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Preschooler’s Homemade Lunch Replaced with Cafeteria “Nuggets”
Carolina Journal ^ | 2/14/12 | Sara Burrows

Posted on 02/14/2012 9:47:32 AM PST by Nachum

State agent inspects sack lunches, forces preschoolers to purchase cafeteria food instead

RAEFORD — A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.

The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day.

The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs — including in-home day care centers — to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.

When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones.

The girl’s mother — who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation — said she received a note from the school stating that students who did not bring a “healthy lunch” would be offered the missing portions, which could result in a fee from the cafeteria, in her case $1.25.

“I don't feel that I should pay for a cafeteria lunch when I provide lunch for her from home,” the mother wrote in a complaint to her state representative, Republican G.L. Pridgen of Robeson County.

(Excerpt) Read more at carolinajournal.com ...


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KEYWORDS: arth; cafeteria; flotus; foodnazis; foodpolice; lunch; mobama; nannystate; nuggets; preschoolers; schoollunch; schoollunchnazis
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Now, that's the America Michelle is proud of
1 posted on 02/14/2012 9:47:37 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
You iggerant peasants don't know what's good for you.

Luckily, us feral agents are here to keep you in line.

2 posted on 02/14/2012 9:49:55 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: Nachum
The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines,

I wonder how much money the makers of the chicken nuggets "donated" to the Democratic Party in order to get the power to write the USDA guidelines.

3 posted on 02/14/2012 9:50:06 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Nachum

I must be missing something... a turkey/cheese sandwich is far more wholesome/nutritious than some pink gel that is molded into a nugget shape. Plus, the Mom packed a fruit and some chips (children do need some fat). This is all about control (IMHO) than nutrition.


4 posted on 02/14/2012 9:50:41 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Nachum

Who are the Nazi-types they hire to enforce this crap. These people should be shunned by the rest of us. Or used to decorate lamp posts.


5 posted on 02/14/2012 9:50:41 AM PST by x1stcav (I'm voting for anyone in 2012 but an Ivy Leager.)
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To: Nachum

Rush is all over this near the show’s opening.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 9:53:28 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Nachum

If you can’t make it in the TSA, the regime will get you a gig with the Department of Agriculture, passing judgment on the nutritional value of schoolkids’ lunches.


7 posted on 02/14/2012 9:53:55 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


8 posted on 02/14/2012 9:54:11 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: momtothree

Turkey and cheese covers protein and fat. The banana covers carbohydrates, potassium, etc. The chips were likely Lays or some such thing which don’t contain trans fats, so that’s poly- and monounsaturated fats plus the potato, a starch. And the apple juice is probably sugary but at least provides some nutrients and more carbs. This is a typical, relatively healthy lunch for a child, IMO.

Kids run around and play so much that they probably burn off this lunch in less than half a day at school.

This nation has become completely engulfed by the Federal government. We are no longer “We The People,” folks. The Federal government has usurped our authority to self-govern.


9 posted on 02/14/2012 9:54:50 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: x1stcav
Who are the Nazi-types they hire to enforce this crap

Likely part of one of Baraq's "jobs" programs. Isn't it great our govt is so well funded they can handle even non-essential services like this?

10 posted on 02/14/2012 9:55:01 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Nachum

They love to tell people what to do, a majority of the groups that comprise the demon rats are all happy with the demon rats because they are telling people what to do in their favor.

They fail to realize once you give them that power the minorities that make up the Demon Rats are at risk the next time some populist tyrant gets into power.

If they control your food choices they will continue to chip away at things until every aspect of your life can and WILL be controlled.


11 posted on 02/14/2012 9:55:01 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Nachum

Rush is all over this near the show’s opening.


12 posted on 02/14/2012 9:55:07 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Nachum
because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.

I'll bet this "state employee" is about 250 pounds and ate the girls lunch.

13 posted on 02/14/2012 9:55:48 AM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: Nachum

No kidding. The “Heath Food” Czar putting the idea that the Gov’t knows best in childrens minds early...... Thank God this BS wasn’t around when I was in school...Nachos,Cheeseburgers,Pizza,and Tacos will probably be outlawed soon! (Let the Blackmarket begin!)


14 posted on 02/14/2012 9:56:17 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Nachum

Rush is all over this near the show’s opening.


15 posted on 02/14/2012 9:56:26 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: x1stcav
Or used to decorate lamp posts.

I have plenty of rope.

I hate these federal food fetishists, with their one-size-fits all ignorance.

It's time or past time to put a stop to this nonsense.

BTW, for USDA types lurking out there, I had rumaki and a beer for lunch. No carbs, no salad, no fruit. I did have a MilkyWay(tm) bar for dessert. Come and get me.

/johnny

16 posted on 02/14/2012 9:56:27 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum
That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables

Sandwich - meat, dairy and grain

Banana & apple juice - fruit/veg

And they fed the girl nuggets? So, apparently the story here is 1) do not feed your own child & 2) if you do - MORE TURKEY (to match the one in the White House).

