State Inspectors Searching Children’s Lunch Boxes: “This Isn’t China, Is It?”

A mother in Hoke County complains her daughter was forced to eat a school lunch because a government inspector determined her home-made lunch did not meet nutrition requirements. In fact, all of the students in the NC Pre-K program classroom at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford had to accept a school lunch in addition to their lunches brought from home.

The state Department of Health and Human Services says there was no state official at the school that day.

NC Pre-K (before this year known as More at Four) is a state-funded education program designed to “enhance school readiness” for four year-olds.

The mother, who doesn’t wish to be identified at this time, says she made her daughter a lunch that contained a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, apple juice and potato chips. A state inspector assessing the pre-K program at the school said the girl also needed a vegetable, so the inspector ordered a full school lunch tray for her. While the four-year-old was still allowed to eat her home lunch, the girl was forced to take a helping of chicken nuggets, milk, a fruit and a vegetable to supplement her sack lunch.

The mother says the girl was so intimidated by the inspection process that she was too scared to eat all of her homemade lunch. The girl ate only the chicken nuggets provided to her by the school, so she still didn’t eat a vegetable.

The mother says her daughter doesn’t like vegetables and – like most four year olds – will only eat them at home under close supervision.

In an interview with the Civitas Institute the mother said “I can’t put vegetables in her lunchbox. I’m not a millionaire and I’m not going to put something in there that my daughter doesn’t eat and I’ve done gone round and round with the teacher about that and I’ve told her that. I put fruit in there every day because she is a fruit eater. Vegetables, let me take care of my business at home and at night and that’s when I see she’s eating vegetables. I either have to smash it or tell her if you don’t eat your vegetables you’re going to go to bed.”

The mother added, “It’s just a headache to keep arguing and fighting. I’ve even wrote a note to her teachers and said do not give my daughter anything else unless it comes out of her lunchbox and they are still going against me and putting a milk in front of her every day.

“Friday she came home and said ‘Mom, they give me vegetable soup and a milk,’” said the mother.

“So I went to the cafeteria to make sure she had no fee and it’s not being charged to her account yet,” she continued, ” but what concerned me was that I got a letter from the principal and it says students who do not bring a healthy lunch will be offered the missing portions which may result in a fee from the cafeteria. So if I don’t stay on top of her account on a weekly basis there’s that opportunity that charges could be put on her account and then if I let it go too far then it’s like I’m going to have a big battle.”

The principal of West Hoke Elementary, Jackie Samuels, says none of the children’s parents were asked to pay for the school food. While the parents may not have to pay, it was still an expense for the school to provide the extra food.  A phone call to the Hoke County Schools Superintendent to inquire as to how much additional expense this would impose on the school was not returned.

The mother, who lives in Fayetteville, sent a statement to state Rep. G.L. Pridgen (R-Robeson) detailing her complaint. Pridgen says he was shocked to hear it. Pridgen has since learned this is a nationwide practice based on federal guidelines.

An assistant to Pridgen says the girl’s grandmother was also upset and asked, “This isn’t China, is it?”

The nutrition standards for pre-K lunch require milk, two servings of fruit or vegetable, bread or grains and a meat or meat alternative. The school didn’t receive a high grade from the January assessment because the home-made lunches didn’t meet those  guidelines. The mother points out the only thing on that list her daughter’s home lunch didn’t have was milk, so she doesn’t understand why the girl was given a complete school meal as a supplement.

The mother says her next step is to sit down with the principal and if nothing is done then she plans to go to the school board.

This article was posted in Education by Matt Willoughby on February 14, 2012 at 11:53 AM.

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Comments on this article

  • 1

    Michelle
    Michelle Feb 14, 2012 at 14:16

    I need to pinch myself and wake up- so I can remember what country I live in! This is goes way beyond school function. Why don’t they invest their time in educating our children, leave our childrens’ diet to us parents. For those who don’t get it let me make it clear to you—- Socialism is alive and well!!!
    We are living in scary times!

  • 2

    Brenda V
    Brenda V Feb 14, 2012 at 14:26

    Well, last time I looked at any nutritional charts, cheese was considered a dairy product. In other words, there was a “milk” product in that lunch.

  • 3

    Michael L
    Michael L Feb 14, 2012 at 14:56

    Holy crap. When did california take over?

  • 4

    Lee
    Lee Feb 14, 2012 at 15:00

    Wake up America!

  • 5

    Claire
    Claire Feb 14, 2012 at 15:16

    Note to Mom: Here’s are real simple solution, always include a vegetable in the lunchbox but tell your child its optional. Obviously the point of the state inspection is to make sure all the nutritional supplements are included in the lunch not that it all has to be eaten as evidenced by the child only eating 3 nuggets.

  • 6

    Jualber Rodriguez
    Jualber Rodriguez Feb 14, 2012 at 15:21

    This is completely unacceptable behavior on behalf of the US Federal Government. If you want to abolish this none sense VOTE FOR RON PAUL! Come on America you must wake up, we must act within the parameters of the US Constitution, and not pass legislature that violates the principles stated on the one proof that made this country the great nation it became. If you choose to let this kind implementation flow throughout our country, it will break away everything our foundation was built on, and WE will cease to be a FREE nation as we know it. LISTEN to the one person who solely acts upon the US Constitution – RON PAUL.

  • 7

    Jack Fate
    Jack Fate Feb 14, 2012 at 16:44

    As long as you keep voting for Democrats then this is what you’re gonna get. It’s up to Americans if they want to stop this crap.

  • 8

    Patrick
    Patrick Feb 14, 2012 at 16:47

    Yes Claire, she should spend more money on food her daughter is not going to eat because the government makes her. Greeeat idea.

  • 9

    Allen Shriver
    Allen Shriver Feb 14, 2012 at 16:50

    Welcome to Obama Nation.

  • 10

    Russ Hamilton
    Russ Hamilton Feb 14, 2012 at 16:53

    I suspect it not nutrition that is at issue but funding. I’ll bet the more kids that are signed up or partaking in the lunch program the more money they get from some state or federal program and they are just padding the numbers by resorting to these ridiculous tactics….

  • 11

    T Shep
    T Shep Feb 14, 2012 at 16:54

    Time to stop this runaway train NOW!!!!!

    We are losing our freedoms one by one…if we don’t speak up now, tomorrow will be too late.

  • 12

    KENYAN OCCUPIER OF 1600
    KENYAN OCCUPIER OF 1600 Feb 14, 2012 at 16:56

    “We Are The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For…To Search Your Kid’s Lunch Box”

  • 13

    Granny
    Granny Feb 14, 2012 at 16:56

    This is all about money, unions, and the leftists who control the DOE. The union-controlled food processors who sell this garbage to all the schools, stand to lose billion$ if the kids are not forced to eat this junk, which is filled with chemicals and sugar.

  • 14

    Spider
    Spider Feb 14, 2012 at 16:57

    NO Claire!!! The solution is NOT to give in to the socialist pigs. If the mother does what you suggests she is being passive and the socialist pigs win. FIGHT!!! It is your right and your duty. This is a free country and nobody, NOBODY has a right to tell me how and what to feed my kids.

  • 15

    M Adams
    M Adams Feb 14, 2012 at 17:00

    This is a state issue and it is a state funded program. Just saying. Do we not support state rights?

  • 16

    Larry Croft
    Larry Croft Feb 14, 2012 at 17:02

    Claire says: Note to Mom: Here’s are real simple solution . . . .

    Clair is right since parents have to put up with this nonsense. As a card-carrying fiscal conservative, I’m strongly opposed to to this.

    It’s no wonder people get riled to the point of physical violence.

    Federal guidelines? It’s our fault for not minding the store.

    View my website to know how I really feel.

  • 17

    dave
    dave Feb 14, 2012 at 17:04

    Anybody read Animal Farm or 1984 lately? Say hello to uncle Sam, your new parent. Grocery store inspections soon to follow.

  • 18

    Spider
    Spider Feb 14, 2012 at 17:05

    M Adam, read the article. It is a federal issue. “Pridgen has since learned this is a nationwide practice based on federal guidelines.” Jeez……….

  • 19

    Too Old To Be Cool
    Too Old To Be Cool Feb 14, 2012 at 17:05

    @Claire – The mom already said that she can’t afford to put a vegetable in the lunch, especially when she knows the child isn’t going to eat the veggie anyway. Putting it in and declaring it “optional”? Why should she throw her money away?

  • 20

    MikeGTO
    MikeGTO Feb 14, 2012 at 17:06

    Look at your household budget and find things you can live with out, such as cable, get a prepaid cell, cut coupons etc. Then pull your kid out and send them to a Christian/Catholic/private school. Or, quit your job, get welfare and food stamps, stop paying your mortgage and get bankruptcy protection so you don’t lose your home and home school. If they want to f us, f them in return.

  • 21

    George B
    George B Feb 14, 2012 at 17:07

    Just who the heck do these people think they are? They can suggest and they can educate, but they can’t tell a kid what to eat. This patronizing by government commissars needs to stop. They are not the parents. They don’t get to do this. Michelle Obama said that the question of nutrition was “too important to be left up to parents”. I’m sorry, she doesn’t get to say that. She doesn’t get to have any say whatsoever in that. She needs to pay attention to her own kids and leave ours alone.

    Find out what department that “inspector” works for and cut the budget by 80%. If it doesn’t stop, take the other 20%. We don’t need to spend our tax dollars this way.

  • 22

    Lisa
    Lisa Feb 14, 2012 at 17:07

    This is ALL the fault of the parents. You allow this by staying silent. Why aren’t parents outraged by this and ORGANIZE— DEMAND this stops immediatley! Stand OUTSIDE the school with your kids, and don;t allow them to enter until this maddness is stopped. How can you allow the GOV to force this on you!????? UNREAL.

  • 23

    Jack
    Jack Feb 14, 2012 at 17:08

    So, without parental permission, a 4 year old is given to eat, actually coerced to eat a foreign substance…What if she choked, allergic reaction,,,
    Her parents should sue for millions

  • 24

    BuckOfama
    BuckOfama Feb 14, 2012 at 17:08

    Didn’t they get the word that King Barack I issued a decree back during his abortion dictates that “No one has the right to tell you what to do with your body”?

    Tell the food inspector to “eat shit and die”!

  • 25

    arrcher
    arrcher Feb 14, 2012 at 17:09

    what? wait a minute they have a government inspector from the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised program ? what the !@#% ? not china yet but great Brittan has similar programs. you can thank the current administrations wife for this current indoctrination. cant wait to get the cameras installed in my house to watch over me..

  • 26

    Em Jones
    Em Jones Feb 14, 2012 at 17:11

    “…the four year old girl was FORCED to take a helping of nuggets…”? The child is FORCED to OBEY by an officer of the government! The child was “intimidated”! What’s next? Full bodied scans and pat downs? Jail for uncooperative parents? This is no hyperbole; this is where we are!

  • 27

    GROSS
    GROSS Feb 14, 2012 at 17:13

    Chicken nuggets are the grossest, unhealthiest stuff you could ever eat.

  • 28

    Not your Avg Joe
    Not your Avg Joe Feb 14, 2012 at 17:15

    Here are two things….Private School…..parochial school are a great value.

    Vote Republican at every level.

  • 29

    dwstick
    dwstick Feb 14, 2012 at 17:18

    I’m reminded of a great line told by former president Ronald Reagan. The sentence that every American should fear the most is ‘I’m with the government, and I’m here to help’.

  • 30

    carol
    carol Feb 14, 2012 at 17:20

    HAD LUNCH WITH MY GRANDSON TODAY, WHAT A HORRIBLE MEAL. HE HAD THREE, LESS THAN 1/4 INCH AND THE SIZE OF A KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR. SUPPOSE TO BE FRIED STEAK. LOOKED GREEN AND TASTE LIKE RUBBER. HE HAD MASHED POTATOES WITH MORE GRAVY THAN HE LIKES. ON THE SIDE WAS THREE STRAWBERRIES. THIS IS A HORRIBLE TASTING MEAL AND A WASTE OF MONEY. MAYBE THIS SHOULD BE SENT TO MRS. O. I THOUGHT THINGS HAD IMPROVED.
    GRANDMA

  • 31

    Frank
    Frank Feb 14, 2012 at 17:22

    Plastic veggies never spoil.

  • 32

    Ra
    Ra Feb 14, 2012 at 17:24

    We thought that a constitutional lawyer would preserve our freedom. Instead, Obama uses his skills to strip us of our rights.

    Don’t gloat, Republicans. The phonies on your side are just as bad. They are all just corporate tools.

  • 33

    Lena Borosa
    Lena Borosa Feb 14, 2012 at 17:24

    They get Government money to shovel dangerous meds down your children’s throats … Ritalin, etc. United States produces and consumes eighty-five percent of the world’s methylphenidate, according to the United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board. So why wouldn’t they not want to shove Genetically engineered Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH/BST) in your milk, come on honey drink it down, oh, and while you are at it eat those meat glued chicken nuggets, again full of hormones. and don’t get me started on the genetically modified veggies.
    Why would anyone not know why we are all getting fatter. GMO’S, Hormones, pink slime, glued meats, oh they are taking care of us alright. If you aren’t familiar with some of the words or acronyms, just Google them.

