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!
I thought Chicken Nuggets were that part of the Chicken that went over the Fence last. lol
The pain that would have been raised if it had been a Ham & Cheese sandwich or a PB-n-J.
“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.”
That’s because the GOP is hardly discernible from the dems. When the gop has a perfect opportunity to cut them off at the knees they back off like the gutless wonders that they are. I read Boehner pulled out of fast/furious when Issa was ready to charge H with perjury.....weenies all of them.
Actually, I hate to burst your bubble, but you’re wrong (you have UNDERestimated our nanny state). The schools in many places already have to offer school lunch (lunch and dinner I have heard, but not yet breakfast) during the summer and I just heard a month or two ago about a program which was in pilot to pack bags of food for children to take home over the weekend!
But, you are absolutely right in your post (setting aside the ridiculous programs you may not have been aware of yet). The goal is ALWAYS money and by virtue of money, dependency and control. Food affects kids behavior more than anything else, I dare say, including discipline. When the body is unsound, the mind is unsound. If your body is out of whack, your mind is out of whack and discipling unfocused druged up, sugared up kids is next to impossible.
The endgame is total control. Government teaching kids early to be unable to make choices, and removing dietary option except for nasty food (much of it engineered to be addictive), most of it devoid of nutrition, so that they can control the masses. The fringe benefit is to teach kids their parents are too stupid to mind what they do and don’t eat, teaching them to be good little George Soros-type “Hitler Youth”. They started it with the global warming garbage, it’s now moving to the food stage. Watch for child abuse charges to come.
An appeal to all: Start growing a garden and homeschool your kids, TODAY.
School breakfast has been around a very long time.
“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 post isn’t just to you, but I’m responding to an excellent point you made):
I would never, ever, ever, subject my kids to public school. Sending kids off to communist indoctrination camps IS tantamount to child abuse. I watched the argument here on FR for a long time,and didn’t get involved, but I dare say it now: If you put having marginally extra income over the well being of your child, you are an unfit parent. I’m not talking about families with a disabled/deceased parent, I’m talking about people wanting the luxury of having extra things, etc. If debt makes it impossible, either go bankrupt and start over right, or change your habits and fly straight, spending several hours a day de-indoctrinating your kids. Research shows that after expenses you don’t make much more having two parents work, than one (IIRC it was about $1500-$2000 per YEAR).
I’m against socialism of any kind, but if we have to deal with it, I’d rather look at it realistically. Entitlements are going to bankrupt us, within a few years. Absolutely bankrupt us. I’d rather people take the food stamps and pull their kids out of schools (which I have to pay for anyway, through socialism), and do everything they can to get off the welfare programs while teaching their kids correct principles, than to have them sit in the indoctrination camps, mooching off our dollars anyway AND making a good little communist to vote themselves more of our money in future years, and setup dictators. Not to mention that it’s also supporting the teachers, their union goon thugs, and funneling money to corrupt politicians. TAKE AWAY THE EXCUSE: “It’s for the children.”
Oh, I know that. I’m referring to the breakfast during the summer, not breakfast during the school year. I was saying I know that in the summer they serve lunch and dinner, but am not sure about the breakfast during those 3 months.
Heck kids were getting their doughnuts and chocolate milk when I was in school, decades ago! My dad recently told me that at my nephew’s school (my parents raise my sisters’ kids), that they bring around trays of poptarts and doughnuts to all the classrooms during the first hour of school. And that if they don’t eat them all (they make several for each kid), that they let them wrap them up and eat them all day long. Just what kids need, and endless supply of poptarts while trying to get them to pay attention in class! Ridiculous.
“You can’t force them to eat what they don’t want.”
Sur you can, you just don’t buy any of the things that are bad for them. But so few parents have the self discipline to actully eat properly, they surely can’t teach someone else to. Remember 70% of americans are overweight, with over 30% being obese. The problem isn’t with kids, it’s with parents. And let’s not forget that 15-20 years ago, they themselves sat in the indoctrination camps they now send their children to.
When I was in gradeschool, lunch was like prison. We got a tray with various dents in it and each dent got a scoop of something. Desert was either jello or pudding except on fridays, then it was either a small square of yellow cake or a scoop of cobbler of some kind.
I agree. Get your kids out of public schools. Grandparents, you may have to help. But you'll be glad you did.
You cant force them to eat what they dont want.
You sure can. You don’t give them what they want, and eventually they will eat whatever you give them.