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Republicans Move to Toss Out Michelle Obama’s Skimpy School Lunch Menu

Ricster47 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 3:32 PM
The other side of this debate could easily include the lack of recess for the kids. I see commercials all the time for children to be encouraged to "play" for 60 minutes in various activities. I have heard that many students in elementary school no longer are allowed to just play at recess time which used to include a lot of running (playing tag) or kicking a ball or just being a child. I don't remember that there were too many kids who were "fat". I was never very athletic but I did not gain a lot of weight until well after my school days...
Milt37 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 4:39 PM
Ricster,

There are only so many hours in a school day. You can't be wasting them on recess and play time, when you have to teach the little tykes about Islam (the religion of peace), why unions are so great, how to put a condom on a bannana (just in case you ever want to have sex with a bannana), why Rachel has two mommies, not to mention learning the newest praise Obama song.

Mmmmm, Mmmmmm...
Magna Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 10:44 AM
Very BIG problem in my book -kids are not allowed to have recess -what a bunch of Cra$ !
Children not only need to let off some energy -they need to interact with others and this is a great time to do such things -probably why so much Attention Deficit disorder and other such ailments as they need to let go of all the energy and imagination stored up -you can not just tie them to a desk and Test -test -test -I would meltdown as a child if I was subjected to that all day -
Many Greek teachers of the day had open classrooms outside where every child could interact with the instructor -we need to change our ways -it is not working -that is for certain.

Congressional Republicans are taking action against Michelle Obama’s school lunch menu, which was implemented by the USDA in August.

The modifications to the standards have left students hungry and dissatisfied with their lunch options, according to reports conducted throughout the nation. EAGnews.org has reported about students protesting, a cafeteria employee saying she and her colleagues are barred from serving seconds and forced to throw away extra food, and the National Education Association stating schools should use tactics to “creatively engage and educate students” on the new requirements.