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Exclusive: 2nd N.C. Mother Says Daughter’s School Lunch Replaced for Not Being Healthy Enough
The Blaze ^ | 2/17/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 02/17/2012 5:03:46 PM PST by Nachum

North Carolina officials have said there was a misunderstanding when a preschooler’s homemade lunch was sent home for not meeting certain nutritional requirements, but now a second mother from the same school has come forward exclusively to The Blaze to say the same thing happened to her daughter.

Diane Zambrano says her 4-year-old daughter, Jazlyn, is in the same West Hoke Elementary School class as the little girl whose lunch gained national attention earlier this week. When Zambrano picked Jazlyn up from school late last month, she was told by Jazlyn’s teacher that the lunch she had packed that day did not meet the necessary guidelines and that Jazlyn had been sent to the cafeteria.

The lunch Zambrano packed for her daughter? A cheese and salami sandwich on a wheat bun with apple juice. The lunch she got in the cafeteria? Chicken nuggets, a sweet potato, bread and milk.

“She never eats breakfast or lunch at the school,” Zambrano said of her daughter during an interview with The Blaze. “We always wake up early and make her lunch.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arth; daughters; lunch; mother; school

1 posted on 02/17/2012 5:03:50 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

These people need the relationship between parents and their children “explained” to them.


2 posted on 02/17/2012 5:05:27 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Nachum

gads I used to get the kids those disgusting Lunchables once a week, they begged for them Ick. But at least they were excited about the meal


3 posted on 02/17/2012 5:06:38 PM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bamahead; traviskicks; metmom; wintertime

The school food police strike again.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 5:08:08 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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5 posted on 02/17/2012 5:08:18 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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6 posted on 02/17/2012 5:09:11 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Not to worry...it will be soylent green soon for everyone.

FMCDH(BITS)

7 posted on 02/17/2012 5:09:11 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Nachum

Does anyone have respect for the public schools anymore?

Wasn’t it so much easier when it was a schoolmarm and a one room school house?


8 posted on 02/17/2012 5:09:36 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Nachum

I really need to stop asking myself “how much more can we take”? Each time I do, POOF.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 5:10:08 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Nachum

Chicken nuggets again. What is it with the chicken nuggets? Those things contain chicken buttholes and faces and who knows what else all ground up and then deep fried. Nutritious.


10 posted on 02/17/2012 5:10:30 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: Nachum

The objective it to teach those little kids that only government cares for them and they cannot trust their parents.


11 posted on 02/17/2012 5:11:19 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Nachum

I am so investing in chicken stock.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 5:13:35 PM PST by bigheadfred (Wogga la Hooga)
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To: Nachum

ENOUGH WITH THE FREAKING NUGGETS A-HOLES!!!


13 posted on 02/17/2012 5:13:53 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: bigheadfred

Find out who the supplier is, then buy stock in THAT company :)


14 posted on 02/17/2012 5:15:05 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Brilliant
Wasn’t it so much easier when it was a schoolmarm and a one room school house?

Really. My Dad, who was part of "the Greatest Generation" somehow survived over twenty years of military service, and after retirement work as an engineer..

He and his siblings used to take lard sandwiches for their lunch. How could America win a world war without those heroes growing up eating chicken nuggets?

15 posted on 02/17/2012 5:19:36 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: ponygirl
Those things contain chicken buttholes and faces and who knows what else all ground up and then deep fried. Nutritious.

Disgusting, yes, but better than your garden variety, red-dyed cheap hotdog.

At least the chicken nuggets are presumably manufactured from rendered chicken sludge. Cheap hotdogs contain multiple species in their sludge. There's a reason they're dyed red. It's because their natural color is repulsive.

16 posted on 02/17/2012 5:20:55 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Nachum

What a week. Government-forced abortion and government-forced feeding all in the same week. Obama’s on a roll.


17 posted on 02/17/2012 5:21:12 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: The Antiyuppie

They are from the government. The government knows everything better than mom and dad.

That is the message.

Bow to master government!!

ugh


18 posted on 02/17/2012 5:23:06 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum

The Nugget Nazis strike again!


