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There are issues with food at school

September 29, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: Have Champion Schools’ parents’ children come home hungry and complaining about the lunch they had at school? My child has come home from middle school and has told me about how terribl......

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Stew7274

Sep-29-13 12:46 AM

Well don't they have to comply with what Michele Obama said they should be serving? Seems thats coming from the top, not sure they can refuse the wonderful Dept. of Education. Maybe there is a food desert in Champion and they just can't find good food. lol

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Daniel

Sep-29-13 6:39 AM

I wonder if they don't like the food if they would be aloud to pack their own lunch. Um, just an idea there.

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moreandmoredisappointed

Sep-29-13 7:29 AM

Every school kids go home complaining. You have to remember they are limited to where they get their food from. Almost all through government programs. They can not afford to go to suppliers who furnish food for your restaurants. Most of the food is not as bas as told. Also, most schools have a weekly set menu. But there has to be something else with the breadsticks. You are right. When we were in school the pizza was great. Pack her lunch will solve your problem.

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escaped

Sep-29-13 7:45 AM

So pack your kid's lunch and shut up. It's institutional food, not a sit down restaurant.

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WarrenProud

Sep-29-13 8:30 AM

Garbonzo beans, spinach, and sweet potatoes - some of my family's favorite foods. Healthy foods for a healthy lifestyle. Pack your kids a unhealthy lunch if that's what you want to do, and quit complaining.

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Annahc

Sep-29-13 8:40 AM

Too bad they can't get FRUIT and VEGETABLES locally. Wouldn't that be cheaper? How about all the produce from local gardeners - too bad they can't donate it to the school.

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Mark9902

Sep-29-13 10:42 AM

Ok escaped, tell that to the parents who cannot afford to pack their child's lunch and rely on the school to provide them lunch.

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Mark9902

Sep-29-13 10:46 AM

Moreandmoredisappointed, yes they do have a weekly set menu, and there are times when the child gets to school for that day, the menu has changed without notice

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jonathon

Sep-29-13 10:53 AM

Hope and change, how do you Obama voters like it now?

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InoJack

Sep-29-13 11:18 AM

How about you taking responsibility by; fixing your child a decent breakfast. That would solve most of your 'picky eaters' problem. Every morning I drive by these over weight children eating/drinking 'junk' before they even enter the school house. Growing up, a Mt. Dew and a Moon pie was not considered a meal. Parents, not schools, that serve 'heat & eat', McD's, etc., fat/salt laden crap, created these monster-eaters.Don't believe me, check the interior of their cars and trash days in front of their houses.

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FamilyGuy

Sep-29-13 11:34 AM

If you and your friends would pack your kid's lunch, then the school lunch program will either get better or shut down for lack of patronage.

For those getting free lunches, eat what is put in front of you and be thankful.

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Shealeigh

Sep-29-13 11:48 AM

The food issue is one thing, but what about my daughter who is a student at Central receiving spoiled milk twice this year? Here is an idea maybe if they didn't let their teachers and principals double dip they could afford to hire more lunch help to prepare better meals.

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jonathon

Sep-29-13 11:52 AM

The school can and will remove any food the government deems not healthy from your child's packed lunch, it has happened many times already but these little government intrusions are naturally being hushed up, hope and change gotta love it!

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Mark9902

Sep-29-13 12:36 PM

before you make ignorant comments on how parents should pack, do your homework and see what other area schools are serving children. champion raised their food prices. compare Lakeview's lunch menu, which is $.25 less than champions and is 10 times better. My son used to go to Lakeview and bought everyday, and we moved to Champion and now he never buys.

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CommonSense

Sep-29-13 4:48 PM

They serve what My Belle Michelle tells them they have to serve.

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Breezie3

Sep-29-13 6:19 PM

My kids complain also about the lunches, and we live in Howland. I guess my take on it is this.... They are serving what they have to serve and honestly, if my kids don't like it, they pack for that day. Should kids eat cold food? Not if it is supposed to be hot, so maybe tackle that issue first. I feed my kids breakfast every morning. Eggs/toast/potato cakes sometimes pancakes, and that fills them up to where they aren't even really that hungry come lunch time. I understand what you are saying, because my kids complain also, but I decided to just pack for that day and not listen to them complain. It kinda solves the issue on this end. And just a thought...if there are kids that get free lunches, that is because their parents are low income, which in turn means they get food stamps, which in turns mean they COULD pack a lunch for that child if the child is complaining. If you take this further, I really do wish you the best of luck and hope you get the change you're after.

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PantherPride

Sep-29-13 7:13 PM

I have seen some sorry looking lunches served and some that were packed in lunch boxes with lots of low protein,high-sugar goodies,too. The films "A Place At The Table" and "Food Inc.' have some important things to say regarding the issue of school lunch menus.Sad, but for many Ohio children, the school lunch is the best meal of their entire day. At Jefferson Elementary nearly all the lunch served is eaten, whereas at Lincoln Elementary there is a whole lot of good food wasted and thrown away.

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Senator1218

Sep-30-13 7:21 AM

Yep, the bad pizza is Michele's fault!

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Enigma

Sep-30-13 9:42 AM

If you don't like it, pack your own lunch.

If you get a free lunch... Well it's FREE!

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Enigma

Sep-30-13 9:44 AM

LiberalSerfdom- JFK offers great lunches and massages from priests too!

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Enigma

Sep-30-13 9:51 AM

Mark9902- I would tell the parents that it's their job to provide their kids with a lunch.

Sorry kid, your parents are free-loaders so you get the lousy free school lunch.

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Billdog

Sep-30-13 12:55 PM

Yep, if you don't like then pack. It's isn't like the Champion lunch is free, so buy and shut up or pack what you want. If staff is taking what your kid packs, that's theft, report it. I'm so tired of listening to people beauch about stupid things. Get a freagin life.

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Mark9902

Sep-30-13 4:45 PM

The article was written because in comparison to other area schools, Champion doesn't measure up. All schools are to follow the federal guidelines that the idiot Michelle Obama stuck her nose into. So how is it that other schools can have a much better lunch selection, at a lower price than what Champion is offering? Doesn't take a genius to realize that if the child don't like what is being served to pack. Wake up people and quit being simpletons. It clearly states in the letter that if they don't like what is offered, pack. Don't need people repeating the letter.

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CitizenZero

Sep-30-13 11:07 PM

FamilyGuy Sep-29-13 11:34 AM

If you and your friends would pack your kid's lunch, then the school lunch program will either get better or shut down for lack of patronage.

For those getting free lunches, eat what is put in front of you and be thankful.

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AMEN!

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KB736432

Oct-01-13 9:49 PM

Okay Mark.. hopefully this will help you in your obvious confusion with reality.. "I remember in school how good the pizza used to be. We had those rectangle cheese pizzas and they were good. I have learned that the school gets theirs frozen in triangles" - if you think that the oh so good pizza you were served in school was homemade and never frozen you are sadly mistaken. "This past week, the children were served cooked spinach and mashed sweet potatoes" - It is not the school or cooks who get to pick what is acceptable to be served. They are given guidelines to follow, so your "petition" against the cafeteria is not going to get you very far. This so called military or prison menu is the same menu structure that you had.. kids do not like change. For example : they served spinach and sweet potatoes instead of a burger and your child compained!

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