School nutrition group turns on Miche...

School nutrition group turns on Michelle O

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LIbEralS

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jul 7, 2014
..., now fighting federal lunch regulations!

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The federal government’s attempt to force public school students to eat “healthier” lunches is falling apart at the seams.

Most recently, the School Nutrition Association – which initially championed the new federal lunch standards on fruits, vegetables, salt, fat, sugar and virtually every other aspect of school lunches when they were implemented in 2012 – is now lobbying Congress to dial back the “overly prescriptive” and expensive changes, the New York Times News Service reports.

http://eagnews.org/school-nutrition-group-tur...
LIbEralS

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jul 7, 2014
When will we learn that micro management (read that control) by the federal governemnt doesn't work? Just what have they done right so far?

If you really want to have the kids eating healthier, start with the 50 Million adults and children on food stamps. If they were only allowed to buy fresh fruit, meat and vegetables, their overall health would improve. And, just maybe the kids would actually eat their school lunch.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#3 Jul 7, 2014
LIbEralS wrote:
When will we learn that micro management (read that control) by the federal governemnt doesn't work? Just what have they done right so far?
If you really want to have the kids eating healthier, start with the 50 Million adults and children on food stamps. If they were only allowed to buy fresh fruit, meat and vegetables, their overall health would improve. And, just maybe the kids would actually eat their school lunch.
We probably won't learn. You may have noticed our record is not so stellar on that front. But you're right about the food stamp recipients. They should not be able to buy Cheetohs and T-Bones and still get change for cigs and booze. But somehow, they manage to do just that.
LIbEralS

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jul 7, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
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We probably won't learn. You may have noticed our record is not so stellar on that front. But you're right about the food stamp recipients. They should not be able to buy Cheetohs and T-Bones and still get change for cigs and booze. But somehow, they manage to do just that.
Whenever I see someone checking out at Cub, and they are using a SNAP card to pay for it, it sure seems like they are eating better than my family. How do I get in on this scam?

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jul 7, 2014
LIbEralS wrote:
When will we learn that micro management (read that control) by the federal governemnt doesn't work? Just what have they done right so far?
If you really want to have the kids eating healthier, start with the 50 Million adults and children on food stamps. If they were only allowed to buy fresh fruit, meat and vegetables, their overall health would improve. And, just maybe the kids would actually eat their school lunch.
Also teach the parents on HOW to cook.
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Many parents do not realize that it is easy to cook. I'm talking about from scratch. As in taking raw ingredients like veggies, meats, etc... and turning them into a healthy meal for the family.
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Also, it might be best to also send home a list of 'approved' foods for the lunch. And to exclude things like Hot Chips, soda, and a simple jelly or honey sandwich.
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Kids are in many schools not allowed to bring PB sandwiches due to some kids and adults having a allergy to nuts and certain legumes.
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Maybe if the parents are taught how to cook. Some of the home made lunches will also be more healthier as well.
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Make Home Ec a requirement for BOTH genders in school. This will also help the kids to learn what is healthy in foods and what is not. And maybe they can help the parents in what they can bring or not bring to school.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#6 Jul 7, 2014
Sangelia wrote:
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Also teach the parents on HOW to cook.
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Many parents do not realize that it is easy to cook. I'm talking about from scratch. As in taking raw ingredients like veggies, meats, etc... and turning them into a healthy meal for the family.
.
Also, it might be best to also send home a list of 'approved' foods for the lunch. And to exclude things like Hot Chips, soda, and a simple jelly or honey sandwich.
.
Kids are in many schools not allowed to bring PB sandwiches due to some kids and adults having a allergy to nuts and certain legumes.
.
Maybe if the parents are taught how to cook. Some of the home made lunches will also be more healthier as well.
.
Make Home Ec a requirement for BOTH genders in school. This will also help the kids to learn what is healthy in foods and what is not. And maybe they can help the parents in what they can bring or not bring to school.
Yes, pretty much anyone who can read, can cook. It's not really complicated.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jul 7, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
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Yes, pretty much anyone who can read, can cook. It's not really complicated.
Thing is, there are folks who are able to read. They assume that cooking is complicated. That it is hard to do.
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Some believe that it is a specific gender's job to do. Even if both parents work outside the home.
Bellweather

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jul 7, 2014
Sangelia wrote:
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Thing is, there are folks who are able to read. They assume that cooking is complicated. That it is hard to do.
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Some believe that it is a specific gender's job to do. Even if both parents work outside the home.
What gender are the best Chef's in the world?
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Sep 12, 2014
Minnesota’s largest high school ditches Michelle O’s lunch rules:

You can choose two packets of barbecue sauce, or three ketchup packets, or two ketchups and a mustard, or just one packet of mayonnaise.

http://eagnews.org/minnesota-school-ditches-m...

Wayzata High School officials dropped out of the National School Lunch Program this year, along with a lot of other schools in many states, because the one-size-fits-all regulations don’t jibe with the school’s diverse student body, CBS reports.
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/09/09/wayz...

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 13, 2014
Bellweather wrote:
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What gender are the best Chef's in the world?
Both genders are. In other words it is a tie.

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