  • 34

    joe
    joe Feb 14, 2012 at 17:25

    When you entrust your child’s care to the government, you get government care. What more do you expect?

  • 35

    James
    James Feb 14, 2012 at 17:26

    What are the inspectors going to do next when the kids don’t eat the “approved” meal. Forced feeding? You could put 10 veggies in that lunch does not mean they are going to eat it. Use to be schools were concerned that kids were being fed now we have moved on to government approved school lunch program. I would not subject my child to a public school.

  • 36

    Annie66
    Annie66 Feb 14, 2012 at 17:26

    This isn’t China. This is the increasingly totalitarian state of Obama. The Communists want control of the children and they seek to dictate every facet of our lives. I hope these parents remove their child from this wretched place, hire an attorney, and tell the USDA and Moochelle Obama to get the he** out of their business.
    I think I would have gone up to that school and beaten the dog sh** out of the food Nazi as well as the school administrator. This is absolutely outrageous.

  • 37

    Jeff
    Jeff Feb 14, 2012 at 17:27

    Cant wait until some idiot force feeds a kid a school lunch that they are deathly alergic to, and it kills the kid. Lots of kids are very alergic to peanuts, fish, etc….

    You parents would deserve it…. Keep sitting on your couch eating bon bons and watching the stupid MSM news. You deserve what you get for not marching down to that school right now and taking your kids out or DEMANDING something be changed.
    Is the life of YOUR 4 year old worth a fight with the USDA and the A-hole control freaks that wear their stupid jackets?

    If someone did that to my kid, they would surely die, because I would personally beat them to death. I dont care what 4 letters are on their govt jacket. They would die.

  • 38

    ann
    ann Feb 14, 2012 at 17:28

    This is insanity. What about children who are lactose intolerant? What about children in families who are vegetarian or vegan? Inspectors for children’s school lunches? Are you f***ing kidding me? Are we no longer United States of America and now Divided Socialist America? Michelle Rib eatin mama Obama can you just leave our country now? NOW??
    This is America. We are a Free Republic. STOP SOCIALISM!
    You want to inspect something? Inspect Michelle’s dinner plate and leave US to raise OUR CHILDREN.

  • 39

    Brian McG
    Brian McG Feb 14, 2012 at 17:28

    Does anyone remember the court ruling in Iowa where the HHS director stated that people do not have a right to determine the food they eat? [Case number 5:10-cv-04018-MWB] There was also a judge in Wisconsin that said the same thing concerning milk. This is a takeover and feels a lot like 1984. Please vote to legalize freedom in our lifetimes by voting for Ron Paul.

  • 40

    Patrick Riott
    Patrick Riott Feb 14, 2012 at 17:29

    I’m sorry, but this seems like a lot of feigned outrage over the fact that someone GAVE A CHILD A VEGETABLE.

    I was linked here via Drudge Report which had a huge headline almost seeming to suggest that the government was banning children homemade lunches in school. Well, that wasn’t the case at all.

    It sounds to me like there happened to be an inspector at the school who was trying to make sure every child’s lunch met certain nutritional criteria. When he saw that this kid didn’t have a vegetable, he gave her a school lunch that included a vegetable. No one took this child’s homemade lunch away or told her she couldn’t eat it. No one forced the child to eat anything from the school. Basically, someone gave her a vegetable.

    Come on people. There are real and actual issues to be outraged over. When we start whining over every minor tempest in a teapot, it takes away from actual issues of real importance. There are worse things in the world than giving a child a serving of vegetables to eat if she chooses to.

  • 41

    David
    David Feb 14, 2012 at 17:30

    We are ACTUALLY paying a government employee to look through preschoolers lunches!!! How much are we paying these twits!!!

  • 42

    America is dead
    America is dead Feb 14, 2012 at 17:30

    Along with presenting your papers please present your lunch for full inspection!!!

    This is ludicrous and furthers the states desire to erode the family unit and to ensure kids don’t trust their parents. Heed and obey the state at all times, bow before the all powerful state.

    Americans seriously need to wake up and run these “authorities” out of town.

  • 43

    james
    james Feb 14, 2012 at 17:32

    Parents that send their children to government schools have no rights.Teachers can take girls to have an abortion without telling the parents.Children are indoctrinated with socialism.There are more and more parents going to homeschooling becsuse of things like this.

  • 44

    Pauly
    Pauly Feb 14, 2012 at 17:33

    The most scary part was when the article said USDA approved foods, they could of taken away an organically grown turkey with other organically grown ingredients for the sandwich and replace it with hormone/steroid chicken nuggets and its USDA approved, whats better for that child, thats why these kids are developing into young adult hood at age 8 and 9!

  • 45

    John
    John Feb 14, 2012 at 17:34

    Can we quit bashing China. Newsflash! China wouldn’t do anything this petty in running individuals lives. If it doesn’t directly effect the stability and security of the government, China doesn’t care (no free speech, or religion, but if you want to ride around in a car with no seat belt, chain smoking, while your child is jumping between the front seat and the back, no problem. Only “enlightened” societies would bother controlling individual actions at the scale in this article. But for your own good, naturally.

  • 46

    cjc
    cjc Feb 14, 2012 at 17:34

    Take your kids out of the public socialism training camps!!!

  • 47

    Marc G.
    Marc G. Feb 14, 2012 at 17:35

    Just file suit. That will get their attention and all this craziness will stop.

  • 48

    john williams
    john williams Feb 14, 2012 at 17:35

    How about fixing the real problem? Mandatory drug testing of teachers in our public schools. I find it incredible that we don’t drug test those individuals that educate our children at least for narcotics.

    On another note … I hear New Zealand is looking better all the time

  • 49

    Ctmom
    Ctmom Feb 14, 2012 at 17:35

    Of course. SEIU wants to force everyone to buy school lunches. That will be Obamas next mandate. He’s got alot of tyranny to sqeeze in these next few months.

  • 50

    Barry
    Barry Feb 14, 2012 at 17:36

    I tried to call the Superintendent just confirm the story…I was told essentially they couldn’t discuss the “case”…circle the wagons

  • 51

    SunnyR
    SunnyR Feb 14, 2012 at 17:36

    It’s time to root these Brown Shirts OUT of our government and OUT of our school system!

    I would take my child OUT of that school and teach him/her at home.

    OR, SUE the school district for teaching without a BRAIN!

  • 52

    Jeff
    Jeff Feb 14, 2012 at 17:36

    “Obama this and Obama that!” How many of you idiots bothered to look up the North Carolina Public Health laws before commenting on this? These nutritional requirements were passed by George W. Bush in 2004 to be fully implemented by 2006. http://www.nutritionnc.com/resourcesforschools/pdf/schoolMealsPromoKit/FAQs/FAQ_families_techers_principals.pdf

  • 53

    RHO
    RHO Feb 14, 2012 at 17:36

    Just keep voting for democrats if this is what you want. It is the crazy democrats who are doing this insanity. You are going to lose every little bit of your liberty and it is going to be democrats who take them.

  • 54

    Dee
    Dee Feb 14, 2012 at 17:37

    266 more days

  • 55

    anonymous
    anonymous Feb 14, 2012 at 17:37

    Whom do you trust? Click for our true watchdogs.

  • 56

    potstirrer
    potstirrer Feb 14, 2012 at 17:38

    OBAMA MUST GO! GET HIME OUT OF OFFICE!!!! THIS IS insanity!

  • 57

    Josh
    Josh Feb 14, 2012 at 17:38

    This singular incident as told by an anonymous source is truly some compelling and irrefutable evidence that liberals are taking over the world! I don’t know about you all, but my tin foil hat is firmly in place and shall stay there.

  • 58

    derekcrane
    derekcrane Feb 14, 2012 at 17:38

    This is nothing but an Obama Administration’s attempt at increasing the size of SEIU’s membership. The more food that needs to be cooked by school cafeteria workers, the greater the number of potential SEIU members. It’s SEIU, stupid!

  • 59

    Shana
    Shana Feb 14, 2012 at 17:38

    What was wrong with the lunch she brought from home? Sounds like a pretty normal lunch to me. I would rather she bring something she will eat then be forced to take something she is not! How stupid! I would be pissed if that were me!!

  • 60

    Jose
    Jose Feb 14, 2012 at 17:40

    Comrades, we are winning! Freedom is almost gone in the US!

  • 61

    David
    David Feb 14, 2012 at 17:40

    Of course this is appalling. But I wonder why anybody would choose to put a four-year old in the care of government strangers in the first place? You voluntarily give them your kids and this is what you can expect.

  • 62

    New2Torah.com
    New2Torah.com Feb 14, 2012 at 17:40

    TWO WORDS: HOME SCHOOL!

  • 63

    Jose
    Jose Feb 14, 2012 at 17:41

    Central Planning is almost complete!

  • 64

    Adam
    Adam Feb 14, 2012 at 17:41

    Claire: first thing I would say to you… read the stupid article before you run off at the mouth. The lady says she can’t afford to put stuff in there she can’t eat. And since when is it okay to stand by and just let the government do what they want? If that was my kid, I would have been there that day, and I would be there every day after that and DARE that person to make my kid eat something without my permission. It would have only happened that one time.

  • 65

    RWB
    RWB Feb 14, 2012 at 17:41

    This is just one of multitude of programs out there under the mask of “We have to take care of the children” So when you try to argue against them you are immediately accused of not caring about kids. These programs really have nothing to do with making sure we feed our children correctly, but instead slowly making us depend on the government. Look at the National Free summer Food Programs. The Schools only receive the funding if the program is open to all. Why? So you accept dependency! And if you don’t accept it they will force it upon you. I predict the near in the near future they will completely ban sack lunches due to “Nutritional guidelines and allergy concerns” How did we every survive before the Government became our Parents. Wake up and do something America!

  • 66

    Rastus
    Rastus Feb 14, 2012 at 17:43

    I’m from the government and I’m here to help you. Now shut up and do what you’re told!

  • 67

    gifron
    gifron Feb 14, 2012 at 17:43

    The government can make you buy something you don’t want!!

    Oh, wait…

  • 68

    Matt
    Matt Feb 14, 2012 at 17:43

    This is really too much. No veggie so the child was given chicken nuggets? I would not eat veggies as a child either, still really don’t like them too much as an adult. My mom sent me peanut butter and jelly or baloney and cheese sandwiches, a carrot or celery, and chips. I would eat from the lunch line if she was too busy to make me lunch and also almost everyday bought milk and a roll. My Mother was an elementary school teacher. I turned out fine. Most good parents are actually upset with what the kids get in school and at fast food restaurants such as McDs happy meals. I was talking to a couple of school teachers last month who stated that the free subsidized meal the kids received at school were the most nutritious they had all day. But the problem is it is my money feeding your kids so send them peanut butter and a carrot, make your own choices, and take responsibility for feeding your own children. Please someone, get the government out of our lives. My parents were pretty strong republicans but I vote libertarian.

  • 69

    J. Zell
    J. Zell Feb 14, 2012 at 17:44

    Time to home school.

  • 70

    SunnyR
    SunnyR Feb 14, 2012 at 17:44

    Why are the Food Police poking their dirty noses in children’s lunch bags, anyway?

    This is an OUTRAGE and totally unacceptable. You can’t fire the fools because they will be sent to a Rubber Room to draw their full salary, plus benefits for the rest of their working years!

    This has got to STOP! Elect a Republican to office and regain our FREEDOMS AND OUR LIBERTY!

  • 71

    Jackie Crawford
    Jackie Crawford Feb 14, 2012 at 17:44

    This is so wrong. The school can have a say as far as their menu, but as far as a kids lunch? No Way! Things have gone too far and if anyone likes socialism, let them leave this free America and go elsewhere ! We fought for freedom and if people want to give that up let them LEAVE

  • 72

    Harry Huntington
    Harry Huntington Feb 14, 2012 at 17:45

    Actually that lunch from home was terrible. The bread, cheese, and lunch meat are all likely high in sodium. Potato chips are also likely high in sodium and fats (depending on the oil used). If the mother wanted to send a “healthy” lunch from home she would have substituted some slices of chicken (baked at home), carrot sticks or celery sticks, a banana, and some pre-packaged apple slices (instead of the apple juice). Bad parenting is to blame for the problem. If parents sent a lunch from home that actually was healthy, you would have grounds to object to the overly intrusive federal inspector. Here is seems as if the parent is the one in need of a bit of schooling about how to pack a nutritious school lunch. Packing potato chips and calling that a vegetable is asking for trouble.

  • 73

    get a life
    get a life Feb 14, 2012 at 17:46

    This is what you get when you are enrolled in a goverment program. If you don’t want big brother to tell you what you can and can’t do get out of the program. I’m not saying that I like the state that our country is. It does sound like the food police went a bit crazy that day.

