posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 12:17 AM
Originally posted by Toots
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
For someone else that asked, a lot of schools do NOT allow 'brown bag" lunches any longer, or arbitrarily decide that the food the parents chose
isn't good enough. The schools controlling the food is just another control method. "Do things our way, and eat what we say you will eat, or
starve." seems to be the rule these days. We MUST get the government out of the schools.
Recently I read where a teacher had confiscated a little girl's lunch because she deemed it to not be healthy enough, and replaced it with something
less nutritious from the cafeteria. FOOD POLICE?? WTH is going on in the schools these days? It's a damn good thing my kids are all grown!
That's one of the cases I read, and I think it might be the same area (not sure, though) that later talked of banning homemade lunches. Mine aren't
grown, but we home school. These are MY kids, and they will eat as WE see fit, and actually learn. They all read WAY above level, and actually love
books. The oldest girl actually enjoys reading various textbooks.
Originally posted by Toots
Yes, get government the hell out of our lives and schools! For the record, I grew up fairly poor in a large family and never really knew what a
cafeteria lunch was until high school, when I got 50-cents to buy soup and a sandwich. Prior to that (junior high), we brown bagged it with nothing
more than a soggy pb&j or baloney sandwich, with a nickel to buy a carton of milk... no chips, cookies, etc. Once a month I got 10-cents to buy an ice
cream sandwich or creamcicle (anyone remember those?) on Friday, the only day ice cream was served.
I remember those! I remember we took actual money to school, and paid for food, or took a lunchbox, too. Of course, when I was in HS, the lunch was
around a dollar. The prices now (all food, not just there) are insane! Between the food and gas, we are way worse off than we were, oh, a few years
ago? Gee, what was it that changed....?
Now, for the hardcore bleeding hearts, here's a real case of inhumani
ty (cough, cough).....
Source for quotes, with more to read HERE
Inmates’ relatives and legal advocates in Texas said the elimination of milk in cartons and weekend lunches was an unnecessarily harsh cutback
that had a negative effect on prison life. In August, 19 inmates at the Hutchins State Jail near Dallas, one of the 36 prisons that reduced weekend
meals, signed a petition and sent it to the Texas affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, calling the food cutbacks a violation of the
Yeah, feed prisoners, while honest people go hungry, because someone is deliberately inflating prices (just like he said he would). I like Sheriff
Joe's method; Let them eat a brown bag lunch, and deal! Even better, make them WORK for the food. Not work just to run a prison, but in some way to