At his public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago’s West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.

Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.

There you have it. Typical liberal mentality: WE NEED THEM TO PROTECT US FROM OUR OWN CHOICES.

“Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school,” Carmona said. “It’s about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It’s milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception.”

Carmona said she created the policy six years ago after watching students bring “bottles of soda and flaming hot chips” on field trips for their lunch. Although she would not name any other schools that employ such practices, she said it was fairly common.

A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman said she could not say how many schools prohibit packed lunches and that decision is left to the judgment of the principals.

“While there is no formal policy, principals use common sense judgment based on their individual school environments,” Monique Bond wrote in an email. “In this case, this principal is encouraging the healthier choices and attempting to make an impact that extends beyond the classroom.”

In other words- when you send your kids to Chicago public schools you forfeit your parental rights!

Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district’s food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.

At Little Village, most students must take the meals served in the cafeteria or go hungry or both. During a recent visit to the school, dozens of students took the lunch but threw most of it in the garbage uneaten. LINK

While liberals tell American parents what they can feed their kids, shockingly they don’t have the basic moral courage of France:

French full veil ban goes into force

PARIS, April 11 (Reuters) – France’s ban on full face veils, a first in Europe, went into force on Monday, exposing anyone who wears the Muslim niqab or burqa in public to fines of 150 euros ($216).

A Muslim property dealer, who is urging women to keep wearing the veil if they want to, has urged supporters to go to Notre Dame cathedral in central Paris for a silent prayer during the day, and is also offering to help people pay the fines.

France’s five-million-strong Muslim minority is Western Europe’s largest, but fewer than 2,000 women are believed actually to wear a full face veil. Many Muslim leaders have said they support neither the veil nor the law banning it.

The timing is all the more sensitive after France’s ruling political party, President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP, called a debate on the place of Islam in France, a move that some say risked stigmatising a portion of the population. LINK

I ask you which is worse for young girls? A coke or a Burqua?



  1. drjim says:


  2. Randal Graves says:

    Most school cafeteria “main courses” are loaded with salt and filler. As much as I hate lawyers, I hope someone sues the shit out of that school district. My daughter gets to eat from the school menu a max. of once a week, at most and she HAS to get 2 fruits as sides.

    And to answer your last question: as “stand-alone” items, the Coke is worse.

    • I agree 100%. Even back in 19-whatever, most of my choices for lunch were burgers, fries, chicken strips, some pasta (spaghetti and meatballs or lasagna, etc,..and it was carbs, salt and grease. I had more nutrition from a PB&J or ham sandwich from home!

  3. Old NFO says:

    W.T.F… Randal is correct!

  4. John D says:

    That still leaves two meals a day, not to mention snacks, where kids can eat unhealthy foods. Maybe they should turn all public into boarding schools so children can be supervised by “professionals” 24-7, rather than leaving their fates to “amateurs” (i.e. parents). Crap like this just reinforces my decision to send my kids to private schools.

    • What we need is for more conservatives to start getting into teaching.

    • Your taxes ostensibly pay for Philly public school kids to have two meals a day (breakfast and lunch). When my brother was a grade-school principal, he had to practically drag the kids away from the vendor carts every day. Why? Mom and (???) supposedly didn’t make enough to feed their kids a decent breakfast, but had a 5-spot for them to buy two egg-and-bacon sandwiched for their kids to eat for breakfast and lunch. This wasn’t “years ago,” but as recent as two years ago!!

  5. Why not let the state raise our kids? We are totally comfortable letting them manage every other aspect of our pathetic existances…

  6. Dustoff says:

    Leave it to government…

    Capt check out this nutty idea.

    UNITED NATIONS β€” Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving “Mother Earth” the same rights as humans β€” having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.

    The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to “dominate and exploit” β€” to the point that the “well-being and existence of many beings” is now threatened.

  7. Ingineer66 says:

    John D. I like your logic, but many kids eat breakfast at school now for free and some schools are even serving dinner because the parents don’t feed the kids “correctly”.

    • John D says:

      This is why I’ve spent a goodly portion of my meager civil servant salary to send my kids to private schools. Education, not social engineering, is what schools are supposed to be for.

  8. Ingineer66 says:

    Dustoff, does that mean that mother earth can be sent to prison for growing the Cocaine in Bolivia?

  9. Bob G. says:

    Gotta run w/ drjim on this one…!

    Ahd John D. makes a great point!

    Schools were always meant to PREPARE you for the “real world”…NOT take the place of it.

    Stay safe out there.

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