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Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:04 PM

Chris Christie: Keep the White House out of the cafeteria

Source: CBS News

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - If Chris Christie becomes the next president schools probably won't be required or even encouraged to serve lunches filled with fruits and vegetables.

That's because Christie said he doesn't believe the president should have a say in school lunches. Those, he told voters in Council Bluffs, Iowa should be up to the parents.

"Doesn't the president of the United States have anything better to do than to worry about what you are having for lunch? Let me tell you this, I don't care," Christie said Monday when 11-year-old Jacob Royal, who traveled from Nebraska to hear Christie speak, asked the New Jersey governor what he would do to make the lunches better.

"They were fine when Mrs. Bush was the First Lady but now that Mrs. Obama is the First Lady they have gone down," Royal said when he asked Christie how he was going to fix school lunches.

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Reply Chris Christie: Keep the White House out of the cafeteria (Original post)
jpak Jan 2016 OP
forest444 Jan 2016 #1
Tab Jan 2016 #9
forest444 Jan 2016 #12
tinymontgomery Jan 2016 #18
HassleCat Jan 2016 #2
callous taoboy Jan 2016 #3
Igel Jan 2016 #19
callous taoboy Jan 2016 #24
vkkv Jan 2016 #4
Person 2713 Jan 2016 #32
Vinca Jan 2016 #5
Mendocino Jan 2016 #6
jpak Jan 2016 #7
global1 Jan 2016 #10
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jan 2016 #36
Feeling the Bern Jan 2016 #8
Chemisse Jan 2016 #23
Feeling the Bern Jan 2016 #29
Chemisse Jan 2016 #30
Feeling the Bern Jan 2016 #31
callous taoboy Jan 2016 #37
Wash. state Desk Jet Jan 2016 #11
CatWoman Jan 2016 #13
sarge43 Jan 2016 #14
Akicita Jan 2016 #15
George II Jan 2016 #16
tabasco Jan 2016 #17
3catwoman3 Jan 2016 #20
Wash. state Desk Jet Jan 2016 #21
Chemisse Jan 2016 #22
tazkcmo Jan 2016 #25
notadmblnd Jan 2016 #26
Skittles Jan 2016 #27
no_hypocrisy Jan 2016 #28
wordpix Jan 2016 #35
olddad56 Jan 2016 #33
wordpix Jan 2016 #34
dembotoz Jan 2016 #38

Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:06 PM

1. Of course. Crisco wants it all to himself.

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Response to forest444 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:37 PM

9. Goodness knows he was raised on fried food and turned out just healthy.

Why deny current schoolkids the potential future of being governor of their state, or even President?

Assuming they live that long on that diet.

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Response to Tab (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:51 PM

12. Good point.

They probably don't want kids growing up healthy at all.

This way, they become shackled to the health care rackets later in life (diabetes, heart disease, etc.). And besides, an unhealthy kid will probably also have serious self-esteem issues - which is exactly the kind of voter they want later on.

So much bad faith in this world.

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Response to forest444 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 07:46 PM

18. The military doesn't worry about what kids are eating

ďThe factors that we use to measure and evaluate people to join the Army increasingly theyíre not able to meet those requirements. Itís very troubling, and the trends are not in the good direction -- especially in regards to fitness. Young people are showing up at our doors increasingly unfit or obese and itís, itís a real problem.Ē



http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/fewer-than-one-in-three-young-americans-can-join-military/2599917.html

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:08 PM

2. He doesn't care? That's obvious.

 

That guy is fatter than I am, and you won't see me wearing any spandex in public. I love it when he gets all red in the face. I just wish he would show some compassion for school kids. Just because he's a blimp doesn't mean kids have to end up the same way. I think he has some anger issues about his weight.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:08 PM

3. Teacher here- Childhood obesity is surging, no thanks to what our caf serves-

Lots of high-fat, high-sugar low nutritional value foods. It should be a govt. concern.

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Response to callous taoboy (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 07:54 PM

19. Two years ago new regs went into effect.

Well, a year and a half.

Whole grain, not so much fat or salt or sugar, more vegetables.

In some cases it's more expensive. It's certainly harder to deal with in a lot of ways.

The cafeterias serve it. Kids don't necessarily eat it. Even I stopped eating what my school's cafeteria serves. Whole wheat no-salt crackers with the salad? Orange chicken, low salt, with brown rice?

The fix wasn't a solution. But it made a lot of people feel good, even as students started stopping for Chick-fil-A on the way to school, stepping out for pizza or burgers during lunch (and missing a class), or bringing in more food and soft drinks. It was a month after the students realized that the weird cafeteria food was here to stay that we lost the battle against food and drink in our classrooms--cookies, chips, candy, etc., etc. became common because many kids simply stopped eating at lunch time.

