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PostPosted: 05 Apr 2010, 11:03 
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http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/ ... fety_N.htm

By Peter Eisler, USA TODAY

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WASHINGTON — Senators cleared the path Wednesday for a final vote on legislation to bolster the safety and nutritional value of school lunches, including provisions to improve training for cafe-teria workers and to alert schools more quickly about recalls of contaminated food.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 would commit an additional $4.5 billion to child-nutrition programs over the next 10 years and implement the most sweeping changes to those programs in decades. Among other things, the bill directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set new nutrition standards for all food served in schools, from lunchrooms to vending machines.


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This could be a good thing, if they really are serious about improving nutritional standards. Under current rules, schools can count french fries as a vegetable serving. :roll:


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When will they figure out we need to take care of the young to be strong?

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PostPosted: 07 Apr 2010, 07:30 
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Have you watched Food Revolution? It's about changing the lunches at school's in Huntington, WV. I was suprised what kids have for meals now a days.


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PostPosted: 07 Apr 2010, 10:40 
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Have you guys heard about NYC banning bake sales?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/nyreg ... esale.html

Problem is, it cuts out healthy treats by parents but leaves prepackaged foods.

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PostPosted: 07 Apr 2010, 10:43 
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willynilly wrote:
Have you watched Food Revolution? It's about changing the lunches at school's in Huntington, WV. I was suprised what kids have for meals now a days.

Yep, my wife and I have been watching it. School lunches sure have changed since I was a kid, and not for the better. Hopefully there is impetus now to move away from serving pre-processed shit and toward something healthier than pizza and french fries.


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jess wrote:
Have you guys heard about NYC banning bake sales?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/nyreg ... esale.html

Problem is, it cuts out healthy treats by parents but leaves prepackaged foods.

I hadn't, no. Not sure what to think of it. It is certainly possible to make reasonably healthy baked goods, and a balanced approach to incorporating sweets can be part of a healthy diet. Prohibition of all goodies isn't any better an idea than prohibition of alcohol was. Better to learn how to make healthy choices that include the occasional treat than to try to ban them entirely, which may have the counterproductive effect of producing binging.


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They aired a story about it on NPR, and mothers were complaining that whole wheat and vegan stuff wasn't allowed, but prepackaged foods were.

Of course the guy in charge was quick to point out that the protesters were upper class, and the rest of the city is unlikely to make vegan zucchini bread and more likely to make rice crispies.

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PostPosted: 07 Apr 2010, 19:04 
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This is cool:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/educ ... 298245.stm

An article about school lunches in France, Norway, USA and the Ukraine.

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jess wrote:
This is cool:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/educ ... 298245.stm

An article about school lunches in France, Norway, USA and the Ukraine.

Excellent! Thanks for that.


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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2010, 11:19 
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np. I like discussing obesity, and food, and health, and food.

Did I already say food?

I like food.

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Mom Confessions: My Toddlers Eat Pizza for Breakfast
Posted by Cynthia Dermody

mom confessionsIt's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

"My kids have had pizza for breakfast. At least they are eating something and have food in their stomachs. I would rather feed them a non-traditional breakfast than have them be hungry!" -- anonymous

"I give my toddlers chicken nuggets and french fries first thing in the morning if they want it." -- anonymous

"My kids eat fish sticks for breakfast." -- anonymous


251 voters.

13% no, 48% once in a while.

39% yes.

http://thestir.cafemom.com/toddler/2849 ... ddlers_eat

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"I give my toddlers chicken nuggets and french fries first thing in the morning if they want it." -- anonymous

Because everyone knows that you give toddlers whatever they want, because they're capable of making good decisions for themselves. :roll:

What if your toddler wants to play in the street, or use power tools?


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