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2nd N.C. Mother Says Daughter’s School Lunch Replaced for Not Being Healthy Enough
The Blaze ^ | February 17, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 02/18/2012 9:32:18 AM PST by NCjim

North Carolina officials have said there was a misunderstanding when a preschooler’s homemade lunch was sent home for not meeting certain nutritional requirements, but now a second mother from the same school has come forward exclusively to The Blaze to say the same thing happened to her daughter.

Diane Zambrano says her 4-year-old daughter, Jazlyn, is in the same West Hoke Elementary School class as the little girl whose lunch gained national attention earlier this week. When Zambrano picked Jazlyn up from school late last month, she was told by Jazlyn’s teacher that the lunch she had packed that day did not meet the necessary guidelines and that Jazlyn had been sent to the cafeteria.

The lunch Zambrano packed for her daughter? A cheese and salami sandwich on a wheat bun with apple juice. The lunch she got in the cafeteria? Chicken nuggets, a sweet potato, bread and milk.

“She never eats breakfast or lunch at the school,” Zambrano said of her daughter during an interview with The Blaze. “We always wake up early and make her lunch.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: education; foodnazis; foodpolice; nannystate; nanystate; northcarolina; schoollunch; schoollunches
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1 posted on 02/18/2012 9:32:25 AM PST by NCjim
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To: NCjim
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2 posted on 02/18/2012 9:39:19 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: NCjim

The Food Gestapo strikes again!


3 posted on 02/18/2012 9:40:47 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NCjim
Time to start firing these people. When you mess with children I no longer give a damn about unions or collective barging rights. Fire them all.


4 posted on 02/18/2012 9:42:27 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: NCjim

Can someone please tell me what is so healthy about chicken nuggets?


5 posted on 02/18/2012 9:43:03 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: NCjim

These Nanny State Police need to be thrown out of office....be more careful who you elect this next time around...if this is some School Board member, throw them out or stop the funding that allows them to throw their weight around.


6 posted on 02/18/2012 9:45:33 AM PST by yoe
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NCjim.


7 posted on 02/18/2012 9:47:24 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: NCjim

http://thestir.cafemom.com/food_party/110459/Anatomy_of_a_Chicken_Nugget

Which came first: The chicken nugget or the pink goo?

We may never solve the age-old chicken/egg question, but this one is easy: It’s the pink goo.

It looks like some sort of innocent strawberry frozen yogurt, doesn’t it? But it’s not. That horrible pink image above, my friends, is what happens when an entire chicken is smushed through a sieve, according to the folks at Inquisitr.

Why would someone do that? It’s because he or she is making chicken nuggets.

Read on — if you dare! — to learn about what ELSE goes in to those cute little nuggets.

Nugget-making doesn’t stop there! Because there’s so much bacteria in this smushed chicken mess — also known as “mechanically separated chicken” — the pink goo has to be soaked in ammonia. But who would want to eat pink, ammonia-soaked chicken goo? Nugget-makers accurately assume no one, so they add artificial flavoring and coloring.

So, how do you tell if your nuggets contain this disgusting pink stuff? Simply check the ingredient list: The USDA now requires foods with mechanically separated poultry to be labeled as containing “mechanically separated chicken or turkey.”

McDonald’s McNuggets no longer contain mechanically separated poultry; however, their ingredient list is still nothing to brag about: Water, modified food starch, salt, seasoning, safflower oil, dextrose, citric acid, rosemary and sodium phosphates. (Surely I can’t be the only one slightly taken aback that McNuggets are flavored with rosemary?)

And they are battered and breaded with: Water, flours, modified food starch, OTHER starches, salt, leavening, spices, and whey. And they are prepared in vegetable oil. And dimethylpolysiloxane is added as an antifoaming agent. Whatever that means.

In case you think I’m being mean to McDonald’s, consider this — Perdue Dinosaur Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets contain: boneless chicken breast with rib meat, water, potassium lactate, sodium lactate, salt, sodium phosphates, sodium diacetate, and flavoring.

They are breaded with: flours, yellow corn meal, dextrose, dried whey, salt, sugar, potassium sorbate, spice, soybean oil, calcium propionate, guar gum, flavoring, extractives of paprika, and spice extractive.

Hard to tell if that’s any better, isn’t it?

