State agent inspects sack lunches, forces preschoolers to purchase cafeteria food instead.
RAEFORD — A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because the school 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 person who was inspecting all lunch boxes in the 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.
When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones.
The girl's mother - who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation - said she received a note from the school stating that students who did not bring a "healthy lunch" would be offered the missing portions, which could result in a fee from the cafeteria, in her case $1.25.
First mistake: Children in public school.
Second Mistake: See First mistake.
First solution: Burn down every public school in the nation send every person who has ever had anything to do with the public education system to Gitmo like the terrorists they are. Sure I know a couple of nice public school employees who would never do anything like this too. No doubt there were nice young men in the Waffen SS, who never gassed any Jews. That fact didn't make them any less of a NAZI.