  • 74

    Floyd Sanders
    Floyd Sanders Feb 14, 2012 at 17:47

    The government seemingly cannot stay away from interfering with our lives. These little steps they’ve been taking only lead us, the people, down a dark path towards complete lack of freedom. I truly fear for the direction this country is headed. I can’t even throw a frisbee on the beach without being fined $1000. The fun police are on the prowl, and if you’re a parent, don’t worry, the state will take care of your child’s welfare because they know better.

  • 75

    Josh
    Josh Feb 14, 2012 at 17:47

    What Would Jesus Chew?

    Who cares. This is one isolated (and anonymously-sourced) incident. Since when is a Mom getting angry at her kid’s school news?

  • 76

    Mike
    Mike Feb 14, 2012 at 17:49

    I always wondered what it would be like to live in a police state. Now I know.

  • 77

    ronnn
    ronnn Feb 14, 2012 at 17:49

    we are the government … we are here to help just do as we tell you or go to jail do not pass go do not collect $200

  • 78

    USDA
    USDA Feb 14, 2012 at 17:52

    Citizens, do not fear your government. Our agents are wise and benevolent. They seek only to help the children. There is no reason for concern. Return to your Ipads and televisions. We will take care of everything for you. All we ask is that you obey us. By obeying us, you free yourself. Obey us and be free.

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    TGN
    TGN Feb 14, 2012 at 17:54

    Private School, I live in a college town in CA. and all the private schools are full here. This is exactly what goes on in the public school here and more…. The public school have been ruined by the progressive liberals and unions. Take legal action against this Dept. of Whatever… and the school district. The inspector should be fired.

  • 80

    Jon
    Jon Feb 14, 2012 at 17:54

    Keep voting for liberal ideology to place more sanctions against the individual..aka”YOURSELF”!

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    Eric
    Eric Feb 14, 2012 at 17:56

    @JEFF -

    Dude, I second your motion. “Liberalism” is what this has transcended to. Just another example of stupid idiots that have this uncontrollable urge to butt into other peoples lives because they think they are doing a good thing.

    The inspector should immediately be pulled out of that school, whisked to a “black ops” site, and waterboarded until he himself, has been re-educated.

    After his waterboarding routine, he should be propped up in front of Fox News (for maximum effect) with a sign around his neck simply stating, “I’m your obvious Obama Voter. I am unable to rationalize what a normal life should be. So, I work as a Pre-K food inspector because that’s what Obama told me to do. Lastly, I realize that I’m one of the biggest idiots on the planet and should be beaten to death, but just give me another chance”…..

  • 82

    Chris
    Chris Feb 14, 2012 at 17:58

    This is amazing. Government control is an outrage and particularly when it interferes with living out your personal beliefs. Food is a very personal matter. What if my idea of “good nutrition” for my children is not the same as the governments!? I’ve seen those chicken nuggets and wouldn’t feed that Tyson-grown, antibiotic-filled, diseased meat to my child under any circumstances. If I were this mom, I would make up some non-Christian religious reason to get her parental rights back since that’s what it apparently takes these days. Unbelievable!

  • 83

    JJ1970JJ
    JJ1970JJ Feb 14, 2012 at 18:04

    Obama says to “EAT YOUR PEAS!”

  • 84

    callmeBob
    callmeBob Feb 14, 2012 at 18:07

    Hello from California…

    I want to apologize to you all, its not my fault. I’ll do my best to put a lock on this place when I leave.

    callmeBob

  • 85

    Cindy
    Cindy Feb 14, 2012 at 18:08

    In the words of William Wallace,
    “FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
    Is anyone awake in America?

  • 86

    Holly
    Holly Feb 14, 2012 at 18:09

    Milk isn’t good for kids. The only thing cow milk is good for is calves. I would be furious if they forced my kid to drink that nasty stuff.

  • 87

    JMS
    JMS Feb 14, 2012 at 18:10

    I love it. People are saying vote republican. Thats rich. Bush sr. talked about a “new World Order”, GW Bush approved no child left behind. Demos are bad. but the tyrany we are under is from both of those parties. they are not even parties anymore they are simply rubber stamps to unbridaled corporate donors who have all the rights and protections of people without any morallaity or responsability to the communities. our rights where shredded by a republican president, and the coffin nail was under Obama. It is simply a new system of the haves- and have nots.

    The two party system is a failure. the only way a snake can move is by slithering like a sideways pendulum, right to left, left to right.

    Restore liberty. vote Libratarian, or if you must vote republican. vote Ron Paul… a libratarian anyways. and if your vote is not heard. read the mandate of our founding fathers.

  • 88

    mortimerzilch
    mortimerzilch Feb 14, 2012 at 18:11

    WE RUN THE GOVERNMENT – THEY DON’T RUN US!!!

  • 89

    BSmith
    BSmith Feb 14, 2012 at 18:12

    Its time to kick those stateists assholes out office. And abolish DEPT of EDucation.ENOUGH is ENOUGH those lunch NAZIS would only be told one time to leave my kid alone. WAKE UP AMERICA!!

  • 90

    ahem
    ahem Feb 14, 2012 at 18:12

    See folk,s it’s all about making parent obsolete.

  • 91

    Kelly
    Kelly Feb 14, 2012 at 18:13

    I really fear that my grandkids are going to be growing up in a totally indoctrinated society. People if you vote for this leftist ,you deserve what’s coming next.

  • 92

    Miles Monroe
    Miles Monroe Feb 14, 2012 at 18:14

    Yep, I’m with Cindy……FREEDOM!!!!!!!

  • 93

    Shredderofmass
    Shredderofmass Feb 14, 2012 at 18:14

    Always remember this. ALL! school lunch programs are simply a way to force local governments to fund union jobs. We’re still hearing about the infamous ‘ketchup packs’ in the Reagan era. If you could wave a magic wand and make all school lunch programs run by private contractors the dems would drop it in a heart beat. This is about, and it is ONLY about, government strong arming local governments to hire more union employees, who then get their wages garnished and donated to the dems. School lunches are a type of kick back.

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    ETChiefwife
    ETChiefwife Feb 14, 2012 at 18:15

    The child had everything she needed in her lunch according to the nutrition standards for pre-k lunch. She had milk (cheese), two servings of fruit or vegetable (a banana and apple juice), bread or grains (bread for sandwich) and meat or meat alternative (turkey). The inspector was way out of his job description forcing students to get a school lunch.

    I know where we live there are no standards for a home-packed lunch. Kids can bring anything they want in their lunch boxes. As a teacher and a mom, I know it doesn’t matter what regulators enforce at school, most of the kids are going to go home and eat junk. I also know that school lunches have not improved over the years! They still taste bad!

  • 95

    Don
    Don Feb 14, 2012 at 18:16

    Get rid of public (government) schools and you won’t have this problem.

  • 96

    Regan
    Regan Feb 14, 2012 at 18:19

    This is only one of the reasons I plan on homeschooling my kids. Sorry, no way are you going to treat my precious children like prisoners of war/cattle/whatever you want to call them.

  • 97

    will
    will Feb 14, 2012 at 18:23

    One way or the other me must get rid of this govt.

  • 98

    Ronald McD
    Ronald McD Feb 14, 2012 at 18:23

    Chicken Nuggets are good for you!!!!!!!!!

  • 99

    Ralloh
    Ralloh Feb 14, 2012 at 18:27

    We have got to get our country off this despicable path of liberalism that it has been on for too long. It is none of the governments, stinking, meddling business what I give my kid for lunch. You freaking liberals have screwed up this country so bad. Every ill we are dealing with can be traced back to liberalism. While I’m on a roll, why all these new programs for tiny little kids? When our kids are tested against the rest of the world, we do horribly. These programs do not work. They are just more liberal pap designed to start the indoctrination process earlier and earlier. Please, please, please folks, for the sake of our country and our way of life, let’s get rid of this liberal slime infesting our lives once and for all by voting them all out of office, from local to federal.

  • 100

    Chris
    Chris Feb 14, 2012 at 18:28

    Put a slice of pizza in the lunch box.. according to the government its actually a vegetable

  • 101

    Michael
    Michael Feb 14, 2012 at 18:31

    When are we going to really start fighting these people in our government? They do not care about us, when will people start to wake up? When will Americans finally decide to go to war with the cancers that are destroying America? Fighting with petty protests, petitions, and etc obviously does not work. Force them out.

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    WJC
    WJC Feb 14, 2012 at 18:35

    Not only vote anyone conservative, but stay with it and stay informed what your representative is voting on. Insist that he/she have a direct internet site where you can voice your opinions daily if necessary.
    This socialist Obama has to go or things like this are just a start of a socialist (I’m doing this for your own good”) dictatorial in your face imposition of rules and regulations up the ging ging!

  • 103

    Cheryl
    Cheryl Feb 14, 2012 at 18:35

    Since when are POTATO chips not a vegetable? But that aside…

    This is just another program to try and force kids on the school lunch so the school can get more federal $$. That’s also a HUGE lunch for a pre-K kid. They’re complaining about kids gaining weight and then they force a whole second lunch on them?! Wonder how many are eating BOTH lunches or parts of both. Then the parents get a note that their kid needs to lose weight…

    Kids don’t need a pre-K program–you can and should teach them the basics at home. Most kids are not ready for sitting in a classroom at that age and it just gives the teachers a chance to report your kid as ADHD and force them on Ritalin. Don’t let the government get their hands on your kids any sooner than you have too!

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    Mackey Chandler
    Mackey Chandler Feb 14, 2012 at 18:35

    You People could not have imagined this twenty years ago. But neither can you see where it will go. Next step is NEVER for the government to admit they are wrong. Next step is to force the kid to eat the vegetable or she will be labeled with a defiant psychological disorder and be put in a special class for trouble makers. The mom will probably be fined too.

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    happy meal
    happy meal Feb 14, 2012 at 18:38

    violation of this child’s civil rights. Sue sue sue
    get enough money to educate her privately.

  • 106

    ObamaIsGodAwful
    ObamaIsGodAwful Feb 14, 2012 at 18:39

    If Americans want to move forward and join the civilized world, they must accept that an Obama-compliant womb to tomb society is what evolution has designed for us and that resistance is futile and the path to extinction for those resisting the change.

  • 107

    Name Withheld
    Name Withheld Feb 14, 2012 at 18:40

    Why are they not checking in at dinner or maybe they will see the welfare moms ( not all ) smoking crack for dinner.

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    Joe Citizen
    Joe Citizen Feb 14, 2012 at 18:40

    Force my kid to eat anything and you’ll be eating my fist you Nazi food faggot.

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    TxnByBrth
    TxnByBrth Feb 14, 2012 at 18:43

    They weren’t really chicken nuggets the kids were forced to eat…THEY WERE SOLYENT GREEN!!! THEY WERE SOLYENT GREEN!!!

  • 110

    Steve Hrzic
    Steve Hrzic Feb 14, 2012 at 18:49

    Keep electing these Progressives(Democraps/Communist) Sheeple!
    The next round they will be taking your children from you to be raised by the Party.

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    Disenchanted
    Disenchanted Feb 14, 2012 at 18:52

    Michelle has talked about her children eating french fries and sucking down ice cream yet she wants to tell us how to feed our children. She is nobody. She was not elected to any office and yet tries to tell us what to do and whatwe and our children should eat. She makes me sick. This tyranny has to stopbefore our children start wearing brown shirts. November cannot come soon enough.

  • 112

    Kate
    Kate Feb 14, 2012 at 18:55

    What if a child is lactose intolerant or has a food allergy to one of the items provided to these kids? They are so out of line.. RIDICULOUS!

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    DTSVoter
    DTSVoter Feb 14, 2012 at 18:56

    The whole thing sounds like it’s time for a “Govt. inspector” to have a baseball bat held over their head with the comment; I’ll put this down as soon as that Mickey Mouse thermos is somewhere the sun don’t shine!

  • 114

    Matt
    Matt Feb 14, 2012 at 18:58

    Well, I think if it’s so nutritious… the inspectors should prove it by eating it!

    Put your mouth where your mouth is.

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    Joe Citizen
    Joe Citizen Feb 14, 2012 at 18:58

    One more thing to everyone:

    This is NOT about nutrition. It’s about CONTROL. Indoctrinating our children to OBEY the government, not the parents. I bet the next step if this is allowed to stand is to have children report on what mom and dad are doing at home, what they’re saying about the idiot in the WH.. what TV programs they’re watching, how many lights are left on in the house, water used, guns, Oh Jesus Christ the guns.. yes tell us about the guns.

    Get it? This is 21st century NAZIs come to roost.

  • 116

    mamamo
    mamamo Feb 14, 2012 at 18:59

    we raised 3 children & NEVER once were our kids told they had to eat cafeteria food. I myself have several food allergies & as a parent would be concerned if some cafeteria cop, without knowing my child’s health concerns or our dietary concerns, decided they knew what was best for our child. I wonder, does that cafeteria cop have any children of this own???? Probably not or else he is a part of the Obama-nation.

  • 117

    JohnInKansas
    JohnInKansas Feb 14, 2012 at 19:00

    Good reasons why the federal government needs to be thrown out of American educational systems from pre-school to post graduate.

    Sending tax money to Washington so it can be then used as leverage to force our school systems to kiss Washington behinds is taking America backwards.

    Cut federal handouts to education, cut taxes, and let our communities run their own schools.

