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  1. Mr King
  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 3 days ago

    @Mr King

    Artistic license. The real problem seems to be that the new ‘healthy’ school lunches promoted by the First Lady are so awful most kids refuse to eat them.

  3. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 3 days ago

    @Michael wme

    A local school district added vegetarian lunch options and vegetarian parents asked the school to make sure their kids ate them. There was an immediate black market in hot dogs & hamburgers serving the vegetarian children market. Capitalism is nature at work.

  4. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 3 days ago

    It is WRONG for the parents to impose their “off-beat” ideas/agenda upon their children.
    There is a huge difference between capitalism and nature…and some similarities.
    Hot dogs and hamburgers are NOT necessarily “unhealthy” …they are part of a balanced diet…
    The problem is sugar !

    From bitrth…far too much of this…starting with “formula” , check the ingrediants…but, I think this has improved..

  5. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    @Adrian Snare

    I certainly hope you don’t have children.

  6. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    I also understand, from a newspaper article about our local (Chicago suburban) high school district, that they are on the verge of dropping the program because 1. the kids won’t eat it; and 2. it’s so low in calories that they’re not satisfied. I wish a study would be done on obesity by ethnicity. Some diets don’t translate well to more urban or even suburban environments. And when parents were themselves raised on convenient foods with quick return on satisfaction (i.e., salt, sugar, fat), they are not in a good position to provide better meals to their families. Further, with new studies constantly coming out contradicting what we “knew” about nutrition, especially fat and sugar, to force an unpalatable diet on anyone is just plain stupid.

  7. raycity2

    raycity2 said, 3 days ago

    Getting kids to eat things they don’t like is like herding cats can’t be done.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    Dogday: studies of the “Asian” diet over decades, as well as in the tribal areas of the Caucasus where longevity and health is the rule, indicate a healthy, non-preservative, and yes palatable diet, is far healthier than the junk food and chemical-filled diets in the U.S.. Much of that “convenience” in “convenience foods” is the result of marketing, and profit making. Fighting such things as “home economics” programs in schools has even been part of it, teaching kids to open a package, not prepare meals.

  9. bueller

    bueller said, 3 days ago

    @Mr King

    Wait, wait…by hyperbole you mean … like …
    satire ?
    Where am I ?? Is this the editorial cartoon section ?? What the deuce ?!

  10. Mr King

    Mr King said, 3 days ago

    @bueller

    Ferris, I actually meant this:

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, 3 days ago

    @Mr King

    Does this belong in the comic section?

  12. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 3 days ago

    you can lead kids to the dinner table, but you can’t make them eat.

  13. bueller

    bueller said, 3 days ago

    @Mr King

    Stick to posting clip art.

    Fewer typos.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 3 days ago

    @Mr King

    Hey, that looks familiar.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 3 days ago

    @Dogday88

    “2. it’s so low in calories that they’re not satisfied.”
    -——-
    I would have starved as a kid. School lunches were all I had as a kid.

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