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Utah School Fined $15,000 for Accidentally Selling Soda During Lunch

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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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Utah School Fined $15,000 for Accidentally Selling Soda During Lunch


A Utah high school is learning the hard way that the government is serious about nudging students away from food it doesn’t want them to consume. Davis High School in the Salt Lake City area is having to fork over a whopping $15,000 in fines to the Feds because it accidentally sold soda through a vending machine during lunch.



Federal law requires the school to turn off its soda machines during the lunch period, which is 47 minutes a day. And Davis High school did turn off the machines in the lunch room. However, the school didn‘t realize that there was another machine in the school bookstore that wasn’t being turned off. And when the food police realized it, the school was hit with a $0.75 fine per student for the duration of the offense.


www.theblaze.com...

What?

A $15,000 dollar fine for selling a soda!

Oh the horror so people scream when it is another issue that shall go nameless that people can't tell women what to do with their bodies but oh hell no you don't drink that soda!

What utter nonsense here is the kicker tho:

Federal law requires the school to turn off its soda machines during the lunch period, which is 47 minutes a day. And Davis High school did turn off the machines in the lunch room.

They have no problems selling them during the rest of the day it is just illegal to sell them during lunch hour.

That is absolutely ridiculous.




posted on May, 17 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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This fine spans over the course of almost a full year:


The school was fined $15,862 for being noncompliant during a review period from Dec. 1, 2011, through Feb. 2, 2012, Williams said.


It's not like they were fined for a single occurrence.

Personally I would prefer my kids go to a school where soda isn't available at all - and lunches are cooked from scratch with real food... But alot of Americans prefer to be fat and stupid, so I can understand why the right wing radio/news is running with this one.
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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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So why do they have a pop machine in school at all? They never had them in school when I was a kid. Who's stupid idea was it to allow them in schools in the first place. Schools are in trouble. They are trying to make the schools as comfy as home. They are spending too much money on carpeting and fancy stuff. Tile floors were cheaper and the old terrazo floors lasted forever. No common sense in schools now adays. Everything they create is high maintenance and expensive.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by TinkerHaus
It's not like they were fined for a single occurrence.


What right does the government have at all telling people what they can eat or drink?



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by TinkerHaus
It's not like they were fined for a single occurrence.


What right does the government have at all telling people what they can eat or drink?


It's called obesity epidemic, diabetes epidemic, ballooning medical costs that are scheduled to keep rising..

If kids want soda for lunch they can bring it from home, that's not against the law at all. If a parent doesn't care about their kids then by all means, send them with it.. But junk food that has only negative effects shouldn't be allowed to be sold by schools at all. It's not educational or healthy, so why should it be there?
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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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How stupid?

.. Not like the kids won't be drinking it at home...

Michelle Obama needs to get off her Wal-Mart horse...


Dumb........



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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I know stars and flags are pretty useless, but if I could, I would give you a hundred of each.

MY body, MY choice.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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So,tell me exactly how healthy is it for schools to serve
food that is loaded with high fructose corn syrup,gmo's,
textured soy protein,hormone laced meats and meat by
products?
When I was in school we only had to worry about the mystery
meat covered in gravy!



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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so, government just fined themselves?

how does this work.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by TinkerHaus
 


So,tell me exactly how healthy is it for schools to serve
food that is loaded with high fructose corn syrup,gmo's,
textured soy protein,hormone laced meats and meat by
products?
When I was in school we only had to worry about the mystery
meat covered in gravy!


When I was in School, we had freewill to eat whatever the heck we wanted. I think the only thing we gotten written up about and suspended from school was going across the street and buying the concession stands food. That's it. No one told us what we could or couldn't eat. And they shouldn't start now.


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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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Yep

Consider government gives education money via taxes they write the laws they enforce those laws all this is wealth redistribution.

They created a law to get paid.


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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

What right does the government have at all telling people what they can eat or drink?

Exactly. This is why this country is in so much s***--because everybody can't lay down their narrow views and back off and look at the big picture.

It's not a matter of whether it's good for you. It's not a matter of how many times the school broke the rules. It's not about how much of a fine they had to pay--or that they had to pay a fine, period. It's not a matter of how fat our kids are. It's not a matter of how unhealthy our kids are. It's not about what that translates to in medical costs--per day, per year, or per century.

It's about where the hell the government derives its rights to exercise such controls at all. That's the issue here.

If you let them control your lives because your kids are too fat, what's to stop them from controlling your lives because you talk too much--or your eyes are too blue--or you don't spend your money right--or they don't like what you're saying to your kids or your mother or your husband in private? Where exactly do we draw that line? They're so far over it now--and their big fat asses are looming closer every day--that it may soon be impossible to push back at all.

Stop yelling how each other's kids are too fat, and pay attention....
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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Watch , go to a rich kid prep school and they'll be drinking soda, while the public school has to drink milk.
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posted on May, 17 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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Hmmm... I sense a way to get back at the schools now for wrongfully punishing a kid. Make a forgery of the keys, or whatever they're called that turn off the machines, and sneakily turn them on.

But this is still bs. Government has no right telling schools what they can and can't serve.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Want to know something really ridiculous?

Our school system just got a new nutritionist and she's thrown the whole system into chaos.

According to policy, students are to receive one meat, one fruit and one veggie, plus one milk. In the past lunches consisted of a hot dog, choice of green beans or salad, choice of apple juice or strawberries. Not a bad lunch and the kids usually cleaned their plates.

Now, the menu might be hotdog, beans, and juice. KETCHUP is considered a vegetable serving. So is salad dressing on the days they serve salads.

And right behind the cashier is a huge display of chips, cookies, sports drinks, ice cream....all available to purchase.

I think it's a deliberate scheme to raise money. Poor kids are still hungry so they buy the junk.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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I think you will find that the money "fine" is returning federal money for the school for not passing the audit. Much as the states have to return money for not complying with the federal highway requirements.

This almost qualifies as stewardship of tax money -- a strong conservative issue.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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Someone explain something to me

If a school is Govt. funded and gets sued by the govt. then who pays exactly?

Serious question



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Someone explain something to me

If a school is Govt. funded and gets sued by the govt. then who pays exactly?

Serious question


Schools are funded by the county, the state, and the federal government.
So if the fed fined the school, it could either withhold that amount or demand that amount from the schools other sources.

Either way, the students lose.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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Good!

Im so sick and tired of looking around me and seeing tons of fellow Americans sweating in an air conditioned room because breathing is too hard for them. This country is fat and disgusting and if it takes measures like these to keep children in their proper human form then so be it!

Soda isn't healthy and neither is 95% of all the other crap that is thrust toward us in ads and what have you. We've tried the easy way for decades. No one wants to eat lettuce and do situps. You call it freedom. I call it being fat and self hating to the point of laziness and subsequent death.

Maybe, just maybe if kids were forced to drink water in school they wouldn't grow up to be fatbodied slobs who go to Wallmart for their food once a month.



posted on May, 17 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Someone explain something to me

If a school is Govt. funded and gets sued by the govt. then who pays exactly?

Serious question


I'm guessing it comes out of the local and state budget. Who balances budgets? The governor?




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