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Mom fined $10 for lack of grains in kids' lunch
Toronto Sun ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2013 | KRISTEN ANNABLE

Posted on 11/19/2013 3:14:47 AM PST by rickmichaels

WINNIPEG -- After sending her children to daycare with a lunch of roast beef, carrots and potatoes, Kristen Bartkiw was fed a $10 fine.

The reason: An unbalanced meal.

Despite the presence of a meat, vegetable, fruits and juice, the meal was missing a grain. The solution was to give the Rossburn, Man., school teacher a $10 fine and give her children Ritz Crackers as a supplement.

"I don't blame the daycare," said Bartkiw, who was actually on the board of The Little Cub's Den when they decided to start fining parents.

According to Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care when at a daycare a child's lunch must include a milk product, a meat, a grain and two servings of fruit or vegetables. If the child is missing one of these the daycare provider must provide a supplement.

"We chose to do it as a more of a deterrent, because parents were sending their children a lunch with only a pizza pop," she said.

Under provincial rules, that means that the daycare would have to provide the missing nutritional items.

According to Walmart.com, a serving of about five Ritz crackers contains 80 calories, 4.5 g of fat and 150 mg of sodium.

A statement provided by the provincial government read, "The province requires child-care centres to ensure children have nutritious and balanced meals and snacks throughout the day. These can be supplied by the centre or the parents.

"The province would expect centres to work with parents in educating them regarding what consists of nutritious meals/snacks."

The daycare eventually dropped this policy and chose instead to provide children with a hot lunch.

"It was just too difficult for parents to follow these strict deadlines," Bartkiw said.



TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; daycare; fined; grains; kids; lack; lunch; mom

1 posted on 11/19/2013 3:14:47 AM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels
Makes you want to throw up.

King George is alive and well.

2 posted on 11/19/2013 3:20:45 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rickmichaels
On FR Now:

Neurologist claims grains are destroying our brains
news.com.au ^ | November 18, 2013 | staff reporter

Posted on 11/18/2013 10:49:56 PM PST by Daffynition

IF you had cereal for breakfast or just scoffed a sandwich for lunch, maybe don't read this. Because grains are destroying your brain, according to this doctor.

David Perlmutter, a renowned neurologist and president of the Perlmutter Health Center in Naples, Florida, says there's a close relationship between lifestyle, our modern diet and dementia.

Dr Perlmutter, who has just released a New York Times best-selling book Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers says it's not just unhealthy carbs that should be cut.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...

FR Article Link: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3092953/posts

3 posted on 11/19/2013 3:23:04 AM PST by Computer Central
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To: rickmichaels

My response: “Send more notices. House short on toilet paper. Kiss kiss.”


4 posted on 11/19/2013 3:27:06 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: rickmichaels

If parents are volunteering to subject themselves to this policy they deserve everything they get. That parents volunteer to subject themselves to this policy tells the rest of us we are doomed as a free society.


5 posted on 11/19/2013 3:27:16 AM PST by JParris
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To: Computer Central

We don’t need grains in the diet.


6 posted on 11/19/2013 3:29:34 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: JParris

Exactly. In this case, the mother in question was actually on the board of the day care center when they adopted the stupid policy of fining parents. LOL.


7 posted on 11/19/2013 3:37:09 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Lazamataz

LIKE


8 posted on 11/19/2013 3:51:29 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: rickmichaels

The child must be removed from the clutches of that stupid mother.
She must be fined thousands for being such a twerp. I am being polite.


9 posted on 11/19/2013 3:52:52 AM PST by Christian1
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To: Sacajaweau

King George never did anything this bad...


10 posted on 11/19/2013 3:59:28 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Sacajaweau

Start torching these places and it will stop....j/k of course


11 posted on 11/19/2013 4:03:42 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: rickmichaels

okay...I’ll be walking into heavy now...it’s over people...any parent that would put up with this - well hand over through voting theirs and everyone’s rights to whoever just so they don’t have to think anymore...too many morons having kids and too many morons killing kids - and the rest of us - well, we are screwed!


