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Old 01-24-2015, 04:28 AM
 
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Seriously?.....You think 4 chocolate bars, marshmallows, crackers and a pickle is a good balanced meal?
I'll bet the crackers were graham an she was making some s'mores, this would be her treat much like the 2 pack of cupcakes that were common when I was a kid. . What part of the article you didn't read is the girl had ham and cheese, the irony here is the cafeteria worker didn't see it either. No bread because they apparently don't eat a lot of bread.

In any event unless the kid is malnourished it's nobody's business but the parents.
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:31 AM
 
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As per the article, he allows his "independent" child to pack her own lunch.
No she as allowed to pick from a menu provided by the parents.
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:41 AM
 
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Are you kidding me? She takes 4 chocolate bars to school, eats one and trades or sells the other three, I bet. I don't know about the black market for marshmallows in elementary school...
I posted this previously, but there was a "black market" for sandwich rolls in a local high school. When the school replaced their white rolls with whole wheat, there was an enterprising kid who would stop at Wal-Mart on his way to school, pick up several packages of cheap, enriched white hamburger buns, and sell them in the cafteria for 50 cents each to kids (and teachers) who would proceed to pitch their whole wheat bun in the trash.
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:46 AM
 
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I would use my lunch money mom gave me to buy candy in the morning(blow-pops and noworlaters and gum) on the way to the bus.
At school it would all be sold before lunchtime came, making me a profit enough to go with a senior with a car and eat off campus and get a hamburger at Sonic.
My typical school lunch in high school: Dexatrim (over-the-counter diet pill), cigarettes and a diet cola.

My mother and well meaning aunt: "You have to eat!!!" No, I didn't.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:11 AM
 
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What the cafeteria worker and the substitute missed, however, was that the 8-year-old also had four pieces of ham and a low fat string cheese rather than a sandwich, since "we don't eat a lot of bread," said Puckett, who is double board certified in osteopathic family medicine and obesity medicine.
Oh wow, some low-fat cheese and ham make it so much better.
WTF is this guy thinking?
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:30 AM
 
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Oh wow, some low-fat cheese and ham make it so much better.
WTF is this guy thinking?
Hey all eight year olds deserve the right of freedom of choice in their diet; after all, this board certified Obesity treating physician thinks so. Moron of the first order.

Processed ham slices and processed cheese strings .......and that's the wholesome part?

No wonder there's an obesity problem with guys like this supposed professional abdicating his responsibility as a parent and acceding that to an 8 year old to make her own choices.

I was brought up in the fifties and no way would chocolate bars (multiples yet) or marshmallows have made it into my lunch sack and there both available in our home from time to time.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:32 AM
 
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Seriously?.....You think 4 chocolate bars, marshmallows, crackers and a pickle is a good balanced meal?
Obviously didn't read the article

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Oh wow, some low-fat cheese and ham make it so much better.
WTF is this guy thinking?
Its his child and as a Doctor HE knows better than ANYONE ELSE what she wants and needs to eat.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:49 AM
 
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Oh wow, some low-fat cheese and ham make it so much better.
WTF is this guy thinking?
Good question. Seems to me the child needs better guidelines and supervision in packing her lunch.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:50 AM
 
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That dad has extremely poor parenting skills. A good parent wouldn't allow his 2nd grade child to make bad choices, then bemoan the fact that she does.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:51 AM
 
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This normal weight school child did not, in fact, have the lunch outlined in the teacher's note. The criticism of the parents, one of which was a doctor, was clearly a step out of bounds by the teacher. Not only did the substitute teacher base her assessment of the lunch on hearsay, not her personal observation, it was based on incorrect information and she had no idea what the child normally brought for lunch. Clearly a busy body.
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