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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:45 PM

school lunches

I wish I knew how to post my 6'5" athlete grandson's high school lunch. They feed more than that to daycare children. 3 pieces of protein that looked like baby puppy turds... plain rice and 9 of those horrible little cardboard carrots. Should I mention the carton of fat free chocolate milk and packet of ketchup ? I'm told the USDA is in charge of portions... so this is federal. Small frame or large - that's what they get. It's appalling and sickening. Of course they expect him to play basketball before he gets any more food.

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Response to ShepKat (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:55 PM

1. One of the greatest contributions by the Reagan Administration

was naming ketchup a vegetable.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:29 PM

3. And thank God for Michelle Obama giving fresh healthy lunches

This was done to prevent obesity and diabetes. I think it has worked.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 19, 2022, 09:36 PM

4. There's a backstory to that.

Ketchup wasn't an approved food.

On food stamps, you don't get ketchup. Not something that could be paid for with food stamps. Ketchup and filet were in the same category, "not covered."

To enable food stamps to cover ketchup, it was classed a vegetable. Suddenly if you were poor, ketchup wasn't a luxury item. And you didn't grab extra ketchup from fast food places to provide the ketchup for your hot dogs, burgers, or whatever else you put ketchup on.

Given unreasonable regs, it was a kludge.

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Response to ShepKat (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:29 PM

2. IMO, we should provide breakfast & a hot lunch to every school kid in America.

We could easily afford this but we choose not to.

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