We Are Hungry!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. pspr


    MeChelle and the Department of Agriculture are starving students.

    By Kyle Olson
    In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama.

    The story we published earlier this week on that subject is unfortunately not unique. Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations.

    Perhaps the real motive is to starve students into slimming down. Just ask students in Pierre, South Dakota who, too, are in an all-out revolt.

    "I know a lot of my friends who are just drinking a jug of milk for their lunch. And they are not getting a proper meal," middle school student Samantha Gortmaker told Keloland.com.

    Despite the fact that the new regulations have increased the cost of a lunch 20 to 25 cents per plate, it’s not pleasing students.

    Some are throwing away their vegetables while others are adapting to the rules by becoming industrious. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, students have created a black market - for chocolate syrup. The kiddie capitalists are smuggling in bottles of it and selling it by the squeeze, according to SouthCoastToday.com.

    Nancy Carvalho, director of food services for New Bedford Public Schools, was quoted as saying that hummus and black bean salads have been tough sells in elementary cafeterias. That means even smaller children are going through the day fighting hunger pains, which can never be considered a good thing.

    One government official tried to put the blame on the students.

    "One thing I think we need to keep in mind as kids say they're still hungry is that many children aren't used to eating fruits and vegetables at home, much less at school. So it's a change in what they are eating. If they are still hungry, it's that they are not eating all the food that's being offered," USDA Deputy Undersecretary Janey Thornton was quoted as saying.

    Ms. Thornton just put her finger on the problem. The government is trying to impose a new diet that children are not accustomed to. It’s not reasonable to expect them to either eat what the government deems healthy or go hungry.

    Many will opt to go hungry, and that’s the government’s fault.

  2. 1. Hungry because less money.
    2. Less money because of debt.
    3. Debt because of Iraq war
    4. Iraq war because of zionism.

    Conclusion: hungry because of ...
  3. Pspr, really why do YOU think people can not bring to school foods they like to eat? Why do YOU think you can not have choice to eat your own food? No government force you in the USA to eat thier food. You have freedom to choose.
  4. achilles28


    1/3rd of American kids are obese. Talk about shitty parents...

  5. Maybe we should all become muslims then like you, because we ALL know how well off muslim countries are and how muslim countries never go hungry. We poor americans zionists....its because of our religion that we are soooo hungry all the time. If only some rich muslim country would come to our aid and feed us.
  6. JamesL




    Preschooler Forced to Eat Chicken Nuggets After Bag Lunch Fails State Inspection

    A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.

    The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day.

    The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs — including in-home day care centers — to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.

    When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones.

    The girl’s mother — who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation — said she received a note from the school stating that students who did not bring a “healthy lunch” would be offered the missing portions, which could result in a fee from the cafeteria, in her case $1.25.
  7. pspr


    Yet, the obama kids get pizza for lunch today!

    Interestingly, though, the revolt over feta cheese and vegetables might not come to Sidwell Friends, the elite private school the Obama kids attend in Washington, D.C.

    According to the school's website, pepperoni pizza is on the menu today:

    French Mushroom Soup
    Classic Caesar Salad
    Boston Bean Salad
    Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza
    Variety Flatbread Pizza
    Variety Veggie Flatbread Pizzas
    Sauteed Local Greens
    Sliced Melon
  8. wildchild


    Michelle Obama is married to a smoker who eats dog. She ought to mind her own business.

    Second of all, Michelle Obama grew a garden in Bill Clinton's raw sewage. I just do not understand what she hoped to gain but doing this, but its sick.
  9. pspr


    Has anybody seen Bo at the White House lately?

    Here Bo, where are you boy? Bo, show us you are OK. I hope your dad hasn't cooked you in the White House kitchen.
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    No is not bullshit. If you want to make food healthy and cook in your home, is no one to tell you no you can not do that. You have freedoms and choices for food. Many choices you have in the USA and so much in the stores too. You are so fortunate.

    From YOUR link.

    "Indeed, the notion that this “state agent” was going around inspecting every single lunch box brought to the school does not appear to have much basis, as the agent apparently ordered full school lunches for every single child in this program and was evaluating the school’s compliance with standards, not individual parents’ compliance. Even if he was doing such an inspection, there’s a pretty obvious context-specific reason for it: this is an opt-in program for parents who largely can’t afford to provide fully balanced meals.


    By and large, what this story boils down to is that a low-income child whose tuition is fully subsidized by the state under a program her mother opted into was offered some additional food to supplement the boxed lunch she brought from home. This option was provided not because of some overarching, generally applicable law or regulation, but because the program in which her mother and school voluntarily participate requires such an option be available."
    #10     Sep 25, 2012