# Junk food

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I'm in middle school, and they just passed this gay law(or so I heard.) saying that junk food shouldn't be allowed in schools. WTF?!!? It's pissing me off...

chroot
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1) Most children are not really competent to make sensible choices on their own.

2) Childhood obesity is a very serious problem in the US, leading to many billions of dollars of healthcare bills and lowered productivity.

3) The law probably deals with serving or selling junk food in schools. If you're really that addicted to junk food, you can bring it with you to school. On the other hand, apples are pretty damn tasty -- try one.

- Warren

Pengwuino
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yomamma said:
I'm in middle school, and they just passed this gay law(or so I heard.) saying that junk food shouldn't be allowed in schools. WTF?!!? It's pissing me off...

Many people currently on their death bed from heart failure and such that still havent hit the age of 40 might have a different opinion on this.

What actually pisses me off though is that this kinda law would be passed.... but cell phones are allowed! grrr :D I hate cel phones!!!!

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chroot said:
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On the other hand, apples are pretty damn tasty -- try one.

- Warren

I don't try anything new with the scool food. I once was eating chicken and found a spleen... :yuck:

My friends insist on crushing the inside of bananas while the skin remains intact. It gives us something to do during language arts class...

Today, I did get an apple. I again, crushed the inside with the skin intact. Apples have a lot of air in them, the pop sounded like this:

ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss...............

Junk food makes you use bad words, misspell words, and generally destroy the English language. The class you destroy fruit in could actually be of assistance to you.

That said, I just polished off a #4, no onions with a Coke from "McDougals" :tongue2:

Moonbear
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yomamma said:
I'm in middle school, and they just passed this gay law(or so I heard.) saying that junk food shouldn't be allowed in schools. WTF?!!? It's pissing me off...

It's about time! I don't know what possessed administrators to decide it was okay to sell junk food in schools in the first place! If parents want to allow their kids to eat junk food, they can send it with them in a packed lunch.

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Echo 6 Sierra said:
Junk food makes you use bad words, misspell words, and generally destroy the English language. The class you destroy fruit in could actually be of assistance to you.

Things sure have changed since I was a kid. We weren't allowed to have ANY food in class. We ate lunch at lunch time, and that was all we got while at school. If you got thirsty, there were water fountains in the hallways.

Moonbear said:
Things sure have changed since I was a kid. We weren't allowed to have ANY food in class. We ate lunch at lunch time, and that was all we got while at school. If you got thirsty, there were water fountains in the hallways.
I know. This bugs the hell out of me. In my classes there are signs on the wall "No eating, No drinking, No smoking". But people drink and eat all the time. The drinking doesn't bother me, but the eating sometimes does. Listening to someone wrestle with a wrapper, or munch on a bag of chips is just distracting. One guy brought a whole pizza into the classroom. He offered some to the teacher and she told him to stop eating in class. Everyone could still smell the pizza. I hated it. Maybe I should just light up a cigarette in class and start puffing away. If we are going to break the rules then we might as well break all of them. (I don't believe in that, but sometimes feel that way.)

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Moonbear said:
It's about time! I don't know what possessed administrators to decide it was okay to sell junk food in schools in the first place! If parents want to allow their kids to eat junk food, they can send it with them in a packed lunch.