Really cut down on student group fundraising, too. Can't sell anything for delivery during the school day that can be eaten and violates the guidelines. Sell cookie dough? You have to sell only to staff or make sure it's only picked up by students after the school day's over.

Most obesity is from what's eaten at home and from low levels of physical activity.

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Response to Igel (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:35 PM

24. Well, they don't really eat the crap served at my school either.

And I get a lot of stomach ache complaints on mystery meat sandwich day.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:17 PM

4. Yes, let's let 11 yr olds decide what they want to eat...

 







Where is the the fat and chubby Smiley Face?

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Response to vkkv (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 12:35 AM

32. +1

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:21 PM

5. Amazing - campaigning to bring back mystery meat.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:23 PM

6. So if 11 year old Jacob Royal

says so, well we must make a change. Seriously an 11 year old remembers the Bush years and what he ate when he wouldn't have even been school age...riiightttt.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:25 PM

7. Good catch!

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:38 PM

10. You Kind Of Wonder - Who Put This Kid Up To Asking This Question?.....

Seven years ago when President Obama took office - this kid would have been 4y/o. I'm sure... he remembers the lunches he ate when the Bush's were around. (sarcasm)

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 03:37 AM

36. When Bush left office JR would have been, what, four years old?

He wasn't even eating school lunches during the Bush years.

The kid had to have been fed the question by his parents or someone else wanting to make Christie look "strong" by taking a firm position on school lunches (which the White House has absolutely no control over).

Besides, Chris Christie is the worst person ever to advocate for uncontrolled gluttony.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:27 PM

8. Good idea. God forbid you get in, the WH food budget would skyrocket

 

Overstuffed blimp of a turd. God, I hate this shit for brains douche nozzle.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:34 PM

23. I hate him to, but please don't dive into the fat-shaming cesspool. n/t

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 10:02 PM

29. I'm 350 lbs. I think I can do that with no shame

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 10:35 PM

30. Lol! Touche.

Nevertheless, the rest of us who carry excessive poundage might feel that it is unfair to criticize someone for being fat.

With Christie, there are many other things to criticize that are related to his character, not his body.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 12:30 AM

31. If he were skinny, I'd called him a skinny turd

 

I've learned that, in politics, thick skin helps. If you are comfortable with yourself, body shaming means nothing. I've dealt with it for years.

I consider the source and move on. Don't let it bother you. If I'm called fat, I just say it's storage for sexual energy for your wife and my girlfriend. Ends the stupidity fast!

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 04:40 PM

37. O.K. enough of the skinny - shaming!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:48 PM

11. Poor kid had no clue he was talking to hurricane Christie



not a clue.


He knows kids just throw their packed lunches away than go buy whatever the school is serving up.
He knows all about it. He knows because he has seen pictures of happy kids in Patterson New Jersey throwing away their packed lunches only to stand in line coin in hand to buy lunch ,he knows ,he has seen it.

Imagine


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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 06:58 PM

13. the fucking irony

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 07:19 PM

14. When pond scum wants to insult, "It's lower than Chris Christie." n/t

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 07:30 PM

15. I couldn't wait to get to the comments when I saw the title of this thread.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 07:41 PM

16. In the unlikely event he's elected, we'll have to work to keep the President out of the cafeteria.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 07:45 PM

17. Yeah, he's obviously an expert on good nutrition.

 

Sorry fucker never missed a lunch in his life, so he thinks he's an expert.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:05 PM

20. Just the person from whom we should...

...be taking nutritional advice.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:28 PM

21. What he really said in his bottom line to kid is this



Look Kid as a republican I really don't give a dam what you eat or if you eat. Eat anything you want as long as you pay for it.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:32 PM

22. They were even 'better' when Reagan was president,

and ketchup was considered a vegetable.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:39 PM

25. We know he doesn't care.

He doesn't care about a lot of things.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:42 PM

26. Eat all the junk you want kid. I did, and just look at me!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:45 PM

27. using an 11 year old child for nonsense propaganda

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 09:36 PM

28. In the NJ public schools where I teach

most school kitchens no longer cook from scratch. The food is prepared off site and catered (mostly pizza) or packaged (three bites of lettuce with two grape tomatoes) with a sandwich.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 02:58 AM

35. Same with D.C. public schools

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 02:42 AM

33. Food, something Christie will fight for.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 02:57 AM

34. "What's wrong with donuts for lunch?"---Gov. Krispie Kreme

The guy doesn't know the difference between spinach and lettuce

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 06:21 PM

38. His schools would serve bridge mix

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