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Old 10-07-2011, 06:16 PM
 
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Does everything have to be a left/right issue? Kids are too fat. I'm 100 percent in support of providing healthy food in cafeterias. Why would anyone not be?
Seems like a no brainer, doesn't it? If the kids want french fries, no one is stopping them from gorging on them after school. Schools should set good examples and this is a good step.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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I guess you all know that the french fries served in school cafeterias are baked, not deep fried?
Then by definition they aren't French Fries, now are they?

By the way, you have personal knowledge of the cooking methods in the 10's of thousands of school cafeterias?

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Salads are offered, they get thrown out by the staff. Only low fat dressing allowed.
Like I said, different schools different student body palates. Around these parts there seems to be a mandatory vegetarian phase so salads are pretty big in our school district.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Then by definition they aren't French Fries, now are they?

By the way, you have personal knowledge of the cooking methods in the 10's of thousands of school cafeterias?



Like I said, different schools different student body palates. Around these parts there seems to be a mandatory vegetarian phase so salads are pretty big in our school district.

I know what the guidelines are and have been for the last several years. Helps to know what you're talking about. Unlike most of the people who have opined here, most of whom haven't been in a high school cafeteria since they graduated, if in fact they did.

What most of you don't seem to realize is that Dep't of Ag sets the school lunch program guidelines. With required foods, portion size and preparation. There is some local variation allowed due to equipment but not too much. States are allowed to set set stricter guidelines if they choose.


School lunch is pretty much dreck now, no matter where you are.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: The bustling, world-renowned downtown of Pataskala, OH
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Well I don't know where all you dummies grew up but where I'm from, EARTH, french fries are derived from potatoes, which are vegetables. Our FDA tells us to eat 4-6 of these vegetables to stay healthy. Does this mean vegetables are bad for us(in addition to tasting terrible)?
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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School lunch is pretty much dreck now, no matter where you are.
I might not have been in a school cafeteria recently, but when wasn't the food dreck?
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I might not have been in a school cafeteria recently, but when wasn't the food dreck?
When you brought it from home.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Well I don't know where all you dummies grew up but where I'm from, EARTH, french fries are derived from potatoes, which are vegetables. Our FDA tells us to eat 4-6 of these vegetables to stay healthy. Does this mean vegetables are bad for us(in addition to tasting terrible)?
The plant is a vegetable but the tater is actually an edible tuber.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The solution is simple. Make the cafeteria door a certain width and if you are too fat to get in you have to sit outside at the all you can eat vegetables and water table.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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And there is probably a higher percentage of obesity among their kids now that the government has gotten involved.
The school lunch program started in 1946.

The History of the School Lunch Program - Education Bug

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Well, this is the problem with public education. When you allow the public to provide such, you open the doors for the public to demand such (which really means those who whine, cry, complain, sue, and manipulate).

Solution is a private school.

This apparently has to do with the schools meals correct? In that case, you simply pack your kids lunch as you see fit and then flip the bird to the school. If the school is saying it can dictate what a child brings to eat, well... the school and the "public" can stick their head up their arse and suffocate.
Many private schools participate in the federal school lunch program.

National School Lunch Program
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The school lunch program started in 1946.

The History of the School Lunch Program - Education Bug



Many private schools participate in the federal school lunch program.

National School Lunch Program
In 1946 the food came directly from the farm to the school.
Today there's 3 maybe 4 mega-food corporation that provided pre-cooked food to schools.

Big difference. Today's kids are fat compared to kids in the 40's.
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