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Old 06-08-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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This is a pet peeve of mine. How about parents feed their own kids? If you don't like the school lunch, then pack your kid's lunch. When I went to school, there was no cafeteria. I walked home for lunch, which typically consisted of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or Spaghetti Os and milk. That is what kids ate for lunch. I don't think chicken nuggets were invented yet, but that would have been considered gourmet. No way would my mother be making a hot gourmet meal at lunchtime.
Most kids cannot walk to school, anymore. Or home for lunch. And unlike the 1920's we now know that letting food sit in a locker for 4 hours is not a great idea. And a whole lot of parents simply would send their kid's to school empty handed. I know this first hand.

I also know that there are plenty of parents on the free lunch program who have expensive cars and boats, etc. They are of all denominations, colors and political persuasions. Again, I know this first hand.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Most kids cannot walk to school, anymore. Or home for lunch. And unlike the 1920's we now know that letting food sit in a locker for 4 hours is not a great idea. And a whole lot of parents simply would send their kid's to school empty handed. I know this first hand.

I also know that there are plenty of parents on the free lunch program who have expensive cars and boats, etc. They are of all denominations, colors and political persuasions. Again, I know this first hand.
I'm saying that even though a child cannot go home for lunch (which is a huge time waster anyway) there are plenty of lunch options (and ways to keep them cold) for parents who give a darn. The fact that some parents don't care, is because of learned behavior. They have been trained on the welfare gravy train that if I don't take care of my own child, then someone else will.
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