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Some parents complain about restrictions on school lunch

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. -- Parents tell Action News they're concerned about an email from a local school about limiting their child's calorie intake.

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Momknowsbest - 10/16/2013 3:00 PM
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It should not be the schools job to make sure your child eats what's on his or her plate and that they make healthy choices. Healthy choices of fruits, vegetables and whole grains are provided to the children in St Johns county every day. The school cannot MAKE a child eat something it does not want to eat-it cannot MAKE you pay for items that the child does not choose. There is nothing wrong with the schools offering pizza as an alternative to the school lunch on specific days. It is the PARENTS job to instill the ability to make good choices when it comes to food or snacks. Why should every child be punished from being able to buy 2 slices of pizza because someone else doesn't think it's healthy? If you do not want your child to buy pizza, ice cream or any other snack then you write a letter to the school café manager and he/she will note it on your child's account to keep them from buying it(since you telling them at home obviously isn't enough). I think this is SEVERLY overstepping on the schools part. Teach your children to make good choices,or put limits on their purchases. Every child shouldn't be punished just because some don't make good choices!

kimberlydreams - 10/16/2013 9:43 AM
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I don't think there should be pizza or ice cream or any other junk food. How about fruits, veggies, yogurt with fruit or granola... healthy choices.

sewmaximama - 10/16/2013 9:12 AM
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I think it a good idea. If they allowed the kids to eat as much pizza, ice cream and junk the parents would complain anyway. Kids are with them most of the day. The schools have improved, serving more nutritional lunches. They are trying to do their part. If your kid needs that much pizza ( which is an addition to the regular lunch) maybe the parent should pack what their child needs.

Truthseeker - 10/16/2013 4:27 AM
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This is more about the education system overstepping its authority and trying to control peoples' lives than it is a concern for the students' nutrition. If they were really worried about the childrens health, they wouldn't sell ANY junk food at the school.
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