But it’s also hard to forget the pink goo, no matter how much you like chicken nuggets.

*Editor’s note: This story has been modified from the original version to make it clear that nuggets made by McDonald’s and Perdue do not contain mechanically separated poultry.

Is this an appetite killer or what?


8 posted on 02/18/2012 9:53:28 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: NCjim

I bet single moms love the help - it’s better than having a husband.

Why, it’s almost as good as being married to Obama.


9 posted on 02/18/2012 9:56:52 AM PST by donna (I want to live in a Judeo/Christian country where we know that, before God, men & women are equal.)
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To: NCjim

If you read the letter written by the school principal and sent to the parent of the child featured in the news item, it is obvious the person has difficulty expressing herself.

It used to be said that clear written expression is evidence of clear thinking.

Maybe someone should take all those commas out of the principal’s “lunch box” and make her chew on some basic grammar fundamentals.


10 posted on 02/18/2012 9:56:57 AM PST by doyle
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To: NCjim
Finally, another parent speaks out. It seems the principal LIED about the incident. From the article,

Principal Samuels previously told the Carolina Journal he “didn’t know anything about” parents being charged for cafeteria meals after the first preschooler’s mother — who has not been identified — came forward.

but this parent has a signed memo from the principal saying a fee may be charged (shown at the link).

Busted.
11 posted on 02/18/2012 9:57:10 AM PST by Girlene
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To: SunkenCiv

The thing to do is to follow the food chain (no pun intended). Somebody on the school board has a “friend” who is profiting off the purchasing and distribution of the food. Find out who it is-and prosecute the heck out of them.
Even if the food is from the Fed, there’s still someone who’s profiting off it. Follow the money!


12 posted on 02/18/2012 9:59:33 AM PST by Radagast the Fool ("Be Brave! Be Brave! Be Brave!" -"War Horse")
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To: NCjim

Parse much?

but flatly denied any of its employees or contractors “instructed any child to replace or remove any meal items.”

Are visitors from State employes or contractors of school?

Instructed vs. ordered?

Replace or remove? Didn’t the kids say they were told to eat a different lunch? That isn’t replacing or removing a meal item, its replacing the entire meal.


13 posted on 02/18/2012 10:00:12 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: duckman

Can someone please tell me what is so healthy about chicken nuggets?
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Sure, it is healthy for the schools pocket book. They get grants and special monies for playing food Nazi, plus it looks like they are charging the parents to top it off.


14 posted on 02/18/2012 10:01:18 AM PST by Irenic
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To: NCjim

Somebody has a kickback to buy x amount of nuggets.


15 posted on 02/18/2012 10:03:03 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: NCjim

Laying he foundation for communists America. It is well on it’s way.


16 posted on 02/18/2012 10:05:35 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Radagast the Fool

if you had organized a youth tea party

you could have flash mob cafeteria food fights

teachers covered with lofat goo on washingtons birthday

b b b but cant we all git along teacher sobs on msn

mmm nope


17 posted on 02/18/2012 10:06:10 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: duckman

I’m guessing they’re chock full of Tyson goodness.


18 posted on 02/18/2012 10:07:41 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: NCjim

I had a friend who had several odd food allergies. His mother always packed him a lunch so he wouldn’t eat one of his food triggers accidentally.

These jackasses would probably kill him since his allergies included many fruits.


19 posted on 02/18/2012 10:09:10 AM PST by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: NCjim

Sounds like the cafeteria lady needs to be jailed for theft.


20 posted on 02/18/2012 10:10:45 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Never Again! Except for the next time.)
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To: duckman
Can someone please tell me what is so healthy about chicken nuggets?

A single Soylent Pink nugget contains 50% of the RDA of Soma for a 4 year old child.

21 posted on 02/18/2012 10:11:12 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn? -Mr Bennet)
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To: Huskrrrr

“Chicken nuggets, a sweet potato, bread and milk.”

Sure as heck isn’t a balanced lunch, more like carb overloading!


22 posted on 02/18/2012 10:11:46 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland ( Santorum/Palin 2012, the rest are sub par...)
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To: NCjim

The real reason for the food police is that federal money is given on the basis of hot lunches served in the public school—not nutritious bag lunches sent from home.


23 posted on 02/18/2012 10:13:05 AM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Carb overload.

