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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 03:07 PM
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91. Many schools have outsourced their meals, which doesn't help.
Where you once had a group of cafeteria workers who actually *cooked* the meals each day, you now have cut rate, off-site operations that churn out garbage for the kids to eat. Empty calories.
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  -'Overweight' Letters From Schools Outrage Parents The Straight Story  May-14-08 11:55 AM   #0 
  - The DU fat bashing brigade should be along any minute now....  thecatburgler   May-14-08 11:57 AM   #1 
  - Not sure I would know how to defend being fat....  Winterblues   May-14-08 12:03 PM   #6 
  - Nobody wants to be fat  Warpy   May-14-08 12:05 PM   #9 
  - I'll tell whats at work  CRF450   May-14-08 12:13 PM   #15 
  - Something we've noticed,  OurVotesCount-Ohio   May-14-08 12:47 PM   #41 
  - Yeah sodas arent a good idea in highly physical activities  CRF450   May-14-08 01:11 PM   #59 
     - I'll disagree with that.  wtmusic   May-14-08 01:23 PM   #65 
     - The kids all have water and/or gatorade during the game  OurVotesCount-Ohio   May-15-08 11:49 AM   #143 
  - "Additionally, schools are not making PE/recess a high priority like they really should."  KamaAina   May-14-08 01:06 PM   #53 
  - Hey, education is a big thing for sure...  CRF450   May-14-08 01:25 PM   #66 
  - Eh, PE.  igil   May-14-08 04:16 PM   #96 
  - It isn't fear of kids getting hurt  MadHound   May-14-08 03:06 PM   #90 
  - BINGO!!!  reformedrethug   May-14-08 05:55 PM   #103 
  - Have to agree with you  Thothmes   May-14-08 07:12 PM   #109 
  - I fuckin loved kickball  CRF450   May-14-08 07:23 PM   #110 
     - Oh yea, I remember the following rule:  reformedrethug   May-15-08 03:38 AM   #127 
  - I agree with you  rpannier   May-14-08 07:07 PM   #108 
  - I do not think outdoors play is necessary  New Dawn   May-15-08 12:16 AM   #119 
  - Warpy  wtmusic   May-14-08 12:13 PM   #16 
  - Medical trades.  Warpy   May-14-08 12:24 PM   #29 
  - Likely not that dismal  panzerfaust   May-15-08 01:02 PM   #150 
  - People are anesthetizing themselves with food..  TwoSparkles   May-14-08 12:17 PM   #18 
     - That and all the prozac, zoloft, and other crap they have kids on  MartyL   May-14-08 12:23 PM   #28 
        - People are medicating the CRAP out of their kids!  thecatburgler   May-14-08 12:30 PM   #32 
        - I agree with you...  TwoSparkles   May-14-08 11:19 PM   #116 
  - ....That didn't take long.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 12:10 PM   #14 
  - Of course it doesn't  JulieRB   May-14-08 12:30 PM   #33 
     - The thing is, a lot of them aren't thin.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 12:38 PM   #36 
        - I'm consistently amazed at the beautiful people that post here  JulieRB   May-14-08 12:44 PM   #40 
        - Yep, a bunch of Brads and Angelinas is what we have here.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 12:47 PM   #42 
           - I resemble that remark  The Straight Story   May-14-08 01:07 PM   #54 
        - If obesity rates were not skyrocketing  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-14-08 01:02 PM   #50 
           - You're exactly one of the people I was talking about.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 01:11 PM   #57 
           - really I never would have known  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-14-08 01:40 PM   #72 
              - So if the kids grow up to be obese and/or not nurses, can we get the money back?  thecatburgler   May-14-08 01:54 PM   #78 
                 - Youll be dead by then so Ill put a flower on your grave, we will  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-14-08 01:58 PM   #80 
