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  • I'm mostly ok with this, except for the 850 calorie cap. Student athletes need to get through the day, then attend practice after school every day. with lunch capped at 850 calories, there's going to be a lot of bonking going on, or a lot of snacking on junk food just to keep your calories up.
  • Fatter kids get hungrier more often. Give this a few months and they'll even out.
  • serial_crusher: I'm mostly ok with this, except for the 850 calorie cap. Student athletes need to get through the day, then attend practice after school every day. with lunch capped at 850 calories, there's going to be a lot of bonking going on, or a lot of snacking on junk food just to keep your calories up.



    Being hungry makes them have more sex?
  • FTFA: "We have freshmen who weigh 85 pounds and student-athletes who weigh 280 pounds," Bouquillon said, "and yet the portion size can't accommodate the difference, in the regulations as we understand them."

    This is true. I couldn't imagine being on the swim team and eating only 600 calories at lunch when I was in high school.
  • StashMonster: serial_crusher: I'm mostly ok with this, except for the 850 calorie cap. Student athletes need to get through the day, then attend practice after school every day. with lunch capped at 850 calories, there's going to be a lot of bonking going on, or a lot of snacking on junk food just to keep your calories up.


    Being hungry makes them have more sex?


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    one two - POTATO!
  • Bring your lunch. Better yet, eat it at your home-school.
  • My high school had a fantastic salad bar. Every school should. We got tochoose the salad or the regular lunch.
  • The star of the meal, promoted from its previous role as a side dish, is a baked potato. The rolls are whole wheat. The milk is low fat.

    No wonder schools love this, potato's are cheap and wheat's cheap. Carbs are cheap.

    But whar's protein?

    Ironic that a few years ago we were trying to make sure all kids had breakfast in the morning, and now we seek to limit how much they eat at lunch.

    I'm not quite a fat blob, and I am no longer a kid, but feed me all those carbs at lunch, and RoyBatty is taking a nap during class. And I also know a hungry RoyBatty ain't able to think about math, science, or literature.

    I think Michelle Obama's drive to reduce childhood obesity is good, and her emphasis on quality food also good, but I think the way it has been carried into lunch programs is terrible.
  • Is that the right link? The article says the opposite of subby's headline
  • Wow.

    I never really saw the point in buying school lunch, when I could go home and have "real" food less than two hours later anyway. As the irony there, I did so because I didn't want a lunch completely composed of fats and carbs and more or less devoid of any nutrients other than salt (and I love salt, make no mistake).

    So, what have they done here? Well, kudos for taking out some of the grease, but why the fark can't schools serve protein? You've kinda missed the point here, guys. You haven't made the food healthier, you've just made it less tasty, and less of it.


    "Then he sees the [whole wheat] rolls and smiles. "Oh, yay!""

    And then Ralphie proceeded to pick his nose until it bled, excited at the new color on his plate.
  • Such a stupid policy.

    And here's why: if we were really concerned with childhood obesity, we would not be obsessively limiting their grain intake during lunch. We put some emphasis on healthier fare, but more importantly we would put more emphasis on getting them off their fat lazy asses to exercise.

    There is nothing wrong with a 15 year old kid eating a 1000 calorie lunch and burning 500 of those calories after school exercising.

    We have an obesity problem in this country because after-school athletics are on a severe decline.

    And our helicopter parenting has decided that it's better for a 10 year old to sit in house and play video games rather than take their bicycle outside to explore.

    This is why we're fat, not because of f**king croutons!
  • What troubles me most is the lowfat milk. Kids need fat for brain development.
  • Goimir: What troubles me most is the lowfat milk. Kids need fat for brain development.


    look in a world of obesity it's gay to say that something lowfat is better. that's why we do it
    cause it's GAY
  • jjorsett: Bring your lunch. Better yet, eat it at your home-school.


    If people choose to be home schooled because of this, then you got to question their priorities.