19 posted on 02/17/2012 5:24:07 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Disgusted with it all.)
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To: Nachum
Did the teacher in question have salami on her breath that afternoon? Anyone? Bueller?
20 posted on 02/17/2012 5:28:09 PM PST by JPG ("I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office." BHO)
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To: Nachum

SSSSHHHHH! I wanted them to think I had a craving for homemade chicken noodle soup. Now there will prolly be a chicken run.

My 2 1/2 year old grandson likes nuggets with “ketsups”. Just about all he will eat.


21 posted on 02/17/2012 5:34:47 PM PST by bigheadfred (Wogga la Hooga)
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To: butterdezillion

Obama’s on a roll.

Eeeewwwww...

I thought you wrote Obama on a roll.

Fried chicken lips and feathers on white bread.

(2008 idiot voters’ result, comin’ home to ROOST!)


22 posted on 02/17/2012 5:47:02 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Nachum
School lunches are very heavy on the carbs, and lightweight on protein. The mother’s version of lunch was much healthier. The school lunch: breading on the nuggets, a sweet potato has more carbs than a potato, both are bread equivalents, plus bread on top of that. Kids eat more just to keep their blood sugar up. {Not enough protein to keep blood sugar stable.}
23 posted on 02/17/2012 5:47:43 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: yldstrk

I know what you mean. I used to try to avoid that section of the store but they always ran over there. You could buy the stuff and make the same thing at home a lot cheaper but it wasn’t the same to them.


24 posted on 02/17/2012 5:50:06 PM PST by albionin
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To: Nachum

Can you say ‘nugget’ any more? I thought we were supposed to say ‘African-American’?


25 posted on 02/17/2012 5:50:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nachum

Let me help here.

Sometimes lunch is whatever the urban kid picks at the 7-11 with a food stamp. It’s usually a bust-open(chips), candy and a soda or other sweet drink. That is mostly likely what happened.


26 posted on 02/17/2012 5:50:25 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: yldstrk

My youngest loved the Lunchables. We were both happy. He liked the taste, I loved the effort-—none. :)


27 posted on 02/17/2012 6:00:34 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Brilliant
If anyone is interested, make the effort to go behind the school where the trash dumpster are, especially after lunch. I would bet that most of the taxpayer free lunches end up in those dumpsters.

I have seen it first hand. The free breakfasts and lunches are a waste of money. Pure and simple.

28 posted on 02/17/2012 6:14:28 PM PST by Parmy
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To: Nachum

I’ve given these two stories of the lunch nazis some thought on how I would react if I was the parent. While it would cost me some time and money, it would put the school on notice (legal notice) and save me time and trouble in the future. I would:

Take a lawyer, preferably a civil rights specialist, to the school with me to meet with the superintendent or principal. I would hand them a written notice (legal notice) that if they tried to inspect or interfere with my child’s lunch that I provided the child, they would have charges filed against them and the school district would be taken to court for civil rights violations, privacy violations and any other that the lawyer could think up to put in the legal notice.

I would have the lawyer explain to the administrator just what “being put on legal notice” means and what the possible consequences would be if they took any action or discriminated against my child in any conceivable way, or violated any privacy, imagined or otherwise. I’d have the lawyer list the costs of legal litigation expenses and let him point out that the school officials would be named “personally and individually” in addition to their being named in their “official” positions. He could point out that this may require that the school officials may need to obtain (and pay for) the services of a attorney, separate from the school district’s legal representation.

I would have the attorney hand them the citations of federal law regarding deprivation of rights under color of law and advise them that charges would be filed both under those federal statutes and any state statutes that might apply.

Then I’d have the attorney give them statements to sign acknowledging that they had been provided all of this and that they fully understood the legal jeopardy that they were in if they should cause any further problem with my child.

They could explain anything they wanted, but only after they had been given the notices and signed the statements. If they refused to accept them, then the lawyer would point out that he has legally witnessed their being advised and given the notices so the “legal notification” still applies.

Then I’d thank them for their time and leave with the lawyer. Preferably, we would record the whole thing also.