                    - You guys aren't awful. Many of you are a little too entitled-acting for my taste.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 02:02 PM   #81 
                       - But it does supply the next generation  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-14-08 02:05 PM   #82 
           - Back again for more fat-bashing I see.  distantearlywarning   May-14-08 01:13 PM   #61 
           - I was flaming?  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-14-08 01:42 PM   #73 
              - No, I meant you were back for more.  distantearlywarning   May-14-08 01:52 PM   #76 
                 - I have a crappy metabolism  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-14-08 01:57 PM   #79 
           - And 90 percent of our food has high fructose corn syrup  Clark2008   May-14-08 01:45 PM   #74 
           - Hence I said diet is part of the problem..  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-14-08 01:53 PM   #77 
           - A VCR is a latest media staple????  TransitJohn   May-14-08 04:59 PM   #100 
           - Child metabolism  treestar   May-15-08 09:06 AM   #137 
           - Its not that they eat too much  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-15-08 09:45 AM   #141 
           - What are the contrasting rates for earlier periods?  LanternWaste   May-15-08 12:48 PM   #148 
  - cuz of course all people who are overweight are gluttons...  Scout   May-14-08 12:26 PM   #31 
  - LOL at you...  krabigirl   May-14-08 06:15 PM   #105 
  - Wow....that didn't take long at all.  AZBlue   May-14-08 11:41 PM   #117 
  - I find in myself that it's not overeating.  nathan hale   May-15-08 03:52 AM   #128 
  - Oh come on, it is not nearly that simple  treestar   May-15-08 08:52 AM   #135 
  - there is almost no info in the article so why would there be bashing? that reporter  chimpsrsmarter   May-14-08 12:04 PM   #7 
  - I've been everywhere on the weight map...  TwoSparkles   May-14-08 12:09 PM   #13 
     - I've also been many weights and have never been obese  thecatburgler   May-14-08 12:14 PM   #17 
     - Is "enabling" treating someone else as you'd like to be treated?  JulieRB   May-14-08 12:51 PM   #43 
     - Spot on. It IS about looks.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 01:04 PM   #52 
     - It's totally about looks.  distantearlywarning   May-14-08 01:18 PM   #63 
        - Which is why "concern for your health" starts at a MUCH lower weight for women than men.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 02:06 PM   #84 
        - Women certainly do get a lot more of the fat bigotry than men, no  Marr   May-14-08 03:00 PM   #89 
        - The problem should be dealt with at a systemic level.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 03:13 PM   #93 
           - That's something that people just don't get.  Marr   May-14-08 03:26 PM   #95 
              - There is one on  leftynyc   May-15-08 07:22 AM   #132 
        - Which proves that it isn't about health  Nikia   May-14-08 06:57 PM   #106 
           - Damn right they would  thecatburgler   May-14-08 07:38 PM   #113 
        - I don't think this is about looks.  Marr   May-14-08 02:53 PM   #88 
     - I don't disagree with what you are saying, but for some people  Rainbowreflect   May-14-08 12:57 PM   #47 
     - A few years ago, I was 30 lbs lighter than I am now and very fit.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 01:17 PM   #62 
     - Congratulations!  panzerfaust   May-15-08 01:12 PM   #151 
     - It's a myth that you cannot be simultaneously overweight and healthy.  Connonym   May-15-08 03:06 AM   #125 
        - Sorry, I don't agree with your statement at alll...  TwoSparkles   May-15-08 08:24 AM   #133 
  - And they're off!  wtmusic   May-14-08 11:59 AM   #2 
