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Reply to "House Passes Legislation on School Meals: They Don’t Have to be Healthy Anymore"

  Bottom line:  Money over the health of our children.  I think we should go back to days when I was a kid and there were cafeteria workers in the kitchen COOKING the food.  They wore hairnets on their pressed hair and aprons around their waists.  They served food twice a day:  Nutrition and Lunch..with lunch being a new addition cuz I used to bring a paper bag filled with a peanut butter sandwich, apple or banana and a cookie.  Some times I used my dad's lunch pail so I could carry milk or chocolate milk from time to time.  We used to sit on benches under a large wooden caniople[sp] and eat our food-all supervised by one or two teachers.   It was simple-which is why I believe they are trying to resolve an simple issue with complexity. To me it's cheaper to have TRAINED nutritionists or even chefs cook the food as if it  would be served at home with NATURAL ingredients.  Have a section for those children with food allergies or preferences and restrictions and have a section for food that the most people could consume without digestive boundaries.  And mostly important.....back in my day?  We LOVED the food.  Cheese toast with orange juice.  Cinnimon rolls with thick home made icing.  Big chunky tea cakes. The big cookie?  And then lunch was all the homemade cooking you found at home.  Hot meals.  All home made....inside the school's cafeteria.   So by the time you got home, you weren't too hungry and if you were, there would be a warm cup of rice pudding with raisins awaiting on top of the stove.   

 

 Okay. Back on topic in terms of how simple the resolution of food in schools.  Now the people with the degrees in that field [education and preventive healthcare] will finally have an opportunity be able to utilized that knowledge[of specialization] they learned by contributing it to the community-which we all know can benefit children needs that will able them to flourish,  function and excel in their human development.    But the powers that be are NOT thinking in that direction,  Their minds are on the money-not the health of our children.  And if these geniuses can spend millions of dollars on a hocky or football field to generate billions of dollar of fan fare surely they can spend smart [in the school system] for the ultimate goal of bringing up healthier and smarter Americans.   But!

Last edited by Kocolicious
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