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What's Next on the School Force Food Agenda? School District Bans Ice Cream


School District Bans PTA Ice Cream Sales

School District Bans PTA Ice Cream Sales

Oct 5, 2012

By Todd Starnes

A New Jersey school district has ordered the PTA to stop selling ice cream to students on campus because the longtime fundraising violates state and federal law.

For years the PTA in Parsippany, New Jersey sold ice cream once a week on campuses across the district. The money was used to fund cultural arts programs and field trips for the students.

But earlier this week, the district superintendent sent a letter to the group informing the parents that those tiny cups of ice cream could no longer be sold on campus.

“We don’t know the full extent of the issue, but the PTA cannot sell ice cream during our lunch time hour,” PTA president Liz Kadian told Fox News. “It’s disturbing to many parents.”

Supt. LeRoy Seitz told Fox News that the district has no choice in the matter.

“While we fully understand that our students enjoyed the PTA ice cream fundraisers in the past and that the ice cream sale fundraiser was very successful for our PTAs, we cannot approve activities, including PTA ice cream sales that are in violation of state regulations,” he said in a statement.

The law forbids any food sale fundraising efforts during the “hours when our school nutritional program is in operation.”

“It is unfortunate that we cannot permit the PTA ice cream sales during the hours that lunch is being served and again, we have asked our principales to work with his or her PTA to find other opportunities to fundraise that are in compliance with state regulations,” he said.

“I think it’s ridiculous and a majority of the parents feel the same way,” Kadian told Fox News. “It’s a once-a-week treat.”

Dozens of parents are voicing their extreme displeasure about the new ice cream ban on the Parsippany Patch website.

“I can only imagine what will be next,” one parent wrote. “Will the school board start checking lunch boxes making sure that parents did not pack too many Twinkies or yodels?”

“Whether it is federal, state or local government-mandated, another piece of childhood innocence is being taken away,” another parent wrote. “How sad that an elementary school child can’t look forward to buying something as simple as an ice cream bar once a week.”

Last week more than 1,000 students at Parsippany Hills High School staged a strike against the cafeteria to protest federal guidelines governing portion size. As a result, a number of parents are now packing lunches for their children.

Kadian said she understands the USDA’s concerns over healthy lunches – but she noted that the ice cream they sold met state guidelines. The ice cream cups contained about four bites of – and the ice pops were sugar-free.

Teachers also used the weekly ice cream sale as an incentive – offering students the chance to earn certificates for a free treat.

But Kadian said the bigger issue is fundraising. Without the ice cream sales, many student activities could be jeopardized.

She said the PTA will be meeting soon to discuss their options.

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/school-district-bans-ice-cream.html

....I am only responsible for what I say,NOT for what you understand.....
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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Paperfishies
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:27 PM
So you don't eat food you thoroughly enjoy? Food is just fuel to you and nothing else?


Quoting Sisteract:

I agree.

The sooner people learn that food is for fuel and not a reward, event, punishment, activity and highlight of the day, the better.

KIDS should be encouraged to develop a healthy relationship with food from the get go.

MOST Americans are deficient in this area.

It affects health and hc costs-

I would think that fiscal conservies would get it- it's $$$$$.

Quoting Bookwormy:

I really hope this is a private schoo that receives no public funding for meals! That is disgusting!





Quoting Godgaveme4:

 Our ASB just sold boxes of krispy Kremes at lunch last week.  The kids loved it.  Next week the sophmores are selling candy.  All of it is for fundtraising.



And in the elementary the kids can choose ice cream as a side item.



I love my school!





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JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Yeah, and your point? Laura, take a Valium and chill.. Either that or get laid. You're way too uptight.

Quoting LauraKW:

You cared enough to quote me and respond. Was it you in some heated debate recently who said "Fuck his dead mother" about someone you didn't like (Al Sharpton maybe?) right after his mother passed? Damn, can't remember the details.



Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

Bleh. And you don't get out much. That's a line from a tv show.... President says it to his wife when she tries to force him on national tv to go to war..

"Scandal - White Hats Off"..

And, for some reason - you seem to think that I care what you think - I don't care if you think it's sexist or not. Get over yourself.

Quoting LauraKW:

 That is the most sexist remark I have ever seen you make.  Disgusting.



Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:
Quoting GotSomeKids:



clapping



How about properly funding a lunch program so CAN give them correct portions of good food and properly fund education so we don't have to have ice cream fundraisers.



Oh wait, that is asking way too much.



Quoting tooptimistic:



You know if the schools/ first lady really cared about school lunches, processed crap food would be off menu, and the lunch ladies would actually be making real food for lunch.



Not smaller portions of crappy processed food, but real homecooked food.  Its not rocket science, its common sense. 



Michelle Obama is barking up the wrong tree.






Michele is ornamental, not functional. She needs to play her position.



