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Old 05-01-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis (Clayton)
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The "pancreas working too hard" does not make you fat.

The second link is interesting, but the differences in users of artificial sweeteners vs sugar users were, while statistically significant, clinically not impressive.

Obesity in this country has far more to do with increased overall food intake and sedentary lifestyles than with artificial sweeteners.

Dinner plates have gotten bigger, and restaurants serve single meals on dishes the size of turkey platters.

How the size of dinner plates affect portion control

"Since the early 1900s, the size of a normal American dinner plate has become at least 25% larger. In the 1960s, plates were roughly 9 inches in diameter. In the 1980s, they grew to around 10 inches. By the year 2000, the average dinner plate was 11 inches in diameter, and now, itís not unusual to find dishes that are 12 inches or larger. And thatís aside from restaurant plates, which can sometimes resemble small boats! And of course, the larger the plate, the calories the food thatís on it can really add up."

A plate that is 11 inches in diameter has a surface that is about 22% larger than one that is 10 inches. Our idea of what constitutes a portion of food has become distorted.
The most significant factor in fat storage is the level of insulin in the blood. Insulin has many effects on the body. With respect to fat storage, insulin increases the storage of fat in fat cells and prevents fat cells from releasing fat for energy. This is such a key point for people to understand that Iíll repeat it: Insulin increases the storage of fat in fat cells and prevents the cells from releasing it for energy.

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Old 05-01-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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I care about one thing: was the pork safe to eat? If so, why is this a story?
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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Because it was dated for use as Op said. Schools come under health and safety food laws; plain and simple.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:40 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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I believe that like a fine wine, pork can only get better with age. I like to butcher a hog, put the quarters up on hooks in the wine cellar, and then age it for a minimum of 3 years. When it's done, I pull off the green stuff - comes off just like a thick carpet - then with a hatchet chop off what I need from the gooey, wriggling meat.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Northwest Arkansas/Temporarily Memphis
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I think the man Steve Starnes who was in charge of the whole thing should be fired and prosecuted for criminal negligence, and endangerment of a minor. I think everyone along the chain who served/ordered the food to be served and knowingly knew the food was out of date should also be fired. It may mean 100 people lose their jobs but this can't be tolerated. Imagine if any of these kids contracted Trichinosis or E-Coli poisoning and died? This is really disgusting and inexcusable.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Future resident of heaven
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itís pathetic when McDonaldís is Americaís dinner table.
It's addictive, too. Bet there's some kind of drug in that food like there is in cigarettes.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Because it was dated for use as Op said. Schools come under health and safety food laws; plain and simple.
And its well known that many "dated" food items that are preserved properly are perfectly safe to eat. So, while we can talk about violations of policy, most of the comments here seem to express outrage over the belief that the food was harmful to the children. That's not clear to me, which is why I asked what I did. Plain and simple.

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Old 05-01-2015, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Future resident of heaven
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Really... serving six-year-old meat.

Those schools probably thought they could solve two problems at once - the lack of quality protein on the lunch menu and crowded first grade classrooms.
funny!
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:39 AM
 
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Parents' fury after six-year-old pork is served to students at Tennessee schools | Daily Mail Online

Thank goodness one of the cafeteria workers decided to blow the whistle on this. And shame on the others who didn't!! Whoever is in charge of managing the school district's food supplies needs to be fired, asap. No food - frozen or not - should be around for six years.
That's just sad. They must not care about the kids.
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:10 AM
 
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Take care of your children, don't rely on the schools.
Home schooling is the ebst way today!!
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