Yeah, my old school had junk food once a week. Now, we buy what we want, when we want. Even certain small buissnesses are giving our school food. We get "ozark delight lollipops" (weekly), "jamba juice"(weekly) which are just smoothies, and "port-of-subs" sandwiches,(daily) which are like $3.50! :grumpy: We also have cookies for 50 cents everyday. Italian ice, nutty roayal ice-cream, these we can buy anytime we want. Our scool has a lot of variety though.. :tongue: I had lunch with my 2d grade nephew about 6 months ago and was mildly amused. The kids get their lunch and sit down and if they want any condiments the have to raise their hand and an instructor comes over and squirts either katsup or mustard on their tray for them. After eating they have to stay in their seat until the instructor says they can line up at the door and then they leave. When I was that age we ate then left to go stand in the entry way by the Principals office (kept us quiet) until the teacher came to open the door for us to go back down the hall to class. Funny, I don't remember a Police presence in school at that time. Gold Member Echo 6 Sierra said: I had lunch with my 2d grade nephew about 6 months ago and was mildly amused. The kids get their lunch and sit down and if they want any condiments the have to raise their hand and an instructor comes over and squirts either katsup or mustard on their tray for them. After eating they have to stay in their seat until the instructor says they can line up at the door and then they leave. When I was that age we ate then left to go stand in the entry way by the Principals office (kept us quiet) until the teacher came to open the door for us to go back down the hall to class. Funny, I don't remember a Police presence in school at that time. As amazing as it sounds, :uhh: we get to squirt our own katsup and mustard on our food! And we can go wherever we want (within the school) until next period. Pengwuino Gold Member yomamma said: Yeah, my old school had junk food once a week. Now, we buy what we want, when we want. Even certain small buissnesses are giving our school food. We get "ozark delight lollipops" (weekly), "jamba juice"(weekly) which are just smoothies, and "port-of-subs" sandwiches,(daily) which are like$3.50! :grumpy:

We also have cookies for 50 cents everyday. Italian ice, nutty roayal ice-cream, these we can buy anytime we want. Our scool has a lot of variety though.. :tongue:

what the hell... Educate our future and slowly begin the killing off process at soon as possible!

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Echo 6 Sierra said:
I had lunch with my 2d grade nephew about 6 months ago and was mildly amused. The kids get their lunch and sit down and if they want any condiments the have to raise their hand and an instructor comes over and squirts either katsup or mustard on their tray for them. After eating they have to stay in their seat until the instructor says they can line up at the door and then they leave. When I was that age we ate then left to go stand in the entry way by the Principals office (kept us quiet) until the teacher came to open the door for us to go back down the hall to class. Funny, I don't remember a Police presence in school at that time.

Wow! When I was that age, I think we got to add our own condiments, but it was done at the end of the food line, before we got to our tables. We weren't made to sit still, just as long as we stayed by our class' table (each class had their own table at that age). When we were done eating, we were released onto the playground for recess, got out all that extra energy we built up from sitting still in the morning, and then were herded back into lines by class to return to the building for our afternoon lessons (there were literally lines drawn on the blacktop that we had to go stand on at the end of recess, one line for each class). I miss recess!!!

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Moonbear said:
I miss recess!!!
Don't we all?

Ivan Seeking
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Don't believe any of it yomamma. Really what happens is that adults sit around and conspire to make kids miserable. We laugh and laugh and laugh... :rofl: Next we plan to raise the driving age... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Pengwuino
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Ivan Seeking said:
Don't believe any of it yomamma. Really what happens is that adults sit around and conspire to make kids miserable. We laugh and laugh and laugh... :rofl: Next we plan to raise the driving age... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

The more and more time seperates me from public school, teh more i start to think this is actually true lol.

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Ivan Seeking said:
:rofl: Next we plan to raise the driving age... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

No, you don't. And when I become 15 and 7/12, I'll come to your house and kick your ass

FredGarvin
Ivan Seeking said:
Next we plan to raise the driving age...

I have been preaching that ever since a dim witted, 16 year old, Titanic watching, N Sync loving, Abercrombie and Fitch wearing, Brittney Spears wanna-be totaled my wife's car because she felt she couldn't be distracted with details like 'driving' while putting on her make up on the way to the mall.

yomamma said:
Yeah, my old school had junk food once a week. Now, we buy what we want, when we want. Even certain small buissnesses are giving our school food. We get "ozark delight lollipops" (weekly), "jamba juice"(weekly) which are just smoothies, and "port-of-subs" sandwiches,(daily) which are like \$3.50!

We also have cookies for 50 cents everyday. Italian ice, nutty roayal ice-cream, these we can buy anytime we want. Our scool has a lot of variety though..

Jimminey....is this a school or a friggin' movie theater? In the immortal words of the snooty Maitr D' from Ferris Bueller's Day Off...."I weep for the future."

Pengwuino
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FredGarvin said:
I have been preaching that ever since a dim witted, 16 year old, Titanic watching, N Sync loving, Abercrombie and Fitch wearing, Brittney Spears wanna-be totaled my wife's car because she felt she couldn't be distracted with details like 'driving' while putting on her make up on the way to the mall.

