New School Lunch Standards Unveiled Today!

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New School Lunch Standards Unveiled Today!
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 2:15pm
First Lady Michelle Obama Unveils New Healthy School Lunch Standards
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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 6:00pm

we got new standards in MA about a year ago, they also dictate to some extent what I can pack for my kid which ticks me off a bit so I still include cookies. Look at my kid HELLO you can see his ribs!!! although he is considered obese on the average weight scale...go figure cracks the Dr up. And the also tes body fat in school...again funny when Liam comes home with at risk for obesity. DH wanted to send that along with a picture of him in a bathing suite to the news as the new face of childhood obesity. Yes I am all for healthier lunch but if they are not getting healthy eating habbits at home its going to make a difference in the obesity issue.

Both my kids still drink whole milk. While on the scale he seems big its muscle My youngest is under 50% on weight so dr still has both on whole milk. We keep sweets in the house (well now under lock and key from me) DH and I were skinny growing up, not now but its not all from eating. Lifestyle too, so we try to teach balance. Its ok to have treats but to stay active. That to me is just as important if not more.

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Sat, 01-28-2012 - 1:55am
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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 4:36pm
gwennyc wrote:




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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 4:32pm

I think he packed his own, because his parent(s) weren't there in the morning.




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Registered: 10-08-2004
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 4:26pm

Breakfast at our school consists of milk, flavored or not...'juice' and i use that term loosely, yogurt and again I use that term loosely, some kind of dried cereal usually fruit loops or frosted flakes.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 4:22pm
I don't think eliminating good meats and proteins is the way to help keeps eat better at all. And I do agree w/ you about the reduced fat menu. Young children need 2% milk b/c they burn more calories than we do as adults due to being active and well their metabolism is just higher than ours.

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 8:35am

Maybe it's more of a problem with older kids.

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 8:03pm
I have to agree about the breakfast! Maybe some breakfast is better than nothing, but pancakes with syrup and no protein just seem like a disaster waiting to happen!
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Registered: 11-18-2008
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 5:00pm
Great minds think alike! ;)

I'd love to see a breakfast menu, but they only showed lunch. The last school my son was in boasted about their menu and specifically how every child got free breakfast with fruit, milk, whole grains, etc. Turned out it was flavored milk, fruit in syrup, very sugary yogurt, and sugar cereal or a cereal bar (which I'm pretty sure is held together with HFCS or marshmallows, lol). It was disgusting. I can't imagine trying to teach kids who had been pumped full of sugar first thing in the morning!
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Registered: 10-08-2004
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 4:18pm
I just saw this and was about to post it here, but you beat me to it LOL. I think this is great! :) For many kids school lunch is the most complete and reliable meal they get, often those kids depend on the school cafeteria for breakfast too. It is so sad that what they are getting is so bad for them. With these changes their meals they depend on will actually be good for them. Yay!!!

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