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Do schools have a right to tell parents they can't send a lunch to school with their kids?

Opinionated-Conservative 2012/04/20 20:13:41
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  • XBrittanyX 2012/05/17 05:42:11
    No
    XBrittanyX
    What if your child has food allergies?
  • Maleficent 2012/05/07 22:11:45
    No
    Maleficent
    +1
    what kind of school is that? they have to eat that horrible food they are given?
  • Classical Liberal 2012/04/27 01:11:50
    No
    Classical Liberal
    freedom? Not in USSA.
  • *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg' 2012/04/27 01:08:42
    No
    *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg'
    +1
    Schools don't have rights, period. Only individuals and voluntary associations of individuals have rights in any legitimate sense of the word.
  • Diana 2012/04/25 14:45:27
    No
    Diana
    +1
    Some kids maybe on special diets or they could be allergic to certain foods.The school
    should keep their nose out of other peoples business.
  • Jose Hernandez 2012/04/25 14:23:25
    No
    Jose Hernandez
    +2
    Schools-stop being Marxist!
  • Charles E 2012/04/24 05:00:30
    No
    Charles E
    +2
    What ever made them think the could tell parents what their children could eat and how it was to be prepared and delivered.

    btw: Parents have rights! Students have rights! Schools have responsibilities.
  • O'l Jarhead 2012/04/24 03:38:08
    Undecided
    O'l Jarhead
    +2
    Private schools make their own rules and the parents agree to abide by the rules or their child will not be accepted. Public schools cannot make such rules that I'm aware of. At certain times the school may provide a lunch for the students but, I doubt that the school can REQUIRE students not to bring lunches.
  • chgo 2012/04/24 01:29:47
    Undecided
    chgo
    It depends. I've seen a lot of conservative parents letting their kids bring to school nothing but junk food as lunches.
  • Opinion... chgo 2012/04/24 14:38:17 (edited)
    Opinionated-Conservative
    That doesn't mean that the schools should take that decision away from the parents. It is the parents decision to make that choice, not the schools.
  • chgo Opinion... 2012/04/24 15:25:04
    chgo
    No, it's not.
  • Opinion... chgo 2012/04/24 15:32:07
    Opinionated-Conservative
    Are you saying its not the schools job or not the parents job to make the decision of what the child can eat at school?
  • chgo Opinion... 2012/04/26 03:35:48 (edited)
    chgo
    Provide evidence school Lunches are healthier Than Homemade lunches.
    School lunches get a bad rap, but a new study found that they contain healthier choices and more fruits and vegetables than lunches kids brought from home. http://www.medpagetoday.com/M...
  • Opinion... chgo 2012/04/26 14:45:03
    Opinionated-Conservative
    That doesn't matter! It is not the schools position to dictate to a parent what they can and can't sent with their child to school for lunch. Show me something that states that they have a right to take rights away from the parent.
  • chgo Opinion... 2012/04/26 15:49:43
  • Opinion... chgo 2012/04/26 15:58:11 (edited)
    Opinionated-Conservative
    Educational curriculum is one thing, what food you can bring to school is stretching it too far, just because school boards have a say in some things doesn't mean they should have a say in EVERYTHING. What does what a child brings for lunch have to do with the educational process???
  • chgo Opinion... 2012/04/26 16:14:23
    chgo
    "What does what a child brings for lunch have to do with the educational process???"

    you keep pointing out your ignorance with every now response you give.
    There is conclusive scientific evidence illustrating a strong link between child nutrition and learning. Nutrition, genes, and environment are three major factors impacting cognitive development.
    the role of good nutrition in child development and learning is important.
  • O'l Jar... chgo 2012/04/25 03:26:16
    O'l Jarhead
    +1
    As bad as that is for the child, would you prefer that the school dictate to you that the school is the only one that has the common sense to provide a balanced meal and you might be considered amoungst those dummies that think twinkies are healthy?
  • chgo O'l Jar... 2012/04/26 03:14:19 (edited)
    chgo
    What school seriously thinks Twinkies are healthy?

    Corporatist right-wingers in charge of the school boards and the USDA, not the teachers' unions, are the reasons why so many schools feed kids such unhealthy meals as breakfast and lunch. In fact, the bit*ch headed as the undersecretary of USDA Joann Smith approved pink slime as meat, allowing it to be in school lunch meat. She then left her post in 1993, she immediately took a job with Beef Products, Inc. on their board of directors..

    Keep in mind aformer USDA scientist named Carl Custer told ABC News that it has become so prolific, “pink slime” can now be found in approximately 70 percent of U.S. ground beef. Wanna bet the bit*h isn't a right-winger? I mean, that is what right-wingers do- put money before the welfare of people.


