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Thread started 04/11/11 12:57pm

Dauphin

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Chicago School bans Homemade Lunches

http://news.yahoo.com/s/y...food-fight

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."

The story has attracted hundreds of comments so far. One commenter, who says her children attend a different Chicago public school, writes, "I can accept if they want to ban soda, but to tell me I can't send a lunch with my child. ARE YOU KIDDING ME????"

Are you kidding me, indeed. Big Brother knows best! And Chicago isn't the only district that has tried it. If I send my child with a piece of Pizza, a coke, and a cookie, so what?

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Reply #1 posted 04/11/11 1:33pm

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Dauphin said:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/y...food-fight

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."

The story has attracted hundreds of comments so far. One commenter, who says her children attend a different Chicago public school, writes, "I can accept if they want to ban soda, but to tell me I can't send a lunch with my child. ARE YOU KIDDING ME????"

Are you kidding me, indeed. Big Brother knows best! And Chicago isn't the only district that has tried it. If I send my child with a piece of Pizza, a coke, and a cookie, so what?

Who ever said Milk was healther than Coke! There are studies that lead to the big A's: Allegies, Ashma, Arthritis. But ya, i have to agree. Same with the toy ban at McD's, its up to the parents to make sure their kids are eating healthy. We do have to consider that America has a severe obesity problem and we generally don't eat the right foods. We should focus on that, rather than MAKING KIDS eat what a school wants them to eat, apparently they don't even know whats healthy for them.

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Reply #2 posted 04/11/11 1:47pm

PurpleJedi

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Reply #3 posted 04/11/11 3:33pm

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I agree to a point, my wife used to work in the school district and the horror stories she would tell me of the types of lunc the kids would have becuz of lack of parental guidance and care. Kids would come to scholl with a sandwich and 2 -3 bags of flaming hots and those little 25cent fake juices. Thats IF they had lunch at all, now Im understand expense if you can't get free or reduced but I bit the bullet and just paid for my children to eat at school. The lunches has gotten 100 times better than they used to be. My kids actually love the lunches. I have 1 in highschool and 1 in 7th grade and I have to pay. I figure if you are not going to make sure your child has the right nutrition let sum1 else do it, cut back on the Mcdonalds so you can give them lunch money.

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Reply #4 posted 04/11/11 4:50pm

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Pretty disgusting that our government would ever think they had any such authority
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Reply #5 posted 04/13/11 11:50pm

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anybody ever read john taylor gatto? he used to be a public school teacher, and he has written about how public education is not conducive to positive learning.

but yeah, this is definitely going too far. a lot of those school lunches are manufactured to have a ton of fat and additives as well.

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