The Food at the schools...

The Food at the schools...

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Concerned Parent

United States

#1 Sep 17, 2012
What is really going on at the schools with the food... Why are so many of the children coming home with food poisoning or sick from it... And they say this is better for our kids??? EWWWWWWWW... Rotten bananas??? Out of date milk??? The sad thing it isn't just at one of the schools I have a Senior, 4th grader, and a 1st grader and in all schools the food is the same... What can we do to get better food for our kids???
PizzaGuest

Little Rock, AR

#2 Sep 17, 2012
Concerned Parent wrote:
What is really going on at the schools with the food... Why are so many of the children coming home with food poisoning or sick from it... And they say this is better for our kids??? EWWWWWWWW... Rotten bananas??? Out of date milk??? The sad thing it isn't just at one of the schools I have a Senior, 4th grader, and a 1st grader and in all schools the food is the same... What can we do to get better food for our kids???
You could make a lunch for each of them and they could take them to school and eat them for lunch, then all of you would be happy and without complaint. Pretty simple, really.
NAPPY

Kiana, AK

#3 Sep 17, 2012
Concerned Parent wrote:
What is really going on at the schools with the food... Why are so many of the children coming home with food poisoning or sick from it... And they say this is better for our kids??? EWWWWWWWW... Rotten bananas??? Out of date milk??? The sad thing it isn't just at one of the schools I have a Senior, 4th grader, and a 1st grader and in all schools the food is the same... What can we do to get better food for our kids???
Raise a garden, hogs, chickens, cows, ducks, etc. and cook the food at home and pack their lunches. Or you can offer to pay higher taxes so better and fresher food can be served. We went home for lunch everyday and ate a can of cold pork 'n' beans each and every day and we never complained. Our parents weren't upset because the school didn't provide our food. Oh, they served lunch; we simply could not afford to eat in the cafeteria. You people are a trip-complain, complain, complain. Have their lunch catered.
Nappy Roots

United States

#4 Sep 17, 2012
Concerned Parent wrote:
What is really going on at the schools with the food... Why are so many of the children coming home with food poisoning or sick from it... And they say this is better for our kids??? EWWWWWWWW... Rotten bananas??? Out of date milk??? The sad thing it isn't just at one of the schools I have a Senior, 4th grader, and a 1st grader and in all schools the food is the same... What can we do to get better food for our kids???
Prepare food for them yourself and have them take it to school in their lunch box/sack. Some people make the simpliest things seem so hard! Or maybe you just want to have a reason to complain...
Concerned Parent

United States

#5 Sep 17, 2012
Yeah that is all I have to do is complain... Nothing better then that... Come on people.. Seriously kids are getting sick here... And all you all want to do is be stupid about it... Do we not care about our kids and getting good lunches at school...
what i think

Memphis, TN

#6 Sep 17, 2012
NAPPY wrote:
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Raise a garden, hogs, chickens, cows, ducks, etc. and cook the food at home and pack their lunches. Or you can offer to pay higher taxes so better and fresher food can be served. We went home for lunch everyday and ate a can of cold pork 'n' beans each and every day and we never complained. Our parents weren't upset because the school didn't provide our food. Oh, they served lunch; we simply could not afford to eat in the cafeteria. You people are a trip-complain, complain, complain. Have their lunch catered.
the reason why you didn eat there is because you didn wont the food..back then they had really good food.. an i would n like it if my kids came home sick an you would ether so don't get on here an act stupid because thats what your doing.. any good parent would wont to know whats going on to. so have a nice day !!!
what i think

Memphis, TN

#7 Sep 17, 2012
Nappy Roots wrote:
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Prepare food for them yourself and have them take it to school in their lunch box/sack. Some people make the simpliest things seem so hard! Or maybe you just want to have a reason to complain...
im sure you never have complain have you. you saying that you have never complain about the schools are any thing when your kids was going unless they had home schooling. this person just got on here ask a simple question an some hard noise had to smart off good for you shit head ..

