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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
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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.

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

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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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