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Everyone Hates New Gov Lunch Program With Good Reason

Complaints are mounting against the new Michelle Obama instigated Government lunch program for schools Kindergarten through High School. Lunches cost more money (25 cents compared to 20 per plate) and provide children with less food – something that has already become a problem with teens and athletes. This of course gets our collective ire raised as the government once again insists that it knows what’s best for all of us, and it will force us to comply whether we like it or not.

Under the current system that has been instituted, many staples have been removed or altered so substantially that they are simply not appetizing to students.

I’ve included a handy JPG here to compare. http://lionsofliberty.com/2012/09/25/everyone-hates-new-gov-...

If you were a child or teen would most of those look or sound appetizing to you? No, of course not. These are meals that fall into the absolute most hippie, Whole Foods market shopping demographic I have ever seen. And yes, I do occasionally shop at Whole Foods and I have a very wide food palette. But for the government to make these sweeping changes and institute meals into schools that maybe 10% of the population would ever eat on a regular basis is absurd.

The argument from the food gestapo side is that the children are provided enough to eat and if they don’t eat it.
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Please Sir, may I have some more?

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The stuff government wants to put in kids' stomachs

isn't half as bad as the stuff they want to put in kids' heads.

You really want your kids learning about the government from government teachers? You think a twelve-year program of obedience training will give you a wise, liberty-loving, self-reliant child well prepared to face the adult world?

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

25 cents per plate?

That's absurd we are paying .25 cents for each child to eat lunch. Am I reading that correctly?

How can we expect healthy kids when we spend that little on food. 25 cents won't even get me 30 minutes on a meter where I'm from.

I imagen thats what they have to pay the rest is paid by the tax

payer... surely?

Wellness in Schools - Professional Chefs Cook School Lunch!

Professional Healthy School Lunch ~ Lots of videos & healthy kids.

Cooperating w/ NY Public Schools. This wonderful, successful program is ending in NY now, 2012. Sadness prevails.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Parents still have the

Parents still have the freedom to pack lunches, right? That is a good solution to government lunches when most of us know that government breaks pretty much everything it gets involved with.

The new "healthy" school lunches, though, IMO aren't so much about health as they are about simply being one of the many angles the government is using to try and stave off the looming healthcare financial crisis that the US will be facing in the future. Maybe they will knock off a few percent of future healthcare expenses with these menus. I believe that is also why ObamaCare was created. It's not about "care" or "health" but rather about squeezing the people for more money so that the system doesn't collapse as soon as it otherwise would.

Karl Denninger, on his blog at market-ticker.org, has some interesting info about government medical expenditures & how much time we have left until gov medical expenses consumes the entire budget. Actually, it will crash way before then but at least it gives us some kind of timeframe to work with.


I mention

In the full article over at Lions of Liberty that some 31 million kids are on the government program that provides lunches, so they don't have the option to bring food from home due to poverty (in theory). I don't advocate for the program, but as of right now, those are the stats.

"Set the policy on fire. It can burn brighter" - Students sing!

Published on Sep 17, 2012 by blk5348
Parody on the National School Lunch Policy mandated by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

[Victrola: "We are hungry" by famished K-12 school kids]

Chorus: Tonight
We are hungry.
Set the policy on fire
It can burn brighter
Than the sun

To help repeal the new guidelines, please visit https://www.facebook.com/NutritionNannies

Undersecretary of Food & Nutrition Services
Kevin Concannon
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250
Secretary of Agriculture
Tom Vilsack
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

"The taste"

Is the least of the problems. The "healthy" food being promoted is based on the government's carb and starch heavy food pyramid, the exact CAUSE of obesity problems in the US in the first place. This of course is not only the overall problem with schools providing lunch, but with government providing schooling period.

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*


Did you look at the previous menu and what they were replacing it with?

While I don't like the top down model of the Fed telling local schools what to do, your argument is incorrect. Given your arguments, the new menu would be a HUGE improvement.

Eric Hoffer

I have an idea. Why not

I have an idea. Why not abolish the school lunch program? Until the 60s, students packed their own lunches. In Des Moines, Iowa, it was reported recently that $147,000 is owed to Des Moines schools for unpaid lunches:

"A sampling of Iowa school districts shows unpaid meal balances of $155 in Urbandale, $18,800 in Iowa City and more than $147,000 in Des Moines. Elsewhere, districts like Columbus City, Ohio, and New York City have turned to debt collectors because of the large amount of money owed for unpaid meals, according to Education Week. Students in the Ohio district owed more than $900,000, and in New York City, the debt grew to more than $42 million over an eight-year period."

If people complain that the children don't have money to pay for school lunches, tell them to have their parents pack their lunches for them. And what's with school breakfasts? Can't the children eat before they go to school? Don't tell me they have no food. Food stamps are at record high right now.

I have a better idea

Let's abolish government schools!

The real issue, of course, is not necessarily WHAT is included in government school lunch. The issue is that we accept government monopoly over schooling, which therefore leads to arguments over what these schools should or shouldn't be feeding kids. In a free market for education parents could factor lunch programs (or lack thereof)into their decision about which, if any, "school" to send their kids to.

We need to change the idea that government should have control over the only hope for a more free society in the future: the kids!

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*

Yet another idea!

Let's not make school mandatory? The government has no right to force people into schools, public or private.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

They have to start young

with the propoganda. Government school is very much a needed thing for this government.

Remember your first day of First Grade?

On the first day of First Grade, we were taught the "Pledge of Allegiance" -- how to worship our master and owner, the government.

"Allegiance" is the loyalty that a feudal serf owed to his liege lord. But they don't teach you that in government school.

Kids may not learn to read, write, or do basic math for years -- if ever. But they are all taught The Pledge. Obedience, not knowledge, is what's being taught in the schools.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

Sad fact is they haven't

Sad fact is they haven't improved the healthiness of the diet one iota since they kept or raised the wheatbread/carbs. On wednesday, the kids will starve because no kids will eat that offering.

Brown bag it.

Brown bag it.

Southern Agrarian

The bright side

To all of this is the great lessons in economics the crafty young entrepreneurs providing "black market" candy bars and other things fellow students actually want will learn.

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*

Gonna be

Like black markets in fat camps the nation over.