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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Feeeeed Me Seymour.

Hungry students face the reality and results of Federal mandates in local schools.

This student produced youtube video below illustrates how hungry students are due to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (isn't that a delicious contradiction?).  It shows the fallacy of a "one-size fits all" calorie program for students.  Think of this video as a precursor of when the horrors of a "one-size fits all" Common Core educational program is realized by students and parents.  "One size fits all" might work well for a system...for human beings....not so much.

What happens in Scotland regulating food choices (even outside the school building) might just find its way here.  The students may not be able to have their "food stash" in their lockers.  These students might like to do a video next on what branch of government should be setting food requirements/portions in local schools supported by local tax dollars.  Should these food requirements be set by the Federal government?  If so, why?

It's time for the serious discussion on why the Federal government is forcing its food agenda on public schools.  Do you really think "it's for the kids"?  

For more articles from around the country on hungry students due to Federal policy, check out this Facebook page, Nutrition Nannies.

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