Wasting food at school~vent

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  1. disfan07

    disfan07 DIS Veteran

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    Oh yeah....because healthcare works just peachy the way it is now....

    And there are a lot of kids on free and reduced lunch whose families do not get food stamps. Especially reduced lunch. I knew a lot of kids in my high school whose families did not qualify for food stamps but qualified for reduced lunch. It depends on the situation and the qualifications in my district for free/reduced were different than for food stamps.

    If I was in school still, we'd qualify for reduced lunch because of our current situation (involves medical bills....hmmm) but we would not qualify for food stamps because my dad still makes too much. It's not so black and white.

    You might want to know what you are talking about before you say it.
     
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  3. Pollyanna Poppins

    Pollyanna Poppins DIS Veteran

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    Yes, actually our healthcare system was the best in the world. Is it perfect, of course not but that doesn't mean we should destroy it. I'm quite familiar with the school systems so I'll speak freely on the topic. Perhaps you're the one who shouldn't make assumptions. If you have medical bills then you had access to health care. It seems the problem is you have to pay for it.
     
  4. sookie

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    This is absolutely crazy to me.

    I grew up in a tiny town - but growing up, we had cooks in our schools. They actually cooked real food for us.

    I looked forward to our food!!!! I remember one of our lunch lady's made these AMAZING yeast rolls. OMG!


    There was only one meal I didn't look forward to: SLOPPY JOE DAY!

    That came out of a can. I think the kids were about to riot on sloppy joe day. We were used to serious home cooking / soul food.

    Our school lunch (elementary) was soooo yummy. It varied by school and by the lunch ladies working at the school.

    It was seriously homemade. I actually kind of miss it... :lmao:

    OMG now I'm having withdrawls... I'm having childhood nostalgia now.... *tears*
     
  5. sookie

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    You are a nice lady!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for making the extra effort - it is hard work to have a diabetic kiddo.

    :love:
     
  6. cornflake

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    Lucky, but not usual, I don't think.

    I don't recall ever eating lunch in elementary school. It was completely gross. Tinned pasta with meat (I recall sloppy joes too), tinned veg and fruit, only milk to drink... We had to take it; I'd take it, sit there, then get up and throw it out. Every day.

    Technically, I suppose I was wasting food. I'd have been happy to forgo picking up the stupid tray and the milk, but that wasn't an option.
     
  7. luvsJack

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    I imagine that the pp was speaking about the cost of health care not the quality of it. (not saying I agree or disagree) I know several people that have had serious issues getting the care they desperately need because of lack of insurance and/or funds and yet do not qualify for government programs that would get them the care they need.

    As for what she said about free/reduced lunch and food stamps--she is very right. There are many kids whose families are right at the border line on income. They don't get food stamps but they do qualify for reduced or free lunch. These are most likely the kids that you hear about that have no other food than what they get at school.

    Some that DO get food stamps get a small amount and the amount doesn't stretch over the month. Those children would still get free/reduced lunch and their family may run out of food by the end of the month. So while for these kids the taxpayers may be getting "double charged", as you say, they still are in need of this food.
     

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