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August 22, 2005

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cagey

You touched a very sore subject with me and I will try to control the expletives that want to emanate from my fingers right now. It pisses me off that vending machines are in school. PISSES ME OFF. I worry about my own little Freeloader being subjected to that CRAP after 5 years of my protecting him from it. Yeah, junk food is okay as an occasional TREAT, but for every day food? No way.

I have to admit that I was quite proud that I didn't use the vending machines at my last job ONE SINGLE time the entire time I worked there. We did have a cafeteria, so I wasn't totally Junk Food Free, but at least the cafeteria had limited hours.

re: school lunches - hands down, my favorite meals were the chili/cinnamon roll combo and that scary salisbury steak/mashed potatoes combo. Also, why oh why were the rolls at school so darned good??

Tish G

Given I was one of those massively uncoordined kids, I'm shocked when I hear myself arguing for more phys ed in schools. Yet when I see kids whose lives revolve around the couch and Mountain Dew, I'm reminded that things nowadays are a far cry from the days of The President's Council on Physical Fitness and the pediatrician worrying about how "flabby" I was. Nothing compared to what I see these days.

Taking the vending machines out is, at the moment, possibly a token move on the part of most schools. Let's see how they will manage to replace the funding that the vending machines brought in. Then I'll applaud the move.

Jane

Cagey - I forgot about the school cinnamon rolls. Those were good!

Tish - Ah yes, the President's Council on Physical Fitness. I got the Intermediate Award one year and the next year I stayed after school working on the good old flexed arm hang and other fitness classics until I got the President's Award. I still have the patch and maybe the certificate, which I think was signed by Richard Nixon.

Jo

Yak. It's so true. My kids eat pizza every time they get to buy the hot lunch, and then by the time I pick them up, they're cranky and insufferable. Not good!

Pharmgirl

YES! Chili & cinnamon roll combo..YUM! My daughter started Kindergarten last week and will be bringing lunch from home. She does buy milk, though. I was a bit disappointed that they have a choice of white, chocolate and strawberry, though. Can't keep the sugar away!

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