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Chicago school bans homemade lunches.
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Posted 4/12/11
I lol'd. They just insulted all the parents from the children for not able to give their own kids healthy food.
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Posted 4/12/11
Poor students.
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The picture of the food they're serving. What the heck is that even supposed to be???
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Posted 4/12/11
If it is a public school than it is possible that some students would have a better lunch or a lunch at all. Although I like home lunches and the freedom to choose. Home lunches are cheaper. School lunches might cost more depending on how much your parents make and the cost of the package.
Posted 4/12/11
I don't see the problem. If the ban is meant to serve as a deterrent for bad eating habits and to promote general health, then I supprot it.

But they're doing it wrong... to say the least.
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Ick... I dunno how the food in that Chicago cafeteria tastes, but I never liked school cafeteria food. Always brought my own lunch; I brought along healthy foods... likely healthier than what the schools served.

Now as for the picture above... I can see that they are having milk with their lunch, but what the lunch is... I haven't the foggiest idea. But if I have to make a guess, perhaps it is a taco casserole.
Posted 4/12/11
O.K. so America is well documented for its bad food habits (no offense) and I'm sure that at majority of middle/high schools the quality of food available doesn't surpass the junk served at any fast food joint. If a school is attempting to change that and actually offer healthy, nutritious food that should be encouraged. However, its just seems like the school is jumping on the 'healthy eating bandwagon' and using it as an excuse to force money out of its students.
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This has been alluded to by earlier posts: brown bag school lunch premise vs. authoritarian directed on-facility school lunch. Are we the public, the individual still free? Incrementalism by do-gooders is going to do us in over time. Our freedom of choice(s) in these United States is narrowing from an infinite field to finite. Some of these enforced regulations have brought about good. I don't miss inhaling the air pollution of the '70's that permeated most of the large city atmospheres then. And I can understand why trucks and semi-trailers have been standardized re height and width, wheel placement, king pin placement, weight limitations per axle, etc. when I used to glide along life's highway and byways, many which were financed and built to higher standards thanks to "damn" government oversight at all levels (fed, state, muni, county). Yet, there are many regulations, rules, guidelines, suggestions et al that are so overbearing they hamper freedom of movement, industriousness, opinion to the point of intellectual exhaustion.

I don't know the origins or when exactly the populace inherited this issue but we the people are facing the daunting task of harnessing the overzealousness of the administrative aspects of government. Some have suggested this is the unofficial 4th branch. As for the legitimate three branches of governance: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, even their boundaries are continually becoming redefined by self-appointed minions (or morons IMHO) who prefer their senses of activism over proper interpretation of our country's Constitution and the guidelines contained within its body.

Our government is looking out for itself, not you, me, or the gal/guy down the street. It would be folly to think otherwise. I doubt if we as a people can totally exorcise government from meddling in our lives but if we shrug our shoulders and do nothing, ultimately we will lose all our freedoms. So, what to do about in-house school lunches becoming the norm rather than a choice? It's time to participate in town hall meetings, city council meetings, become an activist within your school district professing your belief and concept of freedom, and keep pushing, pressing until these bastards get the message and relent. It won't be easy! But, collectively, our backs are against the proverbial wall. The time to make a stand or line drawn in the sand for individual rights, choices against any monolithic body of rhetorical scoundrels is now! Not next election, 2012, 2016....now.
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LMAO That's useless. I bet the students would still bring their own foods secretly. Besides, the foods in most schools tastes like crap.
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Posted 4/12/11
I understand the logic at least. And in the mids of those who enacted it, I can agree it's justified. It's similar logic to a school having uniforms. But that's where my disapproval is. Such restrictions tend to have more negative consequences than they sought to correct. The most common consequence is causing direct backlashed. Forced absence of a particular entity increases desire for it. So it's likely that when these kids get to eat freely, they'll choose to go all out.
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Posted 4/15/11
School food is overpriced like nothing else, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?
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Posted 4/15/11
Ummm, well at least in my high school, the school lunches were always extremely disgusting and really unhealthy, I'm talking fried everything here and grease everywhere. I always brought healthy food from home, no way they were gonna make me eat that shit.
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Posted 4/15/11
So... are you saying they are going to look into each student's bag everyday to see whether they get homemade lunch to school or not?
That's stupid. I never have lunch at school, I just snack.
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Posted 4/15/11
Thank god I graduated high school back in 2008 xD

If I were them I would sneak things in and eat it in the bathroom or some other secret place. Although I do admit most of the food our school served us wasn't half bad except for the square pizza and hamburgers ick. Dx Besides in school I was in the free lunch program since we were dirt poor in the day well we are kinda, but not as much as back then.
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Posted 4/15/11
Im almost 100% sure thats against some constitutional right or freedom so that is really dumb.
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