Since: Jul 12

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#10 Sep 17, 2012
I know exactly what the kids need, they need a hot fresh home cooked meal every morning and at lunch at school. If I was gonna cook some breakfast, I would have pancakes, sausage, biscuit, eggs (fried or scrambled, french toast sticks, breakfast burritos, and orange juice, milk, water, hot chocolate, etc. They could pick whatever they wanted to. For Lunch we would have some Hot fresh hamburgers, hotdogs, steak, green beans, corn, mash potato & gravy, roll, stew, club sandwiches, fried potato's, okra, brown beans, cornbread, fried chicken, etc. They could pick whatever they would like, and on Thursday's & Friday's we would have BBQ, Slaw, Hush-puppies, fries and/or bake potato, baby back ribs, Texas toast, potato salad, and each meal will contain 2 fruit and vegetables and in the snack line they would get sandwiches, salads, tea, fountain drinks, cool-aid, Chicken sandwiches, etc. And to drink it would be sweet tea, UN-sweet tea, water, etc. You would have a lot to choose from.
NAPPY

Kiana, AK

#11 Sep 17, 2012
what i think wrote:
<quoted text> the reason why you didn eat there is because you didn wont the food..
Well, no. On $5 a day, my mom couldn't afford to pay for us to eat in the cafeteria. A can of pork'n'beans was much cheaper. We ddn't have free lunch back in those days and we still ate.
NAPPY

Kiana, AK

#12 Sep 17, 2012
Concerned Parent wrote:
Yeah that is all I have to do is complain... Nothing better then that... Come on people.. Seriously kids are getting sick here... And all you all want to do is be stupid about it... Do we not care about our kids and getting good lunches at school...
While yawl are around the flagpole praying, pray that the schools will be kind enough not to poison your youngnz with the food that's served them if that's the case. Pray they will feed your kids fresh food. Pray for fresh food here in America. Whooda ever thought that would be necessary?
NAPPY

Kiana, AK

#13 Sep 17, 2012
what i think wrote:
<quoted text>.. any good parent would wont to know whats going on to. so have a nice day !!!
Any sensible person would know that if you want to know what's going on that badly, carry your rump to the school and see for yourself. You have that freedom, you know. Don't go by rumors. Just make several trips up there. They won't bite you. Maybe you can offer more taxes.
NAPPY

Kiana, AK

#14 Sep 17, 2012
BigMommasHouse wrote:
I know exactly what the kids need, they need a hot fresh home cooked meal every morning and at lunch at school.
Yes, homecooked. Folks need to cook AT HOME, and send their lunch to school with them if they're so concerned.

Since: Jul 12

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#15 Sep 17, 2012
Concerned Parent wrote:
Yeah that is all I have to do is complain... Nothing better then that... Come on people.. Seriously kids are getting sick here... And all you all want to do is be stupid about it... Do we not care about our kids and getting good lunches at school...
I agree ONE solution would be to opt for sack lunches from home BUT a portion of your tax dollars are already supposed to go to balanced lunches offered at the schools (PLUS parents pay additional per meal). If the food is not being handled properly or used timely, kids get sick and that is NOT ok!

In today's world many, MANY families are single-parent homes, or both parents are working full-time (or more) away from the home. This doesn't leave a parent at home to cook pork n' beans for lunch every day, nor does every family live close enough for children to go home at lunch, nor does the law ALLOW children of elementary or middle school/ jr high age to leave campus during school hours without an adult (in most schools anyway).

