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Old 02-15-2012, 01:47 PM
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Not a Charlotte matter, but it did happen in NC:

"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."

Preschooler's Homemade Lunch Replaced with Cafeteria "Nuggets"
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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State certified programs do have to follow lunch nutrition guidelines, and the schools can actually lose their licenses if the children's lunches don't meet the standards. That being said, unless the standards have changed since I was in a classroom, the lunch in question met the requirements, minus the milk, which the school should have provided. One protein (meat, cheese, yogurt, tofu), two fruits/veg (fruit juice counts), one WHOLE grain, one liquid milk.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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Not a Charlotte matter, but it did happen in NC:

"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."

Preschooler's Homemade Lunch Replaced with Cafeteria "Nuggets"
somebody listened to Rush Limbaugh today... who is equally as stupid as the USDA "Inspector".
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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State certified programs do have to follow lunch nutrition guidelines, and the schools can actually lose their licenses if the children's lunches don't meet the standards. That being said, unless the standards have changed since I was in a classroom, the lunch in question met the requirements, minus the milk, which the school should have provided. One protein (meat, cheese, yogurt, tofu), two fruits/veg (fruit juice counts), one WHOLE grain, one liquid milk.
What program can lose their license if the student brings lunch in from home?

What food group are chicken nuggets in? What was served with them?
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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Wow. Just...wow.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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Years ago my wife mistakenly packed a can of beer in my son's lunch (He was in 5th grade at the time)
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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What program can lose their license if the student brings lunch in from home?

What food group are chicken nuggets in? What was served with them?
Any program that is licensed through the state - more @ 4, day care centers, etc. They wouldn't lose the license over a packed lunch, just over the lunches not following the guidelines. In the instance the OP mentioned all they had to do was give the kid some milk and they would have been fine.

I don't know what was in the nuggets. I don't work there.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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Mr. President, I see an opportunity for a little budget cut.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Reminds me of an article about a school system in California, around Los Angeles, I believe, that was banning lunches brought from home, so that the kids were forced to buy the crappy school lunches.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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No agency has any place in any child's lunch bag!
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