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Obama Lunch Rules

ChefMarshallOBrien Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 10:20 PM
The author, as well as everyone else, wants their kids to succeed in academics, no question about that. Studies show, that balanced meals consisting of real foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, good fats, and lean proteins will help kids have steady energy throughout the day so they can be successful. The science is irrefutable. At least at school kids can have an equal playing field in having a decent meal so they can have the nutrition needed to succeed. Of course the challenge is getting parents, who currently don’t provide real food to their kids, to start recognizing the short and long term benefits to themselves, their kids, their communities and beyond.
Stan432 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 1:48 PM
Exactly, THE PARENTS should!
drrisk2 Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 11:20 PM

Just exactly what in the hell gives you, or anybody else, the right to decide what a child eats for lunch????
ChefMarshallOBrien Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 12:28 AM
Good question - I'd say when the majority of the US populations' life style choices, eating habits in this example, contribute to the financial implosion of the US health care system, that's one reason to have this. What's your suggestion to this specific issue?
ChefMarshallOBrien Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 2:47 PM
Also, kids have a choice in eating school lunch or not. At the end of the day, it's still a choice of parents and kids as to what they put in their bodies. Schools (and chefs working with those schools) are merely trying to make sure that kids have the most healthy choices available. The lunchroom is a classroom, and there are fantastic lessons to be learned here. Drrisk2, what's your suggestion to this issue?
Stan432 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 1:51 PM
There is nothing wrong with making school lunches healthy and balanced. But, stop subsidizing them (except for the very poor). And you should know that that is not the goal of these initiatives, free lunches for all, not allowing homemade lunches, are already being tried. Nutrition should be a part of education, but feeding kids should not.
ChefMarshallOBrien Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 10:20 PM
This should not be a partisan issue. It's simply a health issue.

Obama’s war on meat continues with new school lunch requirements.

President Obama’s legacy may be that he successfully forced schoolchildren to eat less meat and more vegetables.

The school lunch regulations championed by his administration, and in particular First Lady Michelle Obama, take effect next month and they have schools and parents scrambling.

Not scrambling eggs, of course – too much cholesterol.

The implementation of the regulations comes on the heels of his Department of Agriculture being shamed into repealing a “Meatless Mondays” program in its employee cafeterias – a program that has already grown roots in government schools.