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Petition for Healthier School Lunches

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by Shyam333, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Shyam333

    Shyam333 New Member

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  2. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    I can only imagine what the cost of a lunch would be if everything on the list was indeed removed.

    Unfortunately, healthy, in this case won't be cheap.
     
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  3. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    If it means less childhood obesity and the early adult onset of hypertension and diabetes, then healthy is indeed cheaper.
     
  4. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Getting a child outside and playing instead of TV and video games works wonders too.
     
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  5. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    one truth is that no matter how healthy or unhealthy the lunches are, if they don't taste good, the kids won't eat them. The boy's opinion on BWHS lunches: :hurl:

    next we'll see costs rising in waste because kids are throwing away the celery sticks and apples. I'm all for offering healthy choices- which, looking at the high school menu- they do offer salads, fruits and veggies. it's the stuff that they cook that makes him gag.

    I'm making my son's lunches now- I like the control over what he eats at lunch and he LOVES my cooking- win win!
     
  6. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Debb...229761087089898?ref=stream&hc_location=stream

    Debbie Rose- School Board

    The Health, Safety, Wellness, and Transportation Committee met tonight. The Committee heard a presentation from Jennifer Hein, representing Real Food For Kids Loudoun, on the concerns of artificial preservatives, chemicals and dyes in the food served to LCPS students. The Committee also heard from Ms. Mary Prall, Manager of Menus, and Ms. Jimmy Demastes, Food Services Supervisor, about what LCPS is doing to reduce harmful ingredients in the food served and increase healthy, locally grown choices. To briefly summarize, both the parent group and LCPS staff are in agreement on the goals to reduce or eliminate these ingredients from the food served and to find ways to use more locally grown food products. The Committee members had to leave to attend a hearing on boundaries in Dulles South, but as I left, the two groups (parents and LCPS admin) were seated at the table continuing the conversation. I firmly believe that is the best way to get things done- get the stakeholders together to discuss the issue, develop solutions, and work toward a common goal. If this issue is important to you, I encourage you to get in touch with Jennifer Hein.
     
  7. jwf

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    Didn't Mrs Obama already put a healthy school lunch program in place?
     
  8. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    Yes, but republicans countered with their "Put the Lard Back In Lunch" program because that's how politics works nowadays it seems ;)
     
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