Skip to comments.‘Lunch-In’ Protests Crackdown on Homemade Lunches
Posted on 02/23/2012 10:44:34 PM PST by grundle
The National Center for Public Policy Research hosted a lunch-in today at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.
The target of the protest? [F]ederal school nutrition guidelines that allegedly forced at least one student to forgo her mothers home-packed lunch in favor of chicken nuggets, a press release announcing todays event read.
The alleged lunch incident happened in North Carolina. A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because the school told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious, a local reporter wrote last week. The girls turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the person who was inspecting all lunch boxes in the More at Four classroom that day.
The story quickly became national news, causing outrage from those who say the government is waging war on lunch.
We just sat down and had a nice lunch, protest organizer David Almasi says of todays protest. It was our way of thumbing our nose at the federal regulators.
The location of todays protest lunch-in, Freedom Plaza, is on land owned by the federal government, under the management of the National Park Service.
Seven people at todays lunch-in, which consisted of turkey and cheese sandwiches, potato chips, apple juice boxes, and bananas. It is exactly the lunch that was reportedly taken away from the four-year-old schoolgirl in North Carolina.
Even though my four-year-old and two-year-old will both be starting at public schools in a few months, I did not agree to let the government make every decision about how they are raised, Jennifer Biddison said in advance of attending this afternoons seditious lunch, according to a press release. Just because I choose to let government schools teach my kids math and reading doesnt mean I want them to dictate other things such as how they will eat and how they will dress. Im quite content with the way I am raising them, and I ask the government to honor my choices in such family matters.
Todays protest is part of The National Center for Public Policy Researchs Occupy Occupy D.C. events at Freedom Plaza, a press release announced. The National Center obtained a five-week permit from the U.S. Park Service that forces the Occupy D.C. encampment to share the park between February 12 and March 15.
I like turkey & cheese.
I believe that Mom could make a business making lunch bags for the students.
I say that whoever took her lunch, ate it. Case closed.
What an overweening snot that inspect-heckler must have been. Must have been a sister of the Grinch who stole Christmas. What was a better lunch, three chicken nuggets (not three servings of nuggets, just three nuggets) or what she had? So if they were all hot and bothered that she needed milk too... why not GIVE her some. Or suggest to her mom to add it next time. Maybe she was lactose-sensitive and could tolerate cheese but not milk — had they ever thought of looking into that?
Why only ban one food that people are allergic to? Why not ban EVERY food that has been known to cause allergies?
I'll start by listing the foods I am allergic to: avocados, ginger, cilantro, some fish, water chestnuts.
I'm pretty certain that once the list is complete, NO food will be allowed in the cafeteria. And that's good, because of the obesity problem!
When I went to school we didn’t have cafetaria’s. We all carried our lunch in a bag. We kept that lunch in our desk until time to eat. They did sell milk for 4 cents a half pint.
I am surprised I am still alve LMAO
When I was small, we could not afford to buy lunches at school. We could not afford junk food and canned drinks, either.
I volunteered in a church sponsored program to teach young parents to plan, shop and cook for daily life. They did not learn at home because parents worked (or were single parents and/or totally ghetto dysfunctional). They ate mostly prepared drinks, and foods from jars, cans or the freezer, prepared snacks and at cheap resturants and carryout growing up.
This is what Michelle should be doing with her program to improve the American diet but that would empty the third world government feeding centers they are trying to create in the cities. Femi-nazis conquered the joy, knowledge and “tradition” of daily family home cooking in the name of freeing women. So now so many get to be divorced, tired, fat and hungry at the same time.
Had turkey and cheese sandwich for lunch yesterday myself
What is funny is that a few years back schools had home economics.Many girls took it, but then they started having the boys take the class, Now they have done away with Home ec, here.
Damn...good thing there was no cheese on it or there might have been bloodshed.