let them pick their own lunches like big boys and girls? QUOTE:The problem is that the "big boys and girls" pick the things that make
them such very big boys and girls. Let 'em choose but give healthy
choices: you may still be fighting a losing battle because big boys and girls
aren't any smarter than the younger big boys and girls or the rapidly
growing (outwards) boys and girls. If you would rather die than eat healthy you
have that right.
Government often has people in jobs that are truly concerned for the welfare of
people. Private enterprise seldom puts the welfare of people above the quest
for profits. If the management of the Hostess company had charge of
school lunches, the kids would be served a vegetable flavored Twinkie with
marshmallow salad dressing, followed by Taco flavored Twinkie and end with a
Twinkie and milk. Of course the Twinkies would be packed with all the
necessary vitamins, minerals and chemicals needed for strong sturdy overweight
bodies.School lunches should fit the needs of the children in their
job of learning.
While no system is perfect at least someone is trying to provide healthier meals
to our kids. In my school kids are allowed seconds on all kinds of fruits and
Memo to Michelle Obama and others of the new "food police": Its
seriously not better to give those kids education in nutrition (and I'm
talking education beyond the standard "food pyramid"), and let them pick
their own lunches like big boys and girls? Furthermore, I think the
obesity issue in this country goes beyond food. What do these kids do when they
get home from school? In my neighborhood, there's no one out playing ball
or riding bikes, that's for sure.
What I really like is the day they serve a cookie to the children who choose one
entree, but no cookie on the tray with the other option....
My daughter has been eating pizza and fried chicken at school. When she wants to
eat healthier I have to pack her a salad. Somehow I feel that reality has once
again been avoided in a right wing conclusion.
To "Henderson" I would rather have private companies running
healthcare.Having the Unions, or government regulators, or criminals
run the healthcare system would be horrible. That is why government should be
kept out. Government does not have to answer to the people. Look at ENRON, the
crooks there have been prosecuted and put into jail. Meanwhile Barny Frank is
still a free man after lying to congress and stating that all was fine with
Freddie and Fannie Mae. Look at what the Unions did to Hostess, the company was
on the verge of collapse, and the unions went for greed over keeping things
alive.If you look at the new healthcare laws, and the direction that
the government is taking us, they have set up a system where those of working
age are prioritized and will get the care, while all others suffer.Tell us, why would you want something other than private companies running
First of all an athlete could burn that many calories in close to one hour let
alone three or four. Secondly people are different ages and
different sizes; my brother was as tall as a small man by the time he was
nine.Thirdly I have seen the same stupidity in private homes where
the children (various ages) were served the same size meal as the parents. The
children were pressured into eating everything on their plate when they were
obviously surfeited, while Dad, who had a physical job, had nothing left to eat
and was obviously inadequately fed.What cure is there for a basic
lack of logic and common sense?Then again salads might be healthy
but lettuce and a few carrots has insufficient variety and little appeal.
There are other vegetables: potatoes are vegetables (and very popular) and can
be served in a number of appetizing ways. What about tomatoes? peas? beans?
avocado? Where is the imagination of these people?
"And, they want to run your healthcare."Absolutely!Would you prefer wall street and the jokes who drove Hostess, ENRON, and the
banks into the ground running your health care? Deciding that investing in you
isn't worth the bottom line?
Uh, one chief tenet of the school lunch program is that kids can go back for
second helpings. Second, third, fourth. Apples, carrots, celery--available in
great abundance. Nobody's starving kids.
Well, they can't seperate the athletes, the freshman girls, & those who
need caloric restriction because that would be segregation.It seems
the only *logical* choice is a buffet?
Now if only they'd realize that with the curriculum in public education.No Child Kept Behind.
Sounds like someone's been listening to _way_ too much AM radio. The
giveaway here was the author's use of 'socialists." Is childhood obesity a problem, or not? Are athletes prevented
from bringing their own lunches or lunchtime dietary supplements to school?Is anyone forcing the 90-pound girl to eat more than she needs?The letter is just more ranting from the people whose grip on reality is
becoming increasingly tenuous.
And, they want to run your healthcare.