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Should Food Police Be Sued for Changing Your Child's Diet?
yahoo ^ | Feb. 22nd, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 02/22/2012 3:21:34 PM PST by stillafreemind

What if the children, whose packed lunches were forbidden, were suffering from food allergies? What if the oil that the chicken nuggets were cooked in was a no-no for that child? What if they were allergic to nightshade foods like potatoes? Finally, what if the children got sick from the school lunches? Who is responsible for making that boy or girl sick?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: foodpolice; packedlunch; schoollunch
I am not surprised by the latest food policing..but it makes me sick.
1 posted on 02/22/2012 3:21:44 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind
Should Food Police Be Sued for Changing Your Child's Diet?

No. They should be eradicated. There is no reason for free people to tolerate this. Tell the food nazis to leave. If they don't, hang them.

2 posted on 02/22/2012 3:25:46 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: stillafreemind

every lunchbag from home should have a “no trespassing” sign pasted to it.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 3:27:19 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: stillafreemind

That’s the way to fight them on this.

Get a lawyer to basically let them be aware that by requiring the child to eat what is required by the school, they are also assuming the complete liability.

When schools start thinking along the lines of liability, they may not be so enthusiastic about providing free lunches.


4 posted on 02/22/2012 3:29:16 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: stillafreemind

My kids are grown but I can tell you this, ANYONE who touched my kids lunches would not live to tell about it! Who authorized these “food police” who are they, where did they come from and why are parents letting them get away with this BS.


5 posted on 02/22/2012 3:30:30 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: stillafreemind
What if the children, whose packed lunches were forbidden, were suffering from food allergies? What if the oil that the chicken nuggets were cooked in was a no-no for that child? What if they were allergic to nightshade foods like potatoes? Finally, what if the children got sick from the school lunches? Who is responsible for making that boy or girl sick?

You're arguing the issue as if the technical merits were relevant. The point is, no bureaucrat, no matter how grandiose, outranks even the most feeble parent, barring cases of actual abuse. They work for us (sorry, I've been doing my best to fire them), not we for them.

6 posted on 02/22/2012 3:37:29 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: stillafreemind

Sued in the long run.. but in the short term, I would like to see every single parent march down and take over the school.

Why is it we TOLERATE this kind of garbage? People have become sheep. 20 years ago, teachers would have been dragged out of the school by parents for even suggesting this.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 3:38:19 PM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: stillafreemind

No. We should find out what foods they cannot eat- and force feed them.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 3:38:29 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jonty30

Good thinking.


9 posted on 02/22/2012 3:41:25 PM PST by HollyB
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To: stillafreemind

I find it interesting that they make people eat a meat and a dairy at the same time.

I am quite sure there are some Jewish folk who would be PISSED about that.


10 posted on 02/22/2012 3:42:16 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: eXe

I agree with you totally. People think..oh, that’s just a couple of instances..no big deal. THEN it’s happening everywhere and out of control.

Like the article said..nip in the beginning.


11 posted on 02/22/2012 3:42:48 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind
Nobody's saying what happened to the "confiscated" lunch, but I'm betting it didn't hit the trash can.

I can just imagine some lard-butted food cop opening a lunch bag, seeing a nice yummy salami on whole wheat sandwich and thinking, "Hmmmm... the kid probably likes chicken nuggets better anyhow, so I'll just..."

12 posted on 02/22/2012 3:43:32 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: paul51

Simple answer: yes, to punishing levels, both the institution they work for, to punish the taxpayers for voting idiots in, and also individually, to the point that working off the 80K in college debt will seem like chump change for the next 40 years.


13 posted on 02/22/2012 3:46:49 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: stillafreemind
One thing I would like to know about all of this, is whether the food service companies/suppliers who provide the food to the cafeterias lobbied these state legislatures to push for these tighter rules.

When I first heard about this stuff, and how parents were automatically billed for a cafeteria lunch if their kids' lunch didn't pass muster with some idiot, my first thought is that some company or companies lobbied for this. It's in their financial interest to get schools and states to crack down on lunches being brought from home.
14 posted on 02/22/2012 4:08:03 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: stillafreemind

The government can be trusted to feed the children like they educate them about adult porn and fail to teach them to read and write. This little liberal project will knock them off faster.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 4:17:47 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: stillafreemind

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16 posted on 02/22/2012 4:20:12 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("Without consequences, there's no virtue". ~ Rush Limbaugh 12:51 PM, Friday, 2/17/2012)
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To: stillafreemind
There was a day when food insanity would have caused the city folks to go en-mass with pitchforks and torches and demand that the offending food-nuts be thrown out of the school. It is inexcusable for parents to be so complacent when a school policy runs brazenly over parental authority.
17 posted on 02/22/2012 4:23:06 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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My child has Oral Allergy Syndrome which makes him allergic to fresh fruits and vegetables. He is also allergic to many of them even in cooked form. And he is allergic to soy. They put soy in everything; check the labels, you will be astonished at what has soy in it. There are many reasons that a child might bring a packed lunch to school and many reasons why it might not fit the government’s dietary guidelines and their idea of a nutritious lunch.


