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Mom Gives Kids Homemade Lunch, School Forces Them to Eat Ritz Crackers
Weighty Matters ^ | Nov. 18, 2013

Posted on 11/18/2013 3:53:48 PM PST by Mean Daddy

It's quite possible that the single stupidest school lunch policy on the planet comes courtesy of a strange interpretation of the Manitoba Government's Early Learning and Child Care lunch regulations (an earlier version of this article incorrectly pointed at the Manitoba Child Care Association as the source of the strangely interpreted policy). Apparently if a child's lunch is deemed "unbalanced", where "balance" refers to ensuring that a lunch conforms to the proportions of food groups as laid out by Canada's awful Food Guide, then that child's lunch is "supplemented", and their parent is fined.

Blog reader Kristen Bartkiw received just such a fine.

She sent her children to daycare with with lunches containing leftover homemade roast beef and potatoes, carrots, an orange and some milk.

She did not send along any "grains".

As a consequence the school provided her children with, I kid you not, supplemental Ritz Crackers, and her with a $10 fine.

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TOPICS: Canada; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada
From the, gubmint is the solution to all your problems department.
1 posted on 11/18/2013 3:53:48 PM PST by Mean Daddy
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To: Mean Daddy

From the, gubmint is the solution to all your problems department.

And remember if you don’t have a problem,
the government will find you one.


2 posted on 11/18/2013 3:55:56 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Mean Daddy

Liberal fascism, coming soon to a country near you. And if a person refuses to pay the fine?


3 posted on 11/18/2013 3:59:03 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Mean Daddy
Hurray for Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Malted Barley Four and High Fructose Corn Syrup!


4 posted on 11/18/2013 3:59:35 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Mean Daddy

so stupid... who is to say that they do not get their grains at other times of the day? and what is it to anybody if they get zero grains in a day? ridiculous... i would absolutely never send my kids to government school...


5 posted on 11/18/2013 4:00:24 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Mean Daddy

Say it with me you punk kid! GOOD CRACKER! SAY IT! Or I’ll send Andy Griffith’s ghost to haunt you!


6 posted on 11/18/2013 4:01:14 PM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: Mean Daddy

Every child should be homeschooled. Or in a Christian school.


7 posted on 11/18/2013 4:01:52 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Mean Daddy

Kids are on a paleo diet.


8 posted on 11/18/2013 4:02:46 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Mean Daddy; Revolting cat!

“Mmmm! Good Cracker!”


9 posted on 11/18/2013 4:03:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: latina4dubya

The grain heavy food pyramid was a scam.


10 posted on 11/18/2013 4:03:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SamAdams76
Exactly! Everything looks good when it sitz on a Ritz. But you're not supposed to eat it.
11 posted on 11/18/2013 4:04:55 PM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: Mean Daddy

12 posted on 11/18/2013 4:05:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: SamAdams76

Indeed, high fructose corn syrup, being a “grain,” is obviously a healthy choice.


13 posted on 11/18/2013 4:05:17 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Auley)
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To: Paladin2

Definitely not. Milk is not paleo. The potatoes are ‘iffy’ for paleo.


14 posted on 11/18/2013 4:05:39 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: a fool in paradise

And probably the reason we’re so much more overweight than we were before the ‘food pyramid’.

Healthy Whole Grain. It’s Whole Grain, but probably not very Healthy.


15 posted on 11/18/2013 4:06:51 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Mean Daddy

“She sent her children to daycare with with lunches containing leftover homemade roast beef and potatoes, carrots, an orange and some milk.”

Yum! That’s some serious lunch food. Mom should be applauded for sending them to school with real home cookin’, not fined.

Next time, though, maybe she should make a point of adding some Yorkshire pudding along with the roast beef. (Take that and stuff it in your “grains” requirement, ya fascists!)


16 posted on 11/18/2013 4:07:44 PM PST by DemforBush (A candy-colored clown, they call the sandman...)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“Liberal fascism, coming soon to a country near you.”
________________________________________________
Not likely ;)


17 posted on 11/18/2013 4:07:47 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Mean Daddy

Had she put the roast beef between a couple slices of bread ... Problem solved!


18 posted on 11/18/2013 4:07:56 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Black Agnes

Even if you are going to reduce meat and dairy, I’d think more fruits and vegetables would be healthier than more grains/carbs.


19 posted on 11/18/2013 4:08:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: gitmo

My stepdaughter went to Christian elem school and came home one day with a note telling us to be sure her “next lunch included items that were both healthy AND that she liked.” Apparently the carrot sticks were left uneaten and that was unacceptable to the lunchroom nannies.

Micro-control is not just for the public sector!


20 posted on 11/18/2013 4:08:51 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Mean Daddy
Manitoba is one of Canada's major cereal-growing provinces. That's probably all you need to know about the "rationale" for this silly rule.




21 posted on 11/18/2013 4:09:01 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Mean Daddy

I’d tell the school to KMA


22 posted on 11/18/2013 4:09:30 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Mean Daddy

Bump


23 posted on 11/18/2013 4:10:12 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Mean Daddy

I made some really delicious mini-Sliders recently with Ritz crackers instead of buns.


