Government Agent Deems 4-year-old’s Lunch Unhealthy!

It was at West Oak Elementary School in North Carolina. A class of nine preschoolers was eating lunch, and one 4-year-old in particular had a lunch that was deemed ‘unhealthy’ by a government agent inspecting the kids’ lunches.

Whoa! Wait a second there. A government agent was inspecting preschoolers’ lunches? Let’s see the article from the Carolina Journal.

A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because the school 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 person who was inspecting all lunch boxes in the More at Four classroom that day.

Let’s review that lunch again. A TURKEY and CHEESE sandwich, a BANANA, some CHIPS, and APPLE JUICE. Seriously. You think that’s healthy? I think it’s healthy enough.

So this weird government agent just comes up to a four-year-old girl, tells her to open her lunchbox, and says that it is bad for her, according to FDA regulations! That is horrible by itself. And the FDA does not have the authority to DICTATE what your child eats!

But then he went one step further. He went into the school lunch line, brought her three chicken nuggets, and then CHARGED HER MOTHER FOR THE NUGGETS!

  1. Government Agent inspects 4-year-old girl’s lunch
  2. Government Agent says the lunch is unhealthy
  3. Government Agent gives girl school-processed chicken nuggets
  4. Government Agent charges mom for nuggets.

Since when was a turkey and cheese sandwich, chips, apple juice, and a banana unhealthy? And why in the world should the government say that it knows more about your health than your own mother?

Go figure.

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Read the original CJ Article here: http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=8762

Also see:

http://thebovine.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/state-agent-inspects-kids-bag-lunches/

http://aboundingwellness.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/government-agents-now-searching-sack-lunches-at-schools/

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