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View Poll Results: Do you agree with requiring all schools to serve healthier lunches?
Yes 94 73.44%
No 30 23.44%
Not sure 4 3.13%
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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If you ask me, schools should not provide lunch at all. Brown bags and lunchboxes, for all.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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If you ask me, schools should not provide lunch at all. Brown bags and lunchboxes, for all.
That is not a bad idea. It would save the school systems money. I packed my lunch all through school, didn't hurt me one bit.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:04 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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If you ask me, schools should not provide lunch at all. Brown bags and lunchboxes, for all.
It started out as a program to help farmers, to give them a market for their products.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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It started out as a program to help farmers, to give them a market for their products.
Quite true. But that is not what it is today. 3 mega corps run the lunch program..2 foreign and 1 US and they deal with Cargill, Kraft, Tyson..the big Ag players. The individual farmer is no longer in the picture.

It's a $10 billion dollar a year business for these 3 corporations.
And these 3 are not just serving education but many other government agencies.

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And even though districts can use whoever they want the USDA regulations are so complex that many just use one of the three because they are government approved. It's very tough to supply food to schools.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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If this mandate is so good for school children, why don't we force all Americans to eat healthy foods. We should force them to exercise too. If they are caught eating fatty food they should first be fined, then be arrested. You libs are nuts!!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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That is not a bad idea. It would save the school systems money. I packed my lunch all through school, didn't hurt me one bit.
So did I; I cannot face bologna to this day.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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That is not a bad idea. It would save the school systems money. I packed my lunch all through school, didn't hurt me one bit.
They can't. The poor have no money for breakfast, lunch or snacks for their kids.

The kids will starve to death unless they get free meals at school.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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They can't. The poor have no money for breakfast, lunch or snacks for their kids.

The kids will starve to death unless they get free meals at school.
Isn't that what food stamps are for?
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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They can't. The poor have no money for breakfast, lunch or snacks for their kids.

The kids will starve to death unless they get free meals at school.
I don't know if you're being sarcastic or not, but in the larger city near us, the school district in a very poor, urban neighborhood sends back packs of food home with some kids over the weekends and longer breaks, because they really would go hungry without the food. There are a lot of kids who get school breakfast and lunch, and that's about it. There are a lot of working but very poor (minimum wage earning) families in that area.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: California
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If this mandate is so good for school children, why don't we force all Americans to eat healthy foods. We should force them to exercise too. If they are caught eating fatty food they should first be fined, then be arrested. You libs are nuts!!!

I guess if you depend on someone else to prepare food and give it to you they could do just that.

Are you serous with this "libs" stuff are do you just not comprehend ?
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