Once they had cleaned up their underwear, I suspect that they would leave my kid alone and hope they didn’t see me back at the school ever again.

Believe me, I’ve done things like this and it works wonders with government a##holes who think their’s doesn’t stink. Once they find that they can be **personally** sued and will have to shoulder the cost of their personal legal representation, most will realize that discretion is the better part of valor and my kid’s lunches would be the last thing they’d want anybody to touch.

Walking into a meeting with a good, aggressive attorney and taking control away from them that they usually have works wonders.

If I knew a cop or sheriff who’d help us just by accompanying us to make sure no physical threats were made against us, I have them there also.

Much future time, money and effort would be saved with one little legal tete ‘a tete with the right attitude adjustment. But most people are too scared of the “authorities” and think that a phone call or an email will do something. Nothing but a full on, aggressive legal game will do it. Going alone to meet or complain is useless as there is no witnesses on your side.

It’s nice if you can get a local newspaper or teevee reporter to go along with you too. Even more effective is if they school officials don’t know that it is a reporter who’s with you. Amazing what happens when afterward the reporter goes and asks the officials for a public statement on the meeting. Bullying officials will crap their drawers when they find out they’ve acted nastily in front of the reporter.


29 posted on 02/17/2012 6:25:08 PM PST by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: sockmonkey

We were poor. My grandfather used to pour me a cup of coffee with sugar and cream in in every morning with breakfast. We went home for lunch which was whatever was leftover from dinner the night before. We had fried potatot or bean sandwiches. If none of that was left we had mayonnaise or mustard sandwiches.
I have no idea how we survived.


30 posted on 02/17/2012 6:30:27 PM PST by sheana
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To: sheana
Did you put sugar on your mayonnaise sandwiches? M-m-m-m-m!

How about butter sandwiches? It used to irritate me when people would forget to take it out of the fridge...then I had to carefully slice thin pats to completely cover the bread...if you tried to spread cold butter; you ripped your Wonder bread all to hell...

31 posted on 02/17/2012 6:36:57 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Parmy

I am a teacher & also have early breakfast duty once a week. You are absolutely correct & the amount of food thrown out is nothing short of shameful.


32 posted on 02/17/2012 7:09:18 PM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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33 posted on 02/17/2012 7:16:24 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Nachum

It has nothing to do with nutrition ... it’s all about control. Think about it ... a kid comes to class with a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, a drink and bag of chips. The other kids have some unappetizing processed fried mystery (alleged) chicken lumps, overcooked vegetables and something supposedly good for them to drink. Now which do you think is going to be eaten and which is going to be coveted by the other children. Moo doesn’t give a rats a$$ about any ones health ... it’s all about control.


34 posted on 02/17/2012 7:23:48 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Parmy

When I was in elementary school (Catholic) there was a woman who collected all of the leftover food after lunch. We’d scrape our leftovers in her special tubs which she then took to her farm to feed her pigs.

You’d think the recycling, enviro nazis in our public schools would think to do something like that now.

And you’re right ... those free lunches (which aren’t free at all) are a waste. School has become a babysitting service for families.


35 posted on 02/17/2012 7:27:29 PM PST by carmody
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To: ponygirl

.....”What is it with the chicken nuggets? Those things contain chicken buttholes and faces and who knows what else all ground up and then deep fried. Nutritious.”

Chicken processing room floor sweepings is what I call it.


36 posted on 02/17/2012 7:32:45 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: sockmonkey

Really. My Dad, who was part of “the Greatest Generation” somehow survived over twenty years of military service, and after retirement work as an engineer..

He and his siblings used to take lard sandwiches for their lunch.
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Wife #2 was 8th of 9 kids. Their dad was a tenant farmer in rural Arkansas in the late ‘30s until his death in early ‘50s. All the kids worked at hoeing and picking cotton, planting and digging vegetables, caring for mules, pigs and chickens. ...When I attended large family gatherings up there, I heard many stories about how often the only lunch the kids had to take to school would be a large raw turnip, large raw onion or a raw potato.


