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Chicago school bans homemade lunches.
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Posted 4/15/11
If I had a kid, I'd take them out of that school in a heartbeat
I watched the documentary Food, Inc and I wasn't too shocked to learn about what I actually eat.
I say "Bring on the end of the world" at this point, 'cause im starting to lose hope in human logic.

A few pockets get money, and the whole lot suffer.
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Showing their love for the students
Posted 4/15/11
If this happened at my school. I would've got together a petition with as many signatures as I could get. If that didn't work then i would try to get as many people as I could to boycott the cafeteria.
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Posted 4/16/11
Back when I was in school... ugh that's already over 11 years ago... my homemade lunch was far better than the school lunch health wise, and the lunches I make for myself now are still better than whats offered in the cafeteria or fast food.

Kids should just learn how to make their own good lunches and not depend on "eating out" all the time... getting lunch at school each day is the equivalent to conditioning yourself to go eat Mac Donalds every day or at least eating out all the time... making food at home saves money and calories usually.
Posted 4/16/11
who really wants to pay 6 bucks for

a 6oz piece of mystery meat or really bad meal
2 servings @ 4 oz of overcooked peas, or (name your other veggie)

and maybe 2 bites of a 'healthy cookie' that tastes like cardboard.

This is when you have those Ivory Tower food intellectuals corrupting the masses saying 'school lunches are healthier a sack lunch'

The fact is kids want to eat good food, its all in moderation. If anything they are targeting the 'poor' who substitute good nutrition with fatty snacks and such. Guess what majority of kids really don't eat their peas anyway and has been like that since antiquity. If anything the PTA needs to come down on this school and the administration who allowed this needs to be carried out nude or forced to eat the cafeteria food.
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Posted 4/16/11
That's stupid, half the time the school stuff is waaay greasier than sometime I'd bring from home.
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This is an absurd measure.

In my personal opinion this is just a money making scheme. I consider this course of action a wee bit stupid because I'm sure the results will be that kids will be so fraustrated it would make them go out to the shops and buy more unhealthy stuff anyway!. I also like to submit that schools and parents should act only as guardians and advisors when it comes to healthy eating, but a school forcing them is not going to achieve anything.

I think they should just try and encourage the kids to engage in physical activity more, because you can eat as much healthy things as you want but exercise is vital aswell when it comes to healthy living be it for physical benefit (e.g helps you be more fit so when it's the zombie apocalypse they can run fast) or mental benefit (i.e wakes you up a bit more and refreshes you). However, I believe that such measures can be taken when obesity has gone to the extreme because of the homemade lunches.

You can shove as much healthy food in their faces as much as you want but children will always have shops and the stuff at home available, especially since junk food and sweets are cheaper than healthy foods. I predict that this ban on homeade lunch is going to be counter productive.
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Posted 4/16/11
So they want kids who possibly might not be able to afford lunches every single day to starve? Isn't that abuse?
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Posted 4/16/11

slowdude wrote:

So they want kids who possibly might not be able to afford lunches every single day to starve? Isn't that abuse?


I don't know if this program exists in Australia, but here in the US you can apply for free or reduced-price lunches if you prove that you can't afford them.

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Posted 4/16/11
Those are some coughworthy measures. ;-)
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Posted 4/16/11

Sumochi wrote:


slowdude wrote:

So they want kids who possibly might not be able to afford lunches every single day to starve? Isn't that abuse?


I don't know if this program exists in Australia, but here in the US you can apply for free or reduced-price lunches if you prove that you can't afford them.



Oh. Still to deny kids their own food from home is just stupid. Ah what would i know, I haven't been a kid for 7 years and time have obviously changed during those 7 years and I know nothing about American schooling. 'Shrugs, then leaves the topic'
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Posted 4/16/11
Well, that's what's called, "I didn't bring lunch, I brought a snack that just happens to be huge."
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Posted 4/16/11
lol..so food in the cafeteria at school is healthier? my school has snapples that have 40grams of sugar in it, chips, and really oily fries.
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Posted 4/16/11
Little kids under the age of 13 shouldn't have the choice of anything. Like some child knows what's best for him.
Posted 4/16/11
I really think that its wrong. On the view point that children have parents and if those parents want to feed their childred food from home then who has the right to say other wise. To say that parents don't know how to feed their children is a insult.
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