24 posted on 11/18/2013 4:10:51 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: a fool in paradise

Depends on the fruits though. The ‘sweet’ fruits aren’t much better on your blood sugar/insulin response than ordinary desserts. If we’re talking blueberries and other non sweet fruits I’ll agree wholeheartedly.

Funny thing though. My grandmother took one look at the food pyramid and said ‘If you ate this way you’d weigh 300lbs!’. Back when pretty much nobody weighed 300lbs. If only she’d lived a few more years she would have been so shocked!


25 posted on 11/18/2013 4:11:28 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Mean Daddy

“She did not send along any “grains”. “

Most grains are very high glycemic and contribute to, rather than prevent, obesity.


26 posted on 11/18/2013 4:13:20 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Mean Daddy

And your average Canadian thinks they live in utopia.


27 posted on 11/18/2013 4:21:15 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Black Agnes

Hey! Wait a minit! I do weigh 300 lbs!


28 posted on 11/18/2013 4:26:38 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Mean Daddy

“lunch regulations”

Can ONLY apply to what the school serves!

They HAVE NO JURISDICTION over what the parents provide!!!!


29 posted on 11/18/2013 4:29:29 PM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: latina4dubya

The potatoes, carrots and orange are better carbs for the kiddo anyway. There’s no need for grains—and certainly not for Ritz crackers!


30 posted on 11/18/2013 4:30:12 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SamAdams76

I don’t eat or feed my kids HFCS or hydrogenated oils, and I’d blow a gasket if somebody fed my kids these things. Don’t even get me started on food dyes. However, others are free to feed their kids whatever they want.


31 posted on 11/18/2013 4:35:17 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Mean Daddy
Food fetishim is a first world thing.

/johnny

32 posted on 11/18/2013 4:41:15 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void

And how much did you weigh in 1990?

And your friends/family as well?

Look at old pictures from 1990. There are hardly any truly obese people in them. The change is amazing.


33 posted on 11/18/2013 4:41:29 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Paladin2

I’m thinking gluten free diet.


34 posted on 11/18/2013 4:49:27 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Mean Daddy

How I wish my kids were in school these days I would be paying them a visit regularly


35 posted on 11/18/2013 5:14:34 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Mean Daddy

Yet another reason to Homeshool!


36 posted on 11/18/2013 5:16:20 PM PST by CelesteChristi
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To: luckystarmom
I’m thinking gluten free diet.

I made the mistake of trying that once. Gluten-free bread tastes like and has the consistency of sawdust. Avid gluten, if you insist, but don't try to eat things that ought to have gluten in them.

37 posted on 11/18/2013 5:29:56 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, available from Amazon.)
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To: Black Agnes

In 1990? maybe 280-ish?


38 posted on 11/18/2013 5:45:29 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: workerbee

You know what to do.

At our Christian school one of the teachers brought in Al Gore’s movie to teach global warming.

He didn’t work there the following year. Had this not been stopped the kids would have been pulled no questions. The thing is, at least in theory you have more influence in a school where you are paying the bills directly.

You’re right. You have to be vigilant even in a Christian school.


39 posted on 11/18/2013 5:47:11 PM PST by marron
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To: driftdiver

And to stick their fine,
Where the sun don’ shine.


40 posted on 11/18/2013 5:53:06 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Mean Daddy

Canadians should start referring to Manitoba as “Marxist Manitoba” and those who promulgate and enforce these stupid policies as “Manitoban Marxists”. Put a nice hammer and sickle on their photos, in blogs, posts, and attached to articles.

Identify the fools by name, title, place of work, and then the H&S symbol.

Somebody will get the message.

Don’t take this crap. Fight back while you can. We are going through this here in the US and only when the people fight back is anything done to stop and correct the PC bullshit policies.

Then get heads to roll, i.e. fired.


41 posted on 11/18/2013 6:29:38 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: All

42 posted on 11/18/2013 6:36:01 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Mean Daddy

I’d fold a ten dollar bill until it was all sharp corners. Then I’d ram it up someone’s.....


43 posted on 11/18/2013 6:38:09 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Mean Daddy

Ritz crackers are junk food.


44 posted on 11/18/2013 6:43:06 PM PST by tioga ( With RR we had JCash and BHope, with Obama no cash and no hope.)
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To: Black Agnes
Look at old pictures from 1990. There are hardly any truly obese people in them. The change is amazing.

Yup. The problem with processed foods today is that the chemicals in them trick the body into thinking it's getting nutrition, when it is not. The body then craves more and more, leading to obesity. Note that I said nutrition, which if the body received would then turn off the cravings. Overweight people are literally starving for real nutrition, and aren't getting it by stuffing their mouths with processed foods. The food manufacturers know this, but they're in the business to make money from increased sales.

45 posted on 11/18/2013 7:15:26 PM PST by roadcat
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To: a fool in paradise; 9YearLurker

yes! Ritz Crackers are junk food!


46 posted on 11/18/2013 8:02:44 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: roadcat

My husband has to go on a low sodium diet, ans it’s amazing the amount of sodium in processed food. I think I’m going to be cooking from scratch a lot more.


47 posted on 11/18/2013 8:05:35 PM PST by luckystarmom
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