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Author: 1DEG Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 883735  
Subject: Re: Students On Strike Against Nanny State Date: 10/8/2012 3:56 PM
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Apparently you think putting vegetables in front of a kid is the same thing as them eating the vegetables. It's genuinely amusing that you fail to understand the issue.

No, I don't think that. I have kids and I have worked in schools. I fully understand that serving something to a person and having that person eat it are two different things. My position is that it is unacceptable to offer food that actively hampers the ability of a person to learn. It is my position that if a school is going to provide food, it provide food that is beneficial for learning when consumed, and then leave it to the students to decide what they actually will consume.

FWIW, I do not allow my children to participate in the school lunch program. We are vegetarians, and when we do consume animal products, they are locally sourced from small farms where I have personally seen the animals treated humanely. School lunches do not conform to my requirements, and so I pack a lunch for my children. Any parent is equally welcome to pack a lunch for whatever reason they choose. Any parent is also welcome to select private school or home schooling as an option. There are myriad public schools now available online that students from k-12 can attend at no cost as well and can be accessed at computers at public libraries. There are plenty of choices for those who wish.

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