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WV State Board of Education member wants to repeal state schools nutrition law.

There are 42 comments on the wvgazette.com story from Dec 9, 2008, titled WV State Board of Education member wants to repeal state schools nutrition law.. In it, wvgazette.com reports that:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State Board of Education member Barbara Fish wants her colleagues, not state lawmakers, to decide what students should eat and drink in school.

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What the Hey

Charleston, WV

#21 Apr 13, 2009
What the heck? Can't afford to pack a lunch? Can't afford to give their kids food ONE meal a day? Then why in the heck are they having kids? Why can't people think about their actions?
JustWondering wrote:
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Again, are you just stupid. Some parents can't afford to pack a lunch. They have problems affording ONE meal a day, let alone three. There are people other than yourself who can afford a sandwich, chips, fresh fruit, and pop for their kids.
So Shoot Me

Normantown, WV

#22 Apr 13, 2009
Personally, I think that if the only decent meal a kid gets is at school, they're going to eat it. Even if they don't like the way it is cooked or if it is served cold. Even if the healthy food served at school is cardboard flavored and they can't eat pure sugar at parties, hungry kids eventually eat. At least schools offer healthy choices to kids, whose parents should be grateful they can eat two decent meals a day, if they can't afford to pack lunches for them or even feed them at home. And, the parents who can't afford to pack lunches are most likely on the free or reduced meal program anyway. They should be grateful for the handout and glad someone is trying to make the food healthy. The same kids are probably lucky to get chips to eat at home, or some other cheap unhealthy junk most likely purchased with welfare tax dollars. I guess that makes me an uncaring asshole too. :)
JustWondering

United States

#23 Apr 13, 2009
wonderbread wrote:
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If they cant afford to feed and raise the kids
try not having em
That's a moot point. They already have them. Just like all those millions of starving people in Africa. Think about why (on a personal level). Betcha can't!
JustWondering

United States

#24 Apr 13, 2009
Are you people on here really that stupid??? People have children for numerous reasons - too young to understand that birth control is free and available; forgetting to use birth control; old wives' tales about when "not" to get pregnant - and that's just for the young and ignorant. The point is, the kids are already here, and YES there are many families right here in Nicholas County that cannot afford to give their kids one meal a day. There are kids who come to school dirty because there is no running water in their homes. There are families who have no water nor electricity. There is even at least one family that lives in a TENT! You have no idea what's going on unless you deal with the public - as a health care provider, educator, etc. You really shouldn't put people down when you haven't lived their lives. It just makes you sound as though you think you are "holier than thou," and that's just pompous.
What the Hey

Charleston, WV

#25 Apr 13, 2009
Are you so stupid that you want to keep paying to feed other ignorant folks' kids? It's a self-perpetuating proposition.
pagenpoet

United States

#26 Apr 13, 2009
Not stupid, just not mean and self-serving. It's the kids that are hurt by their parents' stupidity; they can't help it. Kids are the ones who need the food - parents are on their own, and unfortunately, so are the kids (if all people were like you).
Ever seen a little kid who can't pay attention in class because his stomach is growling? Ever been told by a kid that the only reason he comes to school is to eat? I have. It's really heartbreaking. Again, not stupid, but not mean either. Just really care about kids who go hungry and without running water and electricity and opportunities to go to museums or out of the county or out of their communities. They suffer. You don't. Goodie for you. Think of other besides yourself.
pagenpoet

United States

#27 Apr 13, 2009
Just Wondering is compassionate - some of you need to think about others besides your rich self-righteous selves.
What the Hey

Charleston, WV

#28 Apr 14, 2009
Compassionate my butt. By supporting irresponsible behavior, it encourages people to repeat it again and again and again. There will continue to be generations of poor, ill-fed, ignorant kids for so long as the behavior that produces them is rewarded. It will go on and on and on for so long as someone pays for it. You need to think of long-term consequences instead of short-term, "feel good" approaches. Sure, it might make you feel good to help the poor kids - the the better approach is to discourage the problem. Wise up.
JustWondering

