Thursday, January 30, 2014

Out of the mouths of babes

In Utah public schools they have a direct way of handling the obesity epidemic;
According to Salt Lake City school officials, on Monday a nutrition manager arrived at Uintah Elementary to investigate what it described as a high number of negative balances on the accounts students use to pay for lunches prepared and served by the school.
The nutrition manager and another school employee began calling parents with negative balances in an effort to recoup payment, the school system said.
Then, on Tuesday, students who had queued up and were served lunch only to arrive at the tills and show negative balances were told to give back the lunches.
....The lunches were thrown in the rubbish, because once food is served it cannot be given to another student, the school officials said.
In unrelated news;
Actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as an ambassador for Oxfam amid a row over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the occupied West Bank.
A spokesman for the actress said she had a "fundamental difference of opinion" with the humanitarian group.
She will remain a brand ambassador for SodaStream, which has a factory in the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim.
The settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this. 
You go, ScarJo.

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