  - the link is a little thin on details--hah, see what i did there? But seriously, there  chimpsrsmarter   May-14-08 12:00 PM   #3 
  - So we are now testing non-stop  proud2Blib   May-14-08 12:01 PM   #4 
  - When I was in grade school MANY MANY YEARS AGO, we got  napi21   May-14-08 12:05 PM   #8 
     - We only test vision and hearing here  proud2Blib   May-14-08 12:07 PM   #11 
     - height, weight, vision on my report cards too.  aikoaiko   May-14-08 12:18 PM   #21 
  - Ok, so maybe I'm a fat basher, but a parent pretending that a problem  napi21   May-14-08 12:02 PM   #5 
  - Sending shaming letters home with kids is not the answer.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 12:20 PM   #23 
     - Well youre spot on about not sending it with the kid  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-14-08 12:26 PM   #30 
     - this I don't get  Johonny   May-14-08 12:53 PM   #45 
     - The parent might be perfectly fine with the way their kid is  distantearlywarning   May-14-08 01:11 PM   #58 
     - Replace the word "overweight" with "Jewish" in that statement and see if it sounds okay. nt  thecatburgler   May-14-08 02:27 PM   #87 
        - Or "stupid".  PassingFair   May-14-08 07:30 PM   #111 
        - Or, you know....  KitSileya   May-15-08 12:43 AM   #120 
           - Unless the parents are known BLIND PEOPLE....  PassingFair   May-15-08 01:21 PM   #152 
        - oh come on. drama much?  ourbluenation   May-15-08 09:11 AM   #138 
     - Shaming - ?  panzerfaust   May-15-08 09:44 AM   #140 
  - So they are sending letters to the teachers  MartyL   May-14-08 12:07 PM   #10 
  - Yeah, according to statistics, 60% of them probably are.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 12:18 PM   #20 
  - Some schools give the letters to the children to bring home.  Midlodemocrat   May-14-08 12:21 PM   #26 
  - "I don't want anything negative said about my son."  wtmusic   May-14-08 12:08 PM   #12 
  - Type-2 Diabetes  panzerfaust   May-15-08 09:03 AM   #136 
  - The question is, is it the school's place to do something like this?  GreenEyedLefty   May-14-08 12:18 PM   #19 
  - Probably not, but have you seen how huge children are now?  harun   May-14-08 12:58 PM   #48 
  - Agreed!  quantessd   May-15-08 02:39 AM   #124 
  - I don't know but the schools need to stop serving junk food for lunch.  alarimer   May-14-08 01:01 PM   # 
  - Agreed. Also, if school took extra initiative in regards to that  Zevon fan   May-14-08 01:27 PM   #67 
  - Many schools have outsourced their meals, which doesn't help.  Marr   May-14-08 03:07 PM   #91 
  - Our pediatrician does precisely this.  igil   May-14-08 04:35 PM   #97 
  - I am of two minds on this..  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-14-08 12:20 PM   #22 
  - Why don't they try testing our food supply instead?  MartyL   May-14-08 12:21 PM   #24 
  - :clap:  demmiblue   May-14-08 12:51 PM   #44 
  - FIRST thing I thought of!  lapislzi   May-14-08 01:31 PM   #70 
  - I agree we get a lot of crap food here, but Americans also eat far too  Marr   May-14-08 03:10 PM   #92 
  - "I don't feel that he's overweight"  CPschem   May-14-08 12:21 PM   #25 
  - Ex-actly.  wtmusic   May-14-08 12:35 PM   #34 
  - Yeah, I'm sure a letter sent home would have been a magical catalyst  thecatburgler   May-14-08 12:42 PM   #38 
     - Because both I and my mom were in denial  wtmusic   May-14-08 01:01 PM   #49 
  - it's the same as a head lice letter  Neo   May-14-08 01:10 PM   #56 
     - If I had kids I'd be pissed off if they checked him for lice....  Zevon fan   May-14-08 01:28 PM   #69 
     - I have to agree. Embarrassing, maybe painful, but  JerseygirlCT   May-14-08 07:36 PM   #112 
  - We got health screening reports a couple of weeks ago.  Not_Giving_Up   May-14-08 12:22 PM   #27 
