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.