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NYC elementary school adopts all-vegetarian menu

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  1. John Rambo

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    Provided they manage to keep enough protein in the diets, which I seriously doubt they'll be able to do without meat, thats an excellent decision. Oh, wait, cheese quesadillas. Yeah, thats worse for you than a chicken breast.

    Well done, dippies.
     
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  2. SixDemonBag

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    Having come from the NYC public school system I can attest that anything is better than the regular processed garbage they call food.
     
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    Well, I'm a lifelong vegetarian (47 years) and have quite a few marathons and mountain peaks on the resume' so I think they'll probably be able to sustain life without meat if that's the desire.
     
  4. John Rambo

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    You're not a developing child. Bone, brain, and muscle tissue don't get made from lettuce and carrots. Your body, being already grown, is much better suited to an unnatural diet than a child who's body is still building itself. You're gonna tell me you were a vegetarian when you were a child? I dunno about that.

    Which isn't to say that its impossible, just that I doubt the schools will successfully do so.
     
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    Arguably, the diet we eat now (with lots of meat in it) is far more "unnatural" than an all-vegetarian diet. Meat was mostly a luxury item for most human beings for most of history.

    <--not a vegetarian, and had braised short ribs and sushi for dinner last night
     
  6. Zer0

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    I don't know why meat gets attacked so heavily when it's primarily unhealthy because of the methods they use to mass produce it. Everything they put in the animals when they're growing and then after their slaughtered.

    ...while everyone's eating vegetables slathered with artificial fertilizers and Pesticides

    I don't know if people historically ate more meat or crops, but i imagine it depended on geography and accessibility to game. What IS unnatural is the mass production of all foods which inherently makes it all more unhealthy.


    While it's possible to get a complete protein from non meat sources, it's much harder. Unless they were to replace all of their wheat bread with Ezekiel bread, and the kids wouldn't much like that
     
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  7. John Rambo

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    Oh, I agree with that. Meat is a necessary part of the natural human diet (unless you think its healthier to suck down the bodily secretions from a cow's udder than eat a slab of chicken breast, which wouldn't be natural anyhow), but we're not meant to eat anywhere near as much of it as we do.

    Vegans, vegetarians, always some strange fad. Nobody ever eats a balanced diet anymore.
     
  8. vikingsoftpaw

    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    During our hunter/gather phase of evolution, meat was a more common staple.

    A vegetarian diet is doable if one balances their nutrition.

    I once made a comment to a vegetarian about not seeing a fat vegan/vegetarian. She said they exist, they eat too much bread, pasta and starches.

    Grains provide a higher number of calories is today's diet than they should.
     
  9. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Just another political agenda. Thinking this is about healthy choices and not about exercising power is naive.
     
  10. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    And that air we breathe. That air tainted with Carbon Monoxide, airborne pollutants and chemical plant emissions. Is it any wonder why the entire planet isn't dead yet?

    I like Zeke-bread. I have a slice almost every day. Spoils fast, tho. :(
     
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    No one has said they're forcing kids into a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, either. This is one meal a day. If they have bacon for breakfast and steak for dinner, it doesn't matter if they don't get a burger at lunch.

    Rumor had long held that most of the meat (like burgers) served in my schools around here were soy-based products, anyway.
     
  12. Glock30Eric

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    Better than processed packed foods.
     
  13. John Rambo

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    2 meals, unless I read it wrong. Mmm, soy. Did your graduating class' males have femaledog-mammaries?
     
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    I'm not a fan of public schools nor of public schools feeding kids.

    However, IF they are going to be doing those things, I'd much rather have them feeding the kids whole foods plant-based foods rather than the processed crap they serve now.
     
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    I agree and it is their parents' job to feed them. It is not Gov't or school's responsiblity to feed them. It seems that their parents are unfit to be parents because they couldn't feed their own children; how sad is that!?
     
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    I'll remind you that the second most populous country in the world is predominately vegetarian.

    Is that a fad?

    Even within western culture, nobody nowhere ate as large a percentage of meat in every meal of the day as people do today. Historically speaking, it isn't the consumption of meat that is "new" it is the amount.

    If eating habits changing in the 20-40 years of your living memory constitutes a fad, then yes... eating more fresh locally grown food and vegetables is a fad.
     
  17. John Rambo

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    Are they vegetarian by choice or because they have no better choice because theres too damn many of them and not enough meat/money to buy meat to go around? Would you like to post some pictures of those people and we can critique their physical development? People eat whats available, that doesn't mean its perfect.

    I mean moreso in this country, where people don't live in huts and cages.
     
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  18. Zer0

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    Air's bad too. I can't live in any major urban area, when there's an air quality warning my lungs close up.

    I think you're the first person i've met that likes it too, I love the stuff
     
  19. hamster

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    Here is a particularly well developed example. :)
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    Are you a cattle rancher or something? I'm not sure why you are taking such a black and white stance on this.

    Omitting meat from two meals a day does not make these kids malnourished or vegetarians.

    As far as nutrition and health, I assure you that people who eat a balanced plant based diet can be very healthy. But don't take my word on it, take the word of the former head of Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic, the #1 rated cardiac hospital in the country.

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