    Obama and the neo-commie Democrats will destroy America.

  • 118

    Beef O’Cow
    Beef O'Cow Feb 14, 2012 at 19:01

    Eat more chikin, and eat your f*%ing peas! (moooo!)

  • 119

    Jason
    Jason Feb 14, 2012 at 19:03

    Get your kids the hell out of these libtard driven mindless institutions of indoctrination. Home school; send to private schools. Whatever you have to do, GET THEM OUT! This is EXACTLY the start of indoctrination of libtardism, and hence, a future idiot that can’t think for him/herself and will blindly vote DemoRAT because that’s all they know.

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    Jonathan
    Jonathan Feb 14, 2012 at 19:04

    Wow! We’ve gone from our schools providing a good breakfast and lunch if the children wanted it and did not get it at home to FORCING the children to to eat FROM THE CAFETERIA! WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!

  • 121

    Charlotte
    Charlotte Feb 14, 2012 at 19:05

    The state are NOT the parents. Plain and simple. Fine them, take your kids out of school. Homeschooling is the only way to keep the children from being indoctrinated and dumbed down. We should try to feed our kids healthy foods but if we don’t, guess what WE decide. Stay out of our lives, government.

  • 122

    Jimbo
    Jimbo Feb 14, 2012 at 19:05

    Kick the principals’ fourth-point-of-contact. Government interference in our day-to-day lives has gone too far.

  • 123

    Marcus Porcius
    Marcus Porcius Feb 14, 2012 at 19:06

    And when people said Obama would try to run every aspect of your life those people were mocked. “Obama’s not a socialist” we were told.

    Feel stupid yet, libs? Of course you don’t. This is what you want. Normal people aren’t smart enough to run their own lives. That’s why we need you. Right?

    Of course the saddest part of this is that it’s happening in a “red” state. If you’re not safe in North Carolina you’re not safe anywhere.

  • 124

    Namretupad
    Namretupad Feb 14, 2012 at 19:06

    “the girl’s grandmother was also upset and asked, “This isn’t China, is it?””
    No, this isn’t China. China has more freedom than we do in today’s America.

  • 125

    Don
    Don Feb 14, 2012 at 19:06

    This is what you get with liberal government, little by little they will take your rights from you!

  • 126

    Honest John
    Honest John Feb 14, 2012 at 19:07

    What the parents in this article don’t realize is that they are just “little people”, in no way as smart, benevolent or entitled to raise your children as are elite on this Animal Farm we call the USA. Now just shut-up, turn around and slink away… Michelle, Barack and friends know what’s best – and when they return from their current lavish vacation that you paid for, they will do what is necessary to your kids.

  • 127

    Sharon
    Sharon Feb 14, 2012 at 19:08

    President Reagan classified catsup as a vegetable for school lunches; therefore, just include a plastic pack of catsup in the lunch each day.

  • 128

    LydiaLydia
    LydiaLydia Feb 14, 2012 at 19:12

    It’s the ObammieCommie Nation and it is time to kick the feds out state by state. More and more the leftist are taking parental rights away. Why are so many willing to give their children over to these jackboots? Like vaccines, who the h*ll knows what they are putting in the food?

  • 129

    Bob Bobbie Bobson
    Bob Bobbie Bobson Feb 14, 2012 at 19:12

    It’s nice to see so many people waking up to what is happening, yet so many sleep. Look around the internet and you will see police state activities on all fronts occurring and loss of freedoms in every way imaginable. Unfortunately voting repub won’t help, they are the exact same as a dem, they are mere puppets of the rothschilds, rockerfellers (formerly rockerfeldsteins but changed it because you know), et al. It’s a bankers world and they want total dominion over the goyim. Peace.

  • 130

    Leslie
    Leslie Feb 14, 2012 at 19:14

    When are we finally going to stand up and say enough is enough?

  • 131

    NuggetsInArmsandUpButts
    NuggetsInArmsandUpButts Feb 14, 2012 at 19:16

    The problem with these creeping Nazi horror shows is the parents – they need to stand togethr and sue the effing crap out of these disgusting NAZI’s. Peronally if that was my child, that school “inpsector” would have had a broomstick shoving the school nuggets where the sun don’t shine… all the way up to where it does. Until we the people get this real, these feces for humans will crap all over us.

  • 132

    Mr. Sunny Jim
    Mr. Sunny Jim Feb 14, 2012 at 19:24

    As long as you receive Caesar’s benefits, you must pay the freight. Take your kids entirely out of the government school system and either homeschool them (preferable) or send them to an independent Christian school.

  • 133

    Kathy
    Kathy Feb 14, 2012 at 19:25

    Just one more step to take over parental rights. All in order to ultimately raise good little comrades of course.

  • 134

    DumpBigGovernment
    DumpBigGovernment Feb 14, 2012 at 19:27

    I don’t care if the Mom sends the kid to school with Twinkies and Jolt Cola. What business does a government institution have to force their values on the individual? Let the government make suggestions, even offer to provide the garbage they call nutritional lunches IF that is OK with the Mom… In the end though, it should be the mother calling the shots… and the school complying with her wishes… even if you or I don’t agree with what she is doing. Stop spending my tax dollars on programs like this now!

  • 135

    John
    John Feb 14, 2012 at 19:28

    This what Obama has created. Get use to it folks. History is repeating itself…Nazi Germany.

  • 136

    indianajill
    indianajill Feb 14, 2012 at 19:33

    I home schooled my children. Although difficult, it was the best thing I have ever done for my family! The schools have become “social engineering” test tubes!

  • 137

    Magnum
    Magnum Feb 14, 2012 at 19:34

    So long as so many people in this once-great nation continue keep themselves totally uninformed about the constant intrusion of Big Government in our lives, situations like this will be he norm. There was a time when a policy like this would have resulted in irate parents running the school officials out of town on a rail..after applying a coating of tar and feathers on them! Just keep on voting for the left-wingers, progressive socialists, and the Liberal elitists, and you had better resign yourselves to the fact that you have very little influence over your own life anymore. If my children were enrolled in this school today, nexr week they would be home schooling.

  • 138

    notalib
    notalib Feb 14, 2012 at 19:37

    They had to be describing a Communist country!!! Jeez, this can’t be America. People, it is time to end this insanity. The government has far too much money and power. Lets take the money away from government and get rid of the agencies and politicians that vote for idiotic programs like this one.

  • 139

    BullPasture
    BullPasture Feb 14, 2012 at 19:40

    Get these people out of the schools! The feds have no right to be dictating what local schools do.

    http://bullpasturechronicles.blogspot.com/2012/02/supremes-in-wonderland.html

  • 140

    mark
    mark Feb 14, 2012 at 19:42

    Fascism’s ugly head rises.

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    I’m a teacher
    I'm a teacher Feb 14, 2012 at 19:43

    Take back the country. Education is a power reserved for the states according to the US Constitution. Dissolve the Dept. of Education and let each state do its job. Not all teachers are trying to ‘convert’ your children…some of us are trying to raise up a group of young people who will not stand by and watch the greatest country in the world slide farther and farther to the left of political center. The more the federal gov’t regulates our lives the less we have to live for…don’t wait for someone else to change things. Vote.

  • 142

    Chester
    Chester Feb 14, 2012 at 19:47

    Once you enroll your kids in public schools you give up your rights over your children to them. they will over ride your will because they are in control now.

    Send your kid to your local Christian School that uses the School of Tomorrow program. You are not rich but the church will help and you may even qualify for a scholarship

  • 143

    pyeatte
    pyeatte Feb 14, 2012 at 19:47

    Come November we must throw these totalitarian freaks out of office. If this corrupt government continues to push for a nanny police state there will be push-back and it will not be pretty. The fuse has been lit.

  • 144

    JoeIndustry
    JoeIndustry Feb 14, 2012 at 19:47

    Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi now has a government job.

  • 145

    Aghast
    Aghast Feb 14, 2012 at 19:49

    Another waste of our federal tax dollars. Imagine, people thought G.W. Bush was violating our civil rights! I’m glad my kids are grown because if this had happened to them, I’d go ballistic.

  • 146

    shawn
    shawn Feb 14, 2012 at 19:50

    Vote RON PAUL 2012 and watch how fast these regulations and “guidelines” disappear! It feels more and more like CHINA everyday. Vote Ron Paul.

  • 147

    mikeo
    mikeo Feb 14, 2012 at 19:51

    Mrs Obama said to an air force platton? or division,Barrack will NOT ALLOW you to eat that way!!!! WTF? they are not big az
    people in the air force you know. I have to repeat that.. BARRACK IS NOT GOING TO ALLOW YOU TO EAT LIKE THAT ANY MORE!!!
    is this a budget cut? BWAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAA. unfortunatly this
    is not funny. people wait till the new taxes pull us all
    in….not one percenters. ALL! just wait,till the all new health care taxes pull us down so far, it will be impossible not only to recieve quality health care.but,make sure you eat your veggies and be damned if you have a MC D’s sausage and egg crossant! well chicken nuggets are’nt bad,right,Barrrack?

  • 148

    Vette
    Vette Feb 14, 2012 at 19:52

    Michele should practice what she preaches,..Lay off the burgers and fries it goes right to your thighs.

  • 149

    mikeo
    mikeo Feb 14, 2012 at 19:53

    Mrs Obama said to an air force platton? or division.Barrack will NOT ALLOW you to eat that way!!!! WTF? they are not big az
    people in the air force you know. I have to repeat that.. BARRACK IS NOT GOING TO ALLOW YOU TO EAT LIKE THAT ANY MORE!!!
    is this a budget cut? BWAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAA. unfortunatly this
    is not funny. people,wait till the new taxes pull us all
    in….not one percenters. ALL! just wait,till the all new health care taxes pull us down so far, it will be impossible not only to recieve quality health care.but,make sure you eat your veggies and be damned if you have a MC D’s sausage and egg crossant! well chicken nuggets are’nt bad,right,Barrrack?

  • 150

    Mark
    Mark Feb 14, 2012 at 19:57

    I’m sick of the nanny state government types poking their noses where they don’t belong.
    It’s time to show them all the door.

  • 151

    JenC
    JenC Feb 14, 2012 at 19:57

    It’s not about vegetables. Since the School Lunch Guidelines consider Ketchup and “greasy French Fries” a vegetable all she would have to do is give her some ketchup. This is also not about health and nutrition since french fries is one of the worst foods containing artery clogging fat. A plain potato would be better. This is about subsidized Agra Business especially Meat and Dairy. Especially Dairy is losing market to alternatives like Almond and Soy Milk. Dairy does not want to compete on the basis of demand, when the demand for Milk goes down they want to be subsidized and use the government i.e. School Lunch Program to unload all that milk and dairy nobody wants to buy. This also keeps prices high. They are overproducing. That is what this is about. This is not new and has also been supported and advanced by Republicans and Democrats alike! Those that argue for fair market competition based on consumer demand should be spear heading the end of agra business subsidies!
    “The largest portion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s budget consists of food subsidies, not farm subsidies. Food subsidies will cost taxpayers $79 billion in fiscal 2009 and account for about two-thirds of USDA’s budget. The largest food subsidy programs are food stamps; the school breakfast and lunch programs; and the women, infants, and children (WIC) program. The federal government as a whole has about 26 food and nutrition programs operated by six different agencies.1
    The USDA’s food subsidy programs developed out of the need to dispose of farm production deemed surplus under commodity price support programs. Today, food subsidy programs are supported by farm interests, anti-poverty groups, and organizations of state and local program administrators. Farm and food subsidy programs provide both rural and urban legislators reasons to vote for increased USDA funding.”
    http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/agriculture/food-subsidies

  • 152

    Mark
    Mark Feb 14, 2012 at 19:58

    “They can suggest and they can educate.”
    This great philosopher once said…”You can lead a student to a teacher but you can’t make ‘em learn!”
    Maybe that was a horse thing!

  • 153

    bullrider
    bullrider Feb 14, 2012 at 19:58

    The first thing we can to do fight this crap is to vote out Obama, from whom the leftist idiots draw the strength to pull this nonsense which amounts to ‘we know what is good for you and too bad if you don’t like it.’ The second thing to do is vote against any and every Democrat on every ballot everywhere. They are the sympathetic soft head – er shoulder – that these do-gooders cry to and get funding and permission for this crap.

    And the school probably insists on giving a full meal to a kid who is missing only one requirement, because they have to find a way to charge SOMEone for the food they made.

  • 154

    Russell Hurd
    Russell Hurd Feb 14, 2012 at 20:00

    the lunch the lady had packed for her daughter sounded pretty nutritious to me.
    our government is too big.
    our government is out of control.

  • 155

    Will
    Will Feb 14, 2012 at 20:03

    These are the same cretins who have the power to force normal children onto Ritalin, despite the fact they have no medical credentials (isn’t that illegal) and questionable education qualifications.

  • 156

    Elizabeth Brand
    Elizabeth Brand Feb 14, 2012 at 20:03

    This is scary. 1984.

  • 157

    Take Action
    Take Action Feb 14, 2012 at 20:04

    Why the F*** are we bending over and taking this?

