1330 users online (238 members and 1092 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 48
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    4,278

    State Inspectors Searching Children’s Lunch Boxes

    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.

    The mother, who doesn’t wish to be identified at this time, says 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 mother says the girl was so intimidated by the inspection process that she was too scared to eat all of her homemade lunch. The girl ate only the chicken nuggets provided to her by the school, so she still didn’t eat a vegetable.

    http://www.nccivitas.org/2012/state-...t-china-is-it/

    Beware the food police.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Here.
    Posts
    6,017
    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    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.

    The mother, who doesn’t wish to be identified at this time, says 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 mother says the girl was so intimidated by the inspection process that she was too scared to eat all of her homemade lunch. The girl ate only the chicken nuggets provided to her by the school, so she still didn’t eat a vegetable.

    http://www.nccivitas.org/2012/state-...t-china-is-it/

    Beware the food police.


    I just hope this was an instance where the worker was on some power trip and it is not the policy of the school/system/state/country.
    Clear your mind must be, if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot. Opinion only, my posts are.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    714
    This is the biggest joke I have ever heard. So instead of a turkey sandwich, fruit, and chips that the mother sent the child had 3 chicken nuggets. Apparently the school lunch of chicken nuggets was more nutritional.
    Where are you Baby Lisa????

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    2,065
    Surely there is more to this story.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    4,278
    Quote Originally Posted by davehead21 View Post
    Surely there is more to this story.
    Jani Kozlowski, the spokesperson from the DHHS children's division said that the meal sounds like it would have passed the federal guidelines test.

    'With a turkey sandwich, that covers your protein, your grain, and if it had cheese on it, that’s the dairy,' Ms Kozlowski told The Carolina Journal.

    'It sounds like the lunch itself would’ve met all of the standards,' she said, not having worked with the school in question herself.

    On top of the wasted food that was sent home with the little girl at the end of the day was a $1.25 bill for the 'healthy' school lunch.

    '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 letter to her state representative


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1mTDApfGO

    Comrade Michelle = federal guidelines.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    424
    I wonder if the inspector even considered the child might have a food allergy? Probably not.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    63° 22'N 32° 17'W (It's In The Abyss.)
    Posts
    3,712
    More stupidity.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,232
    Well, another source seems to indicate that the lunch wasn't taken away. It was supplemented with a school lunch because the person at the school thought it needed to have a vegetable.

    The regulation reads:

    "Sites must provide breakfast and/or snacks and lunch meeting USDA requirements during the regular school day. The partial/full cost of meals may be charged when families do not qualify for free/reduced price meals.

    "When children bring their own food for meals and snacks to the center, if the food does not meet the specified nutritional requirements, the center must provide additional food necessary to meet those requirements."
    And a spokesperson for The dividsion of child development says that the child's lunch shouldn't have been a problem, and indicated that it was probably a misinterpretation on the school's part. The lunch needs to contain a fruit or vegetable, and if it doesn't, it should be supplemented with a school lunch, which sounds reasonable to me.

    So it's hardly indicative that we are becoming like China, as the very biased source in the OP insinuates lol.

    Second source: http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclu...a-nuggets.html
    “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all." -Abp Oscar Romero

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    12,152
    It's ridiculous IMO that this keeps continuing after she has repeatedly tried to clear up the matter at the school.

    In an interview with the Civitas Institute the mother said “I can’t put vegetables in her lunchbox. I’m not a millionaire and I’m not going to put something in there that my daughter doesn’t eat and I’ve done gone round and round with the teacher about that and I’ve told her that. I put fruit in there every day because she is a fruit eater. Vegetables, let me take care of my business at home and at night and that’s when I see she’s eating vegetables. I either have to smash it or tell her if you don’t eat your vegetables you’re going to go to bed.”

    The mother added, “It’s just a headache to keep arguing and fighting. I’ve even wrote a note to her teachers and said do not give my daughter anything else unless it comes out of her lunchbox and they are still going against me and putting a milk in front of her every day.

    “Friday she came home and said ‘Mom, they give me vegetable soup and a milk,’” said the mother.
    http://www.nccivitas.org/2012/state-...t-china-is-it/
    The world is full of monsters with friendly faces and angels full of scars. ~ Unknown

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle

    The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    sitting on a cornflake
    Posts
    2,371
    Kids need proper, balanced nutrition, but good grief, what's next?

