No Homemade Lunches For You!

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First they ban French Fries.
Then they say Easter eggs must now be called “Spring spheres“.
Then they ban sodas, sports drinks and sweetened ice teas.
Now, they’re going after homemade lunches!
America, when do you say “Enough is Enough” to the We-Know-Better-Than-You busybodies of the Nanny State?
H/t beloved fellow Anon.
~Eowyn

Chicago school bans homemade lunches, the latest in national food fight

By Liz Goodwin – Yahoo News – April 11, 2011
Students who attend Chicago’s Little Village Academy public school get nothing but nutritional tough love during their lunch period each day. The students can either eat the cafeteria food–or go hungry. Only students with allergies are allowed to bring a homemade lunch to school, the Chicago Tribune reports.
“Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school,” principal Elsa Carmona told the paper. “It’s about … the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It’s milk versus a Coke.”
But students said they would rather bring their own lunch to school in the time-honored tradition of the brown paper bag. “They’re afraid that we’ll all bring in greasy food instead of healthy food and it won’t be as good as what they give us at school,” student Yesenia Gutierrez told the paper. “It’s really lame.”
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  1. Moochele is behind all of this,and for that reason it is making me all the more defiant. She needs to keep her rather large nose to her own business.

     
  2. lowtechgrannie

    Ha ha ha! Big mama knows best? If they claim excellence in menu and nutritional quality, they’d better be darn careful what they serve! Everyone will be scrutinizing their food services. Traditionally, schools are heavily into carbs, and in throwing down this gauntlet, they’d better deliver excellence every day, in every way. It will cost a fortune —- and the kids will go home and snack anyway. Total b.s.!
    What about physically challenging activities at recess? Remember playing on the bars, dodgeball, etc.? Schools are phasing our recess and PE. What’s up with that?

     
    • Like Victory Gin and Victory Cigarettes… this would be Victory Lunch from the Ministry of Plenty.
      Recess and PE are too dangerous… dodgeball especially hurts self-esteem and physically injuries might get the school sued. There are drugs to take care of that youthful energy now, you know.

       
  3. This is funny… in a small way because when I was in school, lunches were MAINLY brown bags. My mom made me these olive-loaf sammiches… and the smell of olive loaf today still reminds me of first and second grade.
    Well, I did not starve… nor was I too physically feeble to do anything. In point of fact, we were all a lot leaner and healthier then… without a nanny state.
    On the unfunny side, we all feel bad for kids who go hungry and feel no remorse when our tax dollars go to help feed them in school. The problem begins when we find that school lunch programs only use about .15 cents on the dollar for actual food purchases.
    Where does the rest go?
    See that fat lady sitting behind the counter telling your kids what to eat?
    Less government = healthier people and kids.

     
  4. Things are waaaaay out of control now. Time for a revolution!
    I’d start sending my kid to school with a brown paper bag on his head…lol

     
  5. Most of the versions of school lunches I have seen are reformed chicken parts nuggets, and fries with oil that will give you diahrrea.

     
  6. This principal is going overboard. She has every right to ban soda machines and to stop the sale of chips but forcing everyone to buy school lunches is absurd. The nutritional merits of a school lunch and the quality of the ingredients are certainly questionable if I consider the cafeteria lunches that I’ve seen in more than twenty years in elementary education. If a parent packed a peanut butter sandwich on wheat bread, an apple and a milk the child would be better off. My granddaughter will often take a yogurt, fruit, carrot sticks and maybe some popcorn or a granola bar. That is alot better than a soy or turkey hot dog, french fries and fruit cocktail in syrup which would be a typical school lunch. My daughter will only allow her to buy two or three times a month. I am wondering how the principal can mandate that all children purchase a lunch. Unless her students ALL qualify for free lunches it seems quite restrictive mandating parents spend $9-$12. per week on lunches. That would add up and be even more costly for large families. Government control will be outdoing Atlas Shrugged soon.

     
  7. lowtechgrannie

    Here’s the link to Nutritional Support Services for the Chicago Public Schools.
    http://www.cps.edu/About_CPS/Departments/Pages/SchoolNutritionandDistributionServices.aspx
    The link for their “Approved” Vending Machine List includes FROSTED FLAKES? yikes!
    http://www.cps.edu/Programs/Wellness_and_transportation/Documents/Nutrition/SnackVendingApprovedProductList.pdf

     
  8. soon they will have cameras inside your home to monitor everything you say, that you do and what you eat.. look into the camera hidden inside the mirror in your bathroom and repeat the following phrase work hard and be happy. wasn’t there a post several months back about moochelle having her fingers in a company that served school lunches in the chicago area?

     
  9. Perhaps… but another generation will learn that overtly “healthy” food sucks and that its not all that more healthful than just eating anything else sensibly. (Too much of anything, even granola and whole wheat bread– both of which are high in fat and calories– for that matter, is bad for you.) No wonder kids throw out most of the “healthy” lunch they’re forced to eat– it’s awful.

     

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