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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    Anyway...schools are in a unique position with this. Do you extend the school rules to include after-school activities as football, dances, plays, etc.? Or send what could be considered mixed messages?
    That's what we do, any event held on school property has to follow the school nutrition guidelines. We're not supposed to bring sodas to PTA meetings; when the PTA provides pizza, it can't have any pork and must use low-fat cheese; and the after-school programs serve fruit, string cheese, air-popped popcorn, and baked chips. We did serve hot chocolate & cookies after the Winter Sing-a-long, but that was held off-campus. We had a taco truck for the carnival and they served a limited menu that catered both to our guidelines and to the fact that they were serving a bunch of little kids. The high schools might have a different policy for after-hours events, but our school policy is strictly anything on campus follows the rules.
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    I am onboard with healthier eating. But, I just feel like there are times where it's ok to eat less healthy. Those times are at games and other sorts of outings. We don't buy junk food at all at home. But when I go out somewhere I like to have coke and popcorn or nachos with cheese for example. That small percentage of the time is not what makes up my lifestyle or my kids' lifestyles. I can't get on board with cheese and hummus at a game. I think this is way too much regulation. People are going to make bad choices overall if it is their lifestyle to do so. A day at the game isn't going to make or break someone's health. It's their right to regulate it but I don't agree with it. They might try other choices like, lean beef or chicken hotdogs, very light, low calorie wraps, very lightly buttered popcorn, fresh smoothies, or something like this. Hummus? At a football game? It's just crazy to me.
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    I think there are ways to offer healthier choices without being ridiculous and serving string cheese and hummus at sporting events. Fresh subs/wraps, salads, black bean burgers, etc. would probably be healthy options that teens would enjoy.

    And if I was told I couldn't have a coke at a football game I'd smuggle one in my purse, lol. Seriously.

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    I don't understand how making a choice to offer healthier food is "regulation"

    Its simply a choice.

    They don't have to offer *any* food!

    Like i said....if a restaurant offered only healthy choices. Would you say "thats way too much regulation"

    No of course not. This is a football game. Its a recreational activity...and the food is optional. No one is forcing you to eat hummus if you don't want it.

    I will never understand criticizing a place for no longer offerring something they were never obligated to offer in the first place...and replace them with more thoughtful options.

    why can't we just eat junk food at another time and place. I know change is hard for some people. But can't you all see some benefit to it?

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    I think the regulation word comes in when you put people into a venue like a football stadium and then only offer a certain food type. If people are going to be somewhere for a couple of hours (or more) they are going to get hungry. They cant bring in food they would like to eat.
    I guess there is the option to not go to the game at all, but maybe the better option is to offer the junk food and good food and let people make up their own minds
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    I think the regulation word comes in when you put people into a venue like a football stadium and then only offer a certain food type. If people are going to be somewhere for a couple of hours (or more) they are going to get hungry. They cant bring in food they would like to eat.
    I guess there is the option to not go to the game at all, but maybe the better option is to offer the junk food and good food and let people make up their own minds
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    I think the regulation word comes in when you put people into a venue like a football stadium and then only offer a certain food type. If people are going to be somewhere for a couple of hours (or more) they are going to get hungry. They cant bring in food they would like to eat.
    I guess there is the option to not go to the game at all, but maybe the better option is to offer the junk food and good food and let people make up their own minds
    Okay well I went to Disney World years ago and I couldn't bring in food I liked and what if I didn't like what they are serving? It is my option to go to DW or not. Same here. It's not regulation. It's saying we are extending our school policy to those attending a school event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    I think the regulation word comes in when you put people into a venue like a football stadium and then only offer a certain food type.
    Well they were originally only offering a certain food type. Junk. No one said "This is too much regulation...that we are only offerred junk food"

    I think this is more of an issue of people not liking change.

    If people are going to be somewhere for a couple of hours (or more) they are going to get hungry. They cant bring in food they would like to eat.
    Yes that is correct. I'm sorry. I'm missing the point. So....therefore they must offer junk or else its regulation? No its not. The choices were always limited. Its just that you don't prefer the new choices. You will never be able to please everyone unless they have a grocery store on the site. Someone didn't prefer the old choices either...were they suffering from over-regulation then?

    I guess there is the option to not go to the game at all, but maybe the better option is to offer the junk food and good food and let people make up their own minds
    Or you could eat before hand and afterwards if you really want the junk food and won't eat the options provided but still want to go to the game.

    Weird to me. Not letting people bring food in from outside is a fairly common practice. Movie theatres usually have that policy even though they suck at enforcing it.

    I guess its only okay to have that policy if you offer unhealthy stuff...otherwise your policy is 'over regulation'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Okay well I went to Disney World years ago and I couldn't bring in food I liked and what if I didn't like what they are serving? It is my option to go to DW or not. Same here. It's not regulation. It's saying we are extending our school policy to those attending a school event.
    Isn't it great that they have changed that policy! You can bring in any food you want to DW now. It is really just the booster club that loses in this case, because people will just bring in their own stuff. So the kids will lose the advantages that the booster club provides for them because they will have less money.
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    Well see I didn't know that. But plenty of places do. Like Kim said, movie theaters, other amusement parks I know of etc.

    I've never brought in outside food to any place except baby food. If they feel they lose money they petition to have the junk food back.

    Seriously, this is probably why the majority of America is obese. Put some healthy options out there and people lose it. SMH

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