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Old 02-16-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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That fella needs to get his nose out of my child's brown bag and grow himself some common sense.

A child can have overall good nutrition without having every meal perfectly balanced...
I didn't say any different. Again, just clarifying.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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It wasn't a teacher. It was a federal inspector.
And the more I think about a Federal employee deciding what my child can and cannot eat the more nauseaus I feel.

Edit: I just read an update. It was a state inspector following federal guidelines. I STILL don't want them telling me what my child should eat. If he's in the Federal lunch program that's one thing. But for a state employee to decide my child can't eat the lunch I've chosen for him? No, not happening.

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Old 02-16-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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I didn't say any different. Again, just clarifying.
I know.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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I know it was federal inspector, i was just pointing out the flaw in the logic of the person who said i overreacted because A teacher OVERREACTED.
No, don't be disingenuous now. This was a single incident that was inappropriate, was acknowledged as inappropriate, and an apology was issued. I was responding to the following statement of yours as being over the top:

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Watch out parents, we keep letting schools get away with this and it will be no better than a police state where we have NO say!
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Jersey
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If you think about all the ridiculousness going on in our school systems and our lives in general, the gov't taking more and more liberties with what they get away with that are frequently inappropriate, it is not out of the realm of possibility that there will be over regulation of our children because school is compulsory. Someone said, i dont know if it was here or on another forum, that the school told him he had no control over who visited his child at school. How is that even ok?
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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If you think about all the ridiculousness going on in our school systems and our lives in general, the gov't taking more and more liberties with what they get away with that are frequently inappropriate, it is not out of the realm of possibility that there will be over regulation of our children because school is compulsory. Someone said, i dont know if it was here or on another forum, that the school told him he had no control over who visited his child at school. How is that even ok?
That was on the Education forum. We don't know what happened there, so it's hard to speculate.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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That was on the Education forum. We don't know what happened there, so it's hard to speculate.
Thanks I knew i read it somewhere, just couldnt remember where
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: North America
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No it does not. The state simply will not be telling me what to feed my children. EVER.
You really don't have a choice if that's the given law of the land unless you plan to home school :-P. The fact is when your choices affect other people then you are not just dealing with parental rights. Parental rights contrary to opinion are not absolute.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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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.
You are limited in what you can do sadly spring. No one ia going to allow agents of the state to walk into homes to conduct inspection tours. The best you can do is attempt enforcement in schools by requiring healthy options,eliminating junk. And then just hoping either parents just pack healthier lunches or the children learn something from it.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: North America
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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!
Chicken nuggets in schools are breast meat baked in breading. I think you are mistaking the stuff fast food sells with someone that is healthy.
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