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Old 10-07-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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If they outlaw fries then only outlaws will have fries.
Fries don't make people obese, peoples gluttonous appetites make them obese!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Ban french fries but promote the eating of carbohydrates in many other forms. Invoke regulations against natural products so that companies will use corn based substitutes and high fructose syrups.

That is the hypocrisy of the government telling us what foods we should or shouldn't be eating. Why is the government even telling us what we should be eating? There is no place for them in this and so may other aspects of our lives.
This is a byproduct of stuff like "Obamacare". Now they have a gateway to state "you cost us money, so we can tell you what to do".

Typical, and very predicable.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Fries don't make people obese, peoples gluttonous appetites make them obese!!
Random thought...more folks have recently died from cantaloupes than french fries...
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:54 AM
 
Location: NY
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Maybe we should institute a fat tax to recover some of the cost as well as to act as deterrent.
Be careful what you wish for. Do you really want the federal government meddling in personal decisions of this nature.

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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?
I'm 100% in support of teaching my own child to make healthy eating choices, and I don't care if he has the occasional french fry. Why are you so eager to let a bureaucracy make eating decisions for you and your children?

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Apparently some haven't gotten the message we sent in the 2010 elections, guess we need to reload for 2012.

A lot of folks are tired of being lectured. Go ahead and offer string beans, beets, cauliflower along with french fries and onion rings. I have no problem with that at all, let the kids choose.

I'll raise my kids though, don't need any assist from you or the "health nutz".
I agree. But I think the above are soon to get their wish. News from The Associated Press (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MANDATED_HEALTH_BENEFITS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&T EMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-10-06-19-09-42 - broken link)

Once this happens, the bureaucrats in DC will be all over our diets. What's frustrating is how many are perfectly prepared to surrender themselves to letting the government control how they eat.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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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.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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Be careful what you wish for. Do you really want the federal government meddling in personal decisions of this nature.
If it means I'm not subsidizing your obesity and its associated costs, then yes. God - I sounded like conservative just then.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Apparently some haven't gotten the message we sent in the 2010 elections, guess we need to reload for 2012.

A lot of folks are tired of being lectured. Go ahead and offer string beans, beets, cauliflower along with french fries and onion rings. I have no problem with that at all, let the kids choose.

I'll raise my kids though, don't need any assist from you or the "health nutz".
My kids bring a lunch box. I've sat with them at lunch and watched the kids bypass the healthy lunch and opt for the garbage. Very few will do the salad bar.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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Random thought...more folks have recently died from cantaloupes than french fries...
Well...........

I think as my example pointed out that this thread is covering two different subjects. Actual physical detriment that food choice can have on your health and who is ultimately responsible for those life style choices.

Its a big quagmire. I agree that the only ones to be making decisions on what their children eat are parents. But then those parents/gaurdians have no control on what they eat when they are out of their control. Thus are the schools the proxy parents? not just educators? Personally if I'm running a school district and have to give out lunches the only thing the kids are getting is sandwiches, fruit, veggies, juice/milk/water and a vitamin packet. I'm a frugal SOB.

Lets not even discuss those kids who have no guidence in their lives to make the right food choices.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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Random thought...more folks have recently died from cantaloupes than french fries...
Yeah, because listeria kills more people that diabetes, heart disease..........
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Yeah, there's no role in parents or local school boards deciding this. Who needs freedom and self determination anyway? Next thing I hope DC decides for me is when I have to start wearing a sweater.

The next generation is being conditioned to take orders without question. Unless they get up on their hind legs and rebel they'll get no more freedom than they deserve.
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