According to Little Village’s principal, Elsa Carmona, the intention of the policy is to protect students from the potential for unhealthy homemade lunches. “Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school,” Carmona told the Chicago Tribune. “It’s about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It’s milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception.”
Does what I ‘think’ might be a piece of pizza on the red tray look fresh? I can not even hazard a guess what the ‘stuff’ to the right of the ‘supposed pizza’ might be. Notice there is also a bag of Fritos on that red tray as well – GMO food to harm the masses of Chicago children. Just looking at this red tray’s food I see: sugar laden chocolate milk, white flour pizza crust (high glycemic index and nutritionally lacking), sugar in the raisins, sweet diced fruit cup, carrots (higher glycemic index food) and dip (which also probably has loads of salt and might even have sugar), I’m guessing the peanut butter is the kind with hydrogenated oil to prevent separation and has added salt and sugar. I don’t want to hazard a guess as to what the tan thing between the Fritos and the fruit cup might be, but I’d guess it also has sugar. So out of 8 food items, there are 5 with a high sugar content. And most of it would be the white refined sugar that is the worst for your health.
But as long as they eat it at school it is considered “excellent quality food”.
This is just one more example of the government overstepping their lines of authority. Ah, but one has to remember that the moment you have enrolled your precious child in the public school system you have abdicated your rights over your child. Your child belongs to the state when he is at school.
Below is a PDF document which explains this years National School Lunch Program. And it’s funding. Did you know there are “school food authorities” and “entitlement foods”??
Could the fact that the school gets federal money for subsidized lunches has anything to do with the ban on homemade lunches? Did you know that each school participating in the program gets a cash subsidy AND donated commodities… for EACH meal they serve. And even a ‘full price meal’ is still subsidized. Notice in the section “How Much Do Schools Get?” that those rates are only for a school with 60% or less free and reduced rate lunches. The higher reimbursement rate is not listed.
The saddest thing out of all of this is not the disgusting, non-nutritional food being foisted off as “excellent quality food”. It really isn’t that the government is overstepping their jurisdiction, again.
The saddest thing is that no parents have stepped up to protest this.
Is it any wonder that the children today lack any respect when their very parents turn them over to someone else and don’t’ even issue a whimper at these self-serving ‘edicts’? These children are not stupid.
This reminds me of the prodigal son story in the bible. In that story the son asks for his inheritance while his father is still alive. In essence telling dear old dad he wishes he was dead. He takes the money and spends it in wild riotous living. When the money is all gone, so are his friends. He becomes destitute and at his lowest he remembers how his father’s servants have ample food. He determines to return and ask to be one of his father’s servants. You can read the rest in Luke 15:11 – 32.
The parents in this story remind me of the prodigal son. The Lord calls children an inheritance and a blessing. Yet the parents are squandering that very inheritance by turning them over to someone else who is no better than a hired hand.
May the Lord of Creation forgive us for wasting the most precious gifts He has bestowed upon us, our children.