12 posted on 11/19/2013 4:31:54 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: rickmichaels

Here’s a novel idea:
Take care of your own kids instead of outsourcing their parenting.


13 posted on 11/19/2013 4:33:22 AM PST by EricT. (Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Big brother is watching you.)
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To: rickmichaels
According to Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care when at a daycare a child's lunch must include a milk product, a meat, a grain and two servings of fruit or vegetables. If the child is missing one of these the daycare provider must provide a supplement.

And we wonder why there is an obesity problem? People only need to eat a balanced diet throughout the day; eating every single item at every meal leads to an excess of calories, which leads to obesity. Furthermore, when a child so young becomes obese, her or his body is changed in such a way that he or she will have to deal with weight issues throughout life.

There is also the issue that schools should not be deciding what kids eat. Educate the parents on proper nutrition, fine. But dictate how they should feed the kids? Just no!

At the age of two, my son would eat nothing but yogurt and granola bars...

14 posted on 11/19/2013 4:36:56 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: rickmichaels

Somewhere soon a mom will get a fine because she put a grain in the lunch and some other young skull full of mush in the lunchroom is gluten intolerant.


15 posted on 11/19/2013 4:38:13 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: FatherofFive

Right, we need choice in our diet.


16 posted on 11/19/2013 4:39:32 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods
Somewhere soon a mom will get a fine because she put a grain in the lunch and some other young skull full of mush in the lunchroom is gluten intolerant.

The day is coming when a mom who packs her kid a PB&J sandwich for school lunch will receive a summons for having potentially exposed other kids to a dangerous substance that might cause an allergic reaction.

And liberals will all nod and clap in approval like the little fascist piglets they have become.

17 posted on 11/19/2013 4:46:25 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: rickmichaels

Besides the obvious outrage at this, the note at the bottom says that parents will be charged $5 per missing item, so why was the individual charged $10 for missing the 1 grain?


18 posted on 11/19/2013 4:51:04 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: cincinnati65

They fined her once for each kid.

Regards,


19 posted on 11/19/2013 4:53:34 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Peanut products of any kind are banned in most school districts in Massachusetts.


20 posted on 11/19/2013 4:57:01 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods
Peanut products of any kind are banned in most school districts in Massachusetts.

As is any mention of God, or chastity.

21 posted on 11/19/2013 5:05:01 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Peanuts are banned from schools to protect the defective children

Defective chilren raise the head count and increase the school funding.


22 posted on 11/19/2013 5:10:37 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: muir_redwoods

Insane. Better keep those kids off public busses, subway trains, movies, supermarkets,and other gathering places. And the kids should never touch a door knob or push a door open out in public. Just in case. Can’t be too careful, ya know. ( husband, daughter, G’son all have severe peanut/ tree nut allergies, and they have adjusted themselves to it, without these inane “peanut free zones.)


23 posted on 11/19/2013 5:28:30 AM PST by Exit148
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To: Computer Central

I like your post because everyone has an opinion on diet. Remember the low fat craze supported by all the Food Nazis? The result was more weight, more diabetes and more heart disease. Now a remnant from the low fat craze- trans fats are going to be banned. I for one am relieved because I can now go back to putting lard in my recipes.


24 posted on 11/19/2013 5:44:16 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: bert

Defective children? Pro-aborts use terms like that to classify humans.


25 posted on 11/19/2013 5:56:45 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: cincinnati65

Because they required TWO grains per meal.


26 posted on 11/19/2013 5:57:36 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: rickmichaels

All 4 of us kids survived grade school & high school with peanut butter & jam sandwiches. It took a whole loaf of bread every day to make the required number of sandwiches.

We didn’t have a cafeteria in any of our schools. We had access to a machine that dispensed a pint of milk for a nickel. Nothing else. If apples were in season, we got such, or a banana or an orange.


27 posted on 11/19/2013 6:15:27 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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