    Plus, homeschools are flawed too. Saying that "God did it" shouldn't the answer to every question asked.
  • Don't 99% of all dietary programs for losing weight cut carbs and increase protein? Who the fark thought this up?
  • pla: Wow.

    I never really saw the point in buying school lunch, when I could go home and have "real" food less than two hours later anyway. As the irony there, I did so because I didn't want a lunch completely composed of fats and carbs and more or less devoid of any nutrients other than salt (and I love salt, make no mistake).

    So, what have they done here? Well, kudos for taking out some of the grease, but why the fark can't schools serve protein? You've kinda missed the point here, guys. You haven't made the food healthier, you've just made it less tasty, and less of it.


    "Then he sees the [whole wheat] rolls and smiles. "Oh, yay!""

    And then Ralphie proceeded to pick his nose until it bled, excited at the new color on his plate.


    Studies have shown that a low protein diet leads to lower levels of aggression.
  • serial_crusher: I'm mostly ok with this, except for the 850 calorie cap. Student athletes need to get through the day, then attend practice after school every day. with lunch capped at 850 calories, there's going to be a lot of bonking going on, or a lot of snacking on junk food just to keep your calories up.


    When I was in high school, 850 calories would be enough to tide me over during that long time between snacking at my locker before leaving for lunch, and eating lunch.

    I was able to consume 4000-5000 calories per day without gaining weight. Then again, I was allowed to go outside and wasn't tethered to the Nintendo.

    /actually one of my friends had a TurboGrafx16, which was pretty rad, but bikes were more fun
  • brobinson2001: Don't 99% of all dietary programs for losing weight cut carbs and increase protein? Who the fark thought this up?


    It's all brought to you by the same people who bring ag subsidies.
  • keytronic: Such a stupid policy.

    And here's why: if we were really concerned with childhood obesity, we would not be obsessively limiting their grain intake during lunch. We put some emphasis on healthier fare, but more importantly we would put more emphasis on getting them off their fat lazy asses to exercise.

    There is nothing wrong with a 15 year old kid eating a 1000 calorie lunch and burning 500 of those calories after school exercising.

    We have an obesity problem in this country because after-school athletics are on a severe decline.

    And our helicopter parenting has decided that it's better for a 10 year old to sit in house and play video games rather than take their bicycle outside to explore.

    This is why we're fat, not because of f**king croutons!


    Yes.

    My kids were not required to have PE in middle school. PE takes time away from their ability to learn the three Rs, right?

    So, now to get them some exercise, it's expensive gymnastics, dancing, etc.

    So yes, bring back PE.
  • serial_crusher: I'm mostly ok with this, except for the 850 calorie cap. Student athletes need to get through the day, then attend practice after school every day. with lunch capped at 850 calories, there's going to be a lot of bonking going on, or a lot of snacking on junk food just to keep your calories up.


    The calorie limit applies only to FEDERALLY SUBSIDIZED school lunches. Sorry about the caps, but I back the new limit because I don't believe my tax dollars should go to subsidizing more diabetics or hypertensives. If people want to become obese, they can do it on their own dime.

    The athletes can bring their own lunches if they don't like what my tax dollars are providing for them at a reduced cost. Maybe they can use bootstraps to carry them.

    The athletes can take advantage of the fact that they can get a second serving of veggies or fruit if they need more. Or, if its a real problem, they can add an exception later for athletes in aerobic sports (sorry, baseball players) with a normal body fat percent (sorry, football linemen).

    /vitriol not meant for you, just conservatives that have been biatching about this for months.
  • Goimir: What troubles me most is the lowfat milk. Kids need fat for brain development.




    Amen. Excess fat and protein become an issue when you're older and no longer growing. But dammit, kids thrive on meat, potatoes, and simple vegetables. That, combined with daily exercise produces strong and healthy kids.

    Instead, we have a government that is trying to address lethargic kids by micromanaging their diets.
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