Skip to comments.Just the Facts: State (nugget pushers) vs. Federal (science-based) School Nutrition Programs
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, weve seen a lot of chatter online regarding a story from North Carolina in which a pre-school students lunch was deemed unhealthy. Wed like to set the record straight.
As established by law, USDA promotes healthier lifestyles for our nations 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.
On the other hand, it's none of your damn business.
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.
These two statements are contradictory:
“...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...”
“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.
..and audrey rowe of USDA is related to this courtney rowe USDA??? Both USDA food nazi’s.
Why do I not believe the USDA explanation? Next, we’ll hear it’s Bush’s fault.
audrey rowe photo...food nazi !!!...
People still aren’t getting it. Who are these companies supplying the food and what is their political affiliation.
Follow the money.
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.
usda food nazi “tour”.....audrey rowe..
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.
Is that all? That's cool then.
Stupid mafia only promotes, oversees, and provides protection.
its called cover your a##
“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...
“Next, well hear its Bushs 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?
It’s right next to where it says an unborn baby is part of a woman’s body.
Not voter intimidation per the US govt.
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.
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.
I have the answer:
At this point, trust your gut. It’s probably more accurate than anything you might read or hear from the talking heads.