April 18, 2014

State Agents Now Replacing Homemade School Lunches with Government Approved Cafeteria Food

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Health Impact News Editor Comment: The Food Police are here. They have been dispatched to schools to inspect all homemade school lunches brought from home to make sure they are approved. According to Sara Burrows of the Carolina Journal Online, “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.”

So in one school district in North Carolina, State Agents are assigned to inspect homemade school lunches brought from home. One 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 reports Carolina Journal Online.  The girl was then forced to purchase approved school cafeteria food being offered that day, which resulted in the girl eating three chicken nuggets instead. The girl’s mother and grandmother were not too pleased. You can read the full story here.

Recently we reported about how the Healthy Nation Coalition uncovered internal documents revealing that the  USDA Dietary Guidelines are influenced by Big Pharma and Industrial Food Companies. You can read the story here. We also reported last year about the government bailout of the poultry industry, because not enough people wanted to buy their mass-produced factory chicken. They produced too much chicken, so the government used your tax dollars to buy up the excess chicken. You can read the story here. So what is the government supposed to do with all the extra chicken from large-scale factory farms? Do you think it just might end up in government run school lunch programs?

Preschooler’s Homemade Lunch Replaced with Cafeteria “Nuggets”

State agent inspects sack lunches, forces preschoolers to purchase cafeteria food instead

by Sara Burrows
Carolina Journal Online

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.

Continue reading the story here: http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/homemade-lunch-replaced-with-cafeteria-nuggets.html

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