brat tantrums right know but they will become used to the new lunches. Instead of pissing and moaning about getting our nations kids healthier why don't you try to be part of the solution to the problem of childhood obesity instead of part of the problem. And if you don't want to be part of the solution to childhood obesity THAN PACK YOUR CHILD'S LUNCH and let them remain obese.
Yeah you [email protected], it's the school lonch that's makin the kids fat. Probably has nothing to do with them sittin in front of a computer or video-game system all day and night. Or all the soda that seems to devour every square inch of fridge space in america. Probably has nothing to do with the fact that a bag of apples cost triple what a bag of potato chips cost. Yep, all this time it's been the school lunches. Damn those tasty card-boardy slices of imitation pizza, and Deli-works day? Forget about it! By the way, I was wondering, what good is this new insane policy going to do if record numbers of kids start brown-bagging it from home? None. Maybe we should start telling parents they aren't allowed to pack there kids lunch any more either. But why stop there? I think we should place government agent monitored cameras in every kitchen and living room across America so they can monitor your diet and how much time is spent sitting on your couch. MAYBE we should just ban couches and recliners all together and maybe regulate the video-game/cable-tv/internet to coincide with how much exercise you get; walking a mile will earn you ten minutes of facebook, or 8 minutes of GTA-IV. Or maybe, just maybe, the goddamn government could keep it's stupid nose out of that part of my life and, oh I don't know, go on vacation for about 10 years. And you sir, are stupid.
huh

Massena, NY

#6 Sep 28, 2012
Uretard wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah you [email protected], it's the school lonch that's makin the kids fat. Probably has nothing to do with them sittin in front of a computer or video-game system all day and night. Or all the soda that seems to devour every square inch of fridge space in america. Probably has nothing to do with the fact that a bag of apples cost triple what a bag of potato chips cost. Yep, all this time it's been the school lunches. Damn those tasty card-boardy slices of imitation pizza, and Deli-works day? Forget about it! By the way, I was wondering, what good is this new insane policy going to do if record numbers of kids start brown-bagging it from home? None. Maybe we should start telling parents they aren't allowed to pack there kids lunch any more either. But why stop there? I think we should place government agent monitored cameras in every kitchen and living room across America so they can monitor your diet and how much time is spent sitting on your couch. MAYBE we should just ban couches and recliners all together and maybe regulate the video-game/cable-tv/internet to coincide with how much exercise you get; walking a mile will earn you ten minutes of facebook, or 8 minutes of GTA-IV. Or maybe, just maybe, the goddamn government could keep it's stupid nose out of that part of my life and, oh I don't know, go on vacation for about 10 years. And you sir, are stupid.
So by your argument the schools should not even offer lunch? I think that would be best overall. Then no idiots like yourself or the OP could complain. Seems like everyone and complain and blame, but NOBODY ever offers a solution.

RE-LAX
mkay

Massena, NY

#7 Sep 28, 2012
huh wrote:
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So by your argument the schools should not even offer lunch? I think that would be best overall. Then no idiots like yourself or the OP could complain. Seems like everyone and complain and blame, but NOBODY ever offers a solution.
RE-LAX
Uh, I think he's saying the ones that are doing most of the complaining are politicians. They tend to think it's their duty to regulate everything because it is apparently the popular opinion that personal responsibilty should be forgotten about and everyone should become good automotons and do as they've been told. If you honestly believe that a high-school football player should recieve the same ammount of food as a kindergarten student than you must be a complete moron. You can rely on the government to make every decision for you if you like, me, I'm an American, and I'll make my own decisions and take responsibility for my own actions thank you very much.
obese

Auburn, NY

#8 Sep 28, 2012
Good Neighbor wrote:
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No where near enough food a calories for HS athletes or an active student. It is ridiculous. Did I move back in time to communist Russia and didn't know it?
Then pack your child's lunch or pack your child extra goodies for the day. That way your child's health is YOUR RESPONSIBILTIY and not a burden on tax payers. No you didn't move back to Russia, I'm sure in Russia they don't have tax payer funded lunch program in school. Stop pissing and moaning and feed you own children and if you don't want to do that, then don't have them. This would not have happened if parents were responsible for their own children's health. School lunches DID NOT make 1 out of 3 children in this country OBESE their parents did by lack of guidance, lack of responsibility, and lack of setting a good example. Get of your lazy a$$es and parent your children CORRECTLY!
huh

Massena, NY

#9 Sep 28, 2012
mkay wrote:
<quoted text>Uh, I think he's saying the ones that are doing most of the complaining are politicians. They tend to think it's their duty to regulate everything because it is apparently the popular opinion that personal responsibilty should be forgotten about and everyone should become good automotons and do as they've been told. If you honestly believe that a high-school football player should recieve the same ammount of food as a kindergarten student than you must be a complete moron. You can rely on the government to make every decision for you if you like, me, I'm an American, and I'll make my own decisions and take responsibility for my own actions thank you very much.
Exactly. Which why they should not offer lunches at all. We can make our own decisions. Kids who want to stay fat can bring twinkies, and athletes can bring pasta, fruit etc.
info

