All Day School? Chris Christie Weighs in on Schools Serving Kids Dinner

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Common sense might suggest that the porcine governor from Jersey shouldn’t be a model for school lunch nutrition…

But all the same, Chris Christie, a rumored White House aspirant, wants to weigh in on extending the school lunch program into a school dinner program, along with a longer school day.

“Life in 2014 is very much different from life 100 years ago and it demands something more for our students. It is time to lengthen both the school day and the school year in New Jersey,” Christie announced during his state of the state address.

Christie wants to establish an after-school dinner program, starting with six inner-city schools. The New Jersey Education Association showed support, but noted that about a third of New Jersey’s school districts have already “negotiated longer days and/or years.”

Talk about total indoctrination, total control.

But this lightning rod GOP figure isn’t the only one.

President Obama has proposed almost the same thing since 2009 – along with a universal daycare program to get more kids in government learning centers at an earlier age for longer and longer periods of indoctrination and greater exposure to an often less-than-appetizing school menu.

“Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas. Not with Malia and Sasha, not in my family, and probably not in yours. But the challenges of a new century demand more time in the classroom,” Obama quipped in September 2009.

Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan – who ran Chicago public schools – backed up Obama’ s argument for more calendar days of instruction and longer school hours:

“Those hours from 3 o’clock to 7 o’clock are times of high anxiety for parents,” Duncan said. “They want their children safe. Families are working one and two and three jobs now to make ends meet and to keep food on the table.”

Of course all this extra school time required loads of extra money to pay for it, but the proposed for increased federal credits to school districts and states already been an agenda item for some time. Still, it’s a tough sell during times of economic crises.

This agenda has obvious benefits for the State, whose metabolism is fueled by greater power and expanded mandates. There are also some pretty naked benefits for the many corporations which benefit from government contracts – including some pretty lucrative business in school lunch programs.

Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper reported back in October about the latest trend in schools to ban students bringing their own brown-bagged lunches – unless they have a special recommendation from their doctor!

Why? Ostensibly it is to promote a “balanced and healthy diet” for the kids, of course.

But behind the veil, is more profit through a captive market – tens of millions of school children eat billions of dollars worth of school food every year.

Agricultural surplus – subsidized by the USDA-administered Farm Bill – is given to schools free of charge; contracting food suppliers, however, frequently make substantial profits by processing that food into derivative products, as with the case of chicken nuggets.

The New York Times explains the role of the food industry in kid lunches:

“The Agriculture Department pays about $1 billion a year for commodities like fresh apples and sweet potatoes, chickens and turkeys. Schools get the food free; some cook it on site, but more and more pay processors to turn these healthy ingredients into fried chicken nuggets, fruit pastries, pizza and the like. Some $445 million worth of commodities are sent for processing each year, a nearly 50 percent increase since 2006.”

“The Agriculture Department doesn’t track spending to process the food, but school authorities do. The Michigan Department of Education, for example, gets free raw chicken worth $11.40 a case and sends it for processing into nuggets at $33.45 a case. The schools in San Bernardino, Calif., spend $14.75 to make French fries out of $5.95 worth of potatoes.”

One example is Tyson chicken, the world’s largest meat processor, who specialize in chicken but also produce record quantities of beef, pork and other foods. It contracts with many school cafeterias, and features a website with menu options for schools contracting their services [price/profit information not available] including items like meatball subs, BBQ-flavored chicken sandwiches, chicken pasta salads, avocado ranch dips, “bacon queso nachos”, “breakfast burger quesadillas”, cheddar sausage biscuit, BBQ beef-melt, burger sliders, chicken salad, breakfast tacos and more.

The nutritional value of school lunches is often well in excess of daily limits for saturated fats, calories and other daily value goals. As the NY Times points out, this is little wonder, as even healthy food components are transformed into food products little different from fast food meals. The NY Times explains how cozy industry relationships with government institutions make this rampant:

“Why is this allowed to happen? Part of it is that school authorities don’t want the trouble of overseeing real kitchens. Part of it is that the management companies are saving money by not having to pay skilled kitchen workers.”

“In addition, the management companies have a cozy relationship with food processers, which routinely pay the companies rebates (typically around 14 percent) in return for contracts. The rebates have generally been kept secret from schools, which are charged the full price.”

In an age where sloppy joes are no longer in the hands of free-wheeling lunch ladies, the machinery of political agendas, school lunches and the food industry is organized and intent on having a say in what your children eat, what they are taught and how they spend more and more of their time.

The idea, of course, is that more time spent in school means improvements in academic performance. But the more well-read and educated youth of the past didn’t have longer school years; they had a more substantial curriculum. Take a look at the case for The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, penned by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, a former education department official, with loads of leaked documentation detailing the downfall of the education system in this country.