United States

#29 Apr 14, 2009
How dan you "encourage" people who are married (or not) to NOT have sex??? I don't think anyone gets "rewarded" for having children when they are poor; if that were the case, LOTS of Third World countries would be full of award winners!
And don't tell me to "wise up." YOU go to school and look at those kids every day and tell them they can't eat because their PARENTS are poor/ignorant. You're making no sense (well, except to yourself, of course). That's like "the sins of the fathers are visited on the sons" - crap. Let's just go ahead with your idea, then, like the Spartans did - when poor or ignorant people have kids they can't support, we'll just leave the kids on a mountain to die. THAT'LL show those irresponsible parents!
What the Hey

Charleston, WV

#30 Apr 14, 2009
I think you have good intentions, but the road to hell is paved with them. You are sadly misguided and those of your ilk have caused much unintended misery. In 1960, the illigitimate birth rate was 5%. Now it is over 40%, and for black Americans well over 50%. See what your "throw money at it" programs have done? It is pitiful.
JustWondering

United States

#31 Apr 14, 2009
I wasn't even born in 1960; the only thing I want to throw money at is the kids who have to suffer because their parents are stupid or lazy or both. The kids are innocent. One reason why the famous "Save the Children" charity now gives money to kids in Appalachia. Sad.
JustWondering

United States

#32 Apr 14, 2009
When I said "sad," I meant the kids in those situations, not you. Sorry about that.
jack

United States

#33 Apr 15, 2009
JustWondering wrote:
I wasn't even born in 1960; the only thing I want to throw money at is the kids who have to suffer because their parents are stupid or lazy or both. The kids are innocent. One reason why the famous "Save the Children" charity now gives money to kids in Appalachia. Sad.
answer the damm question
JustWondering

United States

#34 Apr 15, 2009
jack wrote:
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answer the damm question
What question?
eric

Charleston, WV

#35 Apr 15, 2009
look at what our committee members eat at their meetings. Ginos and tutors, maybe when they quit licking oshel craigo's feet they can get something done.
Sad Too

Charleston, WV

#36 Apr 20, 2009
Another sad thing is that most of these innocent children will grow up to be irresponsible adults just like their parents. Then their kids will need public assistance. It is what they learned at home.
JustWondering wrote:
I wasn't even born in 1960; the only thing I want to throw money at is the kids who have to suffer because their parents are stupid or lazy or both. The kids are innocent. One reason why the famous "Save the Children" charity now gives money to kids in Appalachia. Sad.
paganpoet

Advent, WV

#37 Apr 20, 2009
eric wrote:
look at what our committee members eat at their meetings. Ginos and tutors, maybe when they quit licking oshel craigo's feet they can get something done.
Ummmm... it's "Tudors" - you know - like the reigning kings of England before and during the early English Renaissance (Henry VIII - his last name was Tudor)
Oh, and they probably eat those places because it's fast. No time to go to McDonalds - too crowded
Old Timer

Winifrede, WV

#38 May 12, 2009
I just wish the school lunches were actually cooked. Now all the cooks do is heat up,(usually dehydrated), open a can (too watery), microwave ( until its too hard), or give out prepackaged (carrots in celophane, peanut butter in individual wrapped) etc. and then its served on styrofoam.
Hungry Man

Charleston, WV

#39 May 12, 2009
The same is true for what goes on in most of the chain restaurants.
Old Timer wrote:
I just wish the school lunches were actually cooked. Now all the cooks do is heat up,(usually dehydrated), open a can (too watery), microwave ( until its too hard), or give out prepackaged (carrots in celophane, peanut butter in individual wrapped) etc. and then its served on styrofoam.
pissed

Martinsburg, WV

#40 May 12, 2009
Our House of representative member voted to not put fat calories on food wrapers and menus. This is sending a lesson to our kids. Eat fat foods it is OK. come on. Our representative was seen stuffing his face with a free vote changing Tudors sausage biscuit. I can not believe that it just took a biscuit to buy the vote. Sad. We are the fatest state and our state reps are not helping by taking a stand. Vote them out next time.

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