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No Freedom For You! When School Lunch Nazis Attack
IBD staff ^ | February 16, 2012 | IBD staff

Posted on 02/16/2012 2:37:09 PM PST by raptor22

Federal Guidelines: The nanny state that tells us what cars we should drive, what energy we must use and what health insurance we must have is now telling mothers what they can put in their children's school lunches.

We are all familiar with the Transportation Security Administration going through our stuff at the airport on the assumption all of us are potential terrorists. When a similar level of scrutiny is applied to our kids' school lunches on the assumption we are too stupid to feed them properly, we wonder if there's any place the nanny state will not reach to curtail our freedoms in the name of what's good for us.

On Jan. 30, a preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford, N.C., had three chicken nuggets for lunch 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. After consuming the approved nuggets, she was sent home with her mom-packed lunch and a bill from the school for $1.25.

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.

What's been called the greatest generation was somehow able to defeat Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy after being raised on lunches their moms packed for them. This nation went to the moon without the federal government telling us what we and our children should eat.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: foodpolice; ibd; nannystate; schoollunches

1 posted on 02/16/2012 2:37:16 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Since when is it the government’s business to traumatize four-year-olds by telling them their mothers are trying to feed them unhealthy foods that make them fat? Who says the government knows better what’s good for them, especially when too many kids graduate unable to read the nutrition labels the government also requires?


2 posted on 02/16/2012 2:45:05 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: raptor22
Throw the Marxists out! All of them!!!
3 posted on 02/16/2012 3:03:12 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SandRat

What happens when they pull that on someone who is allergic to chicken?


4 posted on 02/16/2012 3:13:56 PM PST by jimmango
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To: raptor22
Folks I think we should run with this by insisting that following Michele’s lead, we must pass a law that requires that food stamps can only be used for “healthy” foods. That oughta go over well. But hey - why should the health of a food stamp recipient be any less important than the health of a preschool child?
5 posted on 02/16/2012 3:14:59 PM PST by Mr. Dough (Who was the greater military man, General Tso or Col. Sanders?)
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To: jimmango

Or is lactose intolerant?
Maybe parents pack a lunch that they know their kids will eat, and GUBMINT should just keep out of the way.


6 posted on 02/16/2012 3:16:26 PM PST by jimmango
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To: raptor22; All

“must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables,”

Meat = turkey. check
milk (dairy) = cheese - check
2 servings fruit: banana, apple juice - check
grain = wheat bread - check

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Not good enough - must eat chicken nuggets. And just WHAT THE HE*L kind of food is that? (skip the ad)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T67DvoH2H3E&feature=fvsr

This is really a great example of why the gov’t needs to get OUT OF OUR LIVES. Mechanically separated chicken - that includes everything but the bones...that includes eye balls (What the gov’t and MOOchelle should be ding is going after the fake factory foods. But it isn’t nutrition they’re after - it’s control, especially over our children.)

And just what kind of meat are they giving our kids?

Maybe some of this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIwx3nVIRsU&feature=related

or how about some meat made with ‘meat glue”?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo2S3Oqom5o

My rule of thumb: If it ain’t got bones, I don’t get it - and as for beef - I get organic GRASS FED beef. If doesn’t cost all that mush more -= you get much more nutrition from it, so you can eat a bit less - to even out the expense.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 3:19:58 PM PST by maine-iac7
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8 posted on 02/16/2012 3:22:07 PM PST by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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9 posted on 02/16/2012 3:51:55 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: raptor22

photo of food nazi audrey rowe USDA...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/4644478415/


10 posted on 02/16/2012 4:07:02 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: raptor22

Moochelle should be buried under a crapload of letters and -emails protesting her nanny state UNHEALTHY lunches. Somehow, 3 chicken nuggets are crap compared to what this child had brought to school.


11 posted on 02/16/2012 4:09:24 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: jimmango
They'll claim innocence because they didn't know.
12 posted on 02/16/2012 4:39:11 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: raptor22

My guess is these schools are not meeting their quota in the “Free Lunch” programs...