  • 158

    AnnieNomiNous
    AnnieNomiNous Feb 14, 2012 at 20:05

    This is part of Michelle Obama’s healthy eating agenda. Even Olive Garden caved to her demands. Who elected her and why is she being used as a front for the government intruding into our lives? Meanwhile, the accomplice media covers up the real truths…that our freedoms are disappearing before our eyes in record time.

  • 159

    Turnabout
    Turnabout Feb 14, 2012 at 20:06

    Geez, Patrick Riott. Let’s have a look in your grocery cart. A few “suggestions” about what you can and can’t eat and either you’ll have a different opinion about “it’s just a vegetable” or you’ll take it like a wuss. The Nazi’s (National Socialists) had great ideas about healthy diets. Oh, it’s all good for you. They really know best….

  • 160

    todd jackson
    todd jackson Feb 14, 2012 at 20:11

    “not china is it?”. It pains me to see these sensationalized, racist, and uninformed headlines in the media. Chinese children would be so lucky to learn about nutrition in school, let alone be provided some food for free.

  • 161

    ETEE
    ETEE Feb 14, 2012 at 20:13

    You will obey the State. You WILL eat it, Comrade!!! And you WILL like it!!!

  • 162

    Tyler
    Tyler Feb 14, 2012 at 20:13

    This has got to be a joke story, but if not, I sure hope that this state does not allow food stamps to be spent on anything other than the basic food groups. Make people who choose not to work eat only the basics. No more Doritos and Mountain Dew. Veggies, dairy, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains…all generic brands without frills is all that should be allowed. The incentive should be to get off food stamps, not to scam the system to earn more. This does not seem so hard to understand to me….are liberal politicians really that concerned that using common sense and good judgement will cost them their election….in the bigger picture, term limits stops all of this.

  • 163

    Rebecca
    Rebecca Feb 14, 2012 at 20:15

    I am 10 and I know that if I that were me I would never , I repeat never go to school ever again!!!! I now I think that people should have healthy lunches but parents can do that. I eat the exact same lunch but with out the banana and I am the skinniest person in my class YOU ARE NOT fighting obesity with chicken nuggets. I am the President of my school and know who Nancy Pelosi is and I can’t wait to vote.

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    Katie
    Katie Feb 14, 2012 at 20:16

    When mother goes for fast food, she should save the ketchup packets and then include one in her daughter’s lunch every day. Ketchup is a vegetable, right?

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    Josh
    Josh Feb 14, 2012 at 20:19

    Yet one more reason I will NEVER EVER send my child to one of these Government Gestapo schools. Bite the bullet people and send your kids to a private school. It will pay off in the long run.

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    JohnAnderton
    JohnAnderton Feb 14, 2012 at 20:21

    Prevalent ideas of nutrition are ludicrous. Humans can survive (and prosper) eating almost anything. Moderation and common sense are key. That girl’s lunch, vegetable or no, is perfectly healthy. Certainly within reasonable bounds, anyway.

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    Paul Battis
    Paul Battis Feb 14, 2012 at 20:21

    Take their milk and cheese and whatever else they consider healthy and take it to a lab. Thier processed foods are not healthy. Then or on top of that, sue them. This reeks of easy money. They are so outragously out of order that its incredible. What a bunch of freaks. Personally I’d pull my kid out of that school yesterday. If teachers and higher ups are going along with this than your child is not in a school, she is in an insane asyslum.

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    maryo
    maryo Feb 14, 2012 at 20:22

    We are all children of the state now. Oh hail to the nanny state to tell us what to do, how to do it and when to do it. Orwell was 24 years behind in his book.

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    Subversive Lunchpacker
    Subversive Lunchpacker Feb 14, 2012 at 20:23

    Someone please remind me, which part of a chicken is the nugget?

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    Mister Ford
    Mister Ford Feb 14, 2012 at 20:23

    To all the individuals that think or of the opinion that this is a Leftist/Democratic/Obama problem: Sorry, this kind of problem with the FEDERAL D.O.E. has been going on for decades. This is part of a continuing and ever expanding effort by the Federal Government to control every aspect of our lives, force our children at ever younger ages to accept Government control rather than Family as the Authority of their lives as normal and appropriate, and the purposeful dumbing down of our society via a social/psychological based educational program.
    This woman’s child is four years-old and in a Federally Subsidized Education Program. This has become the norm.
    I was amongst the first two or three classes of kids that kindergarten at the age of five was mandatory. I was amongst the first classes of kids that was forced to undergo Federally mandated standardized End of Grade Testing. It’s a Program. It’s a System. It’s a Plan.
    Please research Charlotte Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, and what she has to say about Education.
    As far as what this mother should do?
    In my opinion she should stand up to the school. The diet of a child is the parents’ decision, ultimately. I think she should make it clear with the daughter and the school that the lunch she makes for the child is the lunch the child will eat. Furthermore, the FDA has recognized french fries and pizza(!) as a vegetable. If fries are a veggie then how are chips not considered a veggie? I’m just sayin’…. Fried GMO taters are fried GMO taters whether you call them fries or chips. Goose and gander and all that stuff…
    I also think the mother should “drop in” to eat lunch with her daughter randomly and as often as possible to keep the school “honest” and “on its toes”. In addition, I think that the mother should take the time to contact the ever-crooked Bev, the LG, and the AG.
    I live in NC and I will be contacting all the State and NC Federal elected people I feel appropriate as a registered voter and including this article to express my displeasure.
    I recommend all of you that find this kind of behavior by Government inappropriate to do the same if you live in NC or not.
    Flood their inboxes.

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    Sailor Boy
    Sailor Boy Feb 14, 2012 at 20:24

    I cry for our country. I’m 72 years old. I am so glad that I grew up in the 40′s and 50′s. Starting with the 60′s, I’ve seen us go down the path to Socialism and now Communism. We have a President with an Administration that is making a mockery of our Constitution as well as the other two branches of government. The Democratic party has been infiltrated with “Progressives” which is another name for Communists. We need to vote them out of all branches of our government. We also need to clean house in all the departments of government which have become corrupt and self-serving rather than for serving “we the people”. No matter whether you are Independent or affiliated with a party, please vote for candidates (local, State and Federal) that are not “Progressives”. There are good Democrats and Republicans but there are also Progressives in both parties as well. Learn who they are and let’s vote them out!

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    shawn
    shawn Feb 14, 2012 at 20:25

    wait wait wait, so the parent created a nutritionally void lunch like most of you adults eat someone calls them out on borderline neglect of a child and provides a nutritious meal yet they are the ones to blame. wow get a grip. and the most ridiculous part is where she says most children wont eat vegetables YES THEY WILL. a child’s eating habits have been proven to be formed mostly before they are born based 100% on what the MOTHER is eating so sorry cant pass the buck MOM. learn to raise your kids better so we dont have to.

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    Allergic reaction
    Allergic reaction Feb 14, 2012 at 20:25

    SOME KIDS ARE ALLERGIC TO MILK WHAT IN G-D NAME>

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    shawn
    shawn Feb 14, 2012 at 20:29

    @sailor boy so you mean we should get rid of EVERYONE in ANY political office for the last eh 50 years. because NONE of them have given a rats ass about you me or anyone but themselves. sorry if you cant see that behind the veil of democrat vs republican. thy are laughing at you righ now and have been for for 73 years. from the moment you were conceive they were against you. its very simple. they are having a circle jerk right now on our money bathing in our children’s (troops) blood. but you cant see that because your whining about the democrats. they are one in the same yet you cant see that.

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    BillRow
    BillRow Feb 14, 2012 at 20:29

    This has nothing to do with republican or democrat since both parties have been taking us down the same road for decades with bigger, more intrusive government as the ultimate goal.

    It has everything to do with liberty, freedom and personal rights. There is only one candidate who is fighting both parties to restore our rights to personal choice and responsibility.

    It’s time we said stop the madness and took back control of our lives and properties. Explore the truth for yourselves. Google Ron Paul and see why millions of people are joining the Revolution to restore the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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    f33dback
    f33dback Feb 14, 2012 at 20:31

    The vegetable was inspecting her lunch…

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    jschmidt
    jschmidt Feb 14, 2012 at 20:32

    this country is gettng more unrecognizable every day. Are we living in a socialist country? Our freedom are being stepped on by Democrats who find the Constitution constraining and old fashioned.

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    Mark W,
    Mark W, Feb 14, 2012 at 20:35

    Do you all remember a movie,I think it was by George Orwell
    1984.People we are there.We want government hand outs,
    their help,entitlements.But no control.Better give up one
    to keep the other.Vote for a change this time.

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    Tom D.
    Tom D. Feb 14, 2012 at 20:37

    A state “inspector” snooping through your kids’ lunches has gone too far. The idiot liberals running the failed government schools can’t even teach the basics and yet they feel it is a priority to intimidate your young ones and force them to eat nuggets.
    Keep voting Democrat and this is the shit country that you deserve.

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    Joseph Carder
    Joseph Carder Feb 14, 2012 at 20:41

    Why does everyone say “This isn’t China, is it?”

    I’m pretty sure they don’t have that level of government intervention in China.

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    Wakeup
    Wakeup Feb 14, 2012 at 20:42

    Umm… hmm, what’s wrong with my American friends? I wasn’t aware you guys had lost your backbones. These are YOUR CHILDREN their messing with. Up next, is the molestion you allow at the airport coming to your schools. The more you give, the more they’ll take. It won’t stop until you put a stop to it. Do nothing and you’ll all be goose stepping during Obama’s second term.

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    Greg
    Greg Feb 14, 2012 at 20:42

    Like Ron Paul says…”It’s about LIBERTY” We know what the leftist Democrats are all about, and for those of you clueless that think the Republicans are much better…time for a wake up call. Open your eyes people.

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    Fahs
    Fahs Feb 14, 2012 at 20:42

    The main reason for food inspectors? Why, to give someone a cushy government job of course. This is not about nutrition, not about children. It is about paying someone to do some BS job that had donated to a political campaign.

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    jt
    jt Feb 14, 2012 at 20:44

    IT’S NONE OF THE STATE’S F’ING BUSINESS!!!!!!

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    Molon Labe
    Molon Labe Feb 14, 2012 at 20:45

    And somewhere in Hell Hitler is smiling.

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    m.langer
    m.langer Feb 14, 2012 at 20:50

    how much more do we as free people have to take from this president who realality is a dictator

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    Todd
    Todd Feb 14, 2012 at 20:54

    Soylent Green is people !!!

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    LiberalLoser
    LiberalLoser Feb 14, 2012 at 20:55

    People get the government they deserve. Only losers vote democrat.

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    ilibcc
    ilibcc Feb 14, 2012 at 20:56

    Put a plastic vegetable in and re-use it every day.

    Democrats love plastic food. They talked about plastic turkeys for years.

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    Gryphon
    Gryphon Feb 14, 2012 at 20:57

    Try to make me eat your government vegatables and I’d shoot your sorry “government inspector” ass.

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    Sue G.
    Sue G. Feb 14, 2012 at 20:59

    This is 100% about the school making money.
    Each school receives a set amount of money for each qualifying child. If the child doesn’t utilize the ‘free or reduced lunch’ option the school loses money. YEs…they lose money.
    This happened in a poor neighborhood school in California where the parents were actually ORDERED to not bring lunches from home.
    This is bullshit and against the law.
    This also has nothing to do with Obama. This has been in operation for years.
    Schools are so low on cash they are finding ANYWAY to increase income.

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    John Galt
    John Galt Feb 14, 2012 at 20:59

    Well, this is the mindset of the nanny state. You and your children are now the property of the state, therefore the state has a vested interest in controlling basically everything that affects you-read seat belt laws, helmet laws, mandatory food laws- trust me there is no end to what the educated elitist bureaucrat’s mandate and we now must pay them so they can tell us how to run our lives. Michelle Obama will soon be doing ‘Dont let them eat cake’public service announcements. Soylent Green will be mandatory lunch for kids.

    I was in San Francisco (ground zero for the American socialist nanny state) in 2010 competing in a triathlon, and the night before I walked along fisherman’s wharf watching the street artists with their spray cans doing some really cool freehand paintings. Once this one artist was done he gave the painting to his assistant who was the ‘barker’ who tried to sell it to us tourists as we looked on. The barker was openly smoking weed. As the police rode by on their mountain bikes, I said to myself this will be interesting-but they rode right by the stoned barker, though you could easily see and smell what was going on about 10 yards away. Interesting I thought-guess they really go green in this city. After that I walked across the street to the mcdonalds. I notice on their marquee that the happy meals were lined out. I asked what happened to the happy meals and the manager told me the city banned them-those nasty toys were unfairly targeting kids and the nuggets were polluting the insides of San Francisco youth you see. Keep your laws off my body? only when it comes to drugs or abortions in this socialist camp.

