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Old 09-19-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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Do you agree?

Sounds a little bloomy to me.

In the meantime Michelle Obama orders 1,700-calorie meal at Shake Shack
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I got a look see at these new lunches. The portions are tiny. These are growing kids here (I'm in middle school).
FWIW though more are bringing their lunch now.

When I did the lunch count less then half raised their hands for the cafeteria lunch.
Last year almost all took the cafeteria lunch.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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I don't think they should have a calorie restriction for lunch, even though I do feel 850 calories is enough for most high schoolers. Some highschool males though are pretty huge, like the 6'3" 210 lb student interviewed. My own son is only 10 and is 5'2" 108 lbs and could easily eat 850 calories for lunch to be satisfied. I am shorter and eat more than that (I weight train so need additional calories on certain days. BTW, Michelle Obama also works out a lot I hear and if she works out a lot, she could probably eat a 1700 calorie lunch if she wants and not have any issues from it, she also is not an overweight kid like the first one shown in the picture in the article. On days I weight train I can eat nearly 2400 calories a day and not gain any weight. I have a body fit and know my calorie output and what I can consume, Michelle probably knows as well).

I think some adjustments should be made but it is good they're not eating "corn dogs" and "chicken nuggets" every day for lunch anymore. I don't see why people make a big deal either over lunch. If they are paying for it, which I doubt they are because a lot of kids in this country get a free lunch and IMO have no room to complain, they should use that money and buy stuff to make their own lunches.

My son likes school lunches but think they don't serve enough food so I have him take some extras, this week Asian pears and greek yogurt for some extra calories. They can always bring some other things. When I was in high school I very rarely ate lunch at school at all and went across the street to 7/11 to buy a sandwich or get nachos because our stuff was nasty. They should be happy if their food tastes good.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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What is happening to our freedom?

Why should others decide what is appropriate for our kids?
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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This could be good. They could loose weight eating food from home.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Individuals have different requirements. Metabolism also plays a part.
But to shove this one size fits all lunch is not right.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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Hey Michelle:




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Old 09-19-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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What is happening to our freedom?

Why should others decide what is appropriate for our kids?
You have a choice not to have your kid eat the school lunch.
In fact this might be a good thing.
More kids bringing their own lunch.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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You have a choice not to have your kid eat the school lunch.
In fact this might be a good thing.
More kids bringing their own lunch.
Soon they will say no brown baggin it.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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Let them starve to death, bunch of entitled whiners
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