Man i saw this one girl in this red convertable, blonde hair... went right through a red light like it was nothing. Then i dont know hoa mny times ive seen girls go through stop signs while on the phone.

Its like.... guys, we always stop at reds and stopsigns... but man do we know how to speed. Girls can never even reac the speed limit some times but its like their immune to the color red.

Ivan Seeking
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yomamma said:
No, you don't. And when I become 15 and 7/12, I'll come to your house and kick your ass

Did I mention the curfew being discussed?

Moonbear
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Pengwuino said:
Man i saw this one girl in this red convertable, blonde hair... went right through a red light like it was nothing. Then i dont know hoa mny times ive seen girls go through stop signs while on the phone.

Its like.... guys, we always stop at reds and stopsigns... but man do we know how to speed. Girls can never even reac the speed limit some times but its like their immune to the color red.

That's pretty sexist, as well as inaccurate. I can assure you I've seen plenty of men fly through red lights and stop signs. I've seen plenty of people of both sexes driving erratically while on the phone too. Everything from driving too slowly, to drifting over the lines, to screeching to sudden stops because they don't notice the car ahead of them slowing down until they nearly run them over, to running lights and stop signs.

Around here, the driving age is 16, and I really don't think teens that young, as a group (there are always exceptions), have the attention span to be safe drivers. Maybe 16 year-olds were more mature when these laws were written, or maybe there just weren't so many cars on the road so that they could be reckless without really hurting anyone out in cornfields somewhere, but nowadays, they are a real risk on the roads around here. Not that I could tell a 16- from an 18-yr old in a car, but I see a lot of young-looking people driving in ways that suggest they are oblivious to their surroundings.

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Ivan Seeking said:
Did I mention the curfew being discussed?
No curfew, so I'll just come on down anytime!

DaveC426913
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yomamma said:
I'm in middle school, and they just passed this gay law(or so I heard.) saying that junk food shouldn't be allowed in schools. WTF?!!? It's pissing me off...
I'm still trying to figure out what junk food has to do with gay rights.

bomba923 here, just wondering--

What exactly is classified as "junk" food?---
Foods with a sugar content above some limit?
A mineral/vitamin ratio of some sort? Calories to weight?
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But aside from that (just to objectify), a more general question:
*Are junk foods also foods with a high fat content?

IIRC, Coke/soda is considered "junk food" by its high sugar content and its "empty calories." However, a good burger has a high fat content, but its calories are by no means empty--i.e., lettuce, tomatoes, protein (from meat), pickles...and all that good stuff. But is it the quantity of fat it contains?--that classifies it as junk food? Suppose there was no mayonnaise (i prefer mustard instead) and the meat was well-done, in a cooker that pours out the fat. Would it still be "junk food"?
*Potato/Cheese chips for example--well, cheese has calcium, which is good for you. And some nutrition labels also note some vitamins (fortified)---but what exactly makes it "junk food"?
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Just to objectify matters, exactly what criteria characterizes "junk food"? What are the conditions that must be met to classify a food as "junk"? --i.e., "junk food" ?

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bomba923 said:
bomba923 here, just wondering--

What exactly is classified as "junk" food?---
Foods with a sugar content above some limit?
A mineral/vitamin ratio of some sort? Calories to weight?
--------------------------
But aside from that (just to objectify), a more general question:
*Are junk foods also foods with a high fat content?

IIRC, Coke/soda is considered "junk food" by its high sugar content and its "empty calories." However, a good burger has a high fat content, but its calories are by no means empty--i.e., lettuce, tomatoes, protein (from meat), pickles...and all that good stuff. But is it the quantity of fat it contains?--that classifies it as junk food? Suppose there was no mayonnaise (i prefer mustard instead) and the meat was well-done, in a cooker that pours out the fat. Would it still be "junk food"?
*Potato/Cheese chips for example--well, cheese has calcium, which is good for you. And some nutrition labels also note some vitamins (fortified)---but what exactly makes it "junk food"?
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Just to objectify matters, exactly what criteria characterizes "junk food"? What are the conditions that must be met to classify a food as "junk"? --i.e., "junk food" ?
I believe it is the sugar content at a certain level.