Skip to comments.State Agent Tells Preschooler She Can't Eat Home-packed Lunch
Posted on 02/15/2012 4:34:39 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
Talk about government run amok, get a load of this. A preschooler in North Carolina was told by a state official that the lunch that was packed by her mother was unacceptable, because it did not meet USDA guidelines. The official then made the preschooler purchase a lunch provided by the school, and the girl later went home with her uneaten sack lunch AND a bill for $1.25. Talk about Big Brother watching you!
As reported in the Carolina Journal Online, the girl's mother packed her a " turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice." However, this meal "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."
Lunch box inspection? Are you serious? I'm pretty sure there are better uses of state funds than inspecting preschoolers' lunch boxes.
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.
"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 complaint to her state representative, Republican G.L. Pridgen of Robeson County.
The mother was angry for a number of reasons:
What got me so mad is, number one, don't tell my kid I'm not packing her lunch box properly," the girl's mother told CJ. "I pack her lunchbox according to what she eats. It always consists of a fruit. It never consists of a vegetable. She eats vegetables at home because I have to watch her because she doesn't really care for vegetables."
When the girl came home with her lunch untouched, her mother wanted to know what she ate instead. Three chicken nuggets, the girl answered. Everything else on her cafeteria tray went to waste.
Fox News' Trace Galllagher also reported on the story of the state messing with the preschoolers lunch box:
According to the Fox report, school officials later apologized. Why? For a stupid "big brother" invasion of privacy? No. They apologized, because they now deem that the girls lunch did meet USDA requirements. So... the lunch had the government's blessing. Big deal. They should scrap this program and return the money to the taxpayers.
Please share this information with your friends and let us know what you think. Should the government (state, local, or federal) be inspecting children's lunch boxes?
“I will know the Republic is Safe when:
“4. A parent may pack a school lunch of Twinkies and M&Ms, along with a steel-bladed knife with which to prepare the Twinkies for M&M insertion, and no official will have [Richard] to say about it that anyone else need heed.”
(Items 1 thru 3 not being germane to the subject at hand.)
What about Mountain Dew, beef jerky and a nice dip of snoos?
PILES PILES! of food go to waste when the govt dictates the menu. Then the food stampers march over to Walgreens after school and have their mom get them copious amounts of candy with the money they saved with the food stamps they used to get more snacks.
Freedom and intellectual thought the primary reasons.
When I was in high school we had to leave our guns in our cars if we drove or in the principal’s office if our parents brought us. (We weren’t allowed to have them on the school bus)
The Maggots behind this aren’t going to STOP this stupid crap UNTIL we drag them out into the street with pitchforks and torches and TAR & FEATHER these fools-!!!
I hope the mother sent a ‘special lunch’ to school the next day for the agent. If they have a dog, it should have been easy enough to locate one outside.
I don’t think I know this country any more.
send a couple of these with the kid next time
All you need to know today is, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you" are the ten scariest words you will ever hear.
I’m sorry. I do not believe this story.
I’ve been thinking about this. If it was my kid, I would send them a bill for the wasted lunch I packed...AND a note stating they will receive a bill EVERY time they pull this bullshit in the future.
Have a live rattlesnake in a brown bag, and let them inspect that.
What was that preschooler doing in the presence of a “state agent?”
Everything about that burger is nutritious but the bun and the canola-laced mayo.
I always loved it when Mom packed me a Twinkie in my lunch bag. UMMMMMM
>> “Have a live rattlesnake in a brown bag...” <<
I like the way you think!
Follow the money...
You are correct. Nothing short of revolution will end this kind of thing. It is deeply entrenched and it will take force to stop it.
And with the U.S. landscape now Arbeitsziehungslager, what will the orders be next?
The GOP will fall in line with this soon enough. No reason to believe we’re represented by them any longer. Another reason to homeschool.
It is true. Reported on WRAL this evening.
Yeah, so except the parts about a state agent not letting her eat the lunch she brought and then charging the family for school food, it's all perfectly accurate. A confused four year-old and people think that black helicopters are landing in the yard...
Contact the Constitutional branch of the ACLU (can’t remeber the name of them right now) and have them draft a letter to the school district saying they will sue if your child’ right against unreasonable search and seizure are EVER abused again.
“I’m sorry. I don’t believe this story.”
The truth is hard to swallow for those who don’t want to believe the truth. Find out for yourself, or don’t you want to know the truth.
So YOU believe the STORY from the school official. How gullible you are. I bet you believe everything Obummer says too, after all he is the supreme official of this land so he couldn’t be lying to us....could he?
They probably didn't even do that in E germany. The slowly boiling pot is near 212.