A mother in Hoke County complains her daughter was forced to eat a school lunch because a government inspector determined her home-made lunch did not meet nutrition requirements. In fact, all of the students in the NC Pre-K program classroom at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford had to accept a school lunch in addition to their lunches brought from home.
.... she made her daughter a lunch that contained a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, apple juice and potato chips. A state inspector assessing the pre-K program at the school said the girl also needed a vegetable, so the inspector ordered a full school lunch tray for her. While the four-year-old was still allowed to eat her home lunch, the girl was forced to take a helping of chicken nuggets, milk, a fruit and a vegetable to supplement her sack lunch.
The 'state inspector' was just following Federal orders.
If that had happened to my 4 year old, heads would roll.
I don't see any link or quote explaining what happened from the cafeteria staff, the school administration, the "inspector" or the government agency.
The school staff didn't do it, it was determined by a state HHS "inspector" that was there.
Yes, North Carolina pays state employees to be kid lunch box inspectors.
This sort of in my neck of the woods and is a big deal down here.
The story quotes the mother as to what her child told her and what the administration policy is, but it does not quote the other people who were present. I was just wondering what other witnesses had to say about what happened.
This is insane! Now they are inspecting cold lunches to make sure they are "healthy"? Poor kids, they are helpless against the inspectors. What's next, the govt controlling what we buy in grocery stores, all in the name of being healthy?!
Jimbo, I'm not running a trial court here. The Reichspolzei did what they did to the little girl. End of story.
You don't like the story? Go find another one.
There is no other story. This is the ONE story that you, Bill O'Reilly and the entire right-wing nut-osphere has about the school lunch box police. One over-zealous dip-shit in North Carolina.
And another one comes forward...
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…
When Jazlyn said she didn’t eat what her mother had made her, Zambrano went to her teacher and demanded to know what happened. She said the teacher told her an official had come through that day to inspect students’ lunches and that those who were lacking certain food groups were sent to the cafeteria. After she received her cafeteria food, the teacher told Zambrano, Jazlyn was told to put her homemade lunch back in her lunchbox and set it on the floor.
Did a hazmat team swarm in and remove it from the area? Did government agents protect this poor child from the lunch her own mother made her?
By the way, I purposely skipped over the part of the story that describes the lunch Zambrano packed for her daughter, and what the kid was given to eat instead. BECAUSE IT DOESN’T FREAKING MATTER. It’s not about whether chicken nuggets from a school cafeteria are more or less healthy than whatever parents choose to feed their kids. It’s not about whether a homemade lunch meets a government agency’s “necessary guidelines.” It’s about the fact that there are “necessary guidelines” in the first place, and now they’re even sending agents around to enforce them. It’s about yet another busybody government bureaucracy intruding on yet another aspect of our daily lives. You’re never going to see a Bureau of Leaving Everyone the Hell Alone.
DHHS says it’s not their policy to inspect kids’ lunches, which is now an even less plausible claim. What’s the name of this “official”? How many more “officials” are running around out there, poking their noses into little kids’ lunchboxes? Who do they think they are, telling you what you can and can’t feed your own children?
What’s that you say, food fascists? “Why are you against getting kids to eat their vegetables?” I’ll answer that question with a question: Why are you in favor of the government encroaching on the rights and responsibilities of parents? While you’re thinking about your answer, go jump in a lake of trans fats.
via the Daily Caller
I read the linked article three times and I couldn't find anything in it that said anything about the federal government involved in this, much less President Obama. This is a state official and a state program. 10th Amendment and all that, it's about as righteous as you can get, huh?
But I guess everything you hate points to the President one way or another.
The lunch "standards" we're set by the Feds ala Mrs. Obama's healthy America shtick. Same reason that Mars is eliminating their big candy bars.
It’s not that obesity in America isn’t an issue. It is. It’s that the government is interfering with the choices you make for your, or your childrens's health.
But maybe these lunch inspectors are a couple of those highly qualified government employees that you are so enamored with. Maybe we should forgive their student loans. :-/
But maybe these lunch inspectors are a couple of those highly qualified government employees that you are so enamored with.
Uh no, they are not. They (or he, we don't know if it's more than one person) are state employees. You know state, where all the power should lie so that it won't be abused. They wouldn't qualify for the loan forgiveness program because they ARE NOT federal employees.
In this case these are USDA guidelines, not rules. The state makes and enforces its own rules which they've based on USDA guidelines. 10th Amendment, 10th Amendment.
State employees are government employees, no? In any case, they qualify for the student loan bailout.
"To qualify for the loan forgiveness, one must now work for a federal, state or local government agency or organization, including public water, bridge or housing districts, or nonprofit organizations designated as tax exempt by the Internal Revenue Service."
Which loan forgiveness plan are you citing?
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