13 posted on 02/16/2012 5:12:32 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: maine-iac7
This is really a great example of why the gov’t needs to get OUT OF OUR LIVES.

h This is an example of why people should be marching to DC, but they won't. We have to worry why some rich guy made a joke about aspirin, which I am sure Mitchell had heard before at her age.

14 posted on 02/16/2012 5:17:39 PM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Recycled Tagline))
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To: raptor22
Kids can't read, gangs run free in hallways, police officers are stationed permanently, violence is rampant AND liberals are worried about lunch food?
15 posted on 02/16/2012 6:32:14 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: biggredd1; raptor22
Thanks for the ping, Raptor.

photo of food nazi audrey rowe USDA...


“Deputy Adminstrator Audrey Rowe enjoys lunch with third graders at Fishers Elementary School.”

Thanks for the link to the picture. That caption is an outright lie. She hasn't enjoyed anything in decades that didn't involve someone else’s tears.

NOBODY on any comments for this story that I have read anywhere, has questioned the cost involved of having a mandatory food Nazi examine the lunches of the kids at EVERY school ‘participating’ (forced to join) in the mandatory “program” in NC, if not all states.


http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/homemade-lunch-replaced-with-cafeteria-nuggets.html

The state regulation reads:

“Sites must provide breakfast and/or snacks and lunch meeting USDA requirements during the regular school day. The partial/full cost of meals may be charged when families do not qualify for free/reduced price meals.

“When children bring their own food for meals and snacks to the center, if the food does not meet the specified nutritional requirements, the center must provide additional food necessary to meet those requirements.”


http://www.theblaze.com/stories/n-c-food-inspector-sends-girls-lunch-home-after-determining-its-not-healthy-enough/

It‘s unclear from reports who determined the lunch wasn’t healthy enough. The Carolina Journal refers to the person as a “state agent,” while the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls the person a “state inspector” who was checking lunches that day.

In an email to The Blaze, Caroline Journal reporter said the inspector was “an employee of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education.”


http://www.nccivitas.org/2012/state-inspectors-searching-childrens-lunch-boxes-this-isnt-china-is-it/

The mother, who lives in Fayetteville, sent a statement to state Rep. G.L. Pridgen (R-Robeson) detailing her complaint. Pridgen says he was shocked to hear it. Pridgen has since learned this is a nationwide practice based on federal guidelines.

An assistant to Pridgen says the girl’s grandmother was also upset and asked, “This isn’t China, is it?”

The inspector was most probably from a UNC-Greensboro program which contracts with the state to make the assessments. The assessements use the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised program at the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program gives schools a grade based on standards that include USDA meal guidelines enforced by the N.C. Division of Early Childhood Development.

16 posted on 02/16/2012 6:36:44 PM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: jimmango

For myself, I recently had an episode with chicken fried in SOY oil.
You know that stuff made from the wonderful soybeans that’s supposed to be Soooo healthy.
Can’t imagine what else they’d use to fry in at a school.


17 posted on 02/16/2012 6:56:29 PM PST by bog trotter
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To: SandRat

A mother packs a lunch for her child ... with love and wishes for that child to enjoy the lunch made by hand. A bureaucrat informs the child that the mother was ignorant .. with intent to destroy the child’s faith in the parent. Someday that child will look back and realize who had her best interests in mind, and who really loved and cared for her.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 8:38:58 PM PST by omni-scientist
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To: raptor22
You have to look at the big picture here.Obama said in his second book (and I'm paraphrasing here) that the Government has the right to decide people what can and should eat.

How long will it be before some food Nazi shows up at your door to inspect your refrigerator and freezer for government approved food.

19 posted on 02/17/2012 8:24:27 AM PST by painter (Rebuild The America We love!)
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To: GOPJ
Kids can't read, gangs run free in hallways, police officers are stationed permanently, violence is rampant AND liberals are worried about lunch food?

This sums it up, conservatives should be repeating this sentence everyday, kudo's to you for the best 2012 campaign slogan.

20 posted on 02/17/2012 9:43:31 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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21 posted on 02/18/2012 5:13:34 PM PST by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: doug from upland

22 posted on 02/18/2012 5:17:16 PM PST by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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