The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
If people are mad that their kids are being fed pizza and french fries, then why not push for a less completely @#%^ing stupid, system?
Like, maybe they should pass standards saying not to serve those things unless they meet certain minimum nutritional guidelines?
No. I think the system I grew up with is much better.
The one with the kids eating the fast food?
The main points of my post were as follows:
1. Parents were in charge of what their kids ate for lunch at school until the kids were older. If a parent did not want their kid to eat the fast food, then the kid wouldn't be allowed to have any(barring friends giving them some) because they didn't have the signed slip with the money. Note also, that this was 1 day per week, if the parents never fed their kids fast food, then that was one meal out of an optimal 21 meals/week. Basically, as much of the control of the child's diet rests with the parent as possible.
2. At older age there was no fast food in the school, if kids wanted to eat McDonalds or something like that, they'd have to go during lunch break and spend their money and time doing so. There was a cafeteria, and it cost money to eat from it, there were both healthy and unhealthy foods offered. Result: The control of the child's diet slowly passes from the parent to the child as the child gets older.