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Old 01-29-2015, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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This father is a ridiculous human being. He says he's a doctor so his daughter's diet is fine, but he lets her pick what she eats, including candy bars and marshmallows. Is his second-grade daughter also a doctor? Did he get his doctorate by letting his teachers do his work for him?
He's encouraging obesity and bad habits that his daughter will carry with her for the rest of her life. It's child abuse, plain and simple. Rednecks are drawing a line in the sand over their kids' diets and it's absurd. The outrage among bumpkins over Michelle Obama encouraging kids to eat healthy foods and exercise more was cartoonish.
None of this child's family members are fat.

She ate one small piece of chocolate with her lunch.

This one meal cannot be assumed to be representative of her entire diet.

The new school diets are silly. Putting food on a child's tray that gets thrown away is egregious waste that accomplishes nothing, and some older kids, especially athletes, have to buy extra food because their "ration" is inadequate.

The school lunch changes were very poorly thought out.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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None of this child's family members are fat.
First of all, how would you even know that? Second, so what? We're talking about a young child and her wellbeing, not her entire family.

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She ate one small piece of chocolate with her lunch.
She had 4 candy bars and a bag of marshmellows, so cut the crap.

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This one meal cannot be assumed to be representative of her entire diet.
Her father freely admits that she packs her own lunch and that he provides her with all the junk food she wants for her lunch.

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The new school diets are silly. Putting food on a child's tray that gets thrown away is egregious waste that accomplishes nothing, and some older kids, especially athletes, have to buy extra food because their "ration" is inadequate.

The school lunch changes were very poorly thought out.
What does that have to do with anything? The father could pack her a healthy, balanced lunch instead of letting her gorge on junk food.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:11 PM
 
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The school lunch changes were very poorly thought out.
We can thank the govt for that Suzy!!

They are trying to get schools to basically offer CRAP for lunch..... (Obama lunch program,etc)
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:22 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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There is no Obama Lunch Program. I'm sorry to burst your insanity bubble, but Obama has not legislated school lunches.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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First of all, how would you even know that? Second, so what? We're talking about a young child and her wellbeing, not her entire family.
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She had 4 candy bars and a bag of marshmellows, so cut the crap.
She had three small pieces of chocolate, not four candy bars, according to the dad. She ate one, gave one to her brother, and gave one to a friend. The "four candy bars" was from the substitute teacher who wrote the note but never saw the lunch.

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Her father freely admits that she packs her own lunch and that he provides her with all the junk food she wants for her lunch.
Yes, she gets to choose what she puts in her lunch. Yes, this particular lunch was not the epitome of ideal nutrition. However, you need to provide a source for "all the junk food she wants for her lunch".

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What does that have to do with anything? The father could pack her a healthy, balanced lunch instead of letting her gorge on junk food.
There is no evidence that she "gorged on junk food." There was ham and cheese in her lunch that she ate first.

The rest of her diet is relevant. You are assuming it is junk food. We have no evidence of that.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I'd be arrested today if my son were in grade school.
I used to pack candy bars and such for him along with his lunch.
And on Friday I gave him $.50 to buy a SODA from the soda machine right in the cafeteria (middle school).

If you are truly worried about obesity then tackle the problem head on.
Over 60% of hispanics are obese/overweight. This stems from a myth that fat children are healthier.
With a growing demographic of Hispanic people we will most certainly have a growing obesity problem.

Leave the skinny people alone.

http://www.asu.edu/courses/css335/whyconcern.htm
Latinos should be concerned with this epidemic for the reason that, while overweight and obesity are prevalent in the US., almost 55% of the population is obese.

The Hispanic population ranks second among the highest rates. Over 60% of all Hispanic populations are either overweight or obese. Of the 60% that are overweight, more than half, 52%, are obese. Children 15 and younger rank highest among all obese groups; this stems from the myth that the thicker a child is healthier.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:02 PM
 
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I'd be arrested today if my son were in grade school.
I used to pack candy bars and such for him along with his lunch.
And on Friday I gave him $.50 to buy a SODA from the soda machine right in the cafeteria (middle school).
When I was in school not too long ago, we had soda machines and Papa Johns pizza offered at lunch everyday. Virtually everyone bought sodas everyday. Did I become obese? Heck no, my parents encouraged us to play sports so I was insanely active and struggled to gain 2 or 3 pounds.
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