Packing sack lunches is certainly a viable option but the preparation & planning time, efforts and cost is not always the best option. I have a high schooler (plus 8th, 4th & 2nd graders) and it makes me crazy that they don't have access to hot water & microwaves in the high school cafeteria! When he had dental work done & braces put on I wanted to send him soup, oatmeal, mashed potatoes & meatloaf but there's no way to keep this kind of food hot or get water hot enough to make the instant oatmeal ... Thermoses just don't do the trick well enough for 4-5 hours until lunch time.:(

Anyway, no one said we EXPECT our schools to feed our children BUT the law says they WILL so they SHOULD ... And they should then therefore, do it correctly.
NAPPY

Kiana, AK

#16 Sep 17, 2012
Concerned Parent wrote:
Yeah that is all I have to do is complain... Nothing better then that... Come on people.. Seriously kids are getting sick here... And all you all want to do is be stupid about it... Do we not care about our kids and getting good lunches at school...
Uh, I've been part of the workforce for many decades and I've always taken my lunch. It's sad that you'd think what was said was being stupid. I picked up sweet potatoes in the field last week and picked greens from my own garden. We raised several kinds of animals for consumption. It's not stupid to us. And we've not had food poisoning. Hmmm.
Guest

Wynne, AR

#17 Sep 18, 2012
Just go up and have lunch with your kids. I do and I think the food is very good.

Since: Jul 12

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#18 Sep 18, 2012
NAPPY wrote:
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Well, no. On $5 a day, my mom couldn't afford to pay for us to eat in the cafeteria. A can of pork'n'beans was much cheaper. We ddn't have free lunch back in those days and we still ate.
well back in them days food should have been free this is 2012 things are way much higher now then back in the days. things are lost worser now then back then.pork'n beans are still good i like them with a lot of food i eat now. the food back in the days must have been 10 cents are so .
what i think

Memphis, TN

#19 Sep 18, 2012
NAPPY wrote:
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Uh, I've been part of the workforce for many decades and I've always taken my lunch. It's sad that you'd think what was said was being stupid. I picked up sweet potatoes in the field last week and picked greens from my own garden. We raised several kinds of animals for consumption. It's not stupid to us. And we've not had food poisoning. Hmmm.
there places were you cant grow a garden some people has to get by the best way they can .thats good you can do that just dont knock someone else down that cant have that .you must be one of them that sets up high thinks you better then any one. well dont get to relax cause you can come down way down ok .

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#20 Sep 18, 2012
what i think wrote:
<quoted text>there places were you cant grow a garden some people has to get by the best way they can .thats good you can do that just dont knock someone else down that cant have that .you must be one of them that sets up high thinks you better then any one. well dont get to relax cause you can come down way down ok .
Good Point!! Not every family has the space to raise gardens & animals and rely on grocery stores, restaurants and yes, even schools, to keep food on the table!
Mmhm

United States

#21 Sep 18, 2012
This Is Someone Else wrote:
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I agree ONE solution would be to opt for sack lunches from home BUT a portion of your tax dollars are already supposed to go to balanced lunches offered at the schools (PLUS parents pay additional per meal). If the food is not being handled properly or used timely, kids get sick and that is NOT ok!
In today's world many, MANY families are single-parent homes, or both parents are working full-time (or more) away from the home. This doesn't leave a parent at home to cook pork n' beans for lunch every day, nor does every family live close enough for children to go home at lunch, nor does the law ALLOW children of elementary or middle school/ jr high age to leave campus during school hours without an adult (in most schools anyway).
Packing sack lunches is certainly a viable option but the preparation & planning time, efforts and cost is not always the best option. I have a high schooler (plus 8th, 4th & 2nd graders) and it makes me crazy that they don't have access to hot water & microwaves in the high school cafeteria! When he had dental work done & braces put on I wanted to send him soup, oatmeal, mashed potatoes & meatloaf but there's no way to keep this kind of food hot or get water hot enough to make the instant oatmeal ... Thermoses just don't do the trick well enough for 4-5 hours until lunch time.:(
Anyway, no one said we EXPECT our schools to feed our children BUT the law says they WILL so they SHOULD ... And they should then therefore, do it correctly.
I don't agree with a lot of the things I've seen you say on here, but this is the smartest reply to a topic I've seen in a long time. You hit the nail on the head, and you're exactly right.

Since: Jul 12

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#22 Sep 18, 2012
Mmhm wrote:
<quoted text>I don't agree with a lot of the things I've seen you say on here, but this is the smartest reply to a topic I've seen in a long time. You hit the nail on the head, and you're exactly right.
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