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Complaints Mount Against Michelle Obama’s New Lunch Menu

Michael IL Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 12:09 AM
The problem is not diet but lifestyle. Too many school districts beginning in the eighties eliminated recess and even PE from their school's curriculum. You can eat what ever you damn well want if you're doing something to burn those calories. Sitting and working at a computer just doesn't require that many calories (Who'd of thought). Sedentary lifestyle has far more to do with youth obesity than food intake. That said, all calories are not created equal; calories from fat are not metabolized the same as carbohydrates. So yes indeed we are what we eat, an extent. How about in conjunction with healthy food choices we reintroduce exercise into school curricula?
Dot2Dasher Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 12:12 AM
You are correct. Feed them well and run their little as ses off.
shoestring Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 12:19 AM
Have to second the agreement.
brimley Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 12:22 AM
can't do that, they might get hurt and sue somebody.
In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The story we published earlier this week on that subject is unfortunately not unique. Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations.

Perhaps the real motive is to starve students into slimming down. Just ask students in Pierre, South Dakota who, too, are in an all-out revolt.

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