State employees inspecting school lunches in North Carolina

I was emailed this story and I’m just hearing now Limbaugh is mentioning the story during the first hour of his program. We are losing our liberty little by little. Are you just letting this happen?

From Carolina Journal Online, with my emphasis in bold.

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.

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.

There are state “agents” going out inspecting lunches kids bring from home? Was this really an agent or was it someone in the school taking a look at the lunch and determining it did not meet federal guidelines?

I find it hard to believe it was a state inspector, but you never know. It could have just been a training visit for school staff or something. Either way… pure nanny state stupidity.

Update: In a previous version of this story, I used the word “federal” instead of state in the headline, and the last two paragraphs of my post. It’s been changed to reflect the information as posted in the Carolina Journal Online piece that referred to a state employee.

16 replies
  1. NH-Jim
    NH-Jim says:

    Amendment IV of the U.S. Constitution:
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    ?
    This includes a brown bag lunch, you despicable Fascists!

  2. Tracy
    Tracy says:

    Terrible,terrible,terrible. HSS now has the authority to dictate what children eat. And even WORSE, STOP THEM from eating non government approved food. Wonder how long it will be before?HSS shows up at dinnertime to inspect your ‘fridge under the authority of Obamacare?

  3. JBS
    JBS says:

    Have you ever had a gob’ment lunch? It may be nutritious, but is it appetizing??
    Soylent Green may be nutritious, but appetizing . . .
    (Aside: light a Tater-tot and watch it burn!)

  4. Lucinda
    Lucinda says:

    They consider chicken nuggets more nutritious than a turkey and cheese sandwich? It seems the state employee inspecting the girl’s lunch needs to go back to school. According to the article as quoted above “lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables.” The girl’s lunch absolutely met the guidelines – turkey = meat, cheese = milk/dairy, bread = grain, banana and apple juice = two servings of fruit, with a vegetable (potato chips) thrown in for good measure.?
    *sigh* We’re doomed.
    The more we expect government to do for us, the less freedom we have.
    ?

  5. cherwin
    cherwin says:

    This disgusts me. First what is wrong with a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice? It sounds like a very reasonable lunch to me. Are they kidding? They took that away and gave her chicken nuggets? Those aren’t even real chicken- well maybe a drop of chicken along with beaks, toes and glue!
    If something is not done to stop this kind of behavior, we are all going to be treated like cattle very soon. ?

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