Skip to comments.Federal Agents Inspect Your Child's Lunch
Posted on 02/14/2012 1:45:56 PM PST by NYer
RUSH: This is from Rayford, North Carolina. Carolina Journal. I'm gonna read it to you exactly as it printed out here: "A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious. The girls turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips and apple juice did not meet US Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day."
Again, let me read this to you again: "The girls turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips and apple juice did not meet US Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day." There are federal agents inspecting lunch boxes? See, I don't have kids. You heard of this? You heard of this, Snerdley? I know you don't have kids that you know of, either. I've not heard of federal agents inspecting lunch boxes. And, furthermore, I've not heard of agents declaring that what's in them is not nutritious enough and throwing them out and substituting three chicken nuggets.
"A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious. The girls turkey-and-cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips and apple juice did not meet US Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day." Again, let me read this to you again: "The girls turkey-and-cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice" were thrown out "did not meet US Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes...
"The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs -- including in-home day care centers -- to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home. When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones. The girls mother -- who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation -- said she received a note from the school stating that students who did not bring a 'healthy lunch' would be offered the missing portions, which could result in a fee from the cafeteria, in her case $1.25.
"'I don't feel that I should pay for a cafeteria lunch when I provide lunch for her from home,' the mother wrote in a complaint to her state representative... The girls grandmother, who sometimes helps pack her lunch, told Carolina Journal that she is a petite, picky 4-year-old who eats white whole wheat bread and is not big on vegetables. 'What got me so mad is, number one, dont tell my kid Im not packing her lunch box properly,' the girls mother [said]. 'I pack her lunchbox according to what she eats. It always consists of a fruit. It never consists of a vegetable. She eats vegetables at home because I have to watch her because she doesnt really care for vegetables.'"
Do you believe this? I do! The food Nazis -- and, by the way, this is Michelle (My Belle)'s program: No Child's Behind Left Alone. Folks, what is going on here? Do you know what frightens me? This has probably going on and has been good guy a lot longer than I know because I don't have children. I wonder: How many people, how many parents are acquiescing to this? "When the girl came home with her lunch untouched, her mother wanted to know what she ate instead. Three chicken nuggets, the girl answered. Everything else on her cafeteria tray went to waste. 'She came home with her whole sandwich I had packed, because she chose to eat the nuggets on the lunch tray, because they put it in front of her,' her mother said. 'You're telling a 4-year-old. "Oh. youre lunch isnt right," and shes thinking theres something wrong with her food.'" What is wrong with a turkey sandwich and a banana?
Take a break. What do you mean, I don't care about the children? Don't tell me that! That's BS.
RUSH: By the way, at West Hoke Elementary School in Rayford, North Carolina, every student had their lunch box inspected. And I think every student failed in having a nutritious lunch by the agent in charge, which is probably an SEIU union cafeteria worker.
RUSH: Lucas in Boone, North Carolina. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Greetings from the People's Republic of North Carolina.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: About eight months ago my wife and I decided to enroll our son in daycare here in North Carolina, and I got this huge packet of sheets that I had to fill out, and they, you know, field trip permission slip, take your photo permission slip, and one of them was, "By signing this you agree that you'll meet the state's requirements for a preschool lunch," even though I'm packing it. And it says I have to have six ounces of milk or a milk substitute, four ounces of meat or a meat substitute, three ounces of grain, three ounces of vegetable, three ounces of fruit, and goes on and on and on. And I did not sign it and I fought about it with them and they pointed me to the state official that I could talk to, and they told me that, "If your son doesn't like milk just pack it anyway and we'll dump it out for you and then you can pack something else." And I said, "Do you know how much a gallon of milk costs?" And they said, "Well, that's the rules and you have to follow 'em if you want to be in daycare." So now I've got the government telling me that I'm not smart enough to feed my own child.
RUSH: Yep. Yep. North Carolina, same state as the kindergarten requirements I just described.
CALLER: It's unbelievable.
RUSH: Same state. And, I'll tell you what, this is all coming from Michelle Obama. There are agents in preschools, kindergartens in North Carolina examining the preschool students' lunch boxes. State agents!
This was so XXXXXX, I would have been VERY Hot to say the least. Wake the Hell Up America.
Oh good grief. We have to get the Obamas OUT of the WH!!!!
I hate Rush’s “Michelle My Bell” nick name. Not derogatory or degrading. Not funny. No oomph. “Moochelle”, “Michelle the Moocher”, much better.
Just what we need in this country,
more bureaucrats with unaccountable authority
that need to justify their job.
I fear that if this would have been my child there would have been an agent getting a severe beatin!!
If the Republicans ran Attila the HUN against the MUSLIM Terrorist now occupying the OVAL OFFICE, I would vote for Attila the HUN!! Federal Food Police being paid an average of $134,000 a year to inspect Kid’s Lunch Boxes!!!!!!!
Makes me sick to my stomach!!!
Sent the "note" back with payment. Include one of these...
Tell them they can keep their "change" as well.
It’s Raeford, NC not Rayford, NC.
The transcriber can’t tell the difference between Ray & Rae.
And they gave her chicken nuggets instead?????!!!!!! Ever seen or read how they’re made??
let them know you care: email@example.com
Listen people, this is not about obama. THis is not about the government trying to take away our freedom. This is about money pure and simple.
School lunches are BIG MONEY. They’ve figured out just about every possible way to expand school lunches. They let poor kids eat free. THen they started serving breakfast. Then they started serving supper. There’s no way for them to expand now...UNLESS...they make it MANDATORY...make it impossible for anyone to bring sack lunches with them. Pretty soon they will want to feed your kids on the weekends and during summer break.
Talk about being sick to your stomach. I’m sure the processed chicken nuggets were alot healthier than a turkey sandwich.
We need our freedom back. The Federal Government is out of control.
Mind your own business Obama and FUBO.
IF my kids were still in school here is what I would do. I would sit them down and explain to them why they would not be returning to school and I would tell the school the same thing. Then I would tell them they would be home schooled and that we would be moving to another country and tell them why.
This sh$t is out of control and big fat butt MO is an angry b*tch that needs to keep her nose out of our lives. What OUR kids eat for lunch is none of her damn business and she needs to take a look at her fat butt in a mirror and while she’s at it check out what a little porker her youngest rug rat is.
So we have the food police, obesity police, speech police, helmet police, seatbelt police, carseat police, toilet police, light bulb police, fireplace police (in CA), gun police, mpg police,energy police, plastic bag police (CA)....feel free to add to the list - I’m steaming.
You couldn't have a better example of why government is too big and intrusive. Reagan would have used this personal, real example in a debate as a example of what needs fixing.
Folks, get your kids out of the government run socialist indoctrination centers.
Starve the beast.
Let’s not forget that public school cafeteria workers are unionized. These rules are a sop to union workers so as to preserve their jobs, wages, and benefits.
If you think this about nutrition or even quality or even the children you are missing the point.