First lady set to respond to school m...

First lady set to respond to school meal critics

There are 393 comments on the The Olympian story from May 27, 2014, titled First lady set to respond to school meal critics. In it, The Olympian reports that:

The Tuesday event is an unusual move for the first lady, who has largely stayed away from policy fights since she lobbied for congressional passage of a child nutrition law in 2010.

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Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#1 May 27, 2014
No wonder why schools are always complaining about needing MORE TAXPAYER money.

Between actually TEACHING the kids, they have to hire kitchen help, food purchasers and a host of other people.

Now they have the ADDITIONAL layer of workers needed to to manage the new MANDATES handed down in order to COMPLY with more government getting in people's business.

Michelle Obama should concern herself with her OWN kids, and leave the feeding of other kids to their families and their local school districts.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#2 May 27, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
Michelle Obama should concern herself with her OWN kids, and leave the feeding of other kids to their families and their local school districts.
Boy, why can't she care about all kids?

Most of us can do both,

You boys remind me of those folks who continued to rail against cigarette smoking labels.

Why not teach our children to eat healthier - and in or schools?

Pick your rants, but children eating healthir food should be less rant and more a no brainer.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#3 May 27, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Boy, why can't she care about all kids?
Most of us can do both,
You boys remind me of those folks who continued to rail against cigarette smoking labels.
Why not teach our children to eat healthier - and in or schools?
Pick your rants, but children eating healthir food should be less rant and more a no brainer.
When a person's 'caring' becomes government bureaucracy, then it becomes an issue of CONTROL.

You want to teach kids to eat healthier, then have a class on healthy eating.

Big Brother dictating what kids can and can not have to eat in school creates a generation that will rely upon the government to make decisions for them.(and also to for the government to PROVIDE for many of them)

Anything that is a 'no-brainer' that gives the GOVERNMENT more rights than the people is absolutely correct for people who have NO BRAIN.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#4 May 27, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
<quoted text>Big Brother dictating what kids can and can not have to eat in school creates a generation that will rely upon the government to make decisions for them.(and also to for the government to PROVIDE for many of them).
Boy, big and/or little brothers and big and/or little sisters should want our children to eat healthy food at school. Period.

If you don.'t like that simple intelligent idea, parents can continue to fill their children with sugar and mcdonalds. The parents still have that choice.

Do you belive that children who get free education "will rely upon the government" too?

Our children eating healthier food should not be the latest witch and whine from the frightwingers.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#5 May 27, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Boy, big and/or little brothers and big and/or little sisters should want our children to eat healthy food at school. Period.
If you don.'t like that simple intelligent idea, parents can continue to fill their children with sugar and mcdonalds. The parents still have that choice.
Do you belive that children who get free education "will rely upon the government" too?
Our children eating healthier food should not be the latest witch and whine from the frightwingers.
Generations have survived on eating a home-made sandwich brought to school.

Government involvement in feeding people should only go as far as providing food stamps, which can be used to purchase fixings for sandwiches.

As far as 'free education' is concerned you do understand the 'fishing story', yes? FEED someone a fish and you feed him for a DAY. Teach a kid to fish and you feed them for a lifetime. Society provides free education in order for the young to become productive members of society.

Education of the young is a civic duty. Feeding the young is the parents responsibility, with a temporary safety net of food stamps from the government.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#7 May 27, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
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Education of the young is a civic duty. Feeding the young is the parents responsibility, with a temporary safety net of food stamps from the government.
Boy, if lunches are served in schools, hospitals, etc. they should be healthy.

Full stop.

If parents want to fill their kids with junk food, they still have that privilege.

Full stop.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#8 May 27, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
. Society provides free education in order for the young to become productive members of society.
And to continue your point, "society provides meals in order for the young to become healthy productive members of society".
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#9 May 27, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Boy, if lunches are served in schools, hospitals, etc. they should be healthy.
Full stop.
If parents want to fill their kids with junk food, they still have that privilege.
Full stop.
Foods can be healthy WITHOUT government MANDATING everything about food. Here's an example of a school district choosing the freedom to have their own healthy meals without having to cow-tow to BIG government:

Arlington Heights District 214 votes to leave federal lunch program

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-05-09...

