New school lunch rules both cheered and chided

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 2, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    'A lot of this food will simply end up in the trash containers in the cafeterias, with a bunch of hungry kids at the end of lunch. And then "they" will complain about all of the waste.' - itsjustme | 9:16 a.m. Feb. 2, 2012

    Who is 'they'?

    You can have a child run as many laps as you want...

    it still does not give them nutrition they need.

    Should we, instead just hope that Taco Bell and Pizza Hut will give our children the nutrition they need?

    Claiming that excersise alone (which, as you cite itsjustme, has been eliminated) is a great recepie.

    For heart attacks.

    **'Boy, 9, dies of heart attack in front of classmates' - Karen van Rooyen - Times live - 11/16/11

    Pumping a child full of sugar and caffine and then expecting them to just 'run it off' is also, not healthy.

    And with a current 30% obesity rate in America...

    we give our children ZERO help to prevent that, in the future.

    Doctors are predicting 50% obesity, in 20 years.

    And what do we do?

    We blame the ACLU...

    for trying to keep our children, from dialysis.

  • itsjustme Vernal, UT
    Feb. 2, 2012 9:16 a.m.

    I believe the old adage that "you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink" applies here. You can provide all of these nutritional food offerings to these kids, but you cannot force them to eat it.

    A lot of this food will simply end up in the trash containers in the cafeterias, with a bunch of hungry kids at the end of lunch. And then "they" will complain about all of the waste.

    Many schools have eliminated P.E. as a way to save money. Make sure it is offered in all of the schools, so the kids stay active, and what they are eating will be less of a problem.

  • whit Ephraim, UT
    Feb. 1, 2012 9:38 a.m.

    As soon as I saw 'Center for Science in the Public Interest' I lost all interest in what this article had to say. Ciing CSPI is like using the ACLU as a reference.