Skip to comments.Look who's suspended in food-police outrage
Posted on 03/06/2012 8:51:42 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A North Carolina teacher has now been suspended indefinitely for her involvement in a food-police incident in which a preschoolers lunch was supplemented with chicken nuggets, sparking national outrage last month.
The Carolina Journal reports parents of students in the pre-kindergarten program at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford, N.C., received a letter from an assistant superintendent last week saying a substitute teacher would take over the preschool class until the issue is resolved. Ads by Google
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The Feb. 28 letter from Bob Barnes reads:
As I am sure you are aware, we recently experienced an unfortunate situation where a failure to follow district policy resulted in the substitution of a Pre-K students lunch at West Hoke Elementary School. This letter is to inform you that Ms. Emma Thomas will be a substitute in [your child's] classroom until we can bring resolution to this issue. We are pleased that [your child] is enrolled in our Pre-K program and we are confident that Ms. Thomas will continue to provide [him or her] with a very positive educational experience.
The Journal originally reported an inspector decided that a 4-year-old girls lunch consisting of a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, apple juice and potato chips did not meet USDA guidelines.
The child was then provided with a full cafeteria tray, from which she reportedly ate three chicken nuggets.
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Nanny State PING!
Thanks for the ping!
Don’t ya’ love it!
(pretty fast and open about it too)
This is soooooo stupid on so many levels. Why do the guidelines require liquid milk - why can’t the dairy be yogurt or cheese?
Why suspend the teacher, when it was the Agent Ellerbe that stated the lunch was in violation of DHHS standards?
Most importantly, why is the government dictating and enforcing so called nutrional standards that may not even be healthy for all students.
What if the student is Lactose intolerant? What if they have celiac disease?
If the government wishes to outline their Idea of nutrition, they are entitled to their opinion, but no way should they be dictating to the local district or the parents any thing to do with health and nutrition.
Government involvement inevitably results in CHAOS! Where’s FLUKE?
Perhaps the teacher is taking the blame for the “immediate action” on the Federal goon’s pontification about the girl’s lunch. I guess they expected the teacher to do something more subtle like send a note to the girl’s parents tsk-tsking about the lunch without actually taking it away.
What part of, this is the United States of America..... do these fools not understand???
Thank God my kids are grown... I would go crazy over this nonsense.
“The poor teacher takes the fall for implementing M. Obama policies.”
Today’s Political Science lesson: “Sh!t flows downhill.”
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