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Old 04-11-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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We are slowly losing control here...

Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

At his public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.

Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.

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A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman said she could not say how many schools prohibit packed lunches and that decision is left to the judgment of the principals.

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Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district's food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.

At Little Village, most students must take the meals served in the cafeteria or go hungry or both. During a recent visit to the school, dozens of students took the lunch but threw most of it in the garbage uneaten.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The government knows better than any of us mere peons what is best for us.

I hope the parents speak up and don't let this school get away with this.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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A school lunch just may be some of the most unhealthy crap out there.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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Just how stupid can people get?

This stuff is right out of George Orwell.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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Okay, I can't get behind this. Unless we're talking about like, 5 public schools in the country who are known to take a different stance, the vast majority of school lunches, or just about any cafeteria lunch, is absolutely GARBAGE.

Worse than McDonalds. Worse than Taco Bell, if that's even possible.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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just how stupid can people get?

This stuff is right out of george orwell.

exactly!
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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If I lived in that school district, I would file a lawsuit immediately. Ridiculous.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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No, it is out of the basic course in business development. Kill the competition (home lunches) and it increases the profit. Monopoly always works.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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'bans some lunches brought from home'?? sounds like they're banning practically all lunches brought from home.

just wait 'til the peanutters show up on this thread. they'll accuse y'all of wanting to kill innocent children.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Wow. Considering the nutritional quality of school lunches (poor) and the taste of the food (worse), I can't imagine why the parents of these students would put up with this policy. I know I wouldn't. Better that they educate the children on healthy eating from the beginning, and show why one choice is better or worse than another, and how some foods are "sometimes" foods and not for every day.
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