Child’s School Lunch Confiscated By Government Official

They are doing it because it’s good for you. They are doing it because it’s good for society. They are doing it because it’s cost effective. They are doing it because they have a degree in it. They are doing it because like Plato’s philosopher king they think long and hard about it while you selfishly make a living, support your family, worship G-d. They are doing it because they know better.

It starts in the outer ring of you life: light bulbs, toilet flushes, shower nozzles, cars, guns, then spreads to encompass the environment—first the earth is freezing, a few years later it’s global warming, then it’s climate change—and finally into your guts via government health care and food.

They are doing it—making you a slave—because you voted for Barack Obama.

A North Carolina elementary school forced a preschool student to eat cafeteria chicken nuggets for lunch on Jan. 30 after officials reportedly determined that her homemade meal wasn’t up to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s standards for healthfulness, according to a report from the Carolina Journal.

The newspaper reported that the four-year-old girl brought a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, potato chips and apple juice in her packed lunch from home. That meal didn’t meet with approval from the government agent who was on site inspecting kids’ lunches that day.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Child Development and Early Education requires that all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs must meet USDA guidelines. Meals, the guidelines say, must include one serving each of meat, milk and grain and two servings of fruit or vegetables. Those guidelines apply to home-packed lunches as well as cafeteria meals.

Full story at Gateway Pundit.

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19 Comments

  1. Barry
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    The key issue is the government agent, where there should be no such position. It doesn’t matter that this individual was incredibly inept to the point of stupidity. It does matter that the job dscription should not exist. More useless and destructive job creation. That is what matters. The Obama administration may be more guilty that its predecessors, but for along time, and in a variety of ways, they have all be guilty.

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  2. K
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    I prefer a take on this issue by modeling democratic government in terms of a vote machine. Manufacturing jobs are moved overseas – this increases the standard of living by reducing the price of goods. It also reduces the number of available jobs. Pols need to keep unemployment down to get re-elected. The most politically efficient way to do this in terms of vote getting is to create government jobs – those people vote for the government job creators. An excuse must be made to spend taxpayer money. Ergo the nanny state regulations (and regulator agencies) and school featherbedding. As the final cherry on top the manufacturing unions have to become government unions which greatly accelerates the process.
    Thinking about it this way avoids getting into arguments about the ethics of control – and more importantly points to ways to slow or stop the process. The Tea party strategy is to starve the machine of it’s fuel – ever increasing taxes – and point out the resultant debt. Ultimately, however, manufacturing jobs will have to be made and kept to stop the machine completely and I’m surprised that has yet to become part of the Republican battle plan. Perhaps a few conservative culture warriors can help in pointing the way?

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    • David Foster
      Posted February 16, 2012 at 8:09 am | Permalink

      Rick Santorum has spoken extensively about programs to “revive” US manufacturing. (I use the quote marks because US mfg is far more alive than generally understood.) Personally, I don’t think the govt should do anything to FAVOR manufacturing; what it needs to do is to terminate the policies that INHIBIT manufacturing. There has also been considerable cultural hostility toward manufacturing inculcated by many academics, journalists, “nonprofits,” and SWPLs in general, and positive leadership can help to overcome that.

      Even with manufacturing absolutely thriving and factories returning from China, etc, the US mfg employment is going to be less %-wise than it was 30 years ago, because of greatly enhanced productivity. The same thing long ago happened with agriculture.

       

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  3. Abigail
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    That is one creepy poster and it speaks to truth to the monster that is this president and federal government.

    What is so irrational about this whole school lunch incident is that the kid’s homemade lunch was HEALTHIER than the chicken nuggets (which are greasy and processed) for cryin’ out loud!! That’s besides the fact they have no business sticking their noses in what should be a parental matter. Even in cases where intervention is warranted (and this was certainly not one of those cases) the HHS department shouldn’t be involved — the school authorities themselves are enough. That’s how it’s always been as recently as the early 90s. How did things get to this point?  

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    • Bill Brandt
      Posted February 16, 2012 at 5:36 am | Permalink

      The Government knows best and only wants what’s good for you ;-)

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  4. Miranda Rose Smith
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Meals, the guidelines say, must include one serving each of meat, milk and grain and two servings of fruit or vegetables. Those guidelines apply to home-packed lunches as well as cafeteria meals.

    What if the child’s parents keep kosher or are vegetarians?

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  5. Batya
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I can imagine that kid being traumatized for life.  What about kids allergic to milk?  Are they forced to bring milk?  The required meal sounds much too much.  A simple sandwich filled with a protein and some fruit should be fine.  I survived my school days on that, no more.
    Since when are those nuggets healthy? 

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    • Miranda Rose Smith
      Posted February 15, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

      What about kids allergic to milk?  Are they forced to bring milk? 

