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My children's school goes a lot farther than the "No peanut butter" rule

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Their school rules are:



No peanut butter or nuts

no cookies

no chips

no prepackaged granola bars or breakfast bars

no soda

no juice

no candy

no "lunch-ables" lunches

no fruit roll ups

basically no dessert of any kind





At first I thought it would be hard but now I like it... they just don't get any junk food at school, I don't have to worry about them eating a bunch of M&Ms at recess and coming home all hyper...But they even have a guideline that foods like yogurt and such should be put in reusable containers because they try and have a trash free  lunch time.


Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 19, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM


Quoting JTriches:

Where are the parents??/ Don't let school admins run all over you.  Parents can change this,  its ludicrous

Run all over us?

This is the only country in the world where not being able to bring ding dongs to class is a violation of a kid's freedom.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 46 on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM

You are obsessed with food and people obsessed with food have a mental condition, its called Anorexia Nervosa. The poor kids fearing that if they eat they will be fat if they don't eat right will be restricting Anorexic. I refuse to be part of the insanity, you want to instill unhealthy paranoid young adults fine, but your obsession is unhealthy mentally.

Quote:

In the restricting type of anorexia, weight loss is achieved by restricting calories (following drastic diets, fasting, and exercising to excess).

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/anorexia_signs_symptoms_causes_treatment.htm


  • an intense fear of gaining weight

Obsession with calories, fat grams, and nutrition – Reading food labels, measuring and weighing portions, keeping a food diary, reading diet books.


Psychological causes and risk factors for anorexia

People with anorexia are often perfectionists and overachievers. They’re the “good” daughters and sons who do what they’re told, excel in everything they do, and focus on pleasing others. But while they may appear to have it all together, inside they feel helpless, inadequate, and worthless. Through their harshly critical lens, if they’re not perfect, they’re a total failure.

Quoting Anonymous:

I didn't just decide anything, around here we have meetings parents attend to go over all these things, suggest different things and change not working things. 

All the parents as a group are responsible for how this school runs and they are all happy with it. We have not had one parent complain about this


And what on earth are you talking about teaching them diet being the most intelligent thing to do? You seriously don't think lunchtime at school is the best place to teach them about what constitutes a good diet? Or do you just want to put the cupcake in their lunch box but tell them to eat half? How is putting dessert in their lunch box teaching them anything about self control? They eat what's in the bag. If there's a cookie, they'll eat it. If there's a peanut butter sandwich they'll eat it, if there's a turkey sub they'll eat it.

Quoting Anonymous:

lol, liberal mind... Good one, living in denial but good one. If you are forcing your ideals on others that makes you narrow minded. Your type are making teens anorexic, paranoid about what they eat, how many calories, skipping meals! That is far worse than teaching diet and EXERCISE are best, not food only!

Quoting gdsTX:

Except that this is being applied to what is being consumed on school property. A PRIVATE school, mind you. Private schools are allowed more dictation on what goes on within their walls. Thanks for labelling me a communist seeing as I was a student at a private school for 8 years. I'd rather have a more liberal mind that such a narrow one.


Quoting Anonymous:

The only insanity is your perceived notion that you are entitled to tell others what to eat. How about I dictate to you how much time you spend on the net, in front of the tube, how many hours you WILL workout! All that is perceived healthy benefits- but a right for others to CHOOSE what is best for them. Yes, my kids have to have a high fat diet, I have had one my whole life, but guess what we are below our BMI because of our high functioning Metabolim, then you get some stupid nut job who thinks one size fits all and limits fat because they would rather sit online dictating to others how to live. That IS not your right to take away others right to choose. Get a hobby and off the net if your family is fat!

Quoting Anonymous:

Goes against their freedom choice??

Are you insane?

So not allowing preschoolers to eat candy, chips and soda is going against their freedom? 

Go tell that to middle schoolers, they'd be much more likely to love your way of thinking.....

Quoting Anonymous:

Dictating anything that goes against a person's freedom of choice and expression is communism. No matter who is doing the oppressing. It teaches narrow minded ideals and limits progress. I don't care who is doing it, religion or secular- it is oppression! Since when are ALL religious people republicans? Talk about narrow mind.

Quoting gdsTX:

Since when is private school communist? Does that include the religious private schools? If so, does that make all the super religious republicans communists?


Get over yourself, please.


Quoting Anonymous:

Raising communists huh? Ok good to know

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh save your bullshit, This is a private school. I pay thousands of dollars a year so they can grow up in this enviroment.

Quoting Anonymous:

as rights erode it may someday become your problem.


"First they came for the communists,

and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.


Then they came for the socialists,

and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.


Then they came for the trade unionists,

and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.