18 posted on 02/22/2012 5:33:00 PM PST by Jenny217
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To: rockabyebaby
Our kids can't read, gangs run riot in hallways, police are stationed in every High School, violence is rampant AND liberals are worried about white bread or brown? Something is very wrong in this country.
19 posted on 02/22/2012 7:32:00 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: stillafreemind

The irony (for lack of a better word) is that there is no scientifically derived formulation of a healthy diet. Yet, despite any lack of scientific evidence of any optimal diet, those food nazis are all too happy to dictate how people eat, all in the name of science.


20 posted on 02/22/2012 7:40:26 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

The lunch that the food nazis rejected was much healthier than fried chicken nuggets. Lower in sodium and cholesterol, too. The bottom line is, it does not matter WHAT we eat but that we all eat the SAME THING.


21 posted on 02/22/2012 8:39:12 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: TheThirdRuffian

meat and dairy simultaneously... veal parmigiana, nachos with taco meat and sour cream and cheese smoothered in, yummy!! that being said, if someone made somoene else eat in a matter that violates their health needs or religous rules, they’d be getting a .45 in their face from me.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 10:06:15 PM PST by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: Ciexyz

Yeah, I had noticed that.

I was taught that a square meal contains a sample of each food group: meat, dairy, grains/starches, fruit/vegetables. (This predates the food pyramid, and is, I think, far easier to use.) The chicken nuggets only contain two of those groups, where the kid’s lunch contained everything.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 4:28:55 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: stillafreemind

I find it sadly ironic that so many are OUTRAGED at the audacity of the government schools where they send their kids for most of the day, to be raised by strangers, taught things the parents are rarely aware of, instructed in morality and social principles that the parents my disagree with, told what is true and false, what to think about history, our country, freedom, democracy, EVERYTHING... and only now when it is diet the parents are oh-so shocked that the government would dare to undermine their authority. SURPRISE! You undermined your own authority when you sent your kids off to be raised by the government.


24 posted on 02/23/2012 6:16:57 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: paul51
No. They should be eradicated. There is no reason for free people to tolerate this. Tell the food nazis to leave. If they don't, hang them.

Agreed. Give them one stern warning showing a lot of backup. My grandfather was among the first at Omaha Beach, Garand rifle in tow, he fought against people like this. Sometimes I think we need to re-enact the Normandy invasion, right on the Potomac.
25 posted on 02/23/2012 7:47:01 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: Jenny217

You are right, there are many reasons. I know a boy that would not eat while his parents were going through a nasty divorce- he really would not eat. His doctor told his mother to feed him ANYTHING he would even attempt to eat- candy, chips, you name it. When he started eating again she gradually altered his diet back to normal. So if food police had switched his lunch for a cafeteria meal they would have been going against his doctors orders.


26 posted on 02/23/2012 8:29:01 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8

You know what’s in those chicken nuggest they serve in schools? Not chicken ....


27 posted on 02/23/2012 8:30:37 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

It is not just the chicken nuggets either- school cafeteria food in most schools is downright gross. Vegetables are so overprocessed/overcooked you can’t tell what they are, meat is unidentifiable...just gross and likely of little nutritional value either by the time it is on the tray.


28 posted on 02/23/2012 8:33:47 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: stillafreemind; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ..

Points to ponder for the food police...

Nanny State PING!


29 posted on 02/27/2012 3:52:30 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Sued, beaten, put in prison!

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30 posted on 02/27/2012 4:50:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: stillafreemind
Yes. They have to be stopped by any means.

This goes beyond intrusive.

31 posted on 02/27/2012 6:04:49 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


32 posted on 02/27/2012 7:52:40 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: stillafreemind
A few casualties is a small price to pay for improving the “collective health” of the masses. Kind of reminds me of Stalin....

Heck, a million here and a million there is irrelevant!

33 posted on 02/29/2012 6:07:02 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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