Auburn, NY

#10 Sep 28, 2012
the problem is intrusion by the federal govt led by michelle obama. the dept of education needs to be disbanded and OBAMA VOTED OUT.
huh

Massena, NY

#11 Sep 28, 2012
obese wrote:
<quoted text>Then pack your child's lunch or pack your child extra goodies for the day. That way your child's health is YOUR RESPONSIBILTIY and not a burden on tax payers. No you didn't move back to Russia, I'm sure in Russia they don't have tax payer funded lunch program in school. Stop pissing and moaning and feed you own children and if you don't want to do that, then don't have them. This would not have happened if parents were responsible for their own children's health. School lunches DID NOT make 1 out of 3 children in this country OBESE their parents did by lack of guidance, lack of responsibility, and lack of setting a good example. Get of your lazy a$$es and parent your children CORRECTLY!
well said. Parents need to take responsibility, not leave it to the system. If you want government-raised kids, go get a clone from Monsanto.

But if schools are going to serve a lunch, at least it is a sensible and healthy one.
obese

Auburn, NY

#12 Sep 28, 2012
Uretard wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah you [email protected], it's the school lonch that's makin the kids fat. Probably has nothing to do with them sittin in front of a computer or video-game system all day and night. Or all the soda that seems to devour every square inch of fridge space in america. Probably has nothing to do with the fact that a bag of apples cost triple what a bag of potato chips cost. Yep, all this time it's been the school lunches. Damn those tasty card-boardy slices of imitation pizza, and Deli-works day? Forget about it! By the way, I was wondering, what good is this new insane policy going to do if record numbers of kids start brown-bagging it from home? None. Maybe we should start telling parents they aren't allowed to pack there kids lunch any more either. But why stop there? I think we should place government agent monitored cameras in every kitchen and living room across America so they can monitor your diet and how much time is spent sitting on your couch. MAYBE we should just ban couches and recliners all together and maybe regulate the video-game/cable-tv/internet to coincide with how much exercise you get; walking a mile will earn you ten minutes of facebook, or 8 minutes of GTA-IV. Or maybe, just maybe, the goddamn government could keep it's stupid nose out of that part of my life and, oh I don't know, go on vacation for about 10 years. And you sir, are stupid.
Tax payers won't be PAYING for 1 out of 3 children to be obese and the RESPOSIBILITY of a child's health rests, where it should, on the PARENTS, not the TAX PAYER. If you allow your child to be OBESE than the responsibility for that should rest on YOU, stop blaming everything else for your failed parenting ability. It is not the school's or tax payer's responsibility to make sure your child REMAINS OBESE. If you WANT your child to be OBESE or don't want to correct that obesity than that should be ON YOUR DIME. And it is you that is stupid, STOP pissing and moaning and parent your own children and stop relying on the government, that you hate so much, TO DO IT FOR YOU. If parents didn't ALLOW 1 out of 3 children to be OBESE than the government, that you HATE so much wouldn't HAVE to get involved. The government is getting involved because TAX PAYER'S money is not going to "feed" into this epidemic of OBESITY and then on top of that HAVE to pay for all the health ramifications later on in the life of the child.
retired_lovingit

Syracuse, NY

#13 Sep 28, 2012
What's wrong with the schools serving a HEALTHY lunch (grains, fruits, veggies, dairy, etc.) and allowing the kids all they wanted? Kids aren't known to "pig out" on healthy foods, just the junk food. They would eat until they were full and then leave the lunchroom without being hungry all afternoon, meanwhile hopefully learning how to eat and enjoy healthy choices.
obese

Auburn, NY

#14 Sep 28, 2012
Uretard wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah you [email protected], it's the school lonch that's makin the kids fat. Probably has nothing to do with them sittin in front of a computer or video-game system all day and night. Or all the soda that seems to devour every square inch of fridge space in america. Probably has nothing to do with the fact that a bag of apples cost triple what a bag of potato chips cost. Yep, all this time it's been the school lunches. Damn those tasty card-boardy slices of imitation pizza, and Deli-works day? Forget about it! By the way, I was wondering, what good is this new insane policy going to do if record numbers of kids start brown-bagging it from home? None. Maybe we should start telling parents they aren't allowed to pack there kids lunch any more either. But why stop there? I think we should place government agent monitored cameras in every kitchen and living room across America so they can monitor your diet and how much time is spent sitting on your couch. MAYBE we should just ban couches and recliners all together and maybe regulate the video-game/cable-tv/internet to coincide with how much exercise you get; walking a mile will earn you ten minutes of facebook, or 8 minutes of GTA-IV. Or maybe, just maybe, the goddamn government could keep it's stupid nose out of that part of my life and, oh I don't know, go on vacation for about 10 years. And you sir, are stupid.
Trust me, the school "lonch" didn't do anything. It is the ignorance like you are displaying, that did it all,
obese