 


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turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:55 PM
1 mom liked this

 During school hours...personally dont think any sort of PTA fundraising should happen during school hours.

Ice Cream...meh.  They dont need it during school hours.

Moniker
by Bronze Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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The very women who love to preach about personal responsibility and bitch about foodstamps and how they should be limited to healthy and necessary items are complaining about school changes? Hypocritical much? For those of you that have yet to grasp it, school lunch is an option.

Why is it so hard for so many of you to live and let live? Don't like abortion, don't get one. Don't like gay marriage, don't have one. Don't like the school lunch, pack one from home. It's all the same concept, a different option that is available doesn't take anything away from you. Good grief, ladies. THINK!  

Godgaveme4
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:32 PM

 

Quoting Moniker:

The very women who love to preach about personal responsibility and bitch about foodstamps and how they should be limited to healthy and necessary items are complaining about school changes? Hypocritical much? For those of you that have yet to grasp it, school lunch is an option.

Why is it so hard for so many of you to live and let live? Don't like abortion, don't get one. Don't like gay marriage, don't have one. Don't like the school lunch, pack one from home. It's all the same concept, a different option that is available doesn't take anything away from you. Good grief, ladies. THINK!  

 Yes it is an option. you are right.

Unfortunately there are many stories about schools limiting choices for parent to send for school lunches.  And if they do not approve they will replace it with school lunch. 

Moniker
by Bronze Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:59 PM


Quoting Godgaveme4:

 

Quoting Moniker:

The very women who love to preach about personal responsibility and bitch about foodstamps and how they should be limited to healthy and necessary items are complaining about school changes? Hypocritical much? For those of you that have yet to grasp it, school lunch is an option.

Why is it so hard for so many of you to live and let live? Don't like abortion, don't get one. Don't like gay marriage, don't have one. Don't like the school lunch, pack one from home. It's all the same concept, a different option that is available doesn't take anything away from you. Good grief, ladies. THINK!  

 Yes it is an option. you are right.

Unfortunately there are many stories about schools limiting choices for parent to send for school lunches.  And if they do not approve they will replace it with school lunch. 

Sorry but I'm calling BS on this. Yes, I actually did read one such story and it was completely wrong of the school. However, I don't for one minute believe this practice is common or there are many instances of it.

blondie805
by Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM

My kids sold candy bars to their friends during school hours and that included during lunch hours. It was to raise funds for the drama or band or orchestra programs.

This is just an excuse to cut spending on the arts. It sickens me that someone has become that hell bent on standing in the way of a little pleasure and artistic creations.

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Glad to hear it.  Some kids do not do well on sugar.  I have a friend who was on a no-sugar-added diet (in other words, if it wasn't naturally occuring he didn't eat it).  When he went to his dad's for 4 weeks, his dad would call, complaining, on the 3rd day, about out of control he was.  He'd come home, completely out of control, detox for 3 days, and be back to normal, well behaved.  His dad never did feed him his regular diet... candy, coke, cake, ice cream etc.  Thankfully, the school knew he was on a special diet, so he didn't get any sugar treats at school, but not all schools are so willing to make sure the kid only gets what he's allowed, unless an allergy is in play.

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I know right! I swear what makes me sick are all these bitchy ass moms compaining that the school is trying to serve kids healthy meals. Talk about shitty ass parents.

Quoting Sisteract:

Snowflakes do not need super sized portions or ice cream during the school day.

No kid was ever permanently damaged from eating appropriate proportions, and nutritional meals devoid of sweets.

AND seemingly FEW parents/adults/ teens have the personal responsibility necessary to make the best food and exercises choices all on their own.

Teachers, incentives, treats...kids aren't show animals.

I know, liberty, nanny state, blah, blah.

None of it matters when you're prematurely dead d/t your terrible habits- the schools (we, we are the schools) do not need to perpetuate the problem.


Sisteract
by Whoopie on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I enjoy healthy, whole foods and I love to cook.

I do not use as a reward and am not an emotional eater.

Quoting Paperfishies:

So you don't eat food you thoroughly enjoy? Food is just fuel to you and nothing else?


Quoting Sisteract:

I agree.

The sooner people learn that food is for fuel and not a reward, event, punishment, activity and highlight of the day, the better.

KIDS should be encouraged to develop a healthy relationship with food from the get go.

MOST Americans are deficient in this area.

It affects health and hc costs-

I would think that fiscal conservies would get it- it's $$$$$.

Quoting Bookwormy:

I really hope this is a private schoo that receives no public funding for meals! That is disgusting!





Quoting Godgaveme4:

 Our ASB just sold boxes of krispy Kremes at lunch last week.  The kids loved it.  Next week the sophmores are selling candy.  All of it is for fundtraising.



And in the elementary the kids can choose ice cream as a side item.



I love my school!






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Leading with hate and intolerance only leads to MORE hate and intolerance.
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