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Just the Facts: State (nugget pushers) vs. Federal (science-based) School Nutrition Programs
USDA ^ | 2/16/12 | Courtney Rowe

Posted on 02/19/2012 1:41:39 PM PST by Libloather

Just the Facts: State vs. Federal School Nutrition Programs
Posted by Courtney Rowe, Press Secretary, USDA, on
February 16, 2012 at 1:21 PM

In the past 24 hours, we’ve seen a lot of chatter online regarding a story from North Carolina in which a pre-school student’s lunch was deemed “unhealthy.” We’d like to set the record straight.

As established by law, USDA promotes healthier lifestyles for our nation’s school children through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. The Department sets science-based nutritional standards for and oversees State administration of schools that choose to participate in these national programs. In exchange for meeting those standards, USDA provides reimbursement and other resources to schools so that children get the nutrition they need to learn, thrive and grow.

USDA does not, however, regulate sack lunches or any other food children bring from home to eat at school. That is a responsibility for parents, not the federal government. The incident in North Carolina involved local education officials and a State-run nutrition program, and USDA had no involvement.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicken; education; federal; foodnazis; foodpolice; nannystate; nuggets; publicschools; schoollunch; schoollunches; state; taxdollarsatwork
USDA provides reimbursement and other resources to schools so that children get the nutrition they need to learn, thrive and grow.

On the other hand, it's none of your damn business.

1 posted on 02/19/2012 1:41:47 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

This is why when a guy like Mitt Romney uses the “states rights” arguement to excuse his expansion of government, he’s full of shit. Big government is bad at all levels.


2 posted on 02/19/2012 1:44:56 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: Libloather

These two statements are contradictory:
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“...In exchange for meeting those standards, USDA provides reimbursement and other resources to schools...”

“...The incident in North Carolina involved local education officials and a State-run nutrition program, and USDA had no involvement...”


3 posted on 02/19/2012 1:49:17 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Libloather

“USDA provides reimbursement and other resources to schools so that children get the nutrition they need to learn, thrive and grow.”

The Federal Government is into virtually everything in everyone’s lives, and yet we sheeple continue to re-elect these petulant a$$holes in the House and Senate. They write some vague law giving someone like the USDA the ability to setup “some sort” of a “program,” and then they sit back and say to themselves “gee look at all the good we’ve done.” The taxing system is upside down. The Federal Government needs to have very little money and the states, a lot more. This is a complete disgrace.


4 posted on 02/19/2012 1:53:30 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Libloather

..and audrey rowe of USDA is related to this courtney rowe USDA??? Both USDA food nazi’s.


5 posted on 02/19/2012 2:01:15 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Libloather

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/02/17/remember-that-little-girl-who-was-forced-to-have-yucky-chicken-nuggets-instead-of-her-mommies-yummy-turkey-and-cheese-sammich/


6 posted on 02/19/2012 2:04:38 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Libloather

Why do I not believe the USDA explanation? Next, we’ll hear it’s Bush’s fault.


7 posted on 02/19/2012 2:05:33 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Libloather

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


8 posted on 02/19/2012 2:06:40 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: vette6387

People still aren’t getting it. Who are these companies supplying the food and what is their political affiliation.

Follow the money.


9 posted on 02/19/2012 2:07:42 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Dapper 26

Was some lowly snot at the state level carrying on USDA pretentions? Multiple versions of this thing are yacking about in the yackosphere and it’s impossible to see through the fog.


10 posted on 02/19/2012 2:08:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Libloather

usda food nazi “tour”.....audrey rowe..
http://blogs.usda.gov/2010/04/14/usda%E2%80%99s-nutrition-tour-makes-pit-stop-in-south-carolina/


11 posted on 02/19/2012 2:10:39 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Libloather
The State (be it Federal, State County or City level) knows better. Shut up and get in line.

Hard to believe that I went to a school where the teachers were paid nothing as they were Nuns, the Administrators were paid nothing, as they were Priests, and ALL lunches were packed as we had no cafeteria only a milk machine.

Somehow between my 3 siblings and my self we have a cumulative 14 College degrees, all without student loans.

12 posted on 02/19/2012 2:11:03 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Libloather
"promotes" oversees" "provides reimbursement"

Is that all? That's cool then.

Stupid mafia only promotes, oversees, and provides protection.


13 posted on 02/19/2012 2:11:20 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: biggredd1

its called cover your a##


14 posted on 02/19/2012 2:11:44 PM PST by Craftmore
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To: Libloather

“On the other hand, it’s none of your damn business.”

It is absolutely the business of the USDA. It is one of the enumerated powers of the federal government found in the Constitution. It is the one that says... hang on, I know it is here somewhere... ummm... give me another minute, I know I can find it...


15 posted on 02/19/2012 2:15:50 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Dapper 26

“Next, we’ll hear it’s Bush’s fault.”

Aw, man—I was just going to say that. Absolutely no one is willing to take responsibility for not letting the kids eat their homemade lunches. Does this mean that the school had complete strangers wandering the building and looking into the kids lunches?


16 posted on 02/19/2012 2:17:34 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: FerociousRabbit

It’s right next to where it says an unborn baby is part of a woman’s body.


17 posted on 02/19/2012 2:18:19 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Libloather
Not only is it none of their damn business, but they've got it all wrong. Based on some health and weight gain/loss issues I've had over the past five years, the food pyramid is a disaster. I'm convinced it's created based on how much the grain industry lobbies CONgress. Using their recommendations I gained about thirty pounds and found myself unable to conceive. When I altered my diet to a low-GI diet I lost weight immediately and my medical conditions disappeared. I also have two babies! Big Gov needs to butt out.
18 posted on 02/19/2012 2:21:50 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Libloather

19 posted on 02/19/2012 2:25:41 PM PST by Colonial Warrior (Help us OB/GYN! You are our only hope!)
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To: Libloather

Not voter intimidation per the US govt.


20 posted on 02/19/2012 2:33:24 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: Libloather

Meanwhile, an illusive anonymous NC nutrition spy, we will call her Agent 99, reports to headquarters (using her Maxwell Smart phone shoes) of food crimes detrimental to a child and utterly defiant of Big Brother. “NO WHITE MILK!” she screams. The Chief, after putting Planned Parenthood on hold, dictates his “government knows best” response on how to save a child’s life with state issued broccoli.

http://stringingandstrowing.blogspot.com/2012/02/agent-99-and-missing-nuggets-get-smart.html


21 posted on 02/19/2012 2:47:08 PM PST by johnsmom (I must be dreaming 'cause this can't be real)
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To: biggredd1
The grammar in the memo offered as evidence is absolutely atrocious. I found myself hoping the memo was a farce only because it seems to be more damning for the school than the lunch debacle.

On another note, where do they get off forcing milk on anyone? I hate milk. I get my calcium and dairy requirement elsewhere. There is something about milk that makes me gag, and I've felt this way my whole life. I would have been beside myself as a child had a teacher tried to force me to drink milk.

22 posted on 02/19/2012 2:47:38 PM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: USMCWife6869

I have the answer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutraloaf


23 posted on 02/19/2012 2:54:53 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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24 posted on 02/19/2012 3:25:57 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Libloather

nugget-pusher alert.


25 posted on 02/19/2012 3:34:12 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

At this point, trust your gut. It’s probably more accurate than anything you might read or hear from the talking heads.


26 posted on 02/19/2012 9:58:26 PM PST by Dapper 26
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