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Government Doesn't Trust Parents to Feed Their Kids
« on: April 12, 2011, 07:21:31 AM »
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In the world of liberalism, everything is about helping those that can’t help themselves. Tax the rich and give it to the poor starving children and senior citizens, illegal aliens, and sea turtles. Also? Never trust parents to feed their own children.
Taking another step closer to total bureaucratic domination, some public schools in Chicago have banned sack lunches from home, instead requiring all students to partake of the delicious cafeteria food. Yummy, yummy, there’s a party in my tummy!
The goal is a noble one: To provide nutritious brain food to children instead of salty snacks or sugary drinks. After all, junk food is basically tasty arsenic. Little Village Academy’s principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.
 
 "Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school," Carmona said. "It's about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It's milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception."
Parents have mixed opinions on the no-sack lunch policy, with one parent in favor of the program saying, “The school food is very healthy, and when they bring the food from home, there is no control over the food." Who does the grocery shopping in that house, that there’s no control over the food?
In addition to trying to protect parents from super bad parenting decisions like putting a fun size bag of Doritos or a Milky Way bar next to their bologna sandwich and carrot sticks, this liberal policy has a pay-out. The food provider, Chartwells-Thompson, gets a kickback from the federal government for each free or reduced-price lunch it sells, and gets a set fee from Chicago Public Schools for every meal. In case you were wondering, Little Village Academy has a 99.9% low-income rate of enrollment.
The government likes to take from those that have (taxpayers), and redistribute it to those that need (hungry children from poor families). How can anyone not support a program that saves parents from inadvertently poisoning their children with junk food poison?
How can anyone support a program that takes away our rights as parents to screw our kids up as much as we want in order to support the psychotherapy industry? Is the ‘greater good’ really more important than individual rights? Is the program really helping poor hungry children?
No. The kids throw the lunches in the trash because they’re icky. Our tax dollars at work – quite literally in the garbage.




 :madmad  what a crock of poppycock.

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Re: Government Doesn't Trust Parents to Feed Their Kids
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 08:56:48 AM »
I'm still trying to wrap my head around how liberalism, as a doctrine, is the driving force behind this ludicrous decision. It sounds to me like a school administration that is taking itself too seriously. Any parent with kids in the public school system knows this never happens. </sarcasm>

Sorry...kinda tired of liberals being the boogeyman for every little thing.

I'm all for Michelle Obama's current project of trying to get kids more active and eating healthier. But at no point during her pitch does she ever make anything mandatory. I like the fact that Nickelodeon's summer programming includes large blocks of time that they've designated that kids should walk away from the boob tube to go outside and get active. Of course the kids can just change the channel, but at least they're putting it out there.

There is a rather large (no pun intended) problem with weight in this country. That's no secret. And I appreciate any and all efforts to get kids to focus on the shit they're putting in their food holes.

But making school lunch mandatory? That's fucking stupid. And I'm sure once the PTA goes nuclear on the school board, things will change.

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Re: Government Doesn't Trust Parents to Feed Their Kids
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 10:58:22 AM »
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I like the fact that Nickelodeon's summer programming includes large blocks of time that they've designated that kids should walk away from the boob tube to go outside and get active. Of course the kids can just change the channel, but at least they're putting it out there.

Huh?


I wouldn't mind paying for school lunches if they were worth paying for. If you remember, last  year we had Krissy stop eating school lunches because the nutritionist just about had a coronary at the amount of carbs in that day's school lunch (almost one-day's worth of carbs!). In one month Krissy lost 10 lbs. Sure, she was excersising too, (stupid spell check won't help me out on that word lmao)  but you can't tell me the school lunch wasn't part of it. And they had that documentary thing last year about how awful school lunches were because schools were being cheap  on what they gave kids and how it was prepared (to save time).

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Re: Government Doesn't Trust Parents to Feed Their Kids
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 01:01:45 PM »
Huh?
'Tis true. Nick has these "Go out and play" blocks in their summer programming.


I wouldn't mind paying for school lunches if they were worth paying for. If you remember, last  year we had Krissy stop eating school lunches because the nutritionist just about had a coronary at the amount of carbs in that day's school lunch (almost one-day's worth of carbs!). In one month Krissy lost 10 lbs. Sure, she was excersising too, (stupid spell check won't help me out on that word lmao)  but you can't tell me the school lunch wasn't part of it. And they had that documentary thing last year about how awful school lunches were because schools were being cheap  on what they gave kids and how it was prepared (to save time).
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too, when I was reading that article. Public schools aren't exactly known for health food (let alone edible food). They're on a tight budget just like everyone else -- with the notable exception to high school sports programs. As a result, the food they serve is bought with quantity in mind, not quality. If I were a parent there, I'd be raising holy fucking hell every day until they pulled that rule from the books. It's stupid. And that's how this is going to play out, no doubt. Parents are an intolerable lot. I've seen it.