More Obama Hope and Change Baby …Um, since when are chicken nuggets more nutritious than a home made turkey sandwich?
Attack of the Nanny state. Once again we are witness to the State telling private citizens that they know better. Now they are forcing children to eat what their parents did not prepare for them. How have we come to this? A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School was forced to purchase a state approved meal because some how a turkey & cheese sandwich, banana and apple juice was not good enough.
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 girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. 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.
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.
BTW, the preschooler only ate three nuggets and left the rest, but was billed in full. It has become unreal just how schools have forgot their role in society. Teach the children reading, writing and arrhythmic and stop just trying to piss people off. What else would you expect from the government? These are the same people that have brought you Obamacare forcing you to buy insurance … why wouldn’t anyone think that they would force children to buy chicken nuggets?
“What got me so mad is, number one, don’t tell my kid I’m not packing her lunch box properly,” the girl’s mother told CJ. “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 doesn’t really care for vegetables.”
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. you’re lunch isn’t right,’ and she’s thinking there’s something wrong with her food.”
While the mother and grandmother thought the potato chips and lack of vegetable were what disqualified the lunch, a spokeswoman for the Division of Child Development said that should not have been a problem.
“With a turkey sandwich, that covers your protein, your grain, and if it had cheese on it, that’s the dairy,” said Jani Kozlowski, the fiscal and statutory policy manager for the division. “It sounds like the lunch itself would’ve met all of the standard.” The lunch has to include a fruit or vegetable, but not both, she said.
BTW, are school chicken nuggets even made of chicken? What’s next, are the children wearing government approved shirts, pants and shoes? Maybe the parents will have to drop the children off at school only driving Volts or face a tax. Nothing seems far-fetched these days.