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Mex
03-09-2005, 08:13 PM
I know that advertising is against the rules, but this is too important to miss out on. This could change childrens future.

Basically, Jamie Oliver is trying to change the school lunches in schools. He has already made a big difference and has helped many schools get the children to eat healthier food. It is important that we help change change diets across the United Kingdom, and some day things will change internationally.

The amount of crap in the food that children eat in school these days is obsurd. The average 'Turkey Twizzler' - a highly processed product consisting of only 34% turkey, and the rest a mixture of rusk, pork fat, water, additives, preservatives and flavourings. But Jamie Oliver has already gotten one company who supplies food to thousands of school companies to stop making this junk.

What we eat affects everything. Mood, behaviour, health, growth, even our ability to concentrate. A lunchtime school meal should provide a growing child with one third of their daily nutritional intake. But the processed junk foods served in most school dining halls these days don't.

Soon Jamie is going to take a list of all the people who have signed this (http://www.feedmebetter.com/getinvolved/signexplain.php) petition to the Government to try to get them to improve the dinners children eat at schools. [I'm glad I don't eat this rubbish]

So if you would, please visit http://www.feedmebetter.com and sign the petition. It could really make a difference, thank you.

jon_hill987
03-09-2005, 08:17 PM
I totaly agree, already signed it.

tags
03-09-2005, 08:18 PM
school dinner?

BongoBob
03-09-2005, 08:20 PM
What grades are we talking about? Because if it's for middle school and below I'll sign it.

If this is the same guy that got the us to change the lunches in schools, then I should slap him. Sorry, but I think that highschoolers can make their own decisions at lunch time. I want my Mt Dew and doritios back at school damnit ><

Mex
03-09-2005, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by tags
school dinner?

Basically its a meal you can get when you go to break for 20-40 minutes.

Originally posted by BongoBob
What grades are we talking about? Because if it's for middle school and below I'll sign it.

If this is the same guy that got the us to change the lunches in schools, then I should slap him. Sorry, but I think that highschoolers can make their own decisions at lunch time. I want my Mt Dew and doritios back at school damnit ><

Its all grades, but the sooner we can get schools to start getting healthier food the better it will be for their future.

Also, I don't think Jamie tried changing lunches in the us at all.

Edit : Oh, sorry for double posting, didn't realise that. Fixed.

BongoBob
03-09-2005, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by Pal™
Basically its a meal you can get when you go to break for 20-40 minutes.

So you mean it's lunch, and they just call it dinner?

Sorry, I don't live in the UK and I'm confused, so please elaborate for us all :)

Mex
03-09-2005, 08:26 PM
To be honest, I'm confused myself. Some people say that lunch is dinner. So, I thought I'd just meantion both incase no one understood what I was talking about.

tags
03-09-2005, 08:26 PM
i have school lunch not dinner.

BongoBob
03-09-2005, 08:33 PM
K, I got it now. I learned something new today.

And tags, please hit the post button only once, even if it's going really slow or if you get an error, just go back the swamp. It posts it anyways, and if you reload, it posts twice ;)

IG-64
03-09-2005, 08:34 PM
i have school lunch not dinner.


:p


Well, I don't really care because i'm homeschooled and eat whatever the heck I want. :D

But I would like to see schools have healthier food. In the U.S. at least. Too many fat people here.

Mex
03-09-2005, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
i have school lunch not dinner.


Hush, I fixed it. :xp:

TK-8252
03-09-2005, 08:37 PM
I really don't care if they serve healthy food or not, but I just want them to serve food that I could actually eat so I don't have to bring my lunch. :p

Mex
03-09-2005, 08:40 PM
If people would keep this bumped and sign the petition for me, I would appreciate it greatly. I'm going to bed, I can't wait to see where this goes in a few weeks. This is the start of something huge.

BongoBob
03-09-2005, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
But I would like to see schools have healthier food. In the U.S. at least. Too many fat people here.

"It doesn’t trouble me that the US is such a fat nation. But if we could get the rest of the world to start eating a cheeseburger or two, we could fatten them up. Then wouldn’t it be fun to make fun of those fat asses!!!" - Jaret, lead singer of Bowling for Soup

X )

legameboy
03-09-2005, 08:52 PM
I signed the petition.

I like my school's lunch. We have everything from salad, water, and yogurt to fried chicken, coke, and twinkies.

... and it all actually tastes good, too. :p

BongoBob
03-09-2005, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by legameboy
I signed the petition.

I like my school's lunch. We have everything from salad, water, and yogurt to fried chicken, coke, and twinkies.

... and it all actually tastes good, too. :p

You...you bastage...
We only have the first three...and they suck...

I'm movin to leggies school.

That's what we need in vegas, give the kids a choice. If you want a coke, you can friggin have a coke.

legameboy
03-09-2005, 09:05 PM
With choice comes price, though. Unless you get the two dollar specials which include: entrée, appetizer, beverage, and treat.

My school's cafeteria food is awesome. :D

ET Warrior
03-09-2005, 09:22 PM
My lunch entails whatever restaraunt I choose / whatever I want to cook in my apartment :p