Yes it is. That lunch violates what my grand-daughter’s pediatrician told her to eat.


24 posted on 02/18/2012 10:14:21 AM PST by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: NCjim

Here’s the approved school food processors for NC:

http://www.ncagr.gov/fooddist/documents/2011-12ApprovedProcessorsList20111102.pdf

Here’s 4 pages of chicken nuggets from one of the approved processors - these are for K-12.

http://www.tysonfoodservice.com/Products/Categories/Chicken-Nuggets.aspx

(I do find it ‘funny’ that Nanny on one hand is trying to take away choice at fast food joints for the common people while holding a chicken nugget in the other hand ready to ram it down a kids throat at Nanny-school)


25 posted on 02/18/2012 10:20:13 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Raycpa

That’s what I’m trying to figure out. The memo that came from the school referred to it as a review from ECER-S to maintain their NC Star rated license. I think ECER stands for Early Childhood Environmental Rating. (Pre-K age group) The memo goes on to say since EACH child didn’t meet the USDA requirement of:

1 Milk,
2 servings of fruit/vegetables
2 servings of grains/breads
2 servings of meats/meat alternatives

they did not get their credit. So follow the money associated with gettin this credit. Who in the heck expects each parent to send all this in a lunch for a preschooler?

(LOL, the phone number and fax number for that school is shown in the memo at the link)


26 posted on 02/18/2012 10:22:35 AM PST by Girlene
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To: NCjim

What scares me is when I tell people these stories and they say...”why would they take her lunch? It sounds nutritious to me”! That’s not the point!


27 posted on 02/18/2012 10:23:31 AM PST by albie
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28 posted on 02/18/2012 10:27:26 AM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - you can*t do that with a WebTV - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: FrogMom

So the next time the food nazis interfere and the kid goes into anaphlatic shock due to a food allergy (because mom obviously has her head up her pumpkin or something while packing what she deems nutritious and affordable) who will defend this? Have the food nazis even thought about that?


29 posted on 02/18/2012 10:29:07 AM PST by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: NCjim

These government meals will be dumped in garbage cans because the kids don’t eat them. And nothing will force them to eat these meals.


30 posted on 02/18/2012 10:30:07 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Radagast the Fool

That’s a great step two.


31 posted on 02/18/2012 10:32:22 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: NCjim

“[Mother fixed] A cheese and salami sandwich on a wheat bun with apple juice. The lunch she got in the cafeteria? Chicken nuggets, a sweet potato, bread and milk.”

Oh yeah, that school lunch sounds WAY better (barf!)

BTW, those school people would have to fight me to get the sandwich. I loves me some salami.

And don’t even get me started on mortadella...


32 posted on 02/18/2012 10:36:32 AM PST by DemforBush (Six o'clock in *Berlin*. They were having lunch in Cleveland.)
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To: NCjim
Chicken nuggets, a sweet potato, bread and milk.

My son was allergic to wheat, corn, peanuts and milk. If the USDA or anyone else had presumed to substitute the foods I packed for him without consulting me, he might have gone into anaphylactic shock.

Thank God we were able to send him to a private school, or he might have been drugged with Ritalin in the gubmint schools before we could have his food allergies diagnosed -- the symptoms were similar: very overactive, itchy, couldn't sit still, rubbing eyes and ears constantly, irritable and excitable. Thank God another parent convinced me to have him tested for food allergies.

He got allergy shots for years as a kid, but his intellect is doing fine (finishing a doctoral dissertation this month). Yet even the private school was exasperated with his behavior before the diagnosis and treatment. After his diet was adjusted, he did great throughout school and work.

33 posted on 02/18/2012 10:38:08 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: duckman

especially with processed chicken. Do they get sauce to dip it in??


34 posted on 02/18/2012 10:44:43 AM PST by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: Huskrrrr
This is for Pre-K right?

So if you don't want your kids to go to this glorified day care, you are not required to send them there?

Or did I miss something in the translation?
35 posted on 02/18/2012 10:45:38 AM PST by Kegger
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To: duckman

They were made at a union plant and therefore the salt, preservatives and oils do not cause ill effects.


36 posted on 02/18/2012 10:46:47 AM PST by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: RightLady
Do they get sauce to dip it in??

Probably, and it's likely loaded with sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup.
37 posted on 02/18/2012 10:47:22 AM PST by Signalman
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To: albie
That’s not the point!