17 posted on 02/14/2012 9:57:04 AM PST by mykroar (I believe in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it.)
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To: rarestia

I agree. It is actually a perfect (and lovingly hand made) lunch that ensures the child both nutrition and energy for the rest of the school day.


19 posted on 02/14/2012 9:57:27 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Dr. Sivana

Glad he was.

Rush called them “Food Nazis” I kind liked that one.


20 posted on 02/14/2012 9:57:58 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Wife just said “They’re probably getting the chicken nuggets from Tyson Foods”. Big dem contributors.


21 posted on 02/14/2012 9:58:03 AM PST by Terry Mross (.)
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To: x1stcav

And we are surprised that we now have to pay for abortions and contraceptives. And we are surprised the couple in Idaho now has to pay for cleanup and restoration of the property they legally own, to build a house on. Enforcers in the cafeteria should by now not be a surprise. There would be no retaliation on my child, because that child would never set foot in that cafeteria again.


22 posted on 02/14/2012 9:58:08 AM PST by taterjay
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To: All

Wow, now schools are inspecting kid’s lunches? What gives any school the right to tell parents what they can and can’t feed their kids in school? Scary.


23 posted on 02/14/2012 9:58:36 AM PST by Girlene
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To: Nachum

Holy smokes. When I think of all the parts of this country where interfering with a child’s packed lunch like that would result in a broken nose and missing teeth...

A lot of parents would treat that behavior as being as bad as if some feral agent told their child to take pills they had on their own decided to give them for ADHD.

Add to that the insane level of liability. What if the child was deathly allergic to chicken or something else on their plate?


24 posted on 02/14/2012 9:58:37 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Nachum

This is so far from what I think should be taking place in our nation, that it’s downright scarey.

We have got to get the federal government, and better yet even the state governments out of our education system.

If there were a way to get the courts out of them too, we would have fixed the major problems.


25 posted on 02/14/2012 9:59:19 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: momtothree

Those “chicken” nuggets are pure filth made up of ground-up bits of chicken feet, skin and cartilage. Stuff you would feel uncomfortable feeding to pigs. I’d love to see the pig agent eat nuggets until they vomit.


26 posted on 02/14/2012 10:00:03 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Nachum

Thank god we have the state to protect our children from such incompetence on the part of the parents. Imagine if they let this child eat the turkey and cheese sandwich? What was the mom thinking?


27 posted on 02/14/2012 10:00:31 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Or used to decorate lamp posts.
I have plenty of rope...”

Far, far to inefficient. Use the guillotine, and I’ll serve as the lever puller for free.

H*ll, I’ll pay.

However I’d like a contribution of 1$ for each liberal head bounce.

I hate these guys...a lot!


28 posted on 02/14/2012 10:01:04 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Nachum
The girl’s mother — who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation

Not just stupid, to send her daughter in for a low quality education; but cowardly too, and a moocher using the welfare known as public education. Not a citizen. Just a subject.

Meanwhile, at West Hoke Elementary, the "Terrific Kid" nominee gets a Waffle House coupon and some ice cream as a reward for showing signs of being "thoughtful, enthusiastic, respectful, responsible, influential[???], friendly, impeccable[?], and caring." The "Student of the Month," likewise chosen for anything but academic performance, gets a free Domino's pizza. (Source: http://whes.hcs.k12.nc.us/)

29 posted on 02/14/2012 10:01:33 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Nachum
according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day.

The USDA sent an Agent to inspect lunches at a kindergarten? There's so much wrong here, including the fact that this idiot "agent" has been tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail by the parents.

30 posted on 02/14/2012 10:01:53 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: momtothree
This is all about control (IMHO) than nutrition.

This is to teach the public to accept government control of every aspect of their lives. The child learns to allow their lunch to be inspected, learns to give up said lunch to the lunch authorities and learns to consume what is provided by those authorities. Meanwhile the parent learns to not be offended by the lunch inspections or any other inspection of their child for the privilege of turning over their child's mind to the beneficent State.

I find it interesting that it is the fee charged by the cafeteria rather than the inspections and monitoring of food intake that the mother is upset about.

It is truly a brave new world

BTW if the school is allowed to replace unapproved food with approved food what would keep them from including a bit of Soma into that food?

31 posted on 02/14/2012 10:02:13 AM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Da Coyote

Oops, I had an Obamaloon moment.

That’s “too,” not, “to.”


32 posted on 02/14/2012 10:02:30 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Hmmm, last week the FDA director said we don’t properly train parents to make lunch for their children. I’m surprised the agent didn’t tell the girl that the Lunch Lady will lose her job if Mommy keeps making her lunch.


33 posted on 02/14/2012 10:03:19 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: momtothree

This is all about control (IMHO) than nutrition.
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That and MONEY since the federal school lunch act passed.
Tons of stories on this stupid bill that was passed without a voice vote and unanimously.
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“Robin Quay, dietitian for Danbury’s school lunch program, Sodexo, said she looks forward to the new grants.

