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I know everyone is up in arms over Congress considering pizza a vegetable, which is not exactly what they say, btw, but that's moot. My kids almost never eat pizza in school, but I know what it's like to have very picky eaters and I'm telling you, if the government makes schools take away any more palatable foods than they already have, my kids won't eat a thing. Literally. They would rather starve. So let them keep their fucking pizza, okay?

This doesn't have to be another Republicans are bad/so is big business argument. I'm a diehard liberal, but I'll never understand or support the food nazi element of our side. You can lead kids to organically grown fiddleheads, but you can't make them eat.

Date: 2011-11-22 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fairygothmum.livejournal.com
Exactly! What harm does it really do to keep one or two "unhealthy" food options on the menu next to the good stuff? Let the kids have a choice.

At my daughter's school, they have healthy options as well as fries, etc. The kids earn points if they choose a healthy option. At the end of the school year, the kid with the most healthy option points wins a mountain bike. It's a fairly good incentive.

Date: 2011-11-22 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
That's actually a really nice incentive. Our school would never do it, but I bet it would work.

What makes me crazy is that everything is considered unhealthy now. My kid has a bagel, his teacher says that's the equivalent of eating a donut. Urg. He'd happily eat a pb & j sandwich everyday, but our school is peanut free. You can't win.

Date: 2011-11-22 08:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] littleotter73
My kids are picky eaters too, so it is so hard for them to find something, especially since most schools are going nut free. Hey, I have an idea... let's have a nut side and a non nut side of the cafeteria. My kids live on peanut butter at home. They adore it on toast, but will eat it on regular bread.

But yeah, leave some of the unhealthy stuff on the menu. They have to learn to make choices. And if you take away all the stuff that is considered bad, they'll want it more. I can go on with how I totally disagree with our drinking age and how it just promotes teenage drinking.

Anyway... yeah...

Date: 2011-11-22 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seldomifever.livejournal.com
My boy lives on peanut butter too! Has since he was a very little boy and decided to become a vegetarian. After 5 years, he's finally eating meat, but pb remains a major part of his diet.

One little meal a day is not making anyone fat. I don't care if they're eating chocolate fucking cake at school for lunch. One piece a day does not make a kid fat. It's the thousand of other cals on top of that plus a complete lack of exercise that does it.

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