Since when is it the government's responsibility to feed school kids? The
USA is going to end up like Greece - soon you'll see rioting in the streets
by people demanding that government continue to take care of them. Any self
respecting person needs to wean themselves off of socialize government. And
those that don't - well it's the survival of the fittest.
A lot of additional government education dollars get sent to schools that have
certain levels of kid on free lunches. This program called Title I is geared to
schools where there is higher levels of poverty. Recently one such Title 1
school, Central Elementary School, was awarded the only Blue Ribbon School award
in Utah in 2013.
How sad when our people must be taught how to eat properly.We're not an educated society. Are we?No matter how you spin
it, it's a hand-out.I took drivers-ed in high school, but
didn't receive a car for it.
This is a great program. With obesity as our greatest health crisis, what could
be more important that educating and helping develop healthy eating habits in
our youngest citizens. Michelle Obama should be lauded in her efforts to
encourage healthy eating and exercise in our youth. Some here in Utah may not
like the messenger but the message is a good one. Obesity has become the
greatest health crisis in the United States. Changing the eating and exercising
habits of our youngest citizens is terribly important and will save more dollars
in preventive medical care than the cost of better food. This isn't a
handout, this will benefit our society for generations to come.
Wow! 500,000 schools feeding our children, plus fifty million people collecting
food stamps? Each food stamp feeds about three.Have we got to the
point where Americans can't feed themselves?Then there's
unemployment benefits, disability, and other handouts.This country
From the article: "In an effort to stem high childhood obesity levels, the
new guidelines set limits on calories and salt, and phase in more whole grains
in federally subsidized meals served in schools' main lunch line."This is a good goal, but it is beneficial only if children are actually
eating the food. The real issue with childhood obesity, however, is the current
activity level -- or lack thereof. Too much screen time and too little outside
time. Every parent & educator needs to read Richard Louv's Last Child
in the Woods.
"But USDA says the vast majority of schools are serving healthier
food,..."Note that words mean things and this is not the same as
saying "The majority of STUDENTS are EATING healthier foods."The government should just get out of the school breakfast, lunch and dinner
business entirely. If a district wants to provide free or low cost meals, let
them do so. It is not worth borrowing money from China, for these kids to pay
back for decades to come. Parents are responsible for feeding their kids, and
if they need charity help, it is up to a local or state entity to address that,
preferably a non-governmental entity, such as a church, or YMCA, NAACP, etc.