More Schools Dumping Mooch's School Lunch Programs

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    http://eagnews.org/michelle-os-heal...-lunch-sales-grip-schools-across-the-country/

    …..Those schools and numerous others across the country are ditching the federal regulations and the funding that comes with them to save their cafeteria programs, which have experienced a nose-dive in sales and skyrocketing waste since the new rules were implemented in 2012.

    At Notre Dame, school officials turned to the professionals at My Daddy’s Cheesecake, Papa John’s, Tractors Classic American Grill and Chick-fil-A to bring in nutritious and tasty meals students enjoy for “restaurant Wednesdays,” SEMissourian.com reports.

    Notre Dame’s lunch participation had dropped to about half of its 565 students and 65 faculty members under the federal guidelines, but jumped drastically to about 75 percent once officials did away with the tight restrictions on calories, fat, sodium, whole grains, and numerous other aspects of school meals…..



    FIGHT THE POWER !!!!
     
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    The kids complaining they can't swallow a healthy lunch today will be the sicy adults of tomorrow, complaining the government allows poisons in their food.

    I still remember being at a school camp and other teens looking at my choices and saying "I wish I would have been taught to eat healthy like that!"

    Unfortunately, I didn't realize then how loaded with pesticides and such our "healthy" foods are.

    The answer isn't to just not bother, but it's ridiculous that a school can't manage to improve their offerings without a near-revolt.

    I'll never buy that kids are truly hungry yet would rather starve just because it's healthier. It's simply about cash. The system doesn't want to put out money to make healthy taste better and have less chemicals, but they want money, so will cater to bad habits and call it freedom, while attacking what is possibly the one and only logical thing to come out of the WH in years.

    People pay good money to get away from chemical dependency, but can't see their own precious kids are addicted to chemical laden foods. Very wrong, very unhealthy.
     
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    You would be right the kids do not eat because the food tastes terrible. It is not what they are getting at home. The school has no business trying to dictate food choices or control people's weight. This is government overreach.
     
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    A better solution in my opinion is to remove cafeterias from schools altogether. We can pay our teachers better with the extra funds from the cafeteria budget.

    Bring back personal responsibility. Let the parents pack a lunch for the kids.
     
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    Why do they have no business doing that? It's okay to have them teach kids everything they know about life, even if it goes against family beliefs, to have the kids under government care all day, five days a week, telling them when they may pee or get a drink of water, giving them sex ed, teaching them math and science and health, but give them free or cheap healthy food and THAT is the breaking point? Really?
     
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    You realize this thread is specifically about food at school and not all the other things you mentioned. Maybe Revmitchell was just trying to keep things on topic...
     
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    I want to see poor kids be able to eat at school.When you make food at this large a scale, it costs little to make extra. The problem is politics.

    We don't need to be showing them how to put a condom on a banana, we don't need to make transgender bathrooms for them, we don't need to teach them why Tom has two daddies.

    Our priorities are messed up.
     
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    ^ That right there ^

    School lunches should be in the hands of the local school districts. Local control.
     
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    I didn't say anything about it being a breaking point. I don't want them doing most all of that.
     
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    There has been enough protest to bring about a change, a difference in multiple schools. What other programs/classes has this happened with this year?
     

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