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  • The Cupcake Rebellion?

    The Cupcake Rebellion?

    EDMONDS, WA SCHOOL RULES BAN ON CUPCAKES, COOKIES, AND BIRTHDAY CAKES FOR STUDENTS’ BIRTHDAYS.

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    OH, THE JOY  OF AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD?

    AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF A CLASSROOM OF CHILDREN?

    Your birthday is nothing to celebrate, there is nothing special about the day you were born.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY..HERE’S A PENCIL

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    SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER?

    The Healthy, Hungry-free Kids Act of 2010, which REQUIRED?

    And MANDATED FEDERAL POLICY?  And NATION WIDE COMPLIANCE?

    PUBLIC SCHOOLS to follow new nutritional guidelines this academic year TO RECEIVE EXTRA FEDERAL LUNCH AID, has created a NATIONWIDE VERSION of the age-old parental challenge: PERSUADING? children to eat what is good for them.

    And, forcing their parents and American taxpayers  to pay for it!

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    THE REALITY OF THIS NEW FEDERAL WELLNESS, SCHOOL HEALTHY LUNCH PROGRAM

    WE THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS ARE MANDATED BY FEDERAL POLICY, REQUIRING TAXPAYER MONEY TO  SUBSIDIZE NATIONAL HEALTH SCHOOL LUNCH/BREAKFAST PROGRAMS , FORCED INTO NATION WIDE $11 BILLION A YEAR TAXATION COMPLIANCE.

    PLUS REQUIRING TAXPAYER TO  PAY FOR, the nation’s FOOD STAMPS PROGRAM COST A RECORD $78.4 BILLION in the 2012 …

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    WASHINGTON DC — The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed an agriculture budget bill THAT INCLUDED NEARLY $21 BILLION FOR CHILD NUTRITION that would allow schools to opt out of White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012. The vote was 31 to 18.

    The rules are the first changes in 15 years to the $11 BILLION school lunch program.

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    WHAT CAUSED THE 2014 BANNING OF THE BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE IN EDMONDS WA?

    The Healthy, Hungry-free Kids Act of 2010

    AFTER A NEW FEDERAL WELLNESS POLICY, BASED ON? SCHOOL HEALTHY LUNCH BASED ON? MICHELLE OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE (SCHOOL FOOD) ORDER?

    The Healthy, Hungry-free Kids Act of 2010 TOOK EFFECT REQUIRING SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS TO MONITOR THE NUTRITIONAL STANDARDS OF STUDENTS NATION WIDE, THE EDMONDS SCHOOL DISTRICT IN EDMONDS, WA VOTED TO BAN CUPCAKES, COOKIES, AND BIRTHDAY CAKES FOR STUDENTS’ BIRTHDAYS. 

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    SO? HOW’S THIS NEW FEDERAL WELLNESS, FEDERALLY MANDATED? FEDERAL POLICY? REQUIRING? NATION WIDE COMPLIANCE?  WORKING OUT IN SCHOOL CAFETERIAS  ACROSS AMERICA?

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    AN ALL AMERICAN FOOD FIGHT!

    The report found that 321 DISTRICTS LEFT THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM ALTOGETHER, many of which cited the new standards as a factor. The decline was “influenced by changes MADE TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW LUNCH CONTENT AND NUTRITION STANDARDS,” state and local officials said.

    NEW  LASH BACK ON FEDERAL WELLNESS POLICY

    First lady Michelle Obama’s healthy-eating initiative has hit a roadblock as students and parents in one rural Kentucky school district are lashing back at the MANDATED menu plans.

    “THEY SAY IT TASTES LIKE VOMIT,” said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley during a charged board meeting in which she described students’ reactions to the healthy-eating plan.

     

    YOU CAN LEAD SCHOOL KIDS TO THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA,

     BUT, YOU CAN’T MAKE THEM EAT IT.

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    AND, PARENT’S AND STUDENT’S WON’T BUY IT!

    THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM saw a sharp decline in participation once the healthy standards went into effect during the 2012-2013 school year. A TOTAL OF 1,086,000 STUDENTS STOPPED BUYING SCHOOL LUNCH.

    The key words here? STOPPED BUYING (stopped eating)

    THE NATIONAL SCHOOL HEALTHY LUNCHES.

     

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    House Panel Advances Bill on School Lunch Options

    By RON NIXON MAY 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed an agriculture budget bill that included NEARLY $21 BILLION for child nutrition that would allow schools to opt out of White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012. The vote was 31 to 18.

    The rules are the first changes in 15 years to the $11 BILLION school lunch program.

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    OPT OUT?

    2010 A House committee voted to temporarily allow schools to opt out of the nutrition standards passed back in 2010.

    May 29, 2014 – A bill includes a provision for a waiver process for local school districts … would allow SCHOOLS TO OPT OUT OF WHITE HOUSE NUTRITIONAL GUIDELINES passed in 2012. … food BECAUSE CHILDREN WERE NOT EATING THE HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVES.

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    “WE CAN’T FORCE STUDENTS TO EAT SOMETHING THEY DON’T WANT,” a food service director in New Mexico said, per the School Nutrition Association which has teamed with food companies TO OUST THE POLICY. “And with sky-high produce costs, we simply cannot afford to feed our trash cans.”

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    WILL SCHOOL KIDS? EAT THE HEALTHY LUNCH? IF IT IS FREE?

     Nicole Anthony, the cafeteria manager at one Los Angeles school, Nimitz Middle School in Huntington Park, estimated that out of the 1,800 STUDENTS, ALMOST ALL OF WHOM QUALIFY FOR A FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH, ONLY 1,200, “ON A GOOD DAY,” NOW EAT THE CAFETERIA’S OFFERINGS.

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     School officials say kids across the country are actually throwing away the healthy food offered to them in place of less-healthy options with critics describing trash cans spilling over with fruits and vegetables.

    “We simply cannot afford to feed our trash cans.” apparently what’s happening.

    The group said the rules had also led to TONS OF WASTED FOOD because children were not eating the healthier alternatives.

    read more at:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/30/us/politics/house-committee-votes-to-allow-schools-to-opt-out-of-nutritional-program.html?_r=0

    Students in L.A. throw out at least $100,000 worth of food a day

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    THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM, THE SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM, THE SPECIAL MILK PROGRAM

    The percentage of a school’s students participating in the federal free- and reduced-price lunch program?

    SCHOOLS IN WHICH 60 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE SECOND PRECEDING SCHOOL YEAR LUNCHES  WERE SERVED FREE OR REDUCED PRICE receive an additional $.02 reimbursement …

    The School Breakfast Program (SBP) which operates in more than 72,000 schools and institutions, serving a daily average of some 8.4 million children.

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