WASHINGTON -- Most candy, high-calorie drinks and greasy meals could soon be on a food blacklist in the nation´s schools. For the first time, the government is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful. Under the new rules the Agriculture Department proposed Friday, foods like fatty chips, snack cakes, nachos and mozzarella sticks would be taken out of lunch lines and vending machines. In their place would be foods like baked chips, trail mix, diet sodas, lower-calorie sports drinks and low-fat hamburgers. The rules, required under a child nutrition
Blaming sugar for obesity is absurd and not based on a simple scientific fact. Sugar is metabolized by the body in no time at all and provides immediate energy. Nobody has belly sugar,they have belly fat.This stupid program also ignores the fact that kids can gorge themselves of sugar and other crap as soon as they get home from school.
The other bad pat about this is they´re making sugar a form of contraband which only encourages abuse,to spite the system.There´s not a big step between being a sugar contrabanist and moving on to criminal contraband transportation. So we´re teaching kids how to circumvent the system.
But obesity really has nothing to do about these programs,they´re intended to condition kids that the government is the perpetual parent,making all their decisions for them.
Parents rights along with many other rights are under assault in this country because they want the government to be he last word on all sorts of human behavior.
Notice how the left hasn´t taken up the causes of things that really matter like drug,alcohol abuse and rampant indiscriminate sex,all of which will drive healthcare costs through the roof and lead to a lost generation of workers.
The left is all giddy about pot being legalized but there´s already cases of people going into drug rehab to get off it. We´ve been told for decades pot is harmless and non addictive.
If you´re an out of work pot smoking free loader and qualify for free Obamacare,the taxpayers could be forking out 10 grand a night for a stay at a rehab center.
The new mandates appear fine to me. The students can eat all the government designated bad foods before school, after school, on weekends, on vacations, on sick days, and on days they can sneak the stuff through the metal detectors. Since the school week is approx 25-30 hours long, it appears the government will have to work harder to keep these bad foods out of student´s hands the rest of the time. Maybe set up food stations and mandate that anyone from 5-18 years old eat there and no-where else. Save a lot of home cookin´.
I read what I can access of the article a second time. The government is now calling " diet" soda a healthy food. Over my dead body it is. Many people get violent headaches and other negative effects from diet soda. The Depts of Education and Agriculture should be closed down asap. They act like they know everything but in fact they appear to know very little and that is dangerous to those they control, like students. I have personally had occasion to take my wife to the E>R> when she was mistakenly served diet soda, as it caused a violent reaction, and I know a number of people that get sick from the stuff, particularly headaches. We simply have an out-of control Government.
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lil dotty, 2/2/2013 8:43:27 AM (No. 9153818)
Schools and junk food. Way back in the ancient 1950´s ISD in the State of Texas only served lunch, always a salad, meat, starch, dessert, dinner roll,MILK, and water. There were absolutely NO soda machines (STOP RIGHT THERE-1 machine in the teacher´s lounge), no candy machines, there might have been a pat of butter or two, I honestly don´t remember. As children, we ate, we played, we grew. and we learned. NOW the controllers wish to make it mandatory there be No Junk food? What´s the difference? Or as some would say....It doesn´t really matter.
#4. I question the need to "sneak" a snack into school. Why wink and nod at "sneaky" behavior? This assumes that the gov´t is right and eating certain things are wrong. Everyone who should be free to choose what they want to eat, the gov´t has no business in private lives. I do NOT want the gov´t calling the shots, period. I also prefer kids who are open and honest.
Get the US Government out of our schools. Here´s a radical idea. Shutdown all the school cafeterias and tells the kids to bring a lunch.
I attended a school with pop, candy, popcorn, whole milk a lunches with plenty of potatoes and gravy. None of us were fat because we had plenty of exercise at unsupervised recesses, baseball, and basketball. When we got home we had chores to do also.
#9 "Not to worry, the defecrats will no doubt replace "junk food" with something "healthy" made in China…”
Off-topic but related (IMO,) since we know where much of the government food supply comes from.
Anyone ever see the videos of the tillapia ‘farms.’ They consist of wooden cages kept under piers extending out into the foul, polluted streams and rivers. The fish feed on the human waste (and who knows what else!) in the water. When large enough the fish are gutted on-site, washed in the same water and hauled in a bicycle basket down to the local processing plant where they are packaged and frozen for the American market.
Junk foods in schools are only an irritant compared to the junk that is printed in standard school texts. Check out the texts! Normal families have no fathers, religion is not mentioned except as an oddity, the important mentions are homosexual diversity and a twisted version of MLK´s civil rights dream. And, remember, women invented everything - even in spite of victimization.
I do not know what planet these people are from with this concept of calorie limitation, but I do know that since I was 6 I was a gymnast and a swimmer and at 14 became a competitor in both sports and there was no frickin way I could perform on the calorie intake these lunies are proposing.
Besides ignoring those who are athletic in school need calories to compete, they are also ignoring that hungry students do not perform mentally.
Odd, how that important aspect of school life (academics & athletics) is totally avoided in the discourse.
And the above poster that identified that "criminalizing" certain food is a fast lane to eating disorders is so accurate. All most every medical study has linked eating disorders with either intentional or perceived denial of certain food...both of which can culminate in anorexia, bulimia and/or obesity - serious eating disorders that can manifest into more problematic mental health issues. Ask any gymnast, ballerina, light-weight boxer, jockey, runway model, figure skater what happens after they have lived a career of intense food deprivation? It generally is not pretty. Now, these people choose to do it because of the requirements. Growing 10 year-olds do not have a choice.
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