    This is the current groupthink that goes on in the minds of the liberal elitists in power-What? Dont like that? Think it’s a bunch of bunk? well better fight the power right now, cuz it wont be long before they will be taking YOUR KIDS away for their own ‘benefit’ for proper ‘socialization’ by the state because you are filling their mind with old fashioned theories about individual rights and responsibilities, then filling their belly’s with non regulated/approved sustenance…

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    winnie
    winnie Feb 14, 2012 at 21:00

    WE GET THE GOVERNMENTWE DESERVE. KEEP VOTING DOMOCRATS & NEXT THEY WILL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN LIVE, HOW MANY KIDS YOU CAN HAVE & WHAT KIND OF CAR YOU CAN DRIVE. JUST LOOK @ CHINA &COMMUNIST RUSSIA. IF YOU THINK IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE YOU HAVE YUO’RE HEAD IN THE SAND.

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    Dante
    Dante Feb 14, 2012 at 21:06

    Hey, if you willingly hand over one of your greatest responsibilities to the government, then you really have no room for complaint.

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    ConcernedCitizen
    ConcernedCitizen Feb 14, 2012 at 21:07

    Welcome to the Socialist Republic of America! Is this what we really want? Do you want the government telling you how to raise your children? Our founders would be deeply ASHAMED of what this country has become. We may call ourselves free, but when you have the government breathing down your neck and telling your children what to do, then its just a dictatorship. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! Its time to be aware of what our government is doing to us!!!

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    Will
    Will Feb 14, 2012 at 21:09

    If you want to get anything done, bypass the principal and the superintendent and go straight to a board meeting and tell the board of education members what happened and what is happening.

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    mh
    mh Feb 14, 2012 at 21:12

    Perfect timing! After NC Governor Punkin realized that she didn’t stand a chance of being re-elected even with her bought and paid for educator votes, she is spending her remaining days trying to pay them back by traveling the state trying to shame the legislature into spending more on our bloated, corrupt educational system in NC. This is very similar to her signature program. They really do want to control your kids from birth. Remember, like everything else the government can do a better job than you!

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    GoldBacon
    GoldBacon Feb 14, 2012 at 21:12

    Don’t send your kids to government schools!!

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    Kmbold
    Kmbold Feb 14, 2012 at 21:15

    Thank you, Michelle Obama. This looks like the result of some of your activity. Why don’t you just take Air Force One to Tahiti or someplace and stay there until your $#@&**! husband joins you after the November election. (I thought North Carolinians were a freedom-loving people.)

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    Equality 7-2521
    Equality 7-2521 Feb 14, 2012 at 21:17

    “You can have our children’s brains, but stay out of their bellies…”

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    ANIMALAURA
    ANIMALAURA Feb 14, 2012 at 21:18

    Do some digging…. and you will find Michelle Obama, once again, at the root of this —trying to control your lives. What is next?? Are the feds going to tell us how many breaths per minute we are allowed to inhale???

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    D Riley
    D Riley Feb 14, 2012 at 21:20

    Rise up, America. Stop being weak. Vote out all incumbents of both parties who let this continue.

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    Enough of government
    Enough of government Feb 14, 2012 at 21:23

    It’s time for things to change in this country. These are issues we know about what about all the things going on that we don’t know about. If we have another dictator like Obama this country will become the People’s Republic of America . This is something to think about….what if the kid has food allergies and gets sick from a school lunch ? Think the school would admit they were wrong ? Hell no !! This government now scares me……

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    Greg
    Greg Feb 14, 2012 at 21:26

    Some of you act like these type of actions from schools and government are something new that just started since Barry Soetero was elected President. It’s not…it’s been a slow and steady advance over many years. BOTH parties are guilty in different ways and areas. If you are waiting for a Republican to ride in on a white horse and stop this government onslaught, then you are dreaming.WHO? Mitt…Newt..Santorum…yeah right. Mitt’s a lib, Newt is a progressive, and Rick..well…good luck with that insider money grabber. Look at the one man that has never strayed from his message of LIMITED government, and Liberty. Ron Paul

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    Steve
    Steve Feb 14, 2012 at 21:26

    I’m surprised they didn’t charge them for those chicken nuggets.

    Poultry Bailout article from VegNews, Feb. 2012.

    “Last August, the US government bailed out another American business enterprise – the poultry industry. The US Department of Agriculture agreed to buy $40 million of unwanted chicken products to distribute to public schools, soup kitchens, and national food programs. The surplus meat was purchased in order to aid the ailing poultry industry, which is seeing a steady decrease in demand (in the US) as well as a rise in production costs. A USDA report found that the demand for chicken in the US decreased by roughly two percent from 2010 levels.”

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    Suspicious
    Suspicious Feb 14, 2012 at 21:28

    Someone needs to investigate this further – as it looks like a hoax. If you google Hoke County School District, you can look and see the lunch menu for elementary schools for the whole month (on the school district’s website). As of the 14th of February, chicken nuggets haven’t even been on the schedule…. (not until later this week in fact). Something seems wrong with the story. (unless this all took place last month or something….)

    Please run a follow-up after confronting the school district.

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    Claude
    Claude Feb 14, 2012 at 21:29

    This is directly caused by Mrs. Obama. My kids drink so much milk at home that it costs me a fortune. I send them a bottle of water and a juice bag for lunch. Now my packed lunches are going to be scrutinized? Are you kidding me? We MUST VOTE OBAMA OUT OF OFFICE. The America we know can’t take another 4 years of him and his bride.

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    newjerseybt
    newjerseybt Feb 14, 2012 at 21:32

    When you willingly let the state have their way with your children, it means you have been totally absorbed by the state and now have become “one”.

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    Jennifer
    Jennifer Feb 14, 2012 at 21:32

    Gosh – it almost seems like the government is hiding some drugs or something in the school lunches because they are so adamant the kids eat what they provide…. I have packed my childs lunch since preschool – and I guarantee her lunches are way more healthier than anything a public school will serve up….which is probably canned vegtables and fruit shipped from China. and I agree with Greg…. this isn’t an obama problem (though his wife sure stuck her nose into it) it’s a nation that has let government get WAY to big.

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    Burt Hicks
    Burt Hicks Feb 14, 2012 at 21:34

    “Wakeup” asked “Umm… hmm, what’s wrong with my American friends? I wasn’t aware you guys had lost your backbones. These are YOUR CHILDREN their messing with. Up next, is the molestion you allow at the airport coming to your schools. The more you give, the more they’ll take. It won’t stop until you put a stop to it. Do nothing and you’ll all be goose stepping during Obama’s second term.” Well, I’ve talked to my (conservative) congressman’s office, insisting that FDA be neutered completely in this area. After that, we’ll talk about adding an immediate reduction in FDA’s budget. Readers can explore http://www.fda.gov/Food/ for some of its extensive regulations.

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    Sheila Martinez
    Sheila Martinez Feb 14, 2012 at 21:35

    Can’t help but think the “government inspector” was the First Lady.

    The Tea Party majority will strike again this Fall…

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    Wendell Openshaw
    Wendell Openshaw Feb 14, 2012 at 21:35

    One more reason to abolish the Department of Education. What an absurd overreach.

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    billindallas
    billindallas Feb 14, 2012 at 21:39

    I guess the mom is lucky they haven’t turned her in to Child Protective Services yet. I’d be tossing a chunk of broccoli in there just to keep the cops at bay, just sayin’….

    If Obama gets re-elected it may be time for torches and pitchforks in the street.

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    ed hackett
    ed hackett Feb 14, 2012 at 21:40

    …it’s called agenda 21 folks… look it up. a UN program designed to get the entire world on the same page… theoretically… Special emphasis in agenda 21 placed upon the women and children… …it’s real, and it’s here now…

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    WinkAndaNod
    WinkAndaNod Feb 14, 2012 at 21:40

    You know, just a thought – all the these wonderful and helpful government employees who we all certainly love greatly live amongst us. Their homes are near ours, their children go to school with ours, and their spouses work amongst us as well.

    Intelius and other sites will let you find the home addresses of pretty much anyone for a small fee. This can be easily cross referenced with the department lists available on the various governmental sites to get you the names and addresses of these fine civil servants – you could then thank them and their families personally for the excellent work they are doing to keep us all safe and healthy!

    Just thought I’d mention that, these hard working, exceptional souls deserve to have all the recognition and rewards they have coming.

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    Greg B
    Greg B Feb 14, 2012 at 21:43

    The only reason this inspector has this job is that Obama hasn’t cranked up the concentration camps yet. When he does, she’ll be right at home as a guard there. Thia country is finished if we don’t put an end to these control freak antics.

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    Cory
    Cory Feb 14, 2012 at 21:44

    YouTube “What Are Chicken Nuggets Made Of”

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    Shish
    Shish Feb 14, 2012 at 21:46

    This has my blood boiling. Every day I hate this administration and liberals a little more. The day some undereducated brain dead teacher’s aid Guvment drone takes my child’s food away and gives them chicken nuggets as a substitute will be a day she regrets living. I swear if you voted for OBOZO you are a freaking idiot.

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    Mrs, Right
    Mrs, Right Feb 14, 2012 at 21:51

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C.S. Lewis

    Yes, folks. While we have been complacent, the communists and socialists have taken over. Please let us know throw off this oppressive yolk and reestablish our liberties and private property!

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    Mister Ford
    Mister Ford Feb 14, 2012 at 21:51

    @ Shawn- Really? “Borderline neglect of a child”? Really? Really? Holy sh*t snacks, Shawn! Really?
    How much nutrition do you think mechanically separated,processed, and formed chicken parts with silicon might hold? How about the genetically modified vegetables and hormone injected homogenized cow milk? I live in NC and I am well aware of how the schools use not only the basic hormone milk, but so-called “experimental” milk from NCSU.
    Sorry to let you in on this secret, but diet, along with religion, politics, and sports teams are, in fact, propriety of the family and individuals rather than government bureaucracies.
    If you think these individual choices are fundamentally wrong I will be more than happy to offer you the option to have the government decide your diet, career, carbon footprint, and meat imprint.
    Is this the kind of society that you dream of? The kind of society we are “slipping” towards if we follow your impetus of the State having more control than parents?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQL-hEkVMwU&feature=related

    Based on your comments it might just be the kind of society you want.
    I used to be chef at a vegan restaurant that was 75& local and 90% organic. Perhaps that food would be acceptable to serve children to you, Shawn?
    I want mandatory labeling of any and all genetically modified organisms immediately to give consumers (READ: parents) a choice in the food consumed and given to children. Agri-Business profits be damned!
    Apparently that is ix-nay on the hombre when it comes to choices that actually make a difference in your world, Shawn? Forcing GMOs on the populace, especially kids, is abuse.
    I wouldn’t expect you to be aware enough to realize that.

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    Klawnet
    Klawnet Feb 14, 2012 at 21:55

    The equivocators whining “BOTH parties are guilty” are full of crap. This is pure Democrat social engineering. Now pick up that load and shoulder it, lefties.

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    Not a cookie
    Not a cookie Feb 14, 2012 at 21:56

    Well, on the bright side, at least they did not try to give the kid a special cookie like the teacher in California. Homeschool!

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    Alx1775
    Alx1775 Feb 14, 2012 at 21:56

    Two things disturb me here. Greatest of all, of course, is that the school is now becoming the nutrition police and insisting children be handed additional food if the meal from home was not judged sufficient.

    But it is also telling that the government inspector was just plain wrong, and the meal forced upon the child was WORSE than what she got from home. OK, so apples and bananas are not vegetables, but they are far superior to chicken nuggets and “count” toward the FDA recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.

    This is the problem with government. They impose unnecessary rules and enforce them through stupid people. TSA anyone? Yes, this IS reason for outrage. Just another reason I’m glad I home schooled my kids.

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    Maatt
    Maatt Feb 14, 2012 at 22:01

    Every parent that reads this story SHOULD be outraged. This is not some Government inspector teaching kids that they should eat vegetables.. this is a Government Food Nazi GOON, directly interfering with a parents choice of what to feed her child. and this WHOLE debacle just highlights something Ive said for a Long time. “It has come to the point where sending your children to a public school has become a Silent, yet Very Destructive form of Child Abuse.” Wake Up America, if you Love your kids, then Get them OUT of the Socialist/Marxist Indoctrination camps the Government calls “public schools”

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    Virginia Menzel
    Virginia Menzel Feb 14, 2012 at 22:07

    Follow the money. Somebody is making money off this policy. They would like to have our children in school 12 hrs a day. That way yhey can charge us for 3 meals a day while they brainwash our precious children.

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    Todd Warren
    Todd Warren Feb 14, 2012 at 22:08

    … and why exactly is the USDA going after organic farmers? We need to eliminate or greatly scale down this federal department!