“It looks like there are some grants for organic foods and that would be exciting,” Quay said, “and grants to help with summer programs, school gardens and using local food.”. “
http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/New-federal-school-lunch-bill-will-provide-879401.php


34 posted on 02/14/2012 10:03:19 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Nachum

This is getting insane.

I sure miss living in a free country


35 posted on 02/14/2012 10:03:31 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum
I would have grabbed my attorney and marched over there and read them the riot act!

“You will NOT usurp MY authority and control over MY child's diet! The CRAP your substituted doesn't even meet your own damn criteria! The meal I provided was fine AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO YOUR OPINION!”

36 posted on 02/14/2012 10:03:48 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: All

There was a time when a friendly “punch to the face” would solve many of the problems plaguing our country.
Sadly, the rise of the trial lawyer and the meddlesome politician have made those simple solutions a thing of the past.


37 posted on 02/14/2012 10:04:52 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Nachum
Forced to eat government food at age four....

I mean, I hope nobody in this country is waiting for my permission to pull their kids out of govt. schools....

38 posted on 02/14/2012 10:05:23 AM PST by varmintman
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To: bigdirty

Your comments are over the top. Please refrain.


39 posted on 02/14/2012 10:05:27 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Nachum
Mom should consider herself lucky that CPS wasn't sent to the house to take her kid away.

With a police escort.

Who would first shoot the family dog.

40 posted on 02/14/2012 10:05:27 AM PST by Notary Sojac (A liberal, a conservative, and a moderate walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Hi. Mitt!!".)
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To: Nachum

Again, why act surprised? Stuff like this is what the majority of those who voted on November 4, 2008 said, via their votes, they wanted. And if you think this is bad, wait until obamacare fully kicks in.


41 posted on 02/14/2012 10:05:35 AM PST by sport
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To: mykroar

[ That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables
Sandwich - meat, dairy and grain

Banana & apple juice - fruit/veg

And they fed the girl nuggets? So, apparently the story here is 1) do not feed your own child & 2) if you do - MORE TURKEY (to match the one in the White House). ]

She should send the same food Michelle eats every day witht he kid then they would really have a reason to confiscate the kids food for being unhealthy.


42 posted on 02/14/2012 10:06:09 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Nachum

This issue, this one right here, is the only one you need in order to win the election against Obama.

Nobody, liberal or conservative, wants to live in a world where a federal inspector, with a pension, gets paid to inspect your kids lunch and pass judgement on it.

This is the sort of thing even idiots can understand.

Somebody, somewhere in Obama’s government thought this was an excellent idea. This is the point.


43 posted on 02/14/2012 10:07:36 AM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Nachum

The hue and cry being raised has to do with the quality of the lunch. The inspector made a warrant-less search. That must be the issue going forward

The inspector had no authority to enter the school to search lunch boxes. A warrant is required for each and every such lunch box and must be issued on the basis of probable cause.


44 posted on 02/14/2012 10:07:55 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Nachum

You show up at the pta and the school board and demand they cease and desist immediately.

Don’t fall for that garbage about federal money.

We MUST stand up before they become so entrenched you can never get them out short of hanging them.


45 posted on 02/14/2012 10:08:29 AM PST by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: bigdirty

Those are a nasty product. I feel ill thinking about eating a nugget. It is all kinds of shit from a chicken and it is cleansed with amonia concoction to steralize the bacteria and fecal matter in it. Yeah, tell the whole story on nuggets. Hey, and welcome to Bigdirty.


46 posted on 02/14/2012 10:08:42 AM PST by healy61
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To: massgopguy

[ Hmmm, last week the FDA director said we don’t properly train parents to make lunch for their children. I’m surprised the agent didn’t tell the girl that the Lunch Lady will lose her job if Mommy keeps making her lunch. ]

Maybe they can hire union teachers over the summer for “Parental Re-Education” classes at the empty schools during summer break, sounds like an excellent plan to payback all of the teacher’s unions. They could make it mandatory for all parents who have children in the school. That way they can pay off the teachers who are in the unions giving them an extra month or two of pay for these mandatory 2 classes a week that only last no more than 2 hours. Which means the teachers would work only an extra 40 hours and get paid for essentially 8 weeks.

The more I learn about Liberals the more ideas I get as to how they can use the “public good” to bring forth policies that are ultimately destructive to society.


47 posted on 02/14/2012 10:09:59 AM PST by GraceG
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To: momtothree; All
Hmmmmm......

My lunch today? Turkey sandwich. Bag of Chips. Applesauce instead of a banana. I thought that it was pretty tasty and nutritious.

Gave my son the last thing of Apple Juice in the house for his lunch today and I had a Coke instead.

Suppose the Food Police are going to come for me?

48 posted on 02/14/2012 10:10:33 AM PST by wbill
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To: Lurker
..this idiot "agent" [should have] been tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail by the parents.


49 posted on 02/14/2012 10:10:33 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Nachum

Sounds like a former TSA employee has found a new career.


50 posted on 02/14/2012 10:11:13 AM PST by tioga
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