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They need to call in the teacher and find out if she was implementing what she was told, or if it was her own interpretation.
It appears that the state does not object to what was done only that it wasn’t done “in a more tactful way”. Do not think for a minute that they don’t agree with the commie bitch.
In addition to the big brother paternalism here is the fact that the child’s brown bag luch was much healthier and more nutritious than the school lunch which was ordered as a replacement.
I would like to see, in addition to finding out whether this is policy or the teacher’s interpretation, a full-on PUBLIC apology to the student and her parents from the teacher, the school principal and the governor, as well as reimbursement to the parents if they were forced to pay for the chicken nuggets.
This statist crap must be stopped in its tracks.
Any school official who is not an educated nutritionist has no business making a decision like this for any child.How do they know if the kid doesn’t have some sort of dietary restrictions and by messing with the home made lunch they aren’t hurting the child?
I wasn't aware that it was just an "offer".
I hope the parents of the kid whose lunch was deemed unhealthy sue the meddling officials. I’m ordinarily against litigiousness but I think unless officials start getting sued for interfering with people’s lives they’re going to keep on doing it. Too often public officials think they’re beyond reproach with a king-can-do-no-wrong mentality, and it’s time the people start taking their sorry butts to court.
They way to do that is to get the gov't out of the nanny-state business.
....that even the Legislators apparently didn't pick up on, or if they did, it is not addressed in this article and that is the following:
"Cassidy answered that DCDEE consultants like the one who visited West Hoke Elementary Jan. 26 were working to 'further educate child care facilities about how to handle this type of situation'.
"The agencys regulation requires all homemade lunches brought in by preschoolers to meet U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines. They must include one serving of meat or a meat alternative, one serving of grain, two servings of fruit or vegetables, and one serving of fluid milk.
Therefore the 64K question is HOW do they determine whether all homemade lunches "meet US Dept of Ag guidelines," UNLESS they INSPECT (read search) EVERY single brown bag lunch.
If I were a parent, I'd be at the next schoolboard meeting and threatening a major lawsuit unless this policy is rescinded.
Maybe if the idiots would follow the money they could figure it out.
The more kids that are eat school lunches, the more money the school gets.
They get more money to serve the lunches than the lunches cost.
The more kids are on govt handout lunches, the more money the school gets.
If I was governor of NC, I would have the State Police escort every single federal official to the state border. There is NO REASON for them to even be in our state without the permission of the governor or the local county sheriff.
If any bureaucrat, local/state/federal, interfered with my child’s home-prepared food, the &^%$ would hit the fan................
Presumably meat alternative means that "pink slime" made from meat byproducts.
Maybe the kid preferred the school meal to the home meal?
I mean no disrespect to my parents, but I never really cared for my packaged lunches, and they knew it. I was so glad when we got included in some sort of trial program where I got free lunches daily (I still remember my access code, 20 years later!).
Not that the school lunch was great, it wasn’t, but I had a “thing” about sandwich meat —— it made me gag :) When the lunch program came through, I was able to not have to take in any sandwiches ever again!!!
I got my Dad to give me a buck a day for lunch money, and I used it to buy extra food on the days we had yeast rolls and/or pizza (which were the two good tasting items on the lunch menu).
The state should stay the he11 out of things that are not their business.
The ONLY persons with any rights over a child should be kinfolk!!
There are no exceptions.
Isnt the Turkey sandwich better than fried chicken nugges??but most of all doesnt it show the school and state unfit to make decisions?
...now I know.