Child’s Non-USDA Approved Home Lunch Tossed for School Prefab Chicken Nuggets

Kaye Beach
Feb. 15, 2012

This should start a food fight!

From the Carolina Journal Online published Feb 14, 2012

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.

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One response to “Child’s Non-USDA Approved Home Lunch Tossed for School Prefab Chicken Nuggets

  1. marsha everhart

    NO NO NO NO!!!!!!! OUT OF LINE. Why don’t they just take the kids away from us at birth? The milk they sell commercially is not what it’s supposed to be and the chicken nuggets I won’t feed to my dog! Come on people! FIX THE FOOD we’re forced to eat by FDA standards. Do something about the processed meat, processed cheese, gluten, bleached white flour, foods fried in oil, added sugar and etc. That childs parent was given a choice and she chose a “healthy” lunch according to what was available at our “American Grocery Store”. Did anyone ask if the child has “milk Allergies”. Evidently not. I’ve raised my 4 boys and you can well bet my grandkids won’t be beaten down by the system. GIVE ME A PICKET SIGN!!!

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