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Old 04-06-2014, 06:07 PM
 
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Don't ask me, I don't have kids.
Then how would you know they "can't" put together a lunch?
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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Well then tell the people not happy with regular school lunches to send their children to a private school, just as the Obama's do. You are comparing apples and stones - not even apples and oranges.
Is this sarcastic? I sure hope so. The reason public school lunches are so skimpy is because we have to pay for all those free or reduced price lunches. I've eaten at my kid's school, and believe me, it's horrible. Much worse than what we got in school, and ours was much worse than what my parents got. The only explanation has to be that we're paying for more and more free lunches.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:16 PM
 
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The OP seriously believes that the pictured "lunches" aren't jokes? A hamburger and half of a kiwi? A tortilla with a slice of ham and a slice of cheese?

Use your brains, folks.

Have you been in a lunchroom recently?

I have had lunch with my kids once a month over the last 10 years, and you wouldn't believe what passes for lunch. One school's idea for "lunch" was tortilla chips and melted, disgusting processed "cheese". There's NO nutritional value -- NONE -- in that "lunch". I've seen breakfast consisting of a donut and low-fat milk. Again, junk, even if the milk has some redeeming qualities. This is all taking place in what is likely the most affluent zip code in NC.

The pictured lunches aren't far off, sadly. School lunches are an epic fail in terms of meeting the nutritional requirements of growing children. Needless to say, my kids brown bag it.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:20 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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The OP seriously believes that the pictured "lunches" aren't jokes? A hamburger and half of a kiwi? A tortilla with a slice of ham and a slice of cheese?

Use your brains, folks.
I just ate a school lunch at a public school 4 days ago. There were way more choices, and while you were limited to taking just one entrée and desert, you could take up to four different veggies and fruit choices out of about eight options. Most of the kids took the celery/carrots and ranch dip along with one of the fruit choices. I thought it was pretty good.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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Because their parents are unable or unwilling to pack a lunch for them. For many children, the breakfast and lunch they get at school will be the only meals they can rely on all week. Sad, but true. What is the alternative...letting them starve?
Thanks! I didn't know that. Perhaps students can be more pro-active and propose healthier, more appealing meals.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:25 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Then how would you know they "can't" put together a lunch?
Because I have friends who are public school teachers who bring food for kids to take home for dinner. These kids are on free breakfast and lunch. For whatever reason, their parents aren't providing these meals for them. Why, I don't know. You'd have to ask the parents.

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Thanks! I didn't know that. Perhaps students can be more pro-active and propose healthier, more appealing meals.
They do. Around here, at least.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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If they lack the ability to put together a lunch, how did they even get that far in life anyway?
No money to buy the ingredients for school lunch.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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1. School lunches have been disgusting long before Obama was in office.

2 There is no way to tell if these photos were staged.

3. The law that Happy Texan pointed out, which Michelle did champion, doesn't take effect until this fall Some schools have started following the guidelines ahead of the time, others haven't yet There is no way to tell if this district has started the guidelines.

4. If the schools are using public funding for the food, it makes sense to have some type of guidelines.

5. Comparing the food in a public school (whose funding comes from the government) to the food in a private school (whose funding comes from the parents) is just plain obtuse. If the public schools had the exact same menu's as the Obama's daughters schools had the OP would likely be having a fit about the cost.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Arugula, Fennel & Parmesan Salad
Roasted Local Zucchini
Sauteed Local Greens
Local Apple & Carrot Soup
Citrus Spinach Salad
Tofu "Q"
Sauteed Rainbow Chard
Fattoush with Pita Salad
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This is appalling of what these school children in public schools are having on their lunch plates compared to what Obama's daughters are getting at their school. As you will notice, there are some upset people in the comments section and I don't blame them.

Lol! You know as well as I do that if the public schools served the above at lunch, it would go straight in the trash.

So, you can keep your ridiculous putitative threads on the putative Obamas and their putative lunches.
Perhaps you should just putitavely grow up!
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:53 PM
 
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No human being with any common sense would enroll in DC public schools. I'm sure some of the presidents have had their kids in public school, but I bet no president in the last 50 years has.
Amy Carter, right, the daughter of President Jimmy Carter, attends class at Stevens Elementary School in the 1970s. Courtesy of the Sumner School Museum


For some reason, the photo can't be posted, but you can look up images for Amy Carter going to public school in D.C. when Jimmy Carter was president. He made it a point to send her to public school. I personally feel that First Children should go to private school for security reasons, so I do not hold it against the Obamas for sending their kids to The Sidwell School.
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