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    Don H.
    Don H. Feb 14, 2012 at 22:08

    She needed a vegetable and a red scarf…

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    sylvie
    sylvie Feb 14, 2012 at 22:13

    Sooooo, tell me, is both parents working 24/7 instead of one of the parents homeschooling worth it to give your kids a real lousy education, one that they MAY get a job in some fast food restaurant when they graduate? Or is it worth it to spend thousands on cell phones, hi-tech televisions, laptops, ipods, computers, that oh so cute expensive, keep-up-with-the-jone’s sports car, those diamond earrings and that elegant pearl neckless, more important than putting your kid in private school instead of having them indoctrinated into some mindless life that government obviously has planned for them? Really? Get real people. I put my daughter through private school with no help at all. I sacrificed anything and everything I could. She is a scientist now, and an excellent one. My son is being home schooled since his father died when he was 9 years old. It got too expensive and I couldn’t eat any less food than I already was. So, I am homeschooling. We tried public schools but he was disgusted with the system, a bunch of teachers that were too busy ‘testing’ kids, to get around to teaching them. And yes, my son wants everyone to know, those chicken nuggets are scary stuff. They really do not have quality food at these public schools and you just have to be worried about food poisoning and recalls. Just say no to public. Yea, I know, the state is supposed to give your kids free schooling. But Obama is making it federal now, so cower down and teach your kids to cower down as well, or make alternative choices while you still can. I am so glad my kids are grown. My daughter has decided until this country becomes free again, she will not be considering having children, because she thinks it is wrong to bring children into a country that is in bondage.

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    RoxannaDanna
    RoxannaDanna Feb 14, 2012 at 22:14

    You guys had all better watch out! The TRUTH TEAMS are in here reading and watching you! LOL

    We are no longer free to speak or to practice our religions or FEED OUR OWN KIDS!

    We are no longer a free people.

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    Kerux
    Kerux Feb 14, 2012 at 22:14

    First off, how in the world does the government determine the nutritional needs of a child based on one meal a day?

    Secondly, it is the principle of the thing to refuse to put a vegetable in the lunch (however, I’d be tempted to put one carrot stick or celery stick (small) just to be irritating (and to see if they would actually accept that)!

    The answer though is not private schools–not everyone can afford them. I did not send my children to private school and they have still turned out fine. However, we were on top of what was going on. The answer is (as someone pointed out earlier) for parents to stand up en masse and protest such silliness! I can think of some ways to save a lot of money by eliminating unnecessary personnel from a school (or assigning them to actually teach a class!

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    Brandon
    Brandon Feb 14, 2012 at 22:14

    In a word, homeschool.

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    Karen
    Karen Feb 14, 2012 at 22:19

    Shawn, Patrick, and any others who think this is about nutrition/child neglect and any other code word. It is not about anything else except government control, COMPLETE GOVERNMENTAL CONTROL OF OUR LIVES! Under ObamaCare, we will ALL be subject to inspections of our food, drink, prescriptions, and everything, literally, EVERYTHING in our lives. Under ObamaCare, they will have the power, and will claim the power is legal, to tell us anything they want, because if they’re paying for us to be healthy, we have to do what they say. It’s just like getting a loan from a relative — strings are attached. Except in this case, we’re talking chains. Unbreakable chains.

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    Peg
    Peg Feb 14, 2012 at 22:21

    This is NOT nationwide. When I saw this story I asked not only my own kids (in case I missed a note)but my 15 nieces and nephews, 12 of who confirm they bring lunch- 3 get free lunch. They live in 7 states and I talked to them personally or an older sibling and no one else is doing this- not in Massachusetts, Missouri, Iowa, Louisiana, Texas, California or Illinois. They are all in 2-9th grade. You know this is an isolated incident or parents would be freaking out.

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    Newsman
    Newsman Feb 14, 2012 at 22:22

    Were in the belly of this machine, and the machine is bleeding to death. You chose your fate America. It’s too late, it already happened.

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    Joe
    Joe Feb 14, 2012 at 22:23

    to answer the mother’s question: Yes, it is China. The politicians have virtually all been bought and paid for…..

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    Curt80
    Curt80 Feb 14, 2012 at 22:23

    I am not even sure what country I live in anymore.

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    alisa kablotsky
    alisa kablotsky Feb 14, 2012 at 22:26

    Just so people understand the origin of these rules. These rules were put in place under the Bush Administration.

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    Barb
    Barb Feb 14, 2012 at 22:27

    WELL IF THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO LOOK AT SOMETHING THAT IS HEALTHY FOR OUR KIDS TO EAT THEN THEY BETTER LOOK A LITTLE MORE…

    PLEASE SOMEONE TELL THEM TO LOOK AT THE NUTRITIONAL CONTENT ON LUNCHABLES,,,,,,,,REALLY – CHECK IT OUT THE SODIUM ALONE IS OVER THE TOP……SO START LOOKING AT THE TOP AND LEAVE THE PARENTS ALONE AND GET RID OF THE CRAP THAT YOU ALLOW TO BE PRODUCED!!

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    sue
    sue Feb 14, 2012 at 22:31

    Hey Jeff — are you serious? You’re blaming President Bush? Seriously? President BUSH is to blame? He signed some executive order mandating school lunch inspections?
    No, this is the brainchild of Democrats. And it does have everything to do with money flowing to the schools. sheesh people stop voting for Democrats. Stop dead people from voting, they only vote Democrat.

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    Dave
    Dave Feb 14, 2012 at 22:32

    When I was in elementary, I routinely traded food, but never for Vegie’s. Kids don’t want them. Protein is what they want and need. Ban the USDA and DOE(state and federal).

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    Russell Jones
    Russell Jones Feb 14, 2012 at 22:33

    No, this is not nationwide, only isolated. For now….

    We will complain, send in some emails and letters, and voice our opinion to neighbors. In five years this will be common practice and will not lift an eyebrow.
    We are like the story of the frog sitting in the warm water in a pot heated on the stove, unaware and unmoved by the heating water… until it is too late.

    This is sad, all predicted, and few listened.

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    David
    David Feb 14, 2012 at 22:35

    These are not SCHOOLS. These are day care centers and the rules are written because there was massive, and i mean MASSIVE abuse. The pre-k centers would get free/reduced lunch program money and they would give a kid hot dog and bread or the cheap mac and cheese in a box. That’s it. They would pocket the rest as profit.
    So there is now a law in most states that day care centers and that includes pre-k education centers HAVE to offer a lunch that is considered nutritious.
    There are guidelines that must be followed, limited sodium, limited fat, they don’t get vitamin D milk, they get 1% over the age of 2. They have to offer a vegetable, fruit etc.
    If a kid brings a lunch, it has to meet the same requirement, this is because parents were sending their kids to school with twinkies for lunch. We are talking about 3 and 4 year olds here.
    The school is sticking to the letter of the law- obviously when the laws were made they did not intend for a parent who sends a real lunch to get penalized but that’s what happens when you have idiots who think they can send a bag of doritos and call it lunch.

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    Kevin
    Kevin Feb 14, 2012 at 22:37

    Pull your kids out of school, folks. Home schooling is the only way to Ho if you value your parental influence over your kids.

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    Big Tom
    Big Tom Feb 14, 2012 at 22:39

    Yes, under this administration’s food police policies, any child or parent, who dares to question the governments food agenda and sneaks a delicious home made meal into school, should be fined, imprisoned and sent to a re-education camp immediately.

    That’s whats going to happen, if we don’t start complaining, protesting and voting these dumb, liberal Democrats out of office, who think they know better than the parents. They want to take over your daily life.

  • 245

    F-@#U!
    F-@#U! Feb 14, 2012 at 22:42

    You remember what happened with O.J.? Well this is just more of the same sh#t. I knew the day they tried to shove critical thinking down the toilet by pushing ‘Ebonics’ in California, the world would no longer play by the rules of intellect. What is happening now in America is revenge by an angry black man & woman who have been given power by guilty white liberals who have no idea what they are in for. God Bless America. If we make it out alive hopefully we will be stronger. Vote for intelligence not race! Evil is color blind!

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    Buck O’Fama
    Buck O'Fama Feb 14, 2012 at 22:44

    Somebody needs to beat some Nazi @ss. If I catch them screwing with my grandkids like that I’ll make it a point of habit to attend classes with them every day.

    End public education and return it to private enterprize, well except those that voted for Obama, an education would be wasted on them.

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    TNinfidel
    TNinfidel Feb 14, 2012 at 22:45

    This is not surprising considering NC is a state where you have to get permission from your local sheriff to buy a handgun.

    Isn’t NC’s current governor the Democrat that elections should be suspended to “focus on jobs”? Didn’t Obama also carry NC in the ’08 election? Looks like NC has the government it deserves. If you don’t think so, stand up and fight it. Fight for your State and your rights.

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    Karen
    Karen Feb 14, 2012 at 22:45

    The requirement was 2 servings of fruit OR vegetables. I would assume that if she left off the veggies and gave more fruit she would be ok.. unless the inspector isn’t looking at like that. this is ridiculous. Michelle Obama needs to stop shoving ribs and lobster down her own throat before telling our kids what to do. And yes, the more people signed up for schools nasty lunch the more the school gets from the school lunch program and the USDA food program… if it doesn’t make sense.. follow the money. The mom needs to stand her ground, she will win. I am sure the community will stand up with her.. you have to speak out in today’s world or you will be steam rolled and all your rights will be gone!

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    r zel
    r zel Feb 14, 2012 at 22:48

    Easy question: Hoke County, California, TSA, etal; who the hell do these people think hey are?????

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    real man
    real man Feb 14, 2012 at 22:50

    Fear the silent majority we still believe in the Constitution!Especially the 2nd ammendment

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    Liz
    Liz Feb 14, 2012 at 22:50

    When so many people in our country get their news from the MSM and the Daily Show and Colbert Report, you know we are doomed as a country. It is up to you to educate your family and friends as to where this country is heading. If they think you are paranoid to think our country is heading toward socialism, ask them when the Europeans headed there? Did they recognize it? It is ever so slow but once your freedoms are gone, you can’t get them back. We need to recognize where we are in the timeline. Hopefully it is not too late to turn back!

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    george
    george Feb 14, 2012 at 22:50

    Apathy in the face of tyranny only invites increased levels of tyranny. Parents of school-age children should have organized and hit the barricades long ago, if only to protest the dumbed-down excuse for an “education” their kids were getting. When such protests never materialized, your friendly feds saw they were free to interfere in your kids’ lives even more. The appearance of federal food-nannies on school property should be seen as one of the more frightening developments in a long, long time.

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    keith wren
    keith wren Feb 14, 2012 at 22:51

    Freedom…”Land of the free, and the home of the brave”

    It is over, folks.

    CHANGE… Change you can believe in”

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    MZ
    MZ Feb 14, 2012 at 22:53

    Good job food nazis! Now this story is on Drudge and has gone international! You will get what you deserve.

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    BigH
    BigH Feb 14, 2012 at 22:54

    Folks, just look at Liberal sites and Liberal quotes online. This ain’t going away unless people get involved. I live in the particular county and there are tons of people who actually think our country is headed in the right direction. The few can’t conquer anything, the many can’t be stopped. Get on board!! or soon we will be saying, yes sir, “may I have another bite of corn please sir”?

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    DB
    DB Feb 14, 2012 at 22:55

    There you go again… North Carolina – land of dumb niggers and white trash. They elect the slimiest bastards ever to our government – creeps like John Edwards… Who is actually a step up from their current crop of assholes…

    What I’d like to know… Why did our ancestors let them back into the union?

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    Noah
    Noah Feb 14, 2012 at 22:56

    Doesn’t it feel great to know your tax money is going to something SO IMPORTANT?

    To the mother: I would consider calling your lawyer. For all we know these people could be going through bag lunches to inject chemicals tracking devices or microchips. YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS, DARLING. YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS. DONT TOUCH MY TURKEY SAMMICH.

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    Richard Gioannetti
    Richard Gioannetti Feb 14, 2012 at 22:58

    The solution is to close all schools teach our children ourselves. When they are at the age of employment the employers can test them for the needed jobs. Look at how many dropouts are multi-millionaires think Apple think Facebook. Schools aredangerous to children to their minds to their health. Why are there police in our schools? Schools are this countries Hilter Youth Programs.

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    PapaUmMaoMao
    PapaUmMaoMao Feb 14, 2012 at 22:59

    After reading this, and taking particular note this happened in North Carolina… the state where my pappy was raised (Southern Pines)… and I recall that NC decided to take it out on the Republicans back in ’08 and vote Little Hussein Obama as our fearless leader… All I can say to y’all is: I bet you don’t make the same mistake twice… Do the right thing come November, North Carolina!

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    Momma
    Momma Feb 14, 2012 at 23:01

    If Mom wants her child in this school, she could bake chocolate cupcakes and add pureed vegetables to them. I did this when my boys were younger. They loved the cupcakes, and never knew they ate vegetables. However, how to convince the school there are vegs in the cupcakes may be another dilemma. Good luck.

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    Jamie
    Jamie Feb 14, 2012 at 23:02

    I homeschool my son, for this very reason. My son is on a strict diet, due to allergies. I am still looking at a possibly even making more changes as he gets older, depending how the diet affects his behavior. My son has Sensory Processing Disorder and is allergic to artificial colors/food dyes. My son prefers veggies, but doesn’t like fruits, since they irritate his stomach.

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    T
    T Feb 14, 2012 at 23:04

    Two options. Claim the child is on a special diet due to
    1 Health reasons like allergies. Claim her records are protected by HIPPA
    2. Or religious reasons.

    Need to threaten with legal actions to scare them. Focus on the teacher and administration.

