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Old 06-28-2013, 09:52 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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There's an old saying from a German government from not too long ago:

"Everything which is not forbidden, is compulsory!"

In this country, we haven't gotten there.

Yet.

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USDA targets candy, cola in new school nutrition regulations - The Hill's RegWatch

USDA targets candy, cola in new school nutrition regulations

by Ben Goad
06/27/13 11:29 AM ET

Candy bars and Cokes will be replaced in school vending machines around the country with fruit cups and calorie-free flavored water under new snack standards unveiled Thursday.

The Department of Agriculture regulations apply to all food and drinks sold to kids in school, outside of the national school breakfast and lunch programs, which are already subject to new rules under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

The regulations on snacks or so-called “competitive foods” sold in vending machines and school stores are designed to combat the country’s childhood obesity problem.

“These changes are intended to improve the health and wellbeing of the Nation’s children, increase consumption of healthful foods during the school day and create an environment that reinforces the development of healthy eating habits,” according tothe 232-page rule.

The new regulations don't expressly ban any specific food or drink items. But they create calorie and nutrient standards that would have the effect of barring some snacks from schools.

Schools have a year to comply with the new rules, which promote whole grains; fruits; vegetables and proteins.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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The sale of candy by schools is banned. That doesn't mean students can't bring their own soda or candy
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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The sale of candy by schools is banned. That doesn't mean students can't bring their own soda or candy
The federal government has no basis to ban anything in schools, it's just more tyranny from the statists in government, and useful idiots who don't oppose it are truly abundant on CD. ^^^
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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The sale of candy by schools is banned. That doesn't mean students can't bring their own soda or candy
Yet. We are getting there.

We did have a thread not long ago I believe where we had a school checking lunches to make sure that only approved items were being provided by the parents.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Want to see something even funnier?

Michelle Obama, quoted in the same article:

“Unfortunately, we don’t always have control over the snacks our kids have access to when they’re away from home”

That's far more true than you may know, Mrs. Obama. Keep in mind that in some schools, government monitors are checking the lunches kids bring from home, and are jejecting lunches that don't meet the standards the govt thinks they should meet.

State Monitoring Home Lunches and Forcing Children to Also Eat School Lunches • The Ohio Free Press

That's right - the attempts parents are making to control what their own kids eat, are being overruled by government busybodies.

Mrs. Obama, would you and your self-appointed cohorts at the Federal and State levels please, please stop "helping" us?
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The sale of candy by schools is banned. That doesn't mean students can't bring their own soda or candy
It's always a hoot to see some leftist fanatic try to tell us that no, not every bit of freedom has been taken away YET....

...and in pious tones like they believe they're explaining a GOOD thing.

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Old 06-28-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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Raise your hand if you can identify the section of the Constitution that authorizes the Fed Govt to regulate what foods are served in schools.

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Old 06-28-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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While I do not like government intrusion into our personal lives and choices, I agree with this ban in the schools.

We don't let kids buy cigarettes or alcohol or even over the counter medications or perfumes in school.

If the kids want these things let them go to the corner drug store or to the nearby mall after school.

I am even favorably disposed of school uniforms or at least reasonable dress codes for kids in school.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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The federal government has no basis to ban anything in schools, it's just more tyranny from the statists in government, and useful idiots who don't oppose it are truly abundant on CD. ^^^
They have a right to ban what they sell.

You don't have a right to government provided candy or soda.

You want candy, bring your own, stop depending on nanny state government to provide it for you.

I'm not going to subsidize your sweet tooth or lard ass
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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While I do not like government intrusion into our personal lives and choices, I agree with this ban in the schools.

We don't let kids buy cigarettes or alcohol or even over the counter medications or perfumes in school.

If the kids want these things let them go to the corner drug store or to the nearby mall after school.

I am even favorably disposed of school uniforms or at least reasonable dress codes for kids in school.
Yeah this is along the lines I am thinking. Public Schools are fully subsized by taxpayer dollars which makes them Government institutions. It is under Government's jurisdiction to ban items on their property or not.
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