    My daughter loves fresh veggies, but I don't always include them in her lunch because she snacks on them at home. She'd never touch a bowl of vegetable soup (believe me, I've tried it), but that doesn't mean she isn't getting a balanced diet.

    And chicken nuggets? Aren't we always hearing about the fillers and additives in those, not to mention the breading?


    "I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
    -Martin Luther King, Jr.




  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    17,673
    Quote Originally Posted by Gardenlady View Post
    Well, another source seems to indicate that the lunch wasn't taken away. It was supplemented with a school lunch because the person at the school thought it needed to have a vegetable.

    The regulation reads:



    And a spokesperson for The dividsion of child development says that the child's lunch shouldn't have been a problem, and indicated that it was probably a misinterpretation on the school's part. The lunch needs to contain a fruit or vegetable, and if it doesn't, it should be supplemented with a school lunch, which sounds reasonable to me.

    So it's hardly indicative that we are becoming like China, as the very biased source in the OP insinuates lol.

    Second source: http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclu...a-nuggets.html
    bbm
    She had a banana.


    A turkey/cheese sandwich is a lot healthier than the nuggets. Furthermore, they had the nerve to send the mom a bill for $1.25.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    9,086
    This is a great example of how these crap purveyors are insinuating themselves into our lives via laws and mandates. Big agricultural concerns are insisting we partake of their junk-- people need to contact their representatives and stop this trend at the local levels, and follow it through to the feds.

    That vegetable soup should be sent to a lab, because I guarantee it's got more sodium than a person needs in a day, the milk is full of hormones unfit for a child, and the chicken nuggets are full of both!

    How dare they enact this theater of the absurd on our youngest and most vulnerable-- they are so clearly in the wrong, and yet they have the gumption to stroll in there and usurp a mother's decision?! Pre-K?!

    Fight back!

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Around here somewhere
    Posts
    12,690
    My son's school system banned home lunches altogether. I sort of saw this sort of thing coming, based on that.

    Completely ridiculous. i have complained before that my son has to eat the slop that the school feeds him because I am not allowed to send him a healthy lunch from home. he loves things like bean sprouts and pea pods. Before they started banning home lunches, they took his bean sprout and water chestnut mix from him (which he loves, by the way) because the teacher "could not identify the food he was eating." This is ridiculous.

    Does the school get more funding for every child that receives a school lunch, as opposed to a home lunch? Is this another numbers game with kids as pawns?
    Last edited by not_my_kids; 02-15-2012 at 01:50 PM. Reason: changed "school" to "home" in middle paragraph
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Chicago burbs
    Posts
    74,864
    This is precisely why I choose parochial schooling. There is no food provided other than what the child is sent with from home, or hot lunch 1 time per week that we see the menu ahead of time and can choose to order, or not.

    This story just gave me more incentive to find out about grants and tuition help for parochial high school-when the time comes, which is currently double the cost of my tuition at a public college back in the 80's, but I think it is so worth it.

    These public school horrors give me the heebie jeebies.
    ~JMO~

    A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown


    Long Lost Love - Discovery ID - Disappeared - Bob Harrod Case

    You can now purchase Mr. Harrod's Disappeared episode through Amazon, iTunes or YouTube.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,232
    I'm not understanding how one school's misinterpretation of the requirement seems to mean the end of America as we know it?

    Let me give a hypothetical - a child shows up to preschool with lunches consisting of soda and chips, or something equally bad. Should the school not be allowed to supplement that lunch with some fruit or veg?

    Because again, that's all the statute is calling for. The mistaken interpretation and one instance of wrong implementation here in this case are just that: one instance of a mishandling of the regulation. It's not some sinister plot by "Comrade Michelle" (gmab ... ), evil public schools, or big gubmint. Its a mistake made by someone trying to implement what seems to me a very reasonable rule - making sure kids are getting healthy meals.
    “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all." -Abp Oscar Romero

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. GUILTY CA - Pinkney Badgett arrested for "boxes and boxes" of child porn
    By Missizzy in forum Recently Sentenced and Beyond
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-18-2016, 10:24 PM
  2. Lunch boxes recalled after poison warning
    By ~n/t~ in forum Food, Drug & Product Recalls National & International
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-25-2012, 12:13 AM
  3. Replies: 222
    Last Post: 03-16-2011, 10:13 AM
  4. Border Inspectors Find Girl Sealed In Piñata
    By VespaElf in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-13-2004, 01:16 PM