School Lunches

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  1. Coconut36

    Coconut36 DIS Veteran

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    4-5 chicken nuggets is just a piece of it. The claim is that kids are "going hungry" because the 6 year old is getting 2 nuggets instead of 5. They don't need 5 and that is giving them too many fats, calories and more protein than they need.

    I don't see why I am going overboard on the protein considering the schools have to adhere to guidelines on amount served..thus 5 nuggets turned into 2 because 2 is keeping in line with actual needs and 5 was over the top.
     
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  3. mhsjax

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    And I disagree, How about they stop serving them all together, I bet we could agree on that.
     
  4. cornflake

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    No, but your post that said you "disagree with" vegetarianism and veganism seemed to imply both that those diets wouldn't "fill you up" and that it's not possible to be active or athletic even for a kid on one, both of which are not only untrue but strange to come up with, imo. :confused3
     
  5. mhsjax

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    That is ok. And I do disagree with them. If you don't know exactly what you are doing, you are making it very difficult to get all the nutrients you need and your body will suffer.

    It is all in your prospective, I saw several articles written by animal rights, or animal cruelty or vegan/vegetarian slant that said broccoli was a great protein. I saw several nutrition sites that said is wasn't a complete protein at all. Vegetarians and those of us that aren't will NEVER agree. ok, I am out. really I am.
     
  6. cornflake

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    Well no, there are plenty of people who aren't vegetarians or vegans who don't "disagree" with it or misunderstand it nutritionally. I have plenty of friends who are meat eaters. Some would like to go veg* but like meat too much, some have no desire to go veg*, none "disagree with" it.

    Broccoli contains a lot of protein. It's therefore a good source of protein. It does not contain a complete aa profile, no. That doesn't matter. You don't need every protein to be 'complete,' you get different aas from different sources.

    The nutrition profile of a food is more than something like whether it's a complete protein or how much protein or carbs it has. There's fibre, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, etc.

    No, it is not in any way difficult for vegetarians or vegans to get all the nutrients they need, nor do they have to pay special care (besides that often vegans take a B12 supplement or eat something with it in). It's not hard or complex or requiring of anything much.

    I've never met a veg* who pays special attention; I've been one since I was a kid and I've known plenty like me and people who were from birth. It's just not a deal.

    If a vegetarian or vegan only ate junk food, then yeah, they'd be nutrient deficient, same as if a meat eater does. Other than that, vegetarians and vegans tend to live longer, have better health profiles, lower incidence of many of the major diseases in this country and don't much think about their diets. :confused3

    You're completely free to not be one but it's not what you seem to believe.
     
  7. skater

    skater <font color=blue>Change sometimes stinks.. doesn't

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    Yep. I believe food is an individual need and choice. Which is why I don't care what they do as long as my kid is allowed to bring his own food.
     
  8. rani8600

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    I really like your approach to health eating and might steal it for when i have children someday. I feel like your approach helps teach children to listen to their bodies and not just eat all day because things taste good (not that fruit and veggies dont...lol). If they are truly hungry they will eat the fruit and veg, if they turn it down and request chips they obviously arent really hungry. Thanks for the suggestion :goodvibes
     
  9. ccgirl

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    Thank you. That's very nice. Part of it is because I learned the hard way. I was always rewarded with food as a kid and paid a price for it. A saying I learned in Weight Watchers that I share with my family is that we "eat to live not live to eat".
     
  10. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    DS always took his lunch and probably still would. That solves the problem of the garbage that the schools served.
     

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