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!
How many WTFs can one sentence generate? I'll just go with the fundamental one, WHY ARE WE PAYING BUREAUCRATS TO INSPECT PRESCHOOLER LUNCHES WHEN WE'RE BROKE?
Just one more way that government schools resemble prisons.
Prisoners get state issued institutional food. Now kids get state issued institutional food.
The entire **goal** of government schooling is, and always has been, to produce compliant and docile prisoners of the state.
I remember when schools first started serving breakfast and there was cheese toast.. mm m m. 40cts and a carton of chocolate milk for 10cts.
Now THAT was breakfast.
To be honest, the only bologna I ate when I was a kid was from beef.
Neither of my parents ate much pork; bacon occasionally, liverwurst, but only because my mom liked it too; my dad hated it. Pork chops; never. Hot dogs; beef hot dogs. My mom was Lutheran (Swedish) and my dad a former Catholic.
Even today, I don’t each much pork. Just as liverwurst or bacon. I prefer kosher hot dogs.
I do recall though a Jewish kid I grew up with, and that was where I first learned about Kosher (and halal); he told me “Jewish people and Muslim people don’t eat pork, because it’s unclean” and I didn’t know he (being Jewish) couldn’t eat cheeseburgers; fortunately, my dad knew when he came over one for a backyard BBQ. Saved me some embarrassment.
It just occurred to me; think the DofA will be regulating backyard BBQ’s next?!
Eat your peas. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
“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.”
How many WTFs can one sentence generate? I’ll just go with the fundamental one, WHY ARE WE PAYING BUREAUCRATS TO INSPECT PRESCHOOLER LUNCHES WHEN WE’RE BROKE?
I’ll go you one better; WTF ARE WE DOING INSPECTING PRESCHOOLERS LUNCHES AT ALL?
Even if we were running fifteen trillion dollar annual SURPLUSES, this is far beyond the purview of any governmental agency.
C’mon.....even the Hitler Youth and the Soviet Young Pioneers and Komsomol didn’t go this far; I’d daresay they would’ve the notion laughable (and I can confirm they would’ve; my girlfriend WAS in the Soviet Young Pioneers, and she said, “Hey, they’d never go that far.”
YIKES....no more BBQ Ribs.
“Start growing a garden and homeschool your kids, TODAY.”
Here’s a better idea: These fascist pigs have names and live in your neighborhoods. Take over your local and county government, elect a constitutional sheriff and drive them out of your community. If you don’t know how, study the founding of America. Here’s some hints: committees of safety; broadsheets; liberty trees; tar and feathers.
Apply these remedies as necessary.
And yet, what is it we are told when we violate one of these? Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
Many of these laws make absolutely good sense. Lawmakers cleverly couch them under the names of victims. Here in NY, we have Leandra's Law - New York is one of 36 states in the nation with special child endangerment laws that impose tougher sanctions on individuals who place a child passenger at risk while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. There are 'animal cruelty laws' named for the creatures who suffered abuse and/or death; there are child predatory laws named for victims. And the list goes on and on.
What will it take to wake up the American electorate? Rush Limbaugh today commented on how Obama and supporters are positioning Republicans as the party that will deny women of their birth control. He pointed out that these messages are directed toward the many Americans so caught up in the death of Whitney Houston, that they will receive this news without question.
We didn’t have school lunches in the 50’s. We walked home for lunch. Now and then we got a lunch packed, or for a very special treat, maybe once a month we were give 50 cents for a hamburger and a milk shake at the local ice cream shop. I lived about 8 blocks from school and had to cross a fairly main road with the safety patrol.
I agree with you 100%. When my kids were in school it wasn’t like it is now. There is no way I would let them attend the indoctrination camps. Mine sang CHRISTMAS carols, said the Lord’s prayer, did all the things we used to do. It began to change when my youngest was in high school but we lived in a small town, small school and weren’t really affected. The teachers had a lot of leeway and most of them were Republicans. One history teacher was a liberal and said some things I didn’t like so I told them, change his teacher or he won’t be taking that class and they did.
Nowadays, no way in hell would I let them attend a public school. The NEA needs to be abolished and the power handed back to the states. You don’t like the rules in one state, easier to change them and you can also move to a more friendly one. The Federal government has no constitutional authority to be involved in school curricula. The DEA was created as a political payoff to the teachers unions by Jimmy the peanut farmer Carter in return for their endorsement.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, DEs original budget, in 1980, was $13.1 billion, and it employed 450 people. By 2000, it had increased to $34.1 billion, and by 2007 it had more than doubled to $73 billion. The budget request for fiscal 2011 was $77.8 billion, and the department employs 4,800. Bureaucrats have created reams of paperwork for teachers and administrators, pushed dubious curricula, and adopted a ridiculous amount of extra-educational missions. Their website lists hundreds of programs that bear little to no relation to schooling.
The DEA is cesspool of waste....GET RID OF IT, and LEAVE OUR KIDS ALONE! They are there to LEARN, not to be indoctrinated by union members.
Fund for the Improvement of Education
Program budget authority request
2011- 12.0 Billion
2012- 40.8 Billion
2013- 36.3 Billion
I hate headline writers...It was NOT a FEDERAL agent inspecting lunches.
You're absolutely right! We walked to school, home for lunch, back to school and home again at the end of the day. Like you, I lived 6 blocks from school and had to cross a main road - 4 times each school day. We were 2 blocks shy of the school bus route.
When my kids were small, the “experts” said that for pre-school age kids, you need to look at their nutrition over the course of an entire week, not just what they ate at any given meal. They go on one jag, and then another, depending on what they need. Expecting lunch to be a “square meal” every day is going to result in a lot of wasted food, especially if there is not an adult supervising, as at a family dinner table.
How many parents other than the ones this happened to said a word? I would bet not a single one.
Either parents tell these assholes to go away or they will continue to do what THEY want.
Take your child out of the public school system...home school them or send them to a religious affiliated school, checking beforehand to make sure that the school meets your standards. Let NO government tell you as parents what you can and cannot do with your children. This is so reminiscent of Hitler and Germany....stop this insanity NOW, everyone, or we as a country will wind up like so many of Hitler's victims. We must not forget Stalin or Mao...they were killers all.
A GREAT IDEA! PLEASE, EVERYONE, READ POST #47. This is something we as parents CAN DO to remove these fascist pigs from our schools.
Let us get off our duffs and get to work...work against this evil in the White House...let’s get out there and work for the good of our children...remember what the Hitler Youth was all about and how it operated....and STOP this attempted overthrow of our country NOW.
My wife said she would pack her kids’ lunches (if this had happened to us) and sit WITH them in the cafeteria during lunch while they ate it and DEFY any union teacher or “state employee” to come anywhere NEAR them. Moochelle, aka “Wide Load”, and the teachers’ union idiots have gone over the edge.
This is getting ridiculous. Obama and his nazi wife need to be forcibly ejected from the WH now!
When I was in elementary school, there was no cafeteria at school. I walked home for lunch each day and then back to school for the afternoon. They’d have a fit over what I ate for lunch. I alternated between a big plate of home fried potatoes or Lipton chicken noodle soup . . . that’s it. . . every day of the school week. I still crave both on occasion.
I also remember watching the Price is Right while eating it.