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#1 Posted by skinnyman (186 posts) -

Story here.

Apparently unless you have a documented health condition or allergy, you are only allowed cafeteria food. My mom used to pack my lunch when I was that age, and she sure as hell gave me healthier stuff than any school cafeteria would have. Regardless, it seems way over the top to tell kids they have no choice but to buy the school lunch every day.

Does anyone actually agree with this nanny state mentality? Or can we all agree that this is going too far?

#2 Posted by CandiBunni (465 posts) -

That's definitely going too far. Forcing them to either buy their lunch from the school cafeteria, or not eat anything is plain idiotic. There isn't anything wrong with them bringing their own lunch to school. 

#3 Edited by TooWalrus (13152 posts) -

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that, if I can't bring a PB&J with me to school, I won't be going to 4th grade tommorow!

#4 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5201 posts) -

Schools are stupid.  Ironic. 

#5 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

Time to lock and load. You can pry the shotgun from my cold, dead hands.

#6 Posted by ThatFrood (3375 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that, if I can't bring a PP&J with me to school, I won't be going to 4th grade tommorow! "
A PP&J? That's messed up, man.
#7 Posted by Psyklon (44 posts) -

Haha, government schools...

#8 Posted by CookieMonster (2416 posts) -

the fuck?

#9 Posted by nemt (862 posts) -

As long as the school isn't forcing them to eat PP&J I don't see a problem with it.
#10 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

What parent even gives their kids hot chips and soda for lunch?

My mom always packed me PB&J, an apple, and a SunnyD.  Sometimes pudding.  

#11 Posted by CrazedMaverick (214 posts) -

wtf? The school lunches I remember were processed shit.

#12 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

If they are forcing them to buy it, then I would say fuck them and keep giving my kid his/her lunch. If it's healthy, he/she likes it, and it's free then I'm all for it.

#13 Posted by RoujinX (419 posts) -

 

I wonder which food company got THAT bid... (hint: the one with the best corporate lobbyist).

#14 Posted by TooWalrus (13152 posts) -
@ThatFrood: Don't judge me.
#15 Posted by Hennet_sim (339 posts) -

I am surprised this does not violate some kind of law. I am so glad that I no longer go to School. 


#16 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Hennet_sim said:
" I am surprised this does not violate some kind of law. I am so glad that I no longer go to School. 

"
I dunno man, if i had the choice to redo it in the 90s...I'd totally do it again in a heartbeat.
#17 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

Fuck that shit, I need my chicken soup in a thermos, that shit keeps me going.

#18 Posted by 71Ranchero (2719 posts) -

Simple solution. Make Coke and "flaming hot chips" standard for school lunch. 

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#19 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

School lunches are better now, and offer more healthier options to promote better health, while what you bring from home can be 6 twinkies,

#20 Edited by Hardgamer (610 posts) -

This is stupid. Why would I pay $10 for School Lunches, when I could go to Domino's for some Hot Pizza and see the Hot Girls sitting on the chairs. =)

#21 Posted by lucky13devil (2 posts) -

I didn't even eat lunch at school. My parents never packed me a lunch and the school food was crap, so I just ate "lunch" when I got home.

#22 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -

My daughter's school did something interestingly similar this year - 

Don't buy your kid school supplies.  Just give us $15 and we'll supply them with what they need.

I mean... really?  Wth?
#23 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10821 posts) -

Seems kinda dumb to me. 

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#24 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i read that on yahoo news today. it's messed up that they can't bring their own lunch. the lunches that i ate at school were probably unhealthy at all. they were unhealthy meals that i remember eating. in high school i stopped eating cafeteria food because of how nasty it was. they would reheat food  from the first lunch wave for the second lunch wave. another reason i stopped buying lunches was because they had codes that people would have to put in to pay for their food. they would record what you ate. it just slowed down buying food so there wasn't a lot of time to eat if there was a big line.

#25 Posted by salad10203 (654 posts) -

It might be going too far, but it would be likewise foolish to overreact and act as this was "1984" or something.  Its just a bad decision, I doubt it will last long.

#26 Posted by EpicSteve (6479 posts) -

School food is over priced and unhealthy in all regards. 

#27 Posted by endaround (2142 posts) -

Its because there has been amovement to upgrade the luches kids get at schools.  When they stopped offering sugary garbage, kids start brining in their own sugary garbage.  This is meant to try to address the childhood obesity problem

#28 Posted by ThePickle (4160 posts) -

Brown baggin' it is the only way to do it! I'd hate to imagine the lines at these schools. 

#29 Posted by audiosnag (1604 posts) -

I want that Fernando kid to become a little mini Che. The students revolt, locking down the school, lining teachers up against the wall and pelting them with dodge balls, forcing the Principal to flee to a neighboring school.

#30 Posted by sixghost (1679 posts) -

Chicago Public Schools are generally regarded as being pretty awful. That said, as long as they offer decent, healthy food for the kids, it shouldn't be a problem. Seeing as it's the CPS handling this though, I'm sure they'll take the lowest bid and serve the kids crap.

#31 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

If they are forcing kids to eat the same processed crap that schools fed me when I was in going, then I am totally against this. However, in an effort to make up for losses in the cafeteria, and ONLY if they are serving improved healthy meals, would I be behind this.

People wholly against this are the same that bitch that America is too fat, yet when someone makes a change like this to confront it, we go all freedom's rights on their asses.

#32 Posted by captain_clayman (3320 posts) -

bleh.  school lunch sucks.  but i'm too lazy to pack anything myself so i eat it anyways.  way overpriced, and never filling enough.

