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Old 02-16-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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How was it not junk?
How was it junk?
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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I think if you are packing junk food for your child and the teacher wants to feed them good food then they do know what's better .
So you are willing to allow the school to decide how to properly raise your child? That is what at risk here, not a single child's lunch.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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"A state inspector (not sure what that means) checking a Raeford, N.C., elementary school lunchroom decreed that a 4-year-old’s lunch from home — a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice — did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the Carolina Journal story. Instead, the child was given cafeteria chicken nuggets."

Daycare centers and preschool are licensed by the state. They all (should) be inspected by the state or county to ensure that they are meeting standards. It was not a teacher or any other school employee, just for clarification. ETA I see now that is was an elem school. Why was a 4 yo at an elem school? In any case, it wasn't the school itself.
You don't see any problem with a STATE INSPECTOR telling parent what they should feed their kids? It is a complete and total over reach by government into family life.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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How was it junk?
That's the point we really don't know what the stuff was made with. I mean it it's turkey on good bread, with good cheese, and juicy juice like apple juice it is *- the chips*. However if it's deli turkey, with processed cheese, white bread, and the type of juice thats about 10 percent juice/90 percent sugar water, then it's not really all that good for you.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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You don't see any problem with a STATE INSPECTOR telling parent what they should feed their kids? It is a complete and total over reach by government into family life.
No because high levels of obesity, spiking incidents of diabetes among youth, and high blood pressure is actually everyones business. When your taxes have to pay increasing health care costs and premium increases, then it strays into the area of public concern.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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No because high levels of obesity, spiking incidents of diabetes among youth, and high blood pressure is actually everyones business. When your taxes have to pay increasing health care costs and premium increases, then it strays into the area of public concern.
But are children who eat school lunches less obese than children who bring their lunches from home?

You seem to be connecting dots that really don't connect, IMO.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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No because high levels of obesity, spiking incidents of diabetes among youth, and high blood pressure is actually everyones business. When your taxes have to pay increasing health care costs and premium increases, then it strays into the area of public concern.
No it does not. The state simply will not be telling me what to feed my children. EVER.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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That's the point we really don't know what the stuff was made with. I mean it it's turkey on good bread, with good cheese, and juicy juice like apple juice it is *- the chips*. However if it's deli turkey, with processed cheese, white bread, and the type of juice thats about 10 percent juice/90 percent sugar water, then it's not really all that good for you.
Even if it was all of the above - it certainly wouldn't be any worse than chicken nuggets prepared by the school.

Chicken nuggets are disgusting. We used to be able to have lunch with our child in elementary school and those nuggets certainly weren't made from anything resembling organic white meat!
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:53 AM
 
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I am curious to know where this inspector was from, and what he was looking for. I'm searching, and finding USDA regs for free and reduced lunch programs, but that wouldn't regulate what kids bring from home, only what they are being served at school.

ChooseMyPlate.gov

The food pyramid has become a plate, and still recommends servings from 5 food groups, which this kid's meal had - turkey (protein), cheese (dairy), bread (grain), and a banana (fruit and veg). We'd really be splitting hairs I think to say it didn't have a fruit AND a vegetable. I just don't see what jurisdiction this person had to do what he did.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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You don't see any problem with a STATE INSPECTOR telling parent what they should feed their kids? It is a complete and total over reach by government into family life.
I didn't mean that. I mean it wasn't the school. Just clarifying, like I said.
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