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Old 01-27-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: California
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I would rather my child drink whole white milk than the greasy pizza, chicken nuggets and french fries that schools are allowed to serve as part of a "nutritional" lunch meal

And reduced fat and fat free aren't always the healthier option as they often times have double the sugar (and or the god awful HIGH FRUTOSE CORN SYRUP)
Hence the push for healthier school lunches..there is a thread about that too.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:11 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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From your own post..a slice of pizza is the same as a serving of broccoli..and the USDA objected to that. It was Congress with the backing of big Ag companies that won, NOT the USDA.
Apparently you are unfamiliar with exchange lists. My article said no such thing.

This makes it easier, and cheaper, for pizza manufacturers to produce a product that includes a serving of vegetables. But, as my colleagues over at The Checkup emphasize, it by no means declares the pizza itself a vegetable.

It's a combination food, like a casserole. I am in no way in favor of this regulation, although if you add some other veggies to the pizza, you can get in at least one if not more servings of vegetables.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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I am really enjoying reading this thread, particularly as so many people are making fools of themselves with their assumptions of what foods are served at schools these days. Our schools use only fresh seasonal produce, as Katiana already stated, to support local farmers and inprove the nutritional quality of the food. There are salads and fresh fruit available, and milk has been skim and 2% for some time.

But please carry on, don't let the facts get in the way of the good rants.......
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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Hence the push for healthier school lunches..there is a thread about that too.
Yes, but the "healthier" school options arent really all that healthier. Low-fat products and no-dat products generally have a lot more sugar. The gov shouldnt be in the food business... they cant even run their own house
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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I am really enjoying reading this thread, particularly as so many people are making fools of themselves with their assumptions of what foods are served at schools these days. Our schools use only fresh seasonal produce, as Katiana already stated, to support local farmers and inprove the nutritional quality of the food. There are salads and fresh fruit available, and milk has been skim and 2% for some time.

But please carry on, don't let the facts get in the way of the good rants.......
Yes, but not all schools serve those kind of foods. And if they do, it shouldn't be because the GOVT forces them too. That is my only issue. I am for less GOVT and not more
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:55 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yes, but not all schools serve those kind of foods. And if they do, it shouldn't be because the GOVT forces them too. That is my only issue. I am for less GOVT and not more
Keep in mind that the govt. is paying for much of the food. Go to any food stamps thread and see posters shriek about how people buy junk with their food stamps; should only be allowed certain "healthy" foods (that is, foods deemed healthy by the posters, most of whom have no nutrition background).
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Keep in mind that the govt. is paying for much of the food. Go to any food stamps thread and see posters shriek about how people buy junk with their food stamps; should only be allowed certain "healthy" foods (that is, foods deemed healthy by the posters, most of whom have no nutrition background).
You don't need a degree to know that chips, soda and frozen preprocessed food is unhealthy.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:23 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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You don't need a degree to know that chips, soda and frozen preprocessed food is unhealthy.
In many cases, frozen fruits and vegetables actually have more nutrition value than their fresh counterparts.

http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_...p_nutrition_fo
While the first step of freezing vegetables—blanching them in hot water or steam to kill bacteria and arrest the action of food-degrading enzymes—causes some water-soluble nutrients like vitamin C and the B vitamins to break down or leach out, the subsequent flash-freeze locks the vegetables in a relatively nutrient-rich state.

On the other hand, fruits and vegetables destined to be shipped to the fresh-produce aisles around the country typically are picked before they are ripe, which gives them less time to develop a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. Outward signs of ripening may still occur, but these vegetables will never have the same nutritive value as if they had been allowed to fully ripen on the vine. In addition, during the long haul from farm to fork, fresh fruits and vegetables are exposed to lots of heat and light, which degrade some nutrients, especially delicate vitamins like C and the B vitamin thiamin
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Government wants to tell us what to eat, what to drive, what we can buy and what they will tax to make it unaffordable so we can't buy it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I am really enjoying reading this thread, particularly as so many people are making fools of themselves with their assumptions of what foods are served at schools these days. Our schools use only fresh seasonal produce, as Katiana already stated, to support local farmers and inprove the nutritional quality of the food. There are salads and fresh fruit available, and milk has been skim and 2% for some time.

But please carry on, don't let the facts get in the way of the good rants.......
And the obesity problem is getting worse.
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