  - Maybe they should start in their own backyard/playground  Sabriel   May-14-08 12:36 PM   #35 
  - Yeah, and are the fat teachers and administrators getting letters too?  thecatburgler   May-14-08 12:43 PM   #39 
  - With the cost of food going up so much, it is going to get harder and harder  MiniMe   May-14-08 12:40 PM   #37 
  - Banning all Sugary nonnutritious softdrinks at school will probably save those kids from  UndertheOcean   May-14-08 12:56 PM   #46 
  - Completely agree, on all counts  JerseygirlCT   May-14-08 07:39 PM   #114 
  - It sounds like  Beregond2   May-14-08 01:03 PM   #51 
  - I think everybody in this thread is missing the most interesting part of this story:  distantearlywarning   May-14-08 01:07 PM   #55 
  - Good post !  UndertheOcean   May-14-08 01:21 PM   #64 
  - Thank you for a well stated observation and solution.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 02:14 PM   #86 
  - Yes, very good post! nt  JerseygirlCT   May-14-08 07:40 PM   #115 
  - NOT MY PRECIOUS SNOWFLAKE!!!!  AngryAmish   May-14-08 01:11 PM   #60 
  - What is the deal with parents today?  El Pinko   May-14-08 01:27 PM   #68 
  - I agree with ya 100%  Zevon fan   May-14-08 01:36 PM   #71 
  - How much you want to bet the school also serves crap food and cut recess?  conflictgirl   May-14-08 01:46 PM   #75 
  - it's just going to get worse...people are lazy  snooper2   May-14-08 02:05 PM   #83 
  - Both sides are to blame quite honestly. Schools have exterminated physical activity.  gatorboy   May-14-08 02:07 PM   #85 
  - "No soup... Ding Dongs for you!"  Swamp Rat   May-14-08 03:15 PM   #94 
  - Hey, I hear they taser fat kids down there ....  avenger64   May-14-08 04:36 PM   #98 
  - My gut reaction to the OP  petersond   May-14-08 04:57 PM   #99 
  - Your post brought tears to my eyes.  thecatburgler   May-14-08 05:19 PM   #101 
  - Is the BMI index the appropriate tool to measure the health of children?  GloriaSmith   May-14-08 05:47 PM   #102 
  - If it's only based on BMI, then it's a crock.  krabigirl   May-14-08 06:07 PM   #104 
  - The question that needs to be addressed is "Why?"  rpannier   May-14-08 07:03 PM   #107 
  - Well, kids are increasingly becoming overweight.  Fox Mulder   May-15-08 12:16 AM   #118 
  - so, if you have Hashimoto's Disease, you are now being ridiculed?  ruby slippers   May-15-08 12:47 AM   #121 
  - I guess so. Us hypothyroid types don't count.  Perragrande   May-15-08 12:52 AM   #122 
     - maybe gene DNA tests will finally stop them labeling, huh?  ruby slippers   May-15-08 01:09 AM   #123 
     - The school should definitely look to themselves,  KitSileya   May-15-08 06:35 AM   #130 
     - I have hypothyroidism  Zevon fan   May-16-08 11:08 PM   #153 
  - Awful lot of high horses in here  Connonym   May-15-08 03:33 AM   #126 
  - Exactly!  distantearlywarning   May-15-08 06:55 AM   #131 
  - Bravissima!  Oeditpus Rex   May-15-08 12:01 PM   #144 
  - Brilliant. Thank you. I hate these threads too. With a passion. nt  Hekate   May-15-08 12:14 PM   #145 
  - So the schools are all concerned. Does that mean they're removing soda/snack machines from schools?  Hekate   May-15-08 03:56 AM   #129 
  - What alot of people don't realize is that most kids go through  Jesuswasntafascist   May-15-08 08:40 AM   #134 
  - De Nile is not just a river in Egypt  panzerfaust   May-15-08 09:29 AM   #139 
     - Thanks for the links  Lorien   May-15-08 10:59 AM   #142 
  - Parents are outraged???? In general we do have an obesity problem in  nadinbrzezinski   May-15-08 12:18 PM   #146 
  - I see nothing wrong with confronting parents on possible health problems for their child  frickaline   May-15-08 12:19 PM   #147 
  - I have mixed feelings about that.  npincus   May-15-08 12:48 PM   #149 
 

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