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Nanny State Expands, Creates New Hunger Games for Starving Students

Original post made by Fed Up, Amberwood/Wood Meadows, on Feb 2, 2013

The Obama administration proposed regulations Friday that would prohibit U.S. schools from selling so-called unhealthy snacks.

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Posted by nancy s.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 2, 2013 at 10:59 am

@fed up. If you dont like the new mandates, pack a lunch for your kid with all the junk food you want. Bottom line, the trickle down effect of all the junk food and sugary drinks is a precursor for many diseases. diseases that cost big money in health care costs. While the schools are teaching the ABC's, let them teach about good nutrition. School districts get federal funding....the feds have a right to add restrictions.

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Posted by former_comfortfoodie
a resident of Amador Estates
on Feb 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm

fed up, we were a nanny state from the first date the teaching standards were established in the 19th Century.

regarding "tasteless baked versions and candy with hippie-style granola" OMG, I did not know Safeway were catering to subversives like me!! Hippie-style granola? Hey, Mr. Know-it-all, granola came from Europe in the early 1970s. At least we approved upon it. At least call it correctly, "Socialist sustenance."

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 2, 2013 at 2:04 pm

chicken feed is much cheaper than a crummy granola bar...duh