      Dear Batya: A whole lot of lactose intolerant children are BLACK!!!!Milk makes them ill, in a very indelicate way. Can you imagine the allegations of genocide that will be brought against white teachers, if/when the teachers force Black children to drink milk and the kids get whomping cases of the runs?

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    • Abigail
      Posted February 16, 2012 at 1:13 am | Permalink

      Based on this administration past disregard for entities seeking a religious/conscience excemption (like the Catholic Church issue over contraception) my bet is this administration would not be too sympathetic to kids that keep kosher. 

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  6. Posted February 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Dear Mrs. Obama… I know you’re all concerned about the kids’ weight, and I applaud your efforts to EDUCATE people on nutritious eating, but last time I checked, wasn’t your husband still smoking? 
     
    I am concerned about commenting further because I’m afraid I’ll violate Robert’s first rule and get banned if I do!

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  7. domesticgoddess
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    I only wish I could discover the child’s parents identity and send them some money for a lawyer.  I would encourage this kid’s relatives to fight this all the way to the Supreme Court. 
    1) the Child’s privacy was invaded….against the law
    2) The Child’s  lunch was stolen.. last time I checked, theft is against the law.
    3) The Child’s lunch was destroyed (personal property being destroyed is against the law, even if the event happens in school) Destruction of Personal Property is against the law
    4) The teacher who allowed this outrageous behavior by ANYBODY should be sued as well. The kid’s teaacher has sworn to protect and serve this child.  The teacher did NOT do his/her job.
    5) If the same Federal Government official had taken something out of this kid’s locker without his/her permission and no drug had been detected, the official would be held accountable.
    6) Every student has RIGHTS, and they were violated at the lunch table the day his/her lunch was stolen and destroyed.
    7) no matter what the official did, the fact that he/she thought substituting FRIED food for a turkey/cheese sandwich was healthier was his/her first mistake.  No self-respecting dietitian would approve of this behavior! 
    It’s a good thing I wasn’t a teacher on duty that day in the cafeteria.  I would have made a citizen’s arrest and marched the dietary NAZI to the principal’s office.

    What’s frightening me the most is that the majority of the parents at his school will probably not protest this at all.  This kid’s rights were violated. Where’s the common sense, people?

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  8. Jackie W - Kansas
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink
  9. David Foster
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Meanwhile, in Boston, the Public Health Commission is applying “nutritional labels” to SONG LYRICS,  to help listeners evaluate “how healthy or unhealthy they are.”

    Can government nutritional labels for movies be far behind?

    (No link because of spam filter, but you can follow my “Just Unbelievable” link to Chicago Boyz and thence to the BPHC site) 

     

     

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    • Miranda Rose Smith
      Posted February 16, 2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

      Meanwhile, in Boston, the Public Health Commission is applying “nutritional labels” to SONG LYRICS,  to help listeners evaluate “how healthy or unhealthy they are.”

      Dear Mr. Foster: People are understandably bothered by the violence and misogyny of RAP lyrics. Has anyone ever looked at the old English and American ballads? There’s a whole genre of songs, called “good night songs,” supposedly sung by a murderer on the way to the gallows. Other songs, called “murder ballads,” deal with the girl who is murdered by her own sweetheart. Has anyone on the Boston Public Health Commission noticed the lyrics of “Eppie Morrie,” “Pearl Bryan” or “Lula Viers?”

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  10. Franny
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I don’t get it:” Meals, the guidelines say, must include one serving each of meat, milk and grain and two servings of fruit or vegetables.”
     
    Meat=turkey-check!
    Milk=cheese-check!
    Grain=bread-check!
    Two servings of fruit or veg=
    banana-check! apple juice-check!
     
    What’s wrong with this meal? It sounds healthier than nuggets, which are usually deep fried. If the government is micromanaging citizens’ lives to this extent, that is concerning!

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    • Miranda Rose Smith
      Posted February 15, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

      Dear Franny: All true. That lunch sounds perfectly healthy to me.

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  11. Bill Brandt
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    The scary thing is there are a number of people who are completely comfortable with this.

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  12. changocoy
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    I hope people start getting the big picture and start bringing out the pitchforks and torches. We need to get our country back and there is no hope of taking it back politically. I would be filing lawsuits at that school or the government entity in charge of these rules for sure. This is also why my daughter goes to a private christian school where she is taught good morals, personal responsibility, and can even bring the Japanize eraser that looks like a replica of a .45 to school and play with it… oh and there is no ban on peanut related foods either, because the school believes that if a child has allergies to peanut butter, the family should be responsible to keep the child away from peanuts. Oh well. I will enjoy what little freedom I have left until I am fully subjugated…

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  13. Johnny
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    How did we survive so long without the state pushing us in the ‘right’ way to live? If there’s not a law against something we have lawyers threatening to bankrupt us if we do anything that could be considered dangerous or bad. Try to find a playground with a jungle gym built on asphalt. 

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