“Heavily endorsed by first lady Michelle Obama, the new policy marks the first time the federal food program will directly DICTATE nutrition for ANY food sold in schools during the school day — not just the traditional lunches and breakfasts it has long subsidized. Food from the a la carte menu in the cafeterias, as well as in vending machines and at club fundraisers will soon be subjected to STRICT guidelines, including restrictions on calorie, sodium, fat and sugar.”

“The district is instead proposing its OWN menu that it maintains will still be HEALTHY”.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#10 May 27, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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And to continue your point, "society provides meals in order for the young to become healthy productive members of society".
The Illinois Constitution recognizes the right to a free education.

It says nothing about free lunch

... or that eventually it will come to the point that the FEDERAL government will begin to MANDATE EVERYTHING about school lunch (whether it is free lunch or not).

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#11 May 27, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
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The Illinois Constitution recognizes the right to a free education.
It says nothing about free lunch
... or that eventually it will come to the point that the FEDERAL government will begin to MANDATE EVERYTHING about school lunch (whether it is free lunch or not).
You seem to believe Big Brother is watching you. The truth is, he doesn't give a crap. Your notion that a policy of healthful school lunches will lead to force feeding, suggests that the bats in your belfry are rabid.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#12 May 27, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You seem to believe Big Brother is watching you. The truth is, he doesn't give a crap. Your notion that a policy of healthful school lunches will lead to force feeding, suggests that the bats in your belfry are rabid.
I was in school so long ago, we had fish on Friday, but Roach Beef, and some kind of mystery meat during the week. The highlight was the hamburgers....I think they were cooked somewhere offsite, and delivered to the cafeteria at a later date...once the grease cooled and the meat stuck to the bread, there was no way to add ketchup or mustard.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#13 May 27, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You seem to believe Big Brother is watching you. The truth is, he doesn't give a crap. Your notion that a policy of healthful school lunches will lead to force feeding, suggests that the bats in your belfry are rabid.
Forced feeding?? Where did you get that idea?

It's about MADATES, government MANDATES .... CONTROL -- telling people what they can and cannot do with school lunch (whether it is free or not)

It's like a carrot followed by a stick. We (the government) will give you stuff (like free lunch for some) and next thing one knows, they are DICTATING ALL lunches for ALL schools.
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#14 May 27, 2014
She is trying to do something for the fat slob white trash kids in America. Good job Michelle.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#15 May 27, 2014
fedupwiththemess wrote:
She is trying to do something for the fat slob white trash kids in America. Good job Michelle.
when you read or watch the news, who is involved the most in the crime and killing and murder....the fat slob white trash, or the black trash?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#16 May 27, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
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I was in school so long ago, we had fish on Friday, but Roach Beef, and some kind of mystery meat during the week. The highlight was the hamburgers....I think they were cooked somewhere offsite, and delivered to the cafeteria at a later date...once the grease cooled and the meat stuck to the bread, there was no way to add ketchup or mustard.
Imagine wanting to change all that! What would we do for nostalgia?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#17 May 27, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
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Forced feeding?? Where did you get that idea?
It's about MADATES, government MANDATES .... CONTROL -- telling people what they can and cannot do with school lunch (whether it is free or not)
It's like a carrot followed by a stick. We (the government) will give you stuff (like free lunch for some) and next thing one knows, they are DICTATING ALL lunches for ALL schools.
Thanks for elaborating on the meaning of "force feeding". Your notion that a sensible food policy would open the floodgates to rampant government interference with every aspect of our lives (i.e. force feeding) is absurd and slightly paranoid.

Since: Nov 08

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#18 May 27, 2014
Little Miss Brown Shirt needs another Obama song to reinforce her propaganda onto the small children.
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What a crime. Toying with other people's children.
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What a crime.

Since: Nov 08

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#19 May 27, 2014
If Michelle's butt was any bigger, they could make an island for all the illegal immigrants to live on.
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And she's giving nutritional advice?
lolol

Rio Rancho, NM

#20 May 27, 2014
what ballot was this fat, ugly whitey hating beyotch on where she was elected to screw with millions of schoolkids meals ? get back in your cave moochelle with your face stuffed with kobe beef.

Since: Nov 08

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#21 May 27, 2014
She's a wide body.

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