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#26 jinq

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:07 AM

"pan-fried potatoes"

 

^the French get French fries and I don't because they aren't healthy enough.

 

I PROTEST.

They call those 'freedom fries'. :p Smart americans



#27 Unmata

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:01 PM

I make granola bars ffs...My kid eating generic brand 'fish'sticks or lunchables would probably bring on a heart attack.

 

With so much garbage in our food contributing to cancer you would think an effort would be made to be eating as clean as possible. Avoiding gmos and fillers and artificial sweeteners... lol, thats not going to happen.  I can't help but think it sort of encourages them to be good little consumers even in a school setting. 

 

give me homemade lunches or give me death  :reaper:


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:58 AM

I found an example of when I would want a required hot lunch over homemade lunches. I don't know how I missed this til now.

 

 


She sent her children to daycare with with lunches containing leftover homemade roast beef and potatoes, carrots, an orange and some milk. 

She did not send along any "grains".

As a consequence the school provided her children with, I kid you not, supplemental Ritz Crackers, and her with a $10 fine.

As Kristen writes, had she sent along lunches consisting of, "microwave Kraft Dinner and a hot dog, a package of fruit twists, a Cheestring, and a juice box" those lunches would have sailed right through this idiocy. But her whole food, homemade lunches? They lacked Ritz Crackers.


(This was in Canada)


Edited by Napiform, 09 January 2014 - 06:56 AM.


#29 Kate

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:12 AM

I found an example of when I would want a required hot lunch over homemade lunches. I don't know how I missed this til now.

 

 


(This was in Canada)

That's because Winnipeg is dumb.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:19 AM

That's because Winnipeg is dumb.



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Googling Winnipeg

 

#merican



#31 Sweeney

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:21 AM

Well intentioned guidelines being misinterpreted by underqualified staff.

Happens everywhere.

#32 Kate

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:36 AM

Well intentioned guidelines being misinterpreted by underqualified staff.

Happens everywhere.

Hey y'ah don't say that!
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:50 AM

To encourage healthy eating they want to ban people from bringing their own food? Where's the logic in that?

 

My school served horrible food and I was (and still am) a fairly healthy eater. The only 'Vegetarian' or healthy option at my high school was a box of iceberg lettuce with a packet of ranch dressing.

Granted I liked some of the food but the majority of the time, the food was horrible and nowhere near as healthy as what I would normally eat.

 

How are you going to tell kids they can't bring their own food and they have to pay the school for their lunches?

That seems ridiculous.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:24 AM

That's because Winnipeg is dumb.



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We are dumb aside from the fact I would probably agree with this. You don't know the people here...

 

They're native.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:33 AM

We are dumb aside from the fact I would probably agree with this. You don't know the people here...
 
They're native.


Hey.. We have them here too man. I feel you.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

We had a peanut allergy kid in my pre-K, because of him all food had to be screened.  Daddy got off work one day and brought me some burger king food to share lunch, but they wouldn't allow us to eat in the same class room with Jake they Burger King was not "nut certified free".   We had to leave the building and go eat on a bench least my food jump out of my bag and jump into Jake's mouth.   It was cold that day and daddy made me a tent out of his coat.   Good/Bad memory. 



#37 Sweeney

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:07 AM

We had to leave the building and go eat on a bench least my food jump out of my bag and jump into Jake's mouth.


Do you know how allergic Jake was? Because you sound unbelievably entitled. You think it would be reasonable for the school to risk a child having a potentially fatal allergic reaction so that you can circumvent regulations by eating a burger?

I hope you washed your selfish little hands before you returned to that classroom.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

Do you know how allergic Jake was? Because you sound unbelievably entitled. You think it would be reasonable for the school to risk a child having a potentially fatal allergic reaction so that you can circumvent regulations by eating a burger?

I hope you washed your selfish little hands before you returned to that classroom.

I have a newly discovered sensitivity to celery that gives me hives all over and I was reading about it and saw something that said celery is to Europe what peanuts are over here. Is that true?



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:59 AM

I have a newly discovered sensitivity to celery that gives me hives all over and I was reading about it and saw something that said celery is to Europe what peanuts are over here. Is that true?

 

I've never heard of anybody being allergic to celery myself (no idea about mainland Europe though).



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

I have a newly discovered sensitivity to celery that gives me hives all over and I was reading about it and saw something that said celery is to Europe what peanuts are over here. Is that true?


I have no idea what that is even trying to say.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:19 AM

I have no idea what that is even trying to say.


I think she's asking if it's a really common allergy there.

#42 Sweeney

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

I think she's asking if it's a really common allergy there.


Well, in that case, no. Peanuts are to Europe what peanuts are to America.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:48 AM

Am I the only person who went to a school where they actually served fast food in the cafeteria?