37 posted on 02/17/2012 8:00:36 PM PST by octex
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“Think about it ... a kid comes to class with a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, a drink and bag of chips. The other kids have some unappetizing processed fried mystery (alleged) chicken lumps, overcooked vegetables and something supposedly good for them to drink. Now which do you think is going to be eaten and which is going to be coveted by the other children.”

Indeed. I’ve actually had a nutrition class as part of my RN education. For the few years my daughter attended public school, I packed her lunch. There is no way I’d let her eat the crap that passes as food in a school cafeteria regardless the fact that all the lunches were free because so many kids qualified. She always had premium cold cuts with cheese, lettuce and tomato on whole wheat, multi-grain bread, fresh fruit, a few chips of some sort and a mini candy bar. Oh, the evil mini candy bar and chips- half the time they weren’t eaten because she never felt deprived, so they were a yawn. It was a bit of a surprise how often the chips and candy bars returned home. After a couple years of packing lunches, I found out they were quite popular. My daughter routinely traded 1/2 of her coveted sandwich to the highest bidder. The kids had such crap lunches they were begging for 1/2 her home made sandwich. Pathetic, and now the .gov is demonizing them because apparently we make the school lunches and .gov look bad.


38 posted on 02/17/2012 8:00:36 PM PST by pops88 (Geek chick over 50)
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To: hadit2here

Great post! Parents need to wake up and take a look around, but now that the government has implemented so many programs to “help” families, both parents have to work to pay for all of the nonsense.
The other thing that parents need to do is go to school at the end of each year and demand a review of each of their children’s permanent records. We found one year that a nutball teacher had trashed our son. The good news is that the principal knew this woman was a disgrace ( but thanks to the union he could not get rid of her) so he gave us a pair of scissiors and let us cut out everything that we found inaccurate or offensive.


39 posted on 02/17/2012 8:08:44 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Nachum

Remember all the teachers in Wisconsin that got phony doctors notes to excuse them from school so they could protest?? I think those moms should get notes from their doctors saying their kids are allergic to government prepared food.


40 posted on 02/17/2012 8:10:52 PM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: hadit2here

Great post. I especially like the “personal liability” angle. If the family doesn’t have enough money to pull this off, the parents whose children get harassed can pool their resources and randomly pick one family to hire a lawyer.

Sometimes, people only “understand” things if they get hit in the wallet area.


41 posted on 02/17/2012 9:08:54 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Lauren BaRecall

“School lunches are very heavy on the carbs, and lightweight on protein. “

By remarkable coincidence, kids are generally fatter and dumber than they were 50 years ago...


42 posted on 02/17/2012 9:11:09 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: who knows what evil?

then I had to carefully slice thin pats to completely cover the bread...if you tried to spread cold butter; you ripped your Wonder bread all to hell...


...sprinkle lightly with sugar (when Mom wasn’t looking) then roll it up, and gently squeeze it into a ‘sausage’, and eat it.


43 posted on 02/17/2012 9:44:30 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If their "Alternative" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: metmom

I shared this with my son last night when he took me to dinner....He has his teenage girls in Charter School this year and says it’s going very well and they love it! No longer have to deal with all the nonsense and crud going on at the schools. Says the “drama” has all but ceased in their home and remarkable how focused the girls are now...without the distractions and tensions at school...though they were good students before they no longer have the stressload and are overall better for it.


44 posted on 02/17/2012 10:40:38 PM PST by caww
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To: who knows what evil?

We never put sugar on mayonnaise sandwiches but we did have butter and sugar on bread for breakfast.
The food nazis would have a cow, lol


45 posted on 02/18/2012 7:54:41 AM PST by sheana
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To: Nachum

From the article: “...but now a second mother from the same school has come forward...”

Once is happenstance.

Twice is coincidence.

Three times is enemy action.


46 posted on 02/18/2012 10:40:29 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: carmody

I live in Central Washington. One of the school districts farther down the valley purchased a shredder type of machine to dispose of all of these scraps so that the public couldn’t witness the waste.


47 posted on 02/18/2012 1:57:33 PM PST by Parmy
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