Mill Valley's 'Eat In' to support better food in schools

Marin will have its share of picnics and park events this Labor Day, but one in Mill Valley comes with a cause. Full Story

Since: Aug 09

United States

#1 Sep 2, 2009
Here's a thought. Eliminate all school food programs, and food vending machines, and let the parents feed their children. Parents should be responsible for the food their kids eat, not the schools or the government.
Jim

United States

#2 Sep 2, 2009
Marin Conservative wrote:
Here's a thought. Eliminate all school food programs, and food vending machines, and let the parents feed their children. Parents should be responsible for the food their kids eat, not the schools or the government.
And while we are at it lets stop subsidizing the Giant Agro Meta Factory Farm Corporations! Stop using our military as private security guards for Corporate America... let see what else...?

Since: Apr 09

Marin County, CA

#3 Sep 2, 2009
Here's a thought: The people interested in healthy eating should shift their focus to healthy ingredients and healthy preparation, and drop the "slow" from their emphasis. A great salad can be quick and other healthy foods don't have to be "slow".

"Slow Food" is a term coined by people opposed to burger chains, and is designed to make its adherents feel superior by indicating that they are "sacrificing" and therefore better than other people. If this "movement" were less interested in its sanctimonious image and more interested in really promoting healthy eating, it would drop the "Slow Food" moniker in favor of something more realistic and attractive to the groups they supposedly want to convert: "Healthy Eating" or "Food With Less Sugar and Grease" or something similar would be both more accurate and more appealing to the folks harming themselves by wolfing down burgers.

Once again, we have a group that claims some laudable goal, when it really exists just to make its members feel like they are at the top of some (artificial) heap of humanity....

Since: Aug 08

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#4 Sep 2, 2009
Jim wrote:
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And while we are at it lets stop subsidizing the Giant Agro Meta Factory Farm Corporations! Stop using our military as private security guards for Corporate America... let see what else...?
How about enforce Our immigration laws? Dump "Special Order 40"?
Fix the Anchor Baby loop-hole?
...let's see what else...?
Jim

United States

#5 Sep 2, 2009
Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>How about enforce Our immigration laws? Dump "Special Order 40"?
Fix the Anchor Baby loop-hole?
...let's see what else...?
On second thought, we can keep subsidizing Factory Bunny Farms

Since: Aug 08

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#6 Sep 2, 2009
Rational approach wrote:
Here's a thought: The people interested in healthy eating should shift their focus to healthy ingredients and healthy preparation, and drop the "slow" from their emphasis. A great salad can be quick and other healthy foods don't have to be "slow".
"Slow Food" is a term coined by people opposed to burger chains, and is designed to make its adherents feel superior by indicating that they are "sacrificing" and therefore better than other people. If this "movement" were less interested in its sanctimonious image and more interested in really promoting healthy eating, it would drop the "Slow Food" moniker in favor of something more realistic and attractive to the groups they supposedly want to convert: "Healthy Eating" or "Food With Less Sugar and Grease" or something similar would be both more accurate and more appealing to the folks harming themselves by wolfing down burgers.
Once again, we have a group that claims some laudable goal, when it really exists just to make its members feel like they are at the top of some (artificial) heap of humanity....
I agree.
The usage of the words "slow food" is rediculous.
I don't eat anything fast, well it might have been at one time, but You get the point.
The good old home cooked meal is'nt something reserved for Holidays, or special occasions, but should be something every Family should have daily.
( and the sad part is now Folks buy complete Holiday meals already cooked.)
When I water My garden, I pick what I need for dinner, and only buy what I neeed to complete that meal if I don't have it in My pantry.
When I first heard of slow food, I really thought Humanity had finally lost it.
Teach Your Kids how to cook, and better yet, teach Them how to grow food as well.
Tonight's menu: traditional Pennsylvania-Dutch yellow split pea soup with Kielbasa, and homemade red wheat bread.