Schools have long offered cheap breakfast options as well. Do you really want the people who’ve already helped our kids to become inept at reading and incompetent in math, science, history and beyond to also put food on their plates for not one, not two, but three meals per day?

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Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Wake the flock up!

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  • LexiconD1

    Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack (what kids at my son’s school get) are WAY more than enough for kids who’s parents also get food stamps. Now if we were to stop those (which I noticed this article did not mention), then sure. At least then we’d know the kids were actually getting fed.

    • Kait

      The other thing that bothers me about the food stamps is that i see some of these peope in front of my with michelle kors bags, manicured fingernails, dyed hair, and more expensive clothes than me. Not all of them abuse the system but there are too many that do. We need oarents to be parents and to be allowed to be parents

      • LexiconD1

        I don’t know about you, but most welfare scums ‘style’ is pretty hilarious. Cheap knockoffs, tacky fake hair, and cheap looking ‘jewelry’. I’ve always wondered how much ghetto style costs, would I be surprised?

  • krw0928

    Christie is just another frontman for the NWO.

    • Kait

      Agree

  • Kait

    First of all what is that in the picture and whom would eat that. Second of all they dont need more hours in the classroom. They need the feds out of the classroom and they need teachers who know their field teaching.

  • MosinppK

    If they try this crap in my state, I will pull my kids out of school

  • unclezip

    “Weighs in”. I saw what you did there.

  • teacher

    Respectfully Walter, parents today don’t take responsibility because priorities in our society are twisted….Not the fault of educators, rather adults in general. I am a parent, I was taught the basics in school, I work hard, I am also competitive, and go above and beyond for the children in my classroom. I also had PARENTS who did their job! I had chores, my mother stayed home while my father worked, I didn’t sit in front of the television, nor was I allowed to listen to just any type of music that came along….I’m sure I would not have had a cell phone, and I would not have been allowed to sit for endless hours playing video games. I also did not wear $150.00 tennis shoes, etc. I did go to church.
    I agree that our country has a welfare mentality problem. I do not see that as a result of public schools. I view it resulting from a society who grew up being spoiled, and unwilling to set the example of rolling up their sleeves to teach others how to be winners and great! The sad truth is that feeding the hungry is the job of humans…not institutions. People…you, and me can make a difference. Thanks…:)

  • Melissa Melton

    You understand this is more about having kids indoctrinated by the U.S. government in public school ALL DAY into the night? Having kids spend more time in the government public school system THAN AT HOME WITH THEIR ACTUAL FAMILY? Have you seen what kinds of propaganda is being passed off as “homework” under Common Core, a system which was written by a total of five people and essentially paid for by Bill Gates outside of any democratic process? This is not just about food by any means AT ALL.

    • teacher

      Melissa, I do understand your point, and like you am very concerned. With all due respect, there are those children who don’t have parents at home, cooking dinner, and involved in their lives. These same parents do not see that their children are working toward academic success, in particular homework, or work they don’t get finished in class, due to overwhelming problems at home, hunger, or lack of sleep.
      Indoctrinated by the U.S. government? Have you read the common core standards? Here is a third grade common core reading standard, “Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.” Here is a math standard, “Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.” No propaganda there. Homework is aligned to those standards.
      Society loves to blame educators for the failure of children’s learning and lifelong success. I hear, ” It’s the government schools, it’s the teachers, it’s common core, it’s longer school days, it’s propaganda etc.” As I see it, the problem is not taking responsibility for our own families, and helping each other. Personally, if my children are inept in any subject I view it as their problem, and if they don’t straighten it out, it becomes my problem. I enjoyed your article and thanks!

  • LexiconD1

    I will agree with one point in ‘teachers’ posts. Kids that have parents who do nothing more than breed them, don’t succeed in school,
    much less life.

    It is a combination of parents caring about
    their childs education, and a teacher who cares about teaching their students. Not to mention the child, themselves, having a thirst to learn.
    Parents do need to prepare their child for learning in school with bed times, home work time, dinner time, bathing time, clean close…in other words, a routine. No one thrives in chaos. Whether that’s at home,
    school or work.

    I will also, 100%, agree with ‘Walter’. Stop indoctrinating into the social engineering being shoved down our kids throats, through you, from our PC government. My kid didn’t know what ‘racism’ is, but his teacher certainly made it clear that my blond haired, blue eyed SON is responsible for all the woos in the black community at only 8 (yes, EIGHT) years old. Or being poor isn’t the fault of the person who didn’t bother to finish school, got knocked up as a teen, a drug addict or joined a gang, that’s his fault too.

    And, other BS. Personal responsibility be damned.

    I quashed that blame the whites crap fast.

  • MosinppK

    Read the entire article moron
    I’m really glad you are not my kids teacher !

  • MosinppK

    Whatever that is on that plate looks like its already been eaten once before

  • MosinppKMosinppK

    Melissa did it for me