Auburn, NY

#15 Sep 28, 2012
mkay wrote:
<quoted text>Uh, I think he's saying the ones that are doing most of the complaining are politicians. They tend to think it's their duty to regulate everything because it is apparently the popular opinion that personal responsibilty should be forgotten about and everyone should become good automotons and do as they've been told. If you honestly believe that a high-school football player should recieve the same ammount of food as a kindergarten student than you must be a complete moron. You can rely on the government to make every decision for you if you like, me, I'm an American, and I'll make my own decisions and take responsibility for my own actions thank you very much.
Pack your football player a lunch then or extra goodies. First you want tax dollars to pay for sports and then subsidize lunch programs and now you want tax dollars to give your football player extra food. No wonder this country is in the crapper. Everyone thinks they are ENTITLED to everything on the tax payer's dime. Feed your own children, or don't have so many. You don't have to rely on the government to make lunch decisions for your child, FEED YOUR CHILD YOURSELF. I'm glad to hear you are an American and will make your own decisions and take responsibility for your own actions. That means your pissing and moaning is done because seeing you don't like school lunches and you don't like the government making decisions for you then YOU WILL BE FEEDING YOUR OWN CHILDREN AND NOT RELYING ON TAX PAYER'S DOLLARS TO DO IT FOR YOU. Hurray, less money out of my pocket to feed your kids.
Greg

Auburn, NY

#16 Sep 28, 2012
You do realize that your school taxes will go up because of this right? Less kids buying lunch at school equals less income for the school system. Whim in turn will put the loss of revenue back onto the tax payers or lead to more cuts in the school system. Kids do need to eat healthy but that starts at home. It won't make a difference if these kids go home and eat a bag of chips after school.
obese

Auburn, NY

#17 Sep 28, 2012
huh wrote:
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Exactly. Which why they should not offer lunches at all. We can make our own decisions. Kids who want to stay fat can bring twinkies, and athletes can bring pasta, fruit etc.
Excellent idea, that way a lot of tax payer's dollars can be saved and people won't have to deal with the "government" making desisions for them. One minute they HATE the "government' and the next minute they are complaining that the "government" isn't feeding their kids. MAKE UP YOU MIND, WHICH IS IT, you either want governmarnt involved in feeding your children OR NOT.
obese

Auburn, NY

#18 Sep 28, 2012
retired_lovingit wrote:
What's wrong with the schools serving a HEALTHY lunch (grains, fruits, veggies, dairy, etc.) and allowing the kids all they wanted? Kids aren't known to "pig out" on healthy foods, just the junk food. They would eat until they were full and then leave the lunchroom without being hungry all afternoon, meanwhile hopefully learning how to eat and enjoy healthy choices.
As long as you are going to pay for everyone's children to "eat all they want", then I'm all for it. Otherwise, parents should be feeding their OWN children and not relying on the "government", they HATE so much, to do it for them.
Hunger

Syracuse, NY

#19 Sep 28, 2012
Why are there so many 'no child hungry' campaigns going on if you rely on their parents to feed them. Norwood churches and clubs fed between 50-60 children every Thursday this summer. Now you are all telling people to be responsible parents? The fact is that there are a lot of horrible parents who would rather get something for themselves than feed their children, does that mean the 5 year old your child goes to school with deserves to starve because their parent is dumb? Maybe that meal at school is the only one they get... I'm a taxpayer, I have a full time job, and a child of my own and I'm definitely not going to complain about making sure an innocent child doesn't go hungry because they have selfish and ignorant parents. Think about it... Although I doubt you will because your posts are 'me me me'
obese

Auburn, NY

#20 Sep 28, 2012
Greg wrote:
You do realize that your school taxes will go up because of this right? Less kids buying lunch at school equals less income for the school system. Whim in turn will put the loss of revenue back onto the tax payers or lead to more cuts in the school system. Kids do need to eat healthy but that starts at home. It won't make a difference if these kids go home and eat a bag of chips after school.
Less kids buying school lunch means less food they will have to buy and less staff they will need to employe to order, put away, cook, and clean up afterwards and all the benefits those extra emplyees get. Let's not intentionally try to be misleading now. Check out on the internet how much the "government" pays to subsidize school lunch programs all across this country in any given year, it will blow your mind. And why should the "government" do this, when the vast majority of citizens have said " I am an american, I will make my own decisions, and I will take "responsibility" for my own actions. I DO NOT WANT "GOVERNMENT" INTERFERRING IN MY PERSONAL LIFE." It's a win/win situation, you don't want "government" interferring in your life and I don't want to pay for "government" interferring in your life. FEED YOUR OWN KIDS OR DON'T HAVE SO MANY.

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