Then they came for me,

and there was no one left to speak for me."




acosmann87
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Omg. I agree...parents that say that's all their kids will eat...bs. They eat that garbage because you let them. How sad. And you know it's shitty too ANON.

Quoting newmom2009:

Ummm your child won't starve if she doesn't get those things. Give her healthy choices and if she's hungry she will eat.
Oy vey

Quoting Anonymous:

eh i just bypass the rules anyways when it comes to that crapola
My 2nd grader gets fruit roll ups, mountain dew, and slim jims for lunch every day.  It is the ONLY thing she'll eat, so we do what we have to do.  i won't let my kid starve!



Anonymous
by Anonymous 93 on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Your kids school is run by a bunch of nazi idiots! It is up to you, not some nazi public school official on a power trip, what to pack in your child's lunch. oser school official doesnt like it, too damn bad! 

lorial58
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:06 PM

So if I send my kid to a school with a crummy lunchable what are they going to do about it?  Take it away from him and make him go without lunch?  I would never give my child a lunchable but I make lunches that are the equivalent of a lunchable with crackers and ham and cheese with a COOKIE (God forbid).  I also make my OWN fruit rollups with my dehydrator that are good and healthy for my children.  I don't like generalized, arbitrary rules just so they can meke me spend  2.50 per day for their disgusting lunches.

workingmommy87
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:09 PM

no juice? so they can only have water? no granola bars? yogurt only in reusable containers?? that's a while lot crap. sometimes mornings are crazy. lunchables are perfect for those moments. that is far too much. i agree that kids should eat healthy, but i think that l should do the parenting. with a all these rules and regulation, one starts to wonder "when do i get to be the parent"?

heather_c
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I would have to change schools.  My son has sensory processing disorder and as such takes picky eating beyond the extreme.  On some days, he will only eat crackers.  Some days he will only eat turkey meat.  It's really day to day with him and whatever is his favorite food this week, he might hate next week.  I have to roll with him and some days he eats mostly junk, but it's better than having him go hungry.  If I had to abide by so many lunch rules, my poor little guy would starve for the day because he would likely not eat what was allowed.

I think it's sad that schools have allowed the "no nuts" rule to go mainstream because of a few kids with nut allergies, but they won't recognize other feeding problems with kids such as mine. 

ChristianHerbal
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM

How dare they?!!!! Time to pull your children out of school.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 93 on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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Quoting kitchenwitch27:

How awesome that they do that and strive for trash free too. Yay for healthiness. Some ppl can't figure it out on their own so they need a bit of guidance from the school.

Bet you love govt intrusion too! Funny how the health nuts are always the first to go. This is America, time to quit be good little sheep and listen to govt BS and take back what is ours..


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:13 PM

No it isn't. 

Anorexia is when you don't eat anything because you feel so out of control in other areas of your life all you feel you can control is your body.



Being fat is not some fairy tale to scare them. It's a problem that happens if you only eat ding dongs ho hos and lunchables.

There are thousands of healthy foods out there and millions of recipes to make. We simply teach the kids about those instead of the ho hos .

Quoting Anonymous:

You are obsessed with food and people obsessed with food have a mental condition, its called Anorexia Nervosa. The poor kids fearing that if they eat they will be fat if they don't eat right will be restricting Anorexic. I refuse to be part of the insanity, you want to instill unhealthy paranoid young adults fine, but your obsession is unhealthy mentally.

Quote:

In the restricting type of anorexia, weight loss is achieved by restricting calories (following drastic diets, fasting, and exercising to excess).

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/anorexia_signs_symptoms_causes_treatment.htm


  • an intense fear of gaining weight

Obsession with calories, fat grams, and nutrition – Reading food labels, measuring and weighing portions, keeping a food diary, reading diet books.


Psychological causes and risk factors for anorexia

People with anorexia are often perfectionists and overachievers. They’re the “good” daughters and sons who do what they’re told, excel in everything they do, and focus on pleasing others. But while they may appear to have it all together, inside they feel helpless, inadequate, and worthless. Through their harshly critical lens, if they’re not perfect, they’re a total failure.

Quoting Anonymous:

I didn't just decide anything, around here we have meetings parents attend to go over all these things, suggest different things and change not working things. 

All the parents as a group are responsible for how this school runs and they are all happy with it. We have not had one parent complain about this


And what on earth are you talking about teaching them diet being the most intelligent thing to do? You seriously don't think lunchtime at school is the best place to teach them about what constitutes a good diet? Or do you just want to put the cupcake in their lunch box but tell them to eat half? How is putting dessert in their lunch box teaching them anything about self control? They eat what's in the bag. If there's a cookie, they'll eat it. If there's a peanut butter sandwich they'll eat it, if there's a turkey sub they'll eat it.

Quoting Anonymous:
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