Since: Aug 08

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#7 Sep 2, 2009
Jim wrote:
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On second thought, we can keep subsidizing Factory Bunny Farms
We do fine on Our Own, thank You.
Rational Reproach

Corte Madera, CA

#8 Sep 2, 2009
Just what we need from the liberal socialists; taking over Health Care isn't enough. They need to take over the government controlled school lunches, as well.

Legislating food by Lynn Woolsey? When is the last time she has cooked a meal, let alone a meal for a husband and children?
HowTheyDoIt

San Francisco, CA

#9 Sep 3, 2009
By penetrating the public v. private sector walls, these vegan advocates are, with the help of "sold - we know more than parents" administrators are using taxpayer monies and access to parents provided by schools who get a "carry" for sales, to sell their "healthy" wares..using public school emails, brochures and having principals pitch their wares for them. Of course, the COST of these food programs are hugely more expensive than prior programs....and of course, supplants parents' role as parents with a pervasive program. For those who like this stuff great! Call the YELLOW PAGES and have these foods brought to your kid at school....for those who don't...they sell great deli both meat and veggie sandwiches and soups at Safeway for far less than these alfalfa sprouts, wheat grained and "progressive approved" - taxpayer subsidized food programs. Get commercialization - green or otherwise - out of our schools.
Anita Fieldman

San Anselmo, CA

#10 Sep 3, 2009
Rational Reproach wrote:
Just what we need from the liberal socialists; taking over Health Care isn't enough. They need to take over the government controlled school lunches, as well.
Legislating food by Lynn Woolsey? When is the last time she has cooked a meal, let alone a meal for a husband and children?
Actually, Lynn Woolsey is a very good cook and puts on a nice spread for many family/friend occasions for husband, kids and grandkids.
Dogduty

San Anselmo, CA

#11 Sep 3, 2009
Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>How about enforce Our immigration laws? Dump "Special Order 40"?
Fix the Anchor Baby loop-hole?
...let's see what else...?
Hey, what about 40 ounces and a mule?!
We can't let them down.
rufus

Hayward, CA

#13 Sep 3, 2009
Geez. Leave it to an angry conservative to whine about and find fault with a simple community event to promote eating healthy. Obesity is one of our country's worst and most shameful problems -- not to mention one of our most costly problems. And I can tell you that the corporate kitchens pumping out the garbage that is clogging our arteries are happy to keep doing it as long our taxpayer dollars are lining their pockets with fat subsidies. You're welcome not to attend and please don't send me your health care bill.

Since: Apr 09

Marin County, CA

#14 Jan 1, 2010
rufus wrote:
Geez. Leave it to an angry conservative to whine about and find fault with a simple community event to promote eating healthy. Obesity is one of our country's worst and most shameful problems -- not to mention one of our most costly problems. And I can tell you that the corporate kitchens pumping out the garbage that is clogging our arteries are happy to keep doing it as long our taxpayer dollars are lining their pockets with fat subsidies. You're welcome not to attend and please don't send me your health care bill.
(Sorry for the delayed response, but Topix only recently updated this as a commented thread for me. Glitchy system still....)

I wasn't trying to FIND FAULT, I was trying to tell you WHAT COULD BE BETTER. Your knee-jerk reaction to constructive criticism demonstrates that you're wedded to the problem ("we're better than that") and willing to bypass the solution ("we can all improve, and it's not that hard.") I'd like to see it succeed, and I dislike seeing it hijacked by ego-centric radical social climbers.

And as for my health-care bill, I take care of my own insurance, deductibles, etc., etc. And through my taxes, I also take care of several other people's health care costs, including probably yours.

“JC POOLPOOL”

Since: Jan 10

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#15 Jan 3, 2010
wow , reading all the bogs about a great event , all i can say is you are what you eat. so if you eat garbage you will be garbage!eat healthy live longer and that way one won't rot in hell!

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