Feds seek healthier school fare

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 4, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    Remember when parents raised their children?

    I'm sure many feds drink alcohol, and eat french fries.

    As for me, I'll decide what my kids eat.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 2, 2013 5:50 a.m.

    I am seeing something being omitted from this failed concept, nutrition and parents rights. Then of course there are religious rights being violated as well making it an unconstitutional act.

    No processed food is nutritious and it all lacks the nutrients that the bodies of children need so they are never full or satisfied so the are continuous eating machines trying to find the food that their bodies are craving. What adults and children need for nutrition are not the same and no doctor or nutritionist has the godly ability to prescribe the needs of 200 million children on a 4 hour daily basis.

    Nutrition is as individual as minds, and no child should be subjected to this kind of abuse by our government. Parents and heritage are a dietary basis to properly get nutrients. Besides, new studies indicate that being hungry stimulates the mind and learning and health.

    Schools and education are not entitled or authorized to feed and force unnatural marginal over processed food on my children. It is the parents right and duty to feed their children, education has enough problems trying to deal with making kids smart and maybe they should focus on that.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 9:41 p.m.

    It is shameful that the folks in Congress busy themselves with passing "Big Nanny State" legislation on trivial issues like this, but cannot figure out that we are broke and that their spending trillions of dollars we do not have will be far more harmful to kids than letting them eat whatever they want.

    And, thus far, the "healthier school food" programs have been colossal failures every where they have been tried.

    Maybe if we locked Congress in the Capitol and only fed then the "new school lunch" diet, until they get to important issues, we might improve things.