    Obama, a centrist, not liberal or progressive, Pushes to Privatize Poultry Inspection. His efforts could lead to the elimination of 1000 USDA poultry inspection jobs. USDA's own Research has shown that currently sixty-two percent of chickens test positive for campylobacter and fourteen percent test positive for salmonella. How is it possible for poultry workers to inspect poultry at this proposed rate? Every time an inspector blinks, I suspect several chickens may pass by unseen and uninspected.


    What we as constituents need to do is stop allowing this type of stuff to continue. Vote to them out and vote in the right people.
  • O'l Jar... chgo 2012/04/27 04:48:53
    O'l Jarhead
    You misunderstood my point. I was refering to the parent as the one that might think twinkies are healthy...Some do, or at least think twinkies are harmless to the point that they include a twinkie or simular highly sugared, empty caloried product regularly. Some children's metabolic system can handle junk food. Some get too much and it shows up in behavioral problems and/or weight gain. Thanks for the other info.
  • Diana chgo 2012/04/25 14:50:07
    Diana
    +1
    What do you mean conservative parents?You LIBERALS should stop acting like Nazi's.
  • Jericho 2012/04/22 20:14:47
    No
    Jericho
    +1
    the school has no right whatsoever. this is almost forcing kids to have school lunches and pay money--no WAY!
  • Bill 2012/04/22 16:45:35
    No
    Bill
    +1
    You mean to tell me that I can't pack a Spam sandwich, Vienna Sausages, Hostess cupcakes and a Grape Fanta in my kids lunch anymore? My mother did it for me.
  • Evan 2012/04/22 12:50:30
    No
    Evan
    +1
    Only if parents give them that right by indifference, lethargy, and passivity. Parents have given up their rights to parent their own their kids if they don't speak out when parental rights are usurped.
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/04/22 09:29:16
    Undecided
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    I am answering "undecided" as there is nothing here suggesting the context in whick the question is being asked.
  • westernslope~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/22 06:14:51
    No
    westernslope~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    crazy talk
  • wes h 2012/04/21 23:53:49
    No
    wes h
    +1
    I'm vegan and wouldn't change for the world. I depend on bringing my lunch as the service doesn't provide vegan options.
  • Steve ☮ R ☮ P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/04/21 21:02:01
    No
    Steve ☮ R ☮ P ☮ 2012 ☮
    F*ck the schools and their BS rules!
  • EddyGee53 2012/04/21 20:25:14
    No
    EddyGee53
    +1
    Why the HELL would we allow schools that are abject failures as educators the power to choose what our children eat? Wake up America!
  • Evan EddyGee53 2012/04/22 12:51:09
    Evan
    Amen, Eddy!
  • bozo 2012/04/21 19:59:04
    No
    bozo
    +1
    schools should TRY to focus on the task at hand teaching children
  • Dandydon 2012/04/21 19:25:52
    Yes
    Dandydon
    Because if kids bring their lunches,it could put union workers out of a job.
  • pamela 2012/04/21 19:07:10
    No
    pamela
    No they don't have that right. Who knows what they serve in some of the schools now days. Plus there are allergies you have to think about. Only the parents know what allergies the kids have and what they should be eating to curtail any allergies.

    Schools do have other rights, but not this one.
  • Horace 2012/04/21 18:24:36 (edited)
    Yes
    Horace
    I'd say yes if it was a matter of allergies, there are a lot of kids that could very likely die if they are anywhere near a peanut, they should be protected.
  • Bill Horace 2012/04/22 16:49:21
    Bill
    Parents tell administrators administrator tell teachers and cafeteria staff, they put student(s) in special area.
    What if I were walking down a street eating something that someone else had an allergy to? Am I liable or should I never eat that food again?
  • Opinion... Horace 2012/04/23 15:32:45
    Opinionated-Conservative
    So if there is one student in a school of 1500 students that has a peanut allergy the other 1499 students should lose their choice to bring their own lunch because that one student may be put in danger??
  • Horace Opinion... 2012/04/23 15:52:11
    Horace
    Yes. If its a choice between 1499 kids getting to choose whether or not to have a peanut butter sandwich and one kid dying from an allergic reaction, how is that even an option?
  • Opinion... Horace 2012/04/23 15:55:53
    Opinionated-Conservative
    I am sure the school could come up with a better compromise for that student so they wouldn't be put in danger.
  • MollyBethSanford 2012/04/21 18:18:19
    No
    MollyBethSanford
    +2
    Schools should NOT make a parent's decision for them. My mom would yank me out of school.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/04/21 18:13:19
    No
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +2
    In my day we had to buy our hot lunches every day. That should always be the parent's choice.
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