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Pershing Elementary School cook Charlene Allen told children in her line Thursday afternoon that it was required that they take fruits and vegetables.
Pretty sad that the government can tell us what our kids can or cannot eat!!!!. Now on the other hand districts and ours that did not think the NCLB was fair and or they could not meet the standards could and did file for waivers for they did not have to follow the guidelines and rules and laws of NCLB . I think it should be the kids and parents choice what their kids eat for lunch and the if they are throwing more food away then is being eaten and kids going hungry that is telling them something. Hungry kids do not learn well on a empty stomach. And why is the portions are smaller this year?All of us when we were kids growing up did not like a certain veg and or fruit so if kids are not getting something one day and going hungry Mr Rhodes give the kids more choices a day then forcing something on them.
The government is completely out of control . Where do they think they should have authority over what we eat ? AND how much we eat. These people are insane , they don't even allow them to recess like they used to , perhaps this is a problem with so called obesity . Perhaps if our children didn't have their heads in the electronic world 24-7 , theyd play outside like we used to when I was growing up. Boy, it sure makes a lot of sense to force kids to eat food they won't eat , the result will be they'll go hungry, what's the point in this madness ?. Oh, I forgot this was a handout to SEIU in union states and I wonder who the big farmers are that profit front his insanity. Another thing taking away chocolate milk is stupid , the result of this is kids who won't drink plain milk will now not get their vitamin D . Parents need to wake up this is all part of the liberal mindset, if you don't like this control over your kids stomache, you sure in the hell won't like the Treaty - UN The Rights of The Child Treaty that Democrats want to ratify in the Senate during the lame duck session. It takes away all of our parental rights over your child and gives them to the United Nations ! WAKE UP AMERICA ,
Then we as parents can take our complaints to elected officials and say look at these numbers and show them how this has affected our children's ability to learn as well going hungry all day. It would be very interesting to actually see how much food is wasted on a daily basis because of these new laws about what our children can or cannot eat and or be served for lunch. Why pay 2.50 a day for something they will not eat? Maybe the district should tell us who to call on a state and federal level to have our complaints heard about this. Guess it is time to send lunches to school with our kids for we know they will be eating their lunches and not going hungry all day.
To add to this the kids in this article have said this has slowed the lunch lines down and by the time they get up to get their lunches their lunch time is over this has happened to my kids about 3 times in 7 days so far this year. What is going to be done about getting this process speed up for kids do have time to eat this food if they want to instead of having to go to class and not getting to eat? Answers to this Mr Rhodes?
Good nutrition starts at home. All those that complain that the government is overstepping its bounds is correct. However, if parents were more aware and made better food choices for their children, and themselvs for that matter, government regulation would not be necessary. Hungry students do not learn but neither do students hyped up on sugar and carbs. Additionally good nutrition and healthy eating habits are a valid educational lesson. To teach nutrition, exersize and food groups in the classroom then to contradict it in the lunch room with poorly choosen foods is not the answer. Is the governments regulatory move flawed? Yes, but it at least brings awareness to the problem that our kids are eating garbage. With increasing childhood obesity that clearly shows that marketing of unhealthy food to kids along with parental choices are contributing factors this isn't an answer but it is a step to address the problem.
Seems to me the better choice would be to pack your kids lunches, im sure it would be cheaper and they get what they like and they have plenty of time to eat because they wont have to stand in the long lines. Problem solved.
How true and this is what our family will be doing. Our kids eat healthy but this stuff I have been hearing my kids tell us they are serving kids are not going to and have not been eating it and are going hungry. My kids eat from the 4 food groups we were taught many years ago but the government has seen fit to change that as well. Choices in America are no longer it is like being told what to do in a communist country. This is america and it is time people stand up and take it back and tell our elected officials to keep their noses out of our families business we will make the choices and decisions for our families.
But it still boils down to government poking its nose in where it does not belong and telling us and our kids what they can or cannot eat and what the schools can or cannot serve and taking rights away from us period. And we the tax payers own these very schools our children attend. Obesity has been around for many years before any of us were here and it is not the governments place to tell someone what or what not to eat for gods sake.
The bigger goverment oversight is the fact that poor decisions on the part of parents for their own health and the health of their children is leading to this government oversite. Obama care is the prime example since the first step in your health is prevention and lifestyle choices. I hate the legislation the fact that government wants to regulate and tax me for no compliance. Yes obesity has been around for years. But increasing among children, increasing diabetic conditions in younger generations is also on the increase. With or without the government it will cost you and me. We all know that given the choice between an apple and a happy meal they are going to go with the happy meal. For their sake get them to eat the apple.
Government hasn't changed the 4 food groups. Science has changed it. It used to be that 3 meals a day was the standard but studies have shown 5 small meals keeps the body fueled and metabolism up energy levels in check. The same can be said for research in carbohydrates, proteins, and other nutritional elements. More is known about the body and the 4 food groups are the basics but also processed, injected, and preserved foods have crept into those groups. As a tax payer i'm more willing to spend my money to have healthy foods that teach a healthier lifestyle.
My child also goes to Robidoux. There have been, that I know of, at least two days that she didn't get lunch because of this stupid "scanning system", and, also, she didn't want to be in trouble for being late to class. Upon calling the school about this, they said that there was a new "system" and alot of the students had to go to the office to get a pass to get into their next class so they weren't counted as late for class.It would have been nice to know about this "system" when we went to register for school instead of my child coming home HUNGRY. My child is thirteen years old an is old enough, I think, to choose what she wants for lunch. She knows what will fill her up to help her deal with the rest of the day. How are they supposed to concentrate on their classes if they're HUNGRY? I agree that we're paying for food that is just being thrown away. What's the point?
Really simple here. People want money to subsidize the lunches from the Fed via the USDA. Problem is that it comes with strings. (To some extent ALL lunches are subsidized.)
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