#33 Posted by Jemenez (274 posts) -

Lol Chicago.

#34 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

That sucks. I never ate cafeteria food. Except for the occasional tater tot.

#35 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

That shit would not fly at my school. I ate cafeteria lunches, but forcing me to eat food I don't like is dumb as hell. My parents gave up on it, and I guarantee I have no doubt that I could eventually break the school. If not by myself, then with a schoolwide hunger strike.


Seriously, shit would go down if they tried that.
#36 Posted by nemt (862 posts) -
@example1013 said:
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                    That shit would not fly at my school. I ate cafeteria lunches, but forcing me to eat food I don't like is dumb as hell. My parents gave up on it, and I guarantee I have no doubt that I could eventually break the school. If not by myself, then with a schoolwide hunger strike.

Seriously, shit would go down if they tried that.


                   

                "

look at this guy
#37 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -
@csoup said:
" If they are forcing kids to eat the same processed crap that schools fed me when I was in going, then I am totally against this. However, in an effort to make up for losses in the cafeteria, and ONLY if they are serving improved healthy meals, would I be behind this. People wholly against this are the same that bitch that America is too fat, yet when someone makes a change like this to confront it, we go all freedom's rights on their asses. "
I also hope they change gym to actual gym, like where the fat kids actually have to participate and...lose weight. Would also cut down on the rate of fat chicks. Everyone wins!
#38 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

GET JAMIE OLIVER ON THE PHONE

#39 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -
@Dany said:

" School lunches are better now, and offer more healthier options to promote better health, while what you bring from home can be 6 twinkies, "


#40 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Axxol said:
" @Dany said:

" School lunches are better now, and offer more healthier options to promote better health, while what you bring from home can be 6 twinkies, "


"
Dany is actually Donald Trump's GB account.
#41 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -
@ryanwho said:

" GET JAMIE OLIVER ON THE PHONE "

  
#42 Posted by Tebbit (4456 posts) -
@melcene said:
" My daughter's school did something interestingly similar this year - 

Don't buy your kid school supplies.  Just give us $15 and we'll supply them with what they need.

I mean... really?  Wth?
"
Wait, I would have loved that to be an option when I was at school! I dreaded having to go out during the dying hours of the end of year break to buy school supplies. It was the first sign of having to go back... *shudder*
$15 is pretty reasonable, considering the price of stationary.
#43 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Tebbit said:
" @melcene said:
" My daughter's school did something interestingly similar this year - 

Don't buy your kid school supplies.  Just give us $15 and we'll supply them with what they need.

I mean... really?  Wth?
"
Wait, I would have loved that to be an option when I was at school! I dreaded having to go out during the dying hours of the end of year break to buy school supplies. It was the first sign of having to go back... *shudder*$15 is pretty reasonable, considering the price of stationary. "
Im guessing 15 dollars to the school buys you 10 dollars of warehouse school supplies such as pencils with rock hard smear-erasers, half a pack of loose leaf paper, and "slightly used" binders.
#44 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

@Hardgamer said:
" This is stupid. Why would I pay $10 for School Lunches, when I could go to Domino's for some Hot Pizza and see the Hot Girls sitting on the chairs. =)

"
Just that Domino is shit. Sorry.

Anyway, that is stupid. I don't see any problem bringing their own lunch to school. Huh.
#45 Posted by Vonocourt (2124 posts) -

 "The kids may have money or earn money and (buy junk food) without their parents' knowledge," Stinson said, adding that most parents expect that the school will look out for their children.


At least the kids are getting prepared for buying/selling pot in highschool.
#46 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I'd love to be a fly on the wall when they try and enforce this. I'd love to see the referral. I'd frame that shit. I'd love to see the principal explain it to the mother.

#47 Posted by Tebbit (4456 posts) -
@ryanwho said:

" @Tebbit said:

" @melcene said:
" My daughter's school did something interestingly similar this year - 

Don't buy your kid school supplies.  Just give us $15 and we'll supply them with what they need.

I mean... really?  Wth?
"
Wait, I would have loved that to be an option when I was at school! I dreaded having to go out during the dying hours of the end of year break to buy school supplies. It was the first sign of having to go back... *shudder*$15 is pretty reasonable, considering the price of stationary. "
Im guessing 15 dollars to the school buys you 10 dollars of warehouse school supplies such as pencils with rock hard smear-erasers, half a pack of loose leaf paper, and "slightly used" binders. "
Oh. Well fuck that then. No Sonic the Hedgehog book covers = no deal.
#48 Posted by ch3burashka (5036 posts) -

This is goddamn bullshit. This isn't about nutrition, and making kids healthier - first of all, school lunches aren't as healthy as they're made out to be, and the principal doesn't provide any proof as to why their particular food is more healthy, only makes a generic statement about cafeteria food being healthy. What this really is about is money - instating this policy requires the entire student body to invest in the school. I don't understand how this is constitutional.

#49 Posted by ajamafalous (11933 posts) -

Yeah, I saw this yesterday. Absolutely ridiculous. I don't know how this doesn't violate a law or something. And how the hell do they enforce this? Make the kid throw away his lunch when he brings it? Make him deposit money in his lunch account to pay for the food? I'm sure there are more than a few parents out there that don't agree with this.

#50 Posted by MikkaQ (10276 posts) -

Man I used to get an iced tea, some cheese crackers, and an apple. Maybe a pizza pocket on a lucky day. 

Then in jr. high school forward I shopped at the cafeteria or at the mall. But you shouldn't force kids to eat at the cafeteria, what if their parents can't afford it or don't feel like giving their kids unhealthy crap (it was all unhealthy crap in my schools)?
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