Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

Will kids eat good food?

http://www.newsobserver.com/business/story/643434.html

>> consider that districts like Janey Thorton's in Hardin County, Ky., must hold their local spending to 85 cents a day per meal.

Despite the challenges, educators say they hope the updated meals introduce children to new foods, like sliced kiwis, blood oranges and even hummus. <<

85 cents a day per meal?  I don't see how they can do it, even by serving junk food.
Permalink xampl 
July 20th, 2007 12:55pm
> 85 cents a day per meal

true. with better nutrition journalists could write better.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 20th, 2007 1:02pm
Junk food is way more expensive than good food.  For $10 I can buy enough ingredients to make chili to last me over a week.  $.85 is indeed pretty low for a meal, even buying/cooking in bulk, but you can get close to it.  Not if you're buying exotic fruit, but certainly good food can be had for cheap.
Permalink Aaron 
July 20th, 2007 1:10pm
Yeah, don't forget that schools buy stuff in large quantities and get wholesale pricing. So 1 gallon of fruit cocktail costs $3.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 20th, 2007 1:48pm
Bureaucrat: "We must stop the rising obesity epidemic by serving hummus!"

PE: "I notice your schools no longer have recess or PE classes and students are banned from playing sports during lunch or afterschool."

Bureaucrat: "Those activities have been shown to lead to discipline problems. The students should exercise at home."

PE: "Where? All the parks have been bulldozed and converted to office buildings."

Bureaucrat: "Eliminating parks has reduced gang drug activity by 17%"
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 20th, 2007 1:52pm
85 cents? how? child labor of course:

>like sliced kiwis,

give the kids knives

> blood oranges

syringes

> and even hummus.

mallets.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 20th, 2007 1:58pm
Funny.  Very good, 'straw'.

I mean, they're in school to LEARN, right?  Why not teach them food preparation as well?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 20th, 2007 2:07pm
Schools might have to start working like the old Indian schools.  The food was raised on site, by the students.  Not, mind you, that these schools were a model of how to treat students properly or give them any kind of foundation for further academic pursuits.  But the graduates did learn how to be self sufficient, somewhat as a matter of necessity.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 20th, 2007 2:21pm
+1 PE
Permalink Aaron 
July 20th, 2007 2:23pm

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