Right!

I think, in my more paranoid moments, that they are pushing us to become violent so they can then accuse us of the very thing.

38 posted on 02/18/2012 10:51:07 AM PST by stboz
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To: duckman
Can someone please tell me what is so healthy about chicken nuggets?

Well . . . Don't think we can. They obviously aren't real healthy for the chicken.
39 posted on 02/18/2012 10:52:29 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: NCjim
North Carolina officials have said there was a misunderstanding when a preschooler’s homemade lunch was sent home for not meeting certain nutritional requirements, but now a second mother from the same school has come forward exclusively to The Blaze to say the same thing happened to her daughter.

So, lessee . . . . . . the government has invaded our bathrooms and told us how much water we can use per flush. And, yet, with a drought, reservoirs are STILL going dry.

They invaded our living rooms to tell us what kind of light bulbs we can use. And, Mr. and Mrs. America are discovering that the CFLs are more dangerous and toxic than ANY incandescent.

Now, as part of the Obama's totalitarian regime, government food police are confiscating the lunches purchased and prepared by parents because the children don't want or won't eat the "nutritious slop" prepared by union school cafeteria workers (that Moochelle wouldn't let her own kids eat!).

Do we see a problem, hre??

40 posted on 02/18/2012 10:54:11 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Girlene

1 Milk,
2 servings of fruit/vegetables
2 servings of grains/breads
2 servings of meats/meat alternatives

Milk=’s one of the worst causes of allergic reactions that are often undiagnosed and can play a major role in reducing cognitive thinking and causing many sicknesses.

Grains/breads- in addition to a growing number of celiac diagnosis and causes many physical problems leading to absences when undiagnosed.

Meats/ -lunch meats contain many preservatives like sulfides which in the extreme can cause life threatening symptoms or asthma like symptoms also leading to loss of school time.

Can’t we just trust the parents to determine what foods a child is best suited to eat? One size does not fit all.


41 posted on 02/18/2012 10:56:21 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: SunkenCiv

So another incident had happened a month before and the principal sent home a note about it and SIGNED THE DAMN NOTE???

And then when the second incident happened, the same principal LIED and said he didn’t know who it was that gestapoed the child’s lunch?

Why isn’t this principal being held accountable? If my child was involved and this guy was saying he didn’t know of anyone who was around my kid, I would sue him into oblivion for allowing an UNKNOWN STRANGER within reach of my child. I would follow him to hell and make sure anyone who even looks like him knows what a POS he is.


42 posted on 02/18/2012 10:56:45 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: NCjim
The school is lying...


43 posted on 02/18/2012 11:09:11 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: blaveda

Of course they haven’t thought about it.

FrogDad is allergic to latex. There are several fruits and vegetables that the body mistakes for latex. Kiwi, strawberries, bananas, tomato, potato, WHEAT, and more.

Thinking back to what my friend couldn’t eat, I’ll bet that was his issue, too.


44 posted on 02/18/2012 11:09:57 AM PST by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Raycpa

Gross. I’ll never eat another chicken nugget.
I’m surprised they didn’t add the feathers for fiber.


45 posted on 02/18/2012 11:10:46 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Raycpa
Can’t we just trust the parents to determine what foods a child is best suited to eat? One size does not fit all.

Absolutely. It is not the govt's business to monitor what's in any child's school lunch box. Unless the child is bringing something illegal in (like a can of beer), it's not the teacher's business, either.
46 posted on 02/18/2012 11:23:42 AM PST by Girlene
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To: NCjim
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47 posted on 02/18/2012 11:41:42 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Girlene
Unless the child is bringing something illegal in (like a can of beer),

Strictly speaking, I think the beer would come under the grain category and would be allowable under this programs guidelines.

48 posted on 02/18/2012 11:50:44 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: NCjim

This is what results from socialized medicine... your personal health and lifestyle become everyone else’s business. No-one wants to pay for someone else’s excesses, habits, or depravity. Just wait. If Obamacare stays law, you will soon be told not only what to eat, but what to drive, what to do, and how to do it... all in the name of saving the taxpayers from the having to bear the cost of your individuality.


49 posted on 02/18/2012 11:56:40 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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Tired of the disruptions?


50 posted on 02/18/2012 12:05:11 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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