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Old 07-21-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So not only was $.10 increase per lunch mandated but also enrollment widened to include more kids. "Stealth revenue" folks.

It was the Child Nutrition Bill of 2010

Easy money.

I found it when reading an article about the school districts implementing this and the notice went out about increased lunch costs (which is still pretty cheap even with the increase).

Hays ISD bumps cost of school lunch | KXAN.com
"District spokesman Tim Savoy said the district is implementing the 10 cent increase to comply with the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The Act's pricing formula requires the district to raise its lunch prices."
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I miss school lunches where I could spend $1.25 for two slices of Papa John's pizza, an order of fries, an apple, and a container of chocolate milk. I don't see a problem with increasing the price of school lunches to compensate for food requirements and increase in food costs.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I miss school lunches where I could spend $1.25 for two slices of Papa John's pizza, an order of fries, an apple, and a container of chocolate milk. I don't see a problem with increasing the price of school lunches to compensate for food requirements and increase in food costs.
So far there's been no change in the menus..just the prices.
You see..they were already doing "healthy lunches".
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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Papa John's pizza at school? Rita...are you serious?
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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Papa John's pizza at school? Rita...are you serious?
We have Pizza Hut pizzas at our schools. Even some school lunches have been "outsourced"
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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So not only was $.10 increase per lunch mandated but also enrollment widened to include more kids. "Stealth revenue" folks.

It was the Child Nutrition Bill of 2010

Easy money.

I found it when reading an article about the school districts implementing this and the notice went out about increased lunch costs (which is still pretty cheap even with the increase).

Hays ISD bumps cost of school lunch | KXAN.com
"District spokesman Tim Savoy said the district is implementing the 10 cent increase to comply with the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The Act's pricing formula requires the district to raise its lunch prices."

Not surprising. Also, not surprising that this "detail" was not so transparently revealed. Strong work on uncovering it.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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So far there's been no change in the menus..just the prices.
You see..they were already doing "healthy lunches".
Well plopping a bunch of carrots and asparagus onto a kids plate just means more trash to haul away. They just wont eat it. My kids say the school lunches are absolutely horrible anyway so they take theirs except for a few days where they serve the "good stuff". Wonder when the government will start inspecting sack lunches to ensure they're healthy enough for the children?
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well plopping a bunch of carrots and asparagus onto a kids plate just means more trash to haul away. They just wont eat it. My kids say the school lunches are absolutely horrible anyway so they take theirs except for a few days where they serve the "good stuff". Wonder when the government will start inspecting sack lunches to ensure they're healthy enough for the children?
My son existed on pizza. He said the lunches were horrible as well.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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At our modest private school, the parent volunteers frugally shop for, prepare and serve our healthy lunches which helps generate a little income for the school to go toward student scholarships for the needy. And there's no fine print or hidden fees.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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Well plopping a bunch of carrots and asparagus onto a kids plate just means more trash to haul away. They just wont eat it. My kids say the school lunches are absolutely horrible anyway so they take theirs except for a few days where they serve the "good stuff". Wonder when the government will start inspecting sack lunches to ensure they're healthy enough for the children?


No need for that. They'll just ban sack lunches!

ttp://www.examiner.com/family-issues-in-national/school-food-police-chicago-bans-home-made-lunches
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