The fed will oversee bake sales.

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by cycloneman, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008

    WASHINGTON -- More children would eat lunches and dinners at school under legislation passed Thursday by the House and sent to the president, part of first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to end childhood hunger and fight childhood obesity.

    The $4.5 billion bill approved by the House 264-157 would also try to cut down on greasy foods and extra calories by giving the government power to decide what kinds of foods may be sold in vending machines and lunch lines. The bill could even limit frequent school bake sales and fundraisers that give kids extra chances to eat brownies and pizza.

    The first lady said in a statement after the vote that she was “thrilled” about House passage. She called the bill “a groundbreaking piece of bipartisan legislation that will significantly improve the quality of meals that children receive at school.”

    Republicans said the bill is too expensive and an example of government
    overreach. Even former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has weighed in, bringing cookies to a speech at a Pennsylvania school last month and calling efforts to limit junk food in schools a “nanny state run amok.”

    Baird, D, yes.Democrats said the legislation is needed to stem rising health care costs due to expanding American waistlines and to feed hungry children in tough economic times.

    The new nutrition standards would be written by the Agriculture Department, which would decide which kinds of foods may be sold and what ingredients can be used on school lunch lines and in vending machines.

    The new standards would likely keep popular foods like hamburgers and pizza in school cafeterias but make them healthier, using leaner meat or whole wheat crust, for example. Vending machines could be stocked with less candy and fewer high-calorie drinks.

    Bake sales and other school sponsored fundraisers that sell unhealthy foods could be limited under the legislation, which only allows them if they are infrequent. The Agriculture Department would determine how often they could be held. Public health advocates pushed for the language, saying they are concerned about daily or weekly fundraisers that allow children to substitute junk food for a healthier meal.

    The bill would increase eligibility and accessibility for school lunches by using Medicaid and census data and provide money to serve more than 20 million additional after-school meals annually in all 50 states. Most states now only serve after-school snacks.

    The legislation would increase the amount of money schools are reimbursed for free lunches by 6 cents a meal, a priority for schools that say they don’t have enough money to serve the meals.

    Some public school organizations have criticized the bill, saying they are concerned it will set new requirements without providing enough money to carry them out.

    “This will just add a new burden for schools to pay for another unfunded mandate at a time when there are critical budget shortfalls,” said Anne L. Bryant, executive director of the National School Boards Association.

    The Senate passed the legislation in August. Republicans attempted to send the bill back to the Senate on Wednesday - instead of straight to President Barack Obama - by using a procedural maneuver to try and amend it with language that would require background checks for child care workers.

    Democrats said the amendment was an attempt to kill the bill in the last few weeks of the congressional session because there would be no time for the Senate to pass it again and send it back to the House. They avoided the Senate detour and gave members of their party political cover by passing the background checks in a separate bill Thursday.

    The child nutrition bill stalled in September when some liberal Democrats opposed it because it is partially paid for with $2.2 billion in future dollars for food stamps. But those Democrats dropped their opposition after Republicans made large gains in the November elections and the White House promised to find a way to restore the money.

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the measure gives USDA the chance to make significant changes to school lunch programs for the first time in more than 30 years.

    “Our national security, economic competitiveness and health and wellness of our children will improve as a result of the action Congress took today,” Vilsack said.

    -- The Associated Press

    This is not about healthy foods. This is about total control of what you do. What you can eat, what you can grow and how much salt you can have. Its about taking away your children and the responsibility parents have to THEIR kids.

    Oh yea and hand them out condoms at recess, yea thats ok, so are abortions.
    I guess your not going to hear would you like fries with your condoms?
  2. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas
    No more sack lunches, must eat in school food.

  3. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    Dinner? At school?
    National Security at risk???

    What's next?:mad:

    My kid is 20 y/o. He was on the swim/dive team (unbeaten), ran track and cross country.
    He's 5'8' and weighs in at about 135 lbs soaking wet. All he got was school food for lunch. I never packed him anything!

    Is the food really the problem?
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  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    DAV, Deep in the Pineywoods of E. Texas!
    You know it's not the food, it's the mentality of those that eat the wrong things. I say fire all the idiots that are runing this country! They are the biggest problem.
  5. bmpeele

    bmpeele New Member

    Feb 27, 2010
    The grand old state of North Carolina
    The only problem I've had with the lunches at school is they feed us the same amount they feed my 6 yr old brother.
  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Ve haff vays of making you's comply .....

    tvinkies and soda's ist vorboten until after the Shcool time ya ??

    Is not das Socialism vundabar ??
  7. obxned

    obxned Active Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    When will we stand up and fight? Our country is being systematicly destroyed. Even the smallest details of our lives are going to be controled by our rulers. This is NOT America.

    We need a George Washington!
  8. grcsat

    grcsat Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    Welcome to CUBA.
  9. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Dec 14, 2003
    I was wondering the other night how long it would be before Americans started refering to obama as "our beloved leader" as they do in N korea and other dictatorships?

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