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Teachers Union on Obama Lunch Standards: ‘We Can Creatively Engage and Educate Students to Increase Acceptance’

Kelly90 Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 9:13 AM
There is a great deal of pressure to force kids to accept school lunch because this supports the lucrative contracts schools have signed with various companies. Many companies offer school district officials bonuses for increasing numbers of students buying school lunch. That is why so many districts forbid and/or seize homemade lunches from kids. The waste of extra food is required as no food may be kept or given away per the terms of these private-public contracts. We see this in the summer programs in our neighborhood; unused food must be thrown out -even unopened containers of milk.

The nation’s largest teachers union has published an article supporting the new federal school lunch regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, despite the fact that students across the nation have complained about the food and not getting enough to eat.

“The National Education Association believes when it comes to the health of America’s youth, it’s best to think of exercise and nutrition as different sides of the same coin,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. “Students need both to perform well in school and develop healthy lifestyles that will serve them for the rest of their...