 

We used to have it but then the LA Unified School District voted to ban junk food and sodas from school so they took it away. So from then on kids just got their junk food elsewhere.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:23 AM

In middle school we had these super greasy pizzas and everything and then at some point our whole province changed it and they stopped selling pop, chocolate milk, and greasy foods and everything turned multigrain and healthy.

High school was the same but we were allowed to leave school grounds for lunch so we usually went elsewhere to eat.
Then I switched schools and they had semi healthy shit but they had a canteen with pop and chips and stuff too.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:23 PM

Elementary school lunches were pretty straight forward. I don't think there was anything TOO bad. I'm not sure. I can't really remember lol. Middle school was about the same.

 

In high school, we had two different cafeterias. In each cafeteria, there were two lines. One line had what the county plans out for us and it was kind of the "well balanced meal" line. You had to take whatever they were serving that day, a roll, juice or milk, and veggies or a fruit.

 

The other line has the "a la carte" choices (aka the stuff that's bad for you). The a la carte line had fries, cheesesticks, pizza, and there was more stuff but I don't really remember. It just wasn't a meal line. You could buy fries and leave. 

 

I found a menu thing.

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#46 ortin

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:27 PM

School lunches for me have always been overpriced and disgusting to eat.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:51 PM

Actually, from my point of view it's kind of an interesting discussion. Over here we never brought our own lunches to school, we got it for free in school (we're all "socialists" over here after all :p). I can't say I remember much of the food, some was horrifying other meals somewhat tasty. How does it actually work in the US? You bring from home or you pay like $5 for lunch?

 

As for the UK article that just seem like an economic fix to make the subsidies work. Doesn't mention allergies or anything. If healthier food and safety was the issue it could probably be a good idea. If they're legislating just to make money then stay the hell away...



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:58 PM

Actually, from my point of view it's kind of an interesting discussion. Over here we never brought our own lunches to school, we got it for free in school (we're all "socialists" over here after all :p). I can't say I remember much of the food, some was horrifying other meals somewhat tasty. How does it actually work in the US? You bring from home or you pay like $5 for lunch?

It's been a few years since I was in high school and longer since middle school, but I've always had the option of bringing my own lunch. I got school lunch free most years cause we were way under the poverty line, but took my own lunch a lot anyway (in middle school.) In high school, we were able to leave for lunch, so I would go home and eat. There was still the same option of a hot lunch like in middle school or bringing your own lunch. The high school was in a reasonable distance of every fast food place imaginable, so people left a lot. They also brought in fast food from places that were too far away to drive to because they thought it deterred people from driving too fast to try to get to those places and causing accidents. There was an a la cart line like Em talked about for the high school. Elementary, Jr High, and high school all had vending machines of food where I was.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:17 PM

Public school lunches are subsidized, low income parents can apply for reduced cost or free lunches.  Some schools provide breakfast for at need kids.  If you want to bring your own lunch, or have a severe food allergy you can bring your own food.   In private school you can either bring your own lunch or order from a local restaurant that gives the school a kick back. 

 

Jake did not follow me to my current school because they'd not implement the protocol his parents wanted for him.  I do not see why my experience with eating lunch under Dad's overcoat is selfish.    My choices at that time were to go hungry or eat outside on a bench, my father took off his coat for me and made me a tent. 

 

P.S.  Pan fried potatoes are NOT French fries.  You take a raw potato and either peel or not peel.  You then slice into thick slices.  You put some oil in your iron skillet get it hot, and then put several layers of potatoes into the pan.  You turn the taters several times, and when they are all the way cooked and a little brown on one side they are done.  Some people add onions half way through.  You eat them with ketchup or catsup, red or green.      Hash browns are cooked before frying.


Edited by Tritium, 09 January 2014 - 03:23 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:32 PM

Public school lunches are subsidized, low income parents can apply for reduced cost or free lunches.  Some schools provide breakfast for at need kids.  If you want to bring your own lunch, or have a severe food allergy you can bring your own food.   In private school you can either bring your own lunch or order from a local restaurant that gives the school a kick back. 

 

Jake did not follow me to my current school because they'd not implement the protocol his parents wanted for him.  I do not see why my experience with eating lunch under Dad's overcoat is selfish.    My choices at that time were to go hungry or eat outside on a bench, my father took off his coat for me and made me a tent. 

 

P.S.  Pan fried potatoes are NOT French fries.  You take a raw potato and either peel or not peel.  You then slice into thick slices.  You put some oil in your iron skillet get it hot, and then put several layers of potatoes into the pan.  You turn the taters several times, and when they are all the way cooked and a little brown on one side they are done.  Some people add onions half way through.  You eat them with ketchup or catsup, red or green.      Hash browns are cooked before frying.

Pan fried potatoes sound exactly like Home fries.
Which are home made French fries where I come from...





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