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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.
    Doesnt disney world offer just about every kind of food there is? I do not think they are limiting options if they give you the choice to eat healthy or to eat crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    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.



    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?



    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'
    I am fine with offering healthy choices, that is what my family would choose most of the time. I just find it better to offer both healthy and junk and let people make up their own mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    I am fine with offering healthy choices, that is what my family would choose most of the time. I just find it better to offer both healthy and junk and let people make up their own mind.
    Well personally thinking some different approach is better is different than calling it over-regulation. I think it would be better if some places would offer ice cream on their dessert menu. But just because they don't offer what i want doesn't mean its over regulation .

    I do think it speaks a lot about society that offering junk food only is okay (or at least no one raises an eyebrow to it or shouts over-regulation) and that offering both junk food and healthy food would be okay. But offering only healthy food is not.

    And i'm not saying people shouldn't want to eat junk once in a while....i just htink its speaks volumes that they 'expect' it and criticize when its absent.

    Like a football game is the only place to get your junk food fix.

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    I think it has more to do with the venue. Coke, popcorn and hot dogs or maybe nachos are just part of the experience of a football game. A lot of people probably don't even eat those things anywhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I think it has more to do with the venue. Coke, popcorn and hot dogs or maybe nachos are just part of the experience of a football game. A lot of people probably don't even eat those things anywhere else.
    Exactly. Thats why I said "I think this is more of an issue of people not liking change."

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    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?
    Like i said....if a restaurant offered only healthy choices. Would you say "thats way too much regulation"
    I just wouldn't go to a restaurant which doesn't offer what I'd like. If you have a child involved in sports, it's great to go. Football is a good ole America sport for which we're NOT accustomed to eating HUMMUS, a food which is not so rooted. Part of the reason for offering a concession at games is income. I personally think that offering hummus isn't probably the smartest food they could offer. There are lots of other options besides this ridiculous offering. This is not a 'thoughtful' option. This is a ridiculous option. Popcorn is actually healthy as long as you don't drench it in the butter. Wraps can be made very healthy and delicious. Cheese and Hummus? Come on people.

    Eat junk food at another time and place?
    How is that better? how about the fact that we don't eat junk except on the occasional outing where it's there and a time and place like this which is fitting be the time and place?

    And of course no one is forcing.
    It's like if we go to a carnival and their vendors are selling like sushi and lizard. Some people like it....but it's not what we'd probably enjoy at a carnival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    Like i said....if a restaurant offered only healthy choices. Would you say "thats way too much regulation"
    I just wouldn't go to a restaurant which doesn't offer what I'd like. If you have a child involved in sports, it's great to go.
    You can still go

    Football is a good ole America sport for which we're NOT accustomed to eating HUMMUS, a food which is not so rooted.
    Right, people don't like change. I said that.

    Part of the reason for offering a concession at games is income. I personally think that offering hummus isn't probably the smartest food they could offer.
    They are probably aware of the fact that it might be a different amount of revenue. And they probably know if its something they can afford, in exchange for maintaining their policy and possibly helping to change that expectation that is obviously so ingrained in us. (by evidence of this thread)

    [quote There are lots of other options besides this ridiculous offering. This is not a 'thoughtful' option. This is a ridiculous option. Popcorn is actually healthy as long as you don't drench it in the butter. Wraps can be made very healthy and delicious. Cheese and Hummus? Come on people. [/quote]

    Thats your opinion. I don't know where are from, but I am from Maine and hummus is an extremely popular healthier choice around here. Sure they may have to experiment with getting a healthier menu just right. I have no issue with people saying that their healthy choices aren't the best ones...i just have a problem with people crying foul for nixing the junk.

    Eat junk food at another time and place?
    How is that better?
    Thats not for the school district to decide...they can only decide what they want to do. I simply suggested it because people were acting like this was the ONLY place to get their junk food fix. I'm saying if you really want it, you can have it somewhere else...this school district is under no obligation to appeal to your cravings or 'personal vision'

    how about the fact that we don't eat junk except on the occasional outing where it's there and a time and place like this which is fitting be the time and place?
    Fitting time and place is subjective and this school district seems to feel there might be a benefit in either a)trying to change that stereotype of football game = junk food or b)not sending mixed messages on their policy.

    And of course no one is forcing.
    It's like if we go to a carnival and their vendors are selling like sushi and lizard. Some people like it....but it's not what we'd probably enjoy at a carnival.
    Actually there is a festival here in Maine called the Common Ground Fair. Super popular and the eating choices are all healthy. Are they over-regulating too?

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    My WDW was merely an example of a place I've been where I couldn't bring in food (I guess just at that time). I certainly could not find cabbage soup while I was there and I LOVE cabbage soup. Not WDW's problem though.

    Kim is absolutely right in saying that people are being resistant to change more than anything. As I mentioned before, if local fairs and festivals stopped selling my favorite junk items that I only eat at fairs and festivals I would be sad. I don't make fried dough at home and I get excited when I go to a fair and have it covered with powdered sugar. I may not avoid the fair but I won't necessarily stop at the food vendors at that point. That might be what happens here. Or people will eat what is offered. Who knows?

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    Why do we have to change what we eat? I'm from the South but have lived all over. Knowing the football fans in my family and the kinds of places I've been around growing up, I can't see Hummus ever going over with them. People like what they like. Like Gloria said, I'll eat nachos there but I'm not going to go out and buy nachos to bring home.

    And for the most part there is nothing wrong with a lot of the food if they just tweak it a little bit. There is nothing wrong with eating a hamburger if it's a real hamburger and cooked on a grill and not the size of the stadium. There's nothing wrong with popcorn as long as it's not drenched in butter. These things can be healthy and maybe it can even show people how the traditional junkie sounding food is not so junkie if prepared a little better. The fries..they can be baked instead of fried. They don't have to be so dramatic about the change and offer food that is really out of the ball park in comparison.

    Jessica you may or may not find cabbage soup at WDW, but you will find tons of very normal foods. They have large food courts where you can eat just about any kind of normal everyday food and as well more special food. You get lots of (expensive) choices. Then there are other restaurants that offer foods of different cultures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    Why do we have to change what we eat? I'm from the South but have lived all over. Knowing the football fans in my family and the kinds of places I've been around growing up, I can't see Hummus ever going over with them. People like what they like. Like Gloria said, I'll eat nachos there but I'm not going to go out and buy nachos to bring home.

    And for the most part there is nothing wrong with a lot of the food if they just tweak it a little bit. There is nothing wrong with eating a hamburger if it's a real hamburger and cooked on a grill and not the size of the stadium. There's nothing wrong with popcorn as long as it's not drenched in butter. These things can be healthy and maybe it can even show people how the traditional junkie sounding food is not so junkie if prepared a little better. The fries..they can be baked instead of fried. They don't have to be so dramatic about the change and offer food that is really out of the ball park in comparison.

    Jessica you may or may not find cabbage soup at WDW, but you will find tons of very normal foods. They have large food courts where you can eat just about any kind of normal everyday food and as well more special food. You get lots of (expensive) choices. Then there are other restaurants that offer foods of different cultures.
    Again, it was just an example of how we can't please everyone all of the time.

    Forget I mentioned WDW.

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