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  #101  
May 3rd, 2012, 07:03 PM
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I am late to this game. Is the debate about labeling that the pink slime is there?
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May 4th, 2012, 07:03 AM
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I think that's what it turned into. It started as a debate about whether they should or should not have it as an option at all I think.
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May 4th, 2012, 08:07 AM
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Got it. Thank you.

Then I will put in my 2 cents.

As for the original debate, the school lunches here are, for the most part, crap. Pink slime or not, they are unhealthy and not well balanced at all. However, for many students it is actually the only way they get food during the day. I would hate for my child to not only get something unhealthy, but possibly dangerous as well.

As for what the debate has turned into, we, as consumers, have the right to know what is in our food. It is our choice to read a label and decide if it is something we want to eat.
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May 4th, 2012, 09:47 AM
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Makes me glad that my daughters school (even though she doesn't eat lunch in preschool) has a very strict policy on food. Even if she was to take her own lunch, if it wasn't healthy the teachers would discard it and provide her with a healthy lunch. They can't have pop, juice (unless its 100% juice) for snacks in class they will not tolerate kool aid, sunny d anything that contains a lot of sugars. They can't even have ranch with their snacks.
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May 4th, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Makes me glad that my daughters school (even though she doesn't eat lunch in preschool) has a very strict policy on food. Even if she was to take her own lunch, if it wasn't healthy the teachers would discard it and provide her with a healthy lunch. They can't have pop, juice (unless its 100% juice) for snacks in class they will not tolerate kool aid, sunny d anything that contains a lot of sugars. They can't even have ranch with their snacks.
To the bolded: I am totally not ok with that! I would be beyond angry if a teacher took food that I packed for my child and threw it away. That is totally overstepping of a parent's responsibilities.
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May 4th, 2012, 11:28 AM
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To the bolded: I am totally not ok with that! I would be beyond angry if a teacher took food that I packed for my child and threw it away. That is totally overstepping of a parent's responsibilities.

I agree with you. If is not up to the teacher to decide what is healthy and what is not. I have a policy with my students. If they bring something healthy to eat, they may eat it for breakfast in class during homeroom. This is seen as a treat for them. If they bring something unhealthy, such as chips or candy, they may not consume it in my room.

However, I would not take their food from home and throw it out. If that is what they want to eat for lunch then that is their choice.

ETA: I just realized I contradicted myself when I said they may eat something healthy in my room. I consider Hot Cheetohs to be unhealthy, which is what many of the students eat in the morning. I am attempting to get my students to eat something better in the morning by allowing them to eat in class. Does that make sense?
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May 4th, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Makes me glad that my daughters school (even though she doesn't eat lunch in preschool) has a very strict policy on food. Even if she was to take her own lunch, if it wasn't healthy the teachers would discard it and provide her with a healthy lunch. They can't have pop, juice (unless its 100% juice) for snacks in class they will not tolerate kool aid, sunny d anything that contains a lot of sugars. They can't even have ranch with their snacks.
This is just wrong. Teachers are not parents and its not up to them to decide what parents feed their children. If they have a problem with it, they can contact the parent and discuss it.
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May 4th, 2012, 05:16 PM
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I agree, I would be mad if a teacher threw away the lunch I had packed for *my* child.
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