Bureaucrats with the school system continue to be the most competent people ever!!!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Max E., Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Max E.

    Max E.

    Good thing we got big government watching out for us, this preschooler might have accidentally ate the turkey and cheese sandwich her mom packed for her if a Bureaucrat wasnt there to save the day, steal her lunch, charge her 1.25, then force her to eat CHICKEN NUGGETS instead.......All this under the guise of "good nutrition"

    I cant help but think that what is happening in America is someones idea of a sick fucking joke....

    Preschooler’s Homemade Lunch Replaced with Cafeteria “Nuggets”

    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 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.

    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.

    "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 girl's grandmother, who sometimes helps pack her lunch, told Carolina Journal that she is a petite, picky 4-year-old who eats white whole wheat bread and is not big on vegetables.

    "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.

    "She came home with her whole sandwich I had packed, because she chose to eat the nuggets on the lunch tray, because they put it in front of her," her mother said. "You're telling a 4-year-old. 'oh. your lunch isn't right,' and she's thinking there's something wrong with her food."

    While the mother and grandmother thought the potato chips and lack of vegetable were what disqualified the lunch, a spokeswoman for the Division of Child Development said that should not have been a problem.

    "With a turkey sandwich, that covers your protein, your grain, and if it had cheese on it, that's the dairy," said Jani Kozlowski, the fiscal and statutory policy manager for the division. "It sounds like the lunch itself would've met all of the standard." The lunch has to include a fruit or vegetable, but not both, she said.

    There are no clear restrictions about what additional items - like potato chips - can be included in preschoolers' lunch boxes.

    "If a parent sends their child with a Coke and a Twinkie, the child care provider is going to need to provide a balanced lunch for the child," Kozlowski said.

    Ultimately, the child care provider can't take the Coke and Twinkie away from the child, but Kozlowski said she "would think the Pre-K provider would talk with the parent about that not being a healthy choice for their child."

    It is unclear whether the school was allowed to charge for the cafeteria lunches they gave to every preschooler in the class that day.

    The state regulation reads:

    "Sites must provide breakfast and/or snacks and lunch meeting USDA requirements during the regular school day. The partial/full cost of meals may be charged when families do not qualify for free/reduced price meals.

    "When children bring their own food for meals and snacks to the center, if the food does not meet the specified nutritional requirements, the center must provide additional food necessary to meet those requirements."

    Still, Kozlowski said, the parents shouldn't have been charged.

    "The school may have interpreted [the rule] to mean they felt like the lunch wasn't meeting the nutritional requirements and so they wanted the child to have the school lunch and then charged the parent," she said. "It sounds like maybe a technical assistance need for that school."

    The school principal, Jackie Samuels, said he didn't "know anything about" parents being charged for the meals that day. "I know they eat in the cafeteria. Whether they pay or not, they eat in the cafeteria."

    Pridgen's office is looking into the issue.

  2. LEAPup


    Just another example of the dumbing of America, and the love of big government telling us what to do.:mad:

    And they made the little girl eat chicken nuggets?:eek: Charged her???:eek: Wouldn't let her eat the HEALTHIER turkey sandwich HER Mother made????:eek: :eek: :eek:

    I have three Sons in public schools, and all I can say is America is doomed. Oh yes, I've dealt with the COMPLETE SOCIALIST IDIOTS at the school board over sports several times, and it's ALWAYS been a mind-bending experience. I left there EVERY TIME saying to myself, "God help us.":(
  3. Lucrum


    I would say "BINGO" but a certain busy body Canadian has forbidden me to do so.
  4. Good Lord, nutrition cops gone wild, this is nuts. Heck, I pack lunches sometimes for my grandson, and he better darn well eat it.

    Crazy, so crazy that I think there must be more to this, but when googled, I found nothing that made any sense.

  5. LEAPup


    This quote really stands out for me: "according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day."


    Absolutely stunning! When I was in school, all we had to worry about was another kid eating our lunch or snack from our lunchbox while we were in class. Lol

    Now kids get to worry about the "food nazis" showing up, and taking the food THEIR PARENTS INTENDED them to eat right out of their lunchboxes!:mad: I think her Mother should contact an Attorney with an axe to grind regarding the school board, and cite a 4th Ammendment violation for the illegal search AND seizure of HER food, not to mention whatever laws were broken when the little girl was given chicken nuggets which we all know are loaded with preservatives, saturated fat, and high amounts of sodium.

    My Wife is going to need to be put in a straight jacket tonight when I read her the above article, as I'm sure she'll flip out over this nonsense.:eek: :D
  6. and cite a 4th Ammendment violation for the illegal search

    Forget it.

    The school nazis take cig and lighters from kids over 18.

    I asked if they do this to adults (over 18) who work in the school and they said no.

    To top it off they throw the "contraband" away.

    I said my daughters lighter had sentimental value and she would like it back....no way...I was told.
  7. Max E.

    Max E.

    LOL :D

    You know what i dont get about this? How the fuck do these irrational idiots even end up in the position to do this in the first place?

    Imagine if you were a teacher, and some fucking idiot who worked with you started going through 4 year olds lunch boxes, and stealing their lunch, and forcing them to eat something else..... or in this particular case, imagine if you saw someone you worked with stealing a turkey sandwich from a kid and replacing it with something that is even less healthy like chicken nuggets......

    What would you do??? There is no way in hell i would stand there and watch that happen, are these people all just zombies?? Do they not even possess the most basic common sense?

    How in the hell does someone who is that goddamn irrational even end up getting promoted into a position where they can make that choice for a kid? Its basically like getting people who are so hopelessly inept that they cant even tie their own fucking shoe laces to teach our children.....

    Where do the people who think that stealing a kids turkey sandwich and replacing it with nuggets is a good idea even come from? I can honestly say I have never met a person in my entire life who would do this..... So who are these assholes?

  8. LEAPup


    Bro, my middle Son is 16. He has a "teacher" who comes to school and talks about her love life, believe it or not.

    The school board doesn't care...

    The deeper problems are imo:

    1. Taking God's word out of society in general.

    2. Teachers unions are notoriously flaming libs who just love big government.

    3. People with common sense are slowly giving in to the minority without any common sense. The theme these days by the majority seems to be, "oh well. We can't do anything about it." That's scary!
  9. Maybe Gayfly "thinks" this is a good idea?
  10. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    What a fucking joke. And my parents wonder why I want to send my child to private school.
    #10     Feb 15, 2012