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Chicago Schools Banning Home Lunches - How would you deal with Paleo?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Possible Duplicate:
Homemade School Lunch Ban

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110411/us_yblog_thelookout/chicago-school-bans-homemade-lunches-the-latest-in-national-food-fight

Just came across this article, which horrified me. Chicago schools are not allowing families to send their kids to school with lunches, but instead have to buy from the cafeteria.

"last year the schools tightened their nutrition standards for cafeteria-served school lunches. Every lunch must contain whole grains, only reduced-fat salad dressings and mayonnaise are offered as condiments, and the meals must feature a different vegetable each day"

Question:

-Any Paleo parents in Chicago and how are you dealing with this?

-How would you deal with this if it came to your city?

There is SO much I could say about this, but I'm curious to hear your thoughts...

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on April 12, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Yeah, I just saw that a duplicate question was just asked 3 hours before I posted this one! Well, great minds... http://paleohacks.com/questions/32646/homemade-school-lunch-ban#axzz1JKp3TgxR

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on April 12, 2011
at 08:36 PM

Wow, is this for real? We're talkin about the US and A, right?

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on April 12, 2011
at 08:19 PM

This is an excellent idea on how to get round the problem.

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on April 12, 2011
at 07:12 PM

Agreed. I would not comply with this.

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on April 12, 2011
at 07:01 PM

duplicate. there's another thread on this already :)

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on April 12, 2011
at 06:55 PM

I had to check to see if that was posted on April 1!

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1a5e127be67cb36d9cee4bee7ffcfece

on April 12, 2011
at 06:54 PM

Wow, I know they probably mean well, but this is a perfect example of a governmental policy gone mad.

I literally would not allow my kid to be forced into eating school food and I'd go so far as to withdraw him and enroll in a better situation.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

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on April 12, 2011
at 07:12 PM

Agreed. I would not comply with this.

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on April 12, 2011
at 08:43 PM

I see that if you have food allergies, you can be exempt. Since we're all basically allergic to wheat, that's probably what I would go on. Still, not fair that all the other kids should be forced to eat a certain way...

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on April 12, 2011
at 08:41 PM

I would absolutely refuse! And I wouldn't lie about it. It is my choice what to feed my kid! The lunch I send with my children are healthier than the school's anyway. You want to see a mama bear's claws come out, pull that with me! I can't believe any parent is compliant with that prison rule. Those parents need to grow spines.

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8b841f037e75a8f6c68d9afc71e40797

on April 12, 2011
at 08:44 PM

I would absolutely refuse! And I wouldn't lie about it. It is my choice what to feed my kid! The lunch I send with my children are healthier than the school's anyway. You want to see a mama bear's claws come out, pull that with me! I can't believe any parent is compliant with that prison rule. Those parents need to grow spines.

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on April 12, 2011
at 08:13 PM

Just tell the school you keep kosher or halal and call it a day. Problem solved.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 12, 2011
at 08:19 PM

This is an excellent idea on how to get round the problem.

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on April 12, 2011
at 07:43 PM

I wouldn't comply and would do so on religious grounds... PALEO is fast becoming a religion! Besides, if you look at the principal and say, "we can't do it, we're Paleo." they wont ask questions and will just assume it's a religion anyway. No one wants to be the stupid person and ask what it is, so they'll just pretend they know all about your "new fangled religion" and let your child brown bag it.

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