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The USDA is out with 160 pages of proposed new regulations which will attempt to guide schools...

The USDA is out with 160 pages of proposed new regulations which will attempt to guide schools into offering fewer sugary snacks on their campuses. Industry watchers think that a good portion of the nation's schools have already enacted at least some of the suggested nutritional guidelines including kicking out soda (KO, PEP, DPS) from vending machines.
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  • BlueOkie
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    Here's a idea - HOW ABOUT A WATER FOUNTAIN!!!!!!!
    4 Feb 2013, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    BlueOkie,

     

    Good point. None of the schools I attended up until college had ANY vending machines. You got what was on the school menu (or brought a lunch from home), and you drank water throughout the day.

     

    I always liked school lunches, and would usually get two. ;)
    4 Feb 2013, 04:48 PM Reply Like
  • jaych79
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    Yet nothing is done to curb the terribly-unhealthy-for... white flour and preservatives that is served in school lunches.
    4 Feb 2013, 04:04 PM Reply Like
  • robgra
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    Another $24M+ /year in administrative costs per year for public schools... Wonder what programs will have to be cut to pay for this.
    4 Feb 2013, 04:07 PM Reply Like
  • TomasViewPoint
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    Probably spent about $100,000 a page for this report by the time they were done.

     

    I did not have Coke when I was going to school but the food sucked anyways. Full of salt and other preservatives. Hot dogs every other day. My kids take a lunch because hot lunch is a travesty of the GI tract. That hot lunch comes from the government.

     

    Why not give requirements to companies that want to sell their food on campus so they can make it to order?

     

    Telling food companies what they are doing wrong is easy. Tell them what they have to do to be right. That might only take 5 people in government every year making policy not entire departments.
    4 Feb 2013, 04:11 PM Reply Like
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