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 Chicago school bans home-made lunches
Chicago school bans home-made lunches
"To encourage healthful eating, Chicago school doesn't allow kids to bring lunches or certain snacks from home — and some parents, and many students, aren't fans of the policy." picked by qpon 6 months ago
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 qpon
6 months ago
Are Chicago and San Francisco having a competition to see which city is the most batsh!t crazy?
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 DoggySpe...
6 months ago
Deal, as long as the school hork up the money themselves, and not let the parents pay for them.

Which is pretty much guaranteed not to happen.
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 zircon77...
6 months ago
I saw a fat family standing in the snack aisle of the supermarket, each with armloads of fatty snacks, looking at the shelves for more fatty snacks to add to their load.

If that's the type of lunch they make, then they probably are better off with school lunches.

But, does the state have a right to look out for you? If you don't like this law, what do you think of seatbelt laws or laws regarding labeling of cigarette packages? Since people are too stupid to look out for themselves, maybe the state does need to step in once in a while.
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 2manyuse...
6 months ago
« DoggySpew : Deal, as long as the school hork up the money themselves, and not let the parents pay for them.

Which is pretty much guaranteed not to happen.
In a way, that is a major reason for the ban.

It isn't the schools that pay, it is tax payers. It is actually profitable for the schools and presumably whoever gets the kickback

Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district's food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.
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 gravyy
6 months ago
Then they better start cookin' up some damn good cafeteria food. Cause I know I get pissed whenever I look at the crap they try to serve to me in school.
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 bcgrote
6 months ago
Until the first kid with special dietary needs comes along.

Some parents DO care, and DO make decent lunches.

I think that those who would NOT are glad for the policy - as long as they don't have to pay for the mandatory school lunches.

If they do, then it sounds like a money scam by the school. (School lunches in the places and times that I went to school charged for ALL students EXCEPT those who received "free lunch". And if it weren't for the free lunch, I wouldn't have had but one meal a day, and that a crappy tv dinner.)

Just another way to take responsibility away from the family and self...
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 2manyuse...
6 months ago
« bcgrote : Until the first kid with special dietary needs comes along.[...]
From The Article:

The school, though, does not allow students to bring in their own lunches, unless they have a medical condition or a food allergy.
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 qpon
6 months ago
I don't care what the rule says.

It implies that the school cares more about the children than their own parents, which is %@#&ing despicable.

In most families these days both parents are working and schools are being treated more and more like day care instead of learning. This is just another way the state is chipping away at family values, disconnecting kids from their parents even more.
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 drogue
6 months ago
« 2manyusernames:From The Article:
And with it, the stigma of a "special needs kid," to be fair.

Abuses on both sides are common, from the failed lunchrooms serving up basically what would now be considered "prison food" I grew up with, to school cafeterias serving ice cream and "morning pizza" as breakfast, if the kid merely says they didn't get to eat at home that morning (whether they did or not).

I've always believed if school districts lose the "ugly" foods: sugary, fatty crap, sodas, etc., the students would be better off, but not every district has the same funding.

But somehow, I ate better in the Marine Corps than I ever have, when we weren't on mission.

That said, I'm also sure parents in general should not be denied the right to control what their kids eat, by some blanket "resolution," as long as their choices are healthy, but how to manage that?
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 qpon
6 months ago
« drogue:
That said, I'm also sure parents in general should not be denied the right to control what their kids eat
Bingo.

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