Top-flight schools deserve a better approach to lunch

Andrew Miller is active in numerous community organizations. Upper Arlington schools rank at the top of several state and national ratings. Full Story
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green lion

Columbus, OH

#21 Jan 12, 2011
p.s. i'm not from grove city..for some reason yahoo has posted it as such??
green lion

Columbus, OH

#22 Jan 12, 2011
i can't believe i left out one of the best menu items we have this year-scoops and vegetable bean dip! scoops?? corn chips as an entree for lunch?? gross!

Since: Jan 11

United States

#23 Jan 12, 2011
Authentic Jambalaya recipe @ http://www.thefrugalchef.blogspot.com
Make a Change

Columbus, OH

#24 Jan 12, 2011
I will never sit my children down for a meal, tell them to eat their vegetables and hand them a bottle of Ketchup. I don't know who ever decided Ketchup is a vegetable and should be fed to kids as one.
I wholeheartedly support Andrew's efforts to improve the lunches being served to our children at school. I have not calculated it myself, but I can imagine the sugar and salt content of the food served at school is not a healthy amount. Who is keeping track of how much food is thrown in the trash each day? I've had teachers tell me how much food is thrown in the trash. It's not a nice amount. Kids can get cans of Pringles and Cheetos from the "snack bar" while the lunch program administrators say it's too expensive to provide healthy, fresh food. Why is the school district spending MY taxpayer dollars to supply junk food to children? Kids are at school to learn. Good nutrition and how it affects your energy levels and learning capacity should be a part of the 21st Century Learning process. Poor health, directly related to what food we put into our mouths, is an epidemic in this country and does need to be addressed. Why not now?
Unless they're recycling all those "sporks" I totally agree they should be using washable silverware. Name call all you want, it's not just liberals who are concerned about the environment.
Make a Change

Columbus, OH

#25 Jan 12, 2011
Did any of you watch Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution? Based on many of the comments I've seen written here, I suspect not. You might want to check it out. It's enlightening.
Another Parent

AOL

#26 Jan 12, 2011
1. Mr. Miller's opinion/column dealt with only two aspects of Burbank School's lunch program. First, his objection to his daughter having the option of choosing chocolate milk at lunch. Second, his objection to using sporks rather than forks/spoons. It was NOT about overall school lunch quality. I would encourage Mr. Miller to post his thoughts in this thread regarding UA's lunch program as a whole so he could clarify the intentions behind his original article/column.

2. Mr. Miller IS a public figure. Not only has he been active in many community efforts/organizations (as self-described in the column), but he has also been a frequent contributor/columnist to ThisWeek Arlington paper and the city's "social media" website, http://www.ourua.org . In addition, he has played very public roles on a variety of UA issues, having spoken at the "Tremont Rezoning" hearings and having worked on and coordinated efforts for the UA Library Levy.

Mr. Miller's decision to create and maintain a public persona is solely his. If he does not understand that accompanying the "benefit/privilege" of doing this comes the possibility/probability of public conversation/scrutiny, then he should not be undertaking these efforts.

3. Salary data is readily available for all public employees -- state, county, municipality, as well as school system personnel, as it should be. The website http://www.buckeyeinstitute.org provides those data at the state, county, and school district levels. For those municipalities not included in the website's "Local Salary" list, a "Public Records Request" can be submitted to any municipality for salary data for any person on the payroll. The figure I quoted earlier came directly from the website above.

4. Burbank School has several fee structures -- 5 day, 3 day, and 2 day programs. If Mr. Miller would like to clarify the specific program to which his daughter attends, that would be helpful in accurately representing the tuition figure cited above.
Another Parent

AOL

#27 Jan 14, 2011
The USDA has just released its proposed nutrition standards for school meals. They are accepting comments through April 13.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/District_Dossi...
Abraham
#28 Sep 24, 2013
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.

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