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Old 09-23-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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My kids are in middle and elementary schools in NYC. There are no vending machines (pretty sure that is a DOE regulation) and they have PE two or three times a week. There are definitely team sports and they have sport units in PE. My Fourth of grader has 8 am track and field every week.

I think a really great example of healthy school lunches can be found by looking at French public school menus. They do not offer milk to drink, only water, and always include both fresh and raw vegetables along with fruit and a small dessert, often yogurt or cheese.

Of course removing chocolate milk from the school lunch program is a drop in the bucket but every healthy change is commendable. Start by removing the absolute junk, like chocolate milk, and then move on to more nuanced issues like sugar in tomato sauce and breaded chicken.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:28 PM
 
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American school lunches are shameful. It’s no wonder we have an obesity epidemic. Chocolate milk isn’t to blame but it’s not helping the problem. I would even go so far to say that things like chocolate milk get kids accustomed to drinking/tasting unnecessary sugar in beverages. If you’ve ever tried an elimination diet and removed added sugars then had something with added sugars after you’ve NOT been ingesting them for a few weeks, you’ll know what I mean.

Anyone ever look up comparisons of school lunches throughout the world? It’s embarrassing what we feed our kids in school compared to other countries.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:43 PM
 
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Some of you have the most gentrified diets ever. That's fine but don't insist that your lifestyle be pushed on other people
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:58 PM
 
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My kids are in middle and elementary schools in NYC. There are no vending machines (pretty sure that is a DOE regulation) and they have PE two or three times a week. There are definitely team sports and they have sport units in PE. My Fourth of grader has 8 am track and field every week.

I think a really great example of healthy school lunches can be found by looking at French public school menus. They do not offer milk to drink, only water, and always include both fresh and raw vegetables along with fruit and a small dessert, often yogurt or cheese.

Of course removing chocolate milk from the school lunch program is a drop in the bucket but every healthy change is commendable. Start by removing the absolute junk, like chocolate milk, and then move on to more nuanced issues like sugar in tomato sauce and breaded chicken.
My kids school had a teacher's vending machine, and they all knew exactly where it was...
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:45 PM
 
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This ban is useless considering there are corner stores all over the place where kids will continue to buy Arizonas and junk food
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:18 PM
 
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I would be happier if mr trump declares that all sugary products be treated/regulated as controlled substances in the us...


this is no joke....sugar/sweetness is an addictive substance that shouldn't be abused lightly... how many miserable unhealthy americans do you have to witness before everyone is convinced that it is time to stop junk and poison food?
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:51 PM
 
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This ban is useless considering there are corner stores all over the place where kids will continue to buy Arizonas and junk food
Yea, and they can buy that if that’s what they want and want to make the extra effort for it. There’s no real reason to stock it as part of the regular school lunch. School lunches in many other developed countries try to be tasty, nutritious, economical, and educational in themselves.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:39 PM
 
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I would be happier if mr trump declares that all sugary products be treated/regulated as controlled substances in the us...


this is no joke....sugar/sweetness is an addictive substance that shouldn't be abused lightly... how many miserable unhealthy americans do you have to witness before everyone is convinced that it is time to stop junk and poison food?
Trump isn't giving up his two scoops.
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Old Yesterday, 04:39 AM
 
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I'm in Germany right now (Berlin) and there is unhealthy food and drink everywhere. Yet I don't see many visibly overweight people.

People also aren't big on single use plastic water bottles here, which is a good thing.
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Old Yesterday, 04:44 AM
 
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Yea, and they can buy that if thatís what they want and want to make the extra effort for it. Thereís no real reason to stock it as part of the regular school lunch. School lunches in many other developed countries try to be tasty, nutritious, economical, and educational in themselves.
Yes the lunches should be healthy, but I really don't think chocolate milk is a big issue. The ultra liberals seem to think that kids should not have anything that doesn't align with their health nut views.

What's next, will they push veganism on kids?
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