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    Crusader
    Crusader Feb 14, 2012 at 23:04

    When will America wake up to this kind of “Liberal” facism? It is only a matter of time before Obama starts after the Jews.

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    TRahija
    TRahija Feb 14, 2012 at 23:05

    One word… Fascism

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    Carrie Pavolik
    Carrie Pavolik Feb 14, 2012 at 23:06

    when did Obama institute a Lunchbox Czar??!

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    ChrisV
    ChrisV Feb 14, 2012 at 23:07

    Michelle “LET THEM EAT CAKE” Obama really must be happy.
    This sounds like the brownshirts of Germany.
    Another reason to do away w/the Dept of Education. This is not a Fed function anyway.
    WE need to wake up, this socialism is going ruin this country if we contnue on the same path.
    Who in the hell are they at the school to overide the parents anyway??
    Like said in an earlier comment, the more #s that they show that they are providing food to, the more Fed $s they get. Must keep the SEIU and Teachers unions happy. They couldn’t care less about the kids.

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    VOTE LOUD
    VOTE LOUD Feb 14, 2012 at 23:08

    VOTE LOUD in 2012!!!

    Kick them out… Embarrass the Progressives… Save your nation!

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    joe sixpack
    joe sixpack Feb 14, 2012 at 23:08

    Obviously they should arrest the parents for child abuse and make the children wards of the state for failing to provide a nutritious lunch.

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    Sierra
    Sierra Feb 14, 2012 at 23:09

    What if that child was lactose intolerant? Worse yet, what if she were diabetic? I’d be down somebody’s throat in a heartbeat if they forced my child to ingest something I didn’t send in that lunchbox and he ended up in the ER because of it.

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    Cmusk
    Cmusk Feb 14, 2012 at 23:09

    These government officials NEED TO GET A REAL LIFE and leave these kids alone!!!!!

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    james
    james Feb 14, 2012 at 23:09

    I’d be going there and jacking some jaws for messing with my daughter,they would wished i hadn’t shown up when I was done with em

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    fantasin
    fantasin Feb 14, 2012 at 23:09

    Why is it that the stupidest people in the country are educators?
    NY is poised to lose a half billion dollars in federal money, because the educators/teachers refuse to be evaluated by Obama’s new standards, because 2 years was not enough time to put the plan in place. The teachers union exists not to educate students, they are there to protect useless teachers, who have no business in a classroom. Meanwhile the same teachers union’s send millions of dollars to Obama’s reelection campaign, whilst they ignore the standards on their own evaluations, but are right up to speed on lunch inspections and trying to force feed vegetables to terrified little Johnny and Janey. If I lived in the county of Hoke, I’d gather the neighbors and be heard at the next school board meeting. These supposed educators need a lesson on freedom. They also need to understand that they work for the taxpayers, not Obama and if they fail to respect parental rights, they need to know they will be terminated and be given a bag of arugula as a parting gift.

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    Stress Judo
    Stress Judo Feb 14, 2012 at 23:11

    Read anything by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. A forgotten Nobel Prize winner, he proclaimed the superiority of the West over communism – and was promptly shunted out of the limelight. It is time his ideas and writings come back to the forefront!

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    Faith
    Faith Feb 14, 2012 at 23:12

    I really hate to bust everyone’s bubble… but you can’t blame this one the mother or any other parent… The United States hasn’t been a “FREE” country for quite sometime now… Even in the Work place you don’t have the freedom of speech or freedom to do your job the best way possible… if you do you lose your job… so why shouldn’t they try and take the freedom out of our schools… and not everyone can “AFFORD” private schools.. we all don’t make tons of money like the liars, cheaters and bigots in office get.. we have only two classes of people now and they are poor or rich.. and most of the rich are the snakes in office.. they should put real people in there who are from the lower class who know how the people are feeling and what the people expect from them.. maybe then the United States will stop being a diplomatic country… They really need to hear what the people are saying and help those here who need the help instead of over in other countries and keep their noses out of other foreign countries.. Pretty soon they will be inspecting the parents lunches at the work place.. Then they need to raise our wages and not theirs..

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    nathan J
    nathan J Feb 14, 2012 at 23:13

    Come on people! What is wrong with you! Our government is looking out for our best interest. Last week it was the Catholic Church, this week it is the children, next week they are coming after US!

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    Mike G
    Mike G Feb 14, 2012 at 23:14

    Welcome to the world of Fuhrer Obama.

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    clothed emperor
    clothed emperor Feb 14, 2012 at 23:15

    The article concludes: “The mother says her next step is to sit down with the principal and if nothing is done then she plans to go to the school board.” I’ve got better advice for this mom. Get your child out of the public school. Heck, if I understand correctly, this child is not even in kindergarten yet. Then keep your child out of the public schools. Home school her, and not only can you feed her whatever you wish for lunch, you’ll do so in the relaxed atmosphere of home, she’ll finish the “schooling” part of her day in no time at all and can get on to reading, playing, exploring and really learning, you’ll learn a ton through the process of home schooling her, you’ll have a beautiful relationship with her and spend tons of time together. And think of it this way: if the government acts like this with respect to the lovely lunch you packed, imagine the mis-education they’re going to try to stuff into her head over the years.

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    Wes
    Wes Feb 14, 2012 at 23:15

    Listen people. You are going to eat your state issued chicken nuggets and you are going to like them.

    Chairman Obama and Madame Obama say they are good for you. Would they mislead you?

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    KEN
    KEN Feb 14, 2012 at 23:16

    If “O dumb Butt” sends his menions to my grandsons school, they will deal with the 2nd ammendment. This is anarchy from the feds. We are not to fear the gov’t, the gov’t is to fear the people. call me, Obama regime….you are not a king

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    Mark
    Mark Feb 14, 2012 at 23:17

    Mercury light bulbs, fluoridated water, infantile vaccinations, Ritalin for hyperactivity and now plastic food for kids in school…thank you for all your mandates, corrupt politicians – Republican and especially Democrats. Time for vote for Ron Paul.

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    Brian
    Brian Feb 14, 2012 at 23:17

    Obviously the state run school system does not feel the need to be answerable to the parents (taxpayers). I suggest that everyone either get their lawmakers to institute a voucher program or abolish the state system and use your saved tax dollars to send your children to private schools.

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    rob
    rob Feb 14, 2012 at 23:18

    I’m a doctor and I don’t agree with the fda USDA guidelines. It is completely political. A parent should have the right to choose what foods their children eats. If they’re starving their children, then the lunch police can get involved. If a family abstractions from meat or dairy, that idea their decision. I’m sad to see where this country is going.

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    Tera
    Tera Feb 14, 2012 at 23:21

    I would have a fit if anyone fed my children chicken nuggets. School lunch nutritionist are so off base in eating healthy it can only be described as a joke. Break down the nutritional value of chicken nuggets, greasy old bread crumbs covering all the parts of a chicken people wouldn’t pay for. Vegetables in a school lunch program are “Ketsup”. So the Mom didn’t put carrots in the lunch. Really? It’s no wonder this country has so much obesity. Did the school really do the right thing, I say they are undermining the family and promoting a McDonalds diet. Is McDonalds the sponcer of this program? I am truely disgusted.

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    Thomas
    Thomas Feb 14, 2012 at 23:22

    Homeschool Homeschool Homeschool Homeschool

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    ella funt
    ella funt Feb 14, 2012 at 23:22

    Bring out the watermellon!!!

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    ERW
    ERW Feb 14, 2012 at 23:22

    Homeschool.

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    Sierra
    Sierra Feb 14, 2012 at 23:22

    What if that child was lactose intolerant? Worse yet, what if she were diabetic?! I’d be down somebody’s throat in a heartbeat if they forced my child to eat something that would cause him to end up in the ER.

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    Al
    Al Feb 14, 2012 at 23:24

    This is horrible and despicable what thyey did to this child. It is the FOOD GESTAPO and their goons at the behest of a FASCIST government. Perhaps it may be time for more home schools to flourish.

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    ChuckTX
    ChuckTX Feb 14, 2012 at 23:25

    So American, how do you like your ‘Hope and Change’?

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    Allan
    Allan Feb 14, 2012 at 23:25

    My Gosh! And Obama hasn’t even been re-elected yet.

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    Claire
    Claire Feb 14, 2012 at 23:27

    Looks like simple solutions are way above some people’s pay grade around here. Good grief, it was never my intent to solve every problem for this woman just the immediate one that involves her child. As for the price of veggies they aren’t that expensive really certainly way cheaper than a bag of chips. And as somebody already pointed out a packet of catsup, a veggie according to federal guidelines, is FREE! My intent was to suggest that this mom attempt to solve her problem by other more peaceful, practical and resourceful means that won’t distract her from caring for her child. No child deserves to have her mom serving time in jail just to make a point.

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    Inkys1grl
    Inkys1grl Feb 14, 2012 at 23:27

    Of course the socialist food cops are going to start with the little ones, they can’t fight back. But don’t be surprised if one day these government “inspectors” are waiting in your supermarket checkout lane or standing by as you order in a restaurant to ensure you get what they term “proper nutrition.” This is a very scary development and Americans EVERYWHERE ought to be outraged!

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    Paulie
    Paulie Feb 14, 2012 at 23:28

    Keep voting for democrats and this is what you get. Remember that in November at the poll. If they fed something to your daughter and she had an allergy they could have killed her!

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    Johnston
    Johnston Feb 14, 2012 at 23:29

    “To be governed is to be at every operation, at every transaction, noted, registered, enrolled, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished.”
    — Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

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    Paulie
    Paulie Feb 14, 2012 at 23:30

    Eat your peas f_ckers.

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    Tomper
    Tomper Feb 14, 2012 at 23:31

    To all you obama voters – this is the change you’ve voted for and this is only the beginning. Next, the ‘government inspectors’ will be in your home.

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    stargirl
    stargirl Feb 14, 2012 at 23:34

    inspecting a childs lunchbox is a violation of their privacy. whats next, inspecting their underwear to be sure that they have bathed?

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    George
    George Feb 14, 2012 at 23:34

    They probably wouldn’t let the little girl say grace before eating her veggies

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    sb36695
    sb36695 Feb 14, 2012 at 23:35

    First they came for you, and I said nothing…

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    One Nation
    One Nation Feb 14, 2012 at 23:36

    We need to come together as Parents and BOYCOTT the public school system until they abolish the Dept of Education, and put control in the hands of local communities. We don’t need the FEDS or Planned Parenthood, spewing their crap and indoctrinating the minds of our Children. I hope Parents Wake up !!

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    Troy
    Troy Feb 14, 2012 at 23:37

    Comrades!!! Welcome to the new United Soviet States of AmeriKa. Leave your rights and that silly Constitution thing at the door and bend over while we show you how we are in charge.

    You know folks, the sad thing is, even though I meant the above to be funny, it’s happening. It’s happening and we made it happen. We voted in losers who take away our rights. We voted in people who would take care of our local issues while screwing everyone else. We ‘thought globally / acted locally’ when we should have been acting globally for the better of our country, not the bridge or road we thought we need, or that new school that’s half full, or that stadium we bought instead of a road. We thought about touchddowns instead of A’s and B’s on science and math tests. We thought about regulating guns instead of making sure the unborn were safe FROM US! We made sure that homosexuals were OK, but unemployment is reported at 8.3% and you and I both know it’s closer to 20%. We’re kicking people out of the military but feeding every whiner that won’t work more than the effort to stick out their hand and moan.We’re financing companies that promise a ‘greener’ future, that then go bankrupt and steal that money, while thumbing their nose at us, the taxpayers. We have a President who promised $5.00 a gallon gas and we’re almost there. He promised we’d have an AmeriKa that was closer in line with the other countries of the world economically because it wasn’t fair that we had so much when they had so little, and we’re almost there. We have a President who bows to foreign dictators and kings of 3rd world nations. We have a President who wants to lower our ability to respond to war by dropping our nuclear arsenal lower than China’s. Sigh, you know what kind of person he is…

    Welcome to the USSA, 53% of you wanted it, and 53% was the majority. Velcome Comrade, velcome…

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    Anony
    Anony Feb 14, 2012 at 23:38

    Pretty soon the Drug Cartels will be dealing in flour and sugar instead of pot and cocaine.

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    Doug
    Doug Feb 14, 2012 at 23:38

    WELCOME to BIG BROTHER

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    Martnique
    Martnique Feb 14, 2012 at 23:39

    It would help if the “Food Police” were smarter than the 4 year olds.

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    44guyton
    44guyton Feb 14, 2012 at 23:41

    This is socialisms folks. Your freedoms are being taken away. Whether it’s the food police or national healthcare. This is NOT new. Read the “Road to Serfdom” by Hayek. This is what happens when the state e.g. Germany 1938 takes over. You will be amazed at the parallels between pre WW2 Germany and what is happening in America today.

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    billybeer
    billybeer Feb 14, 2012 at 23:43

    Good news kids, after the Bean Sprouts, Bean Curd, Broiled Soylent Green, and Tofu, we are having Egg Whites for dessert.. Woo Hoo!!!

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    Mike
    Mike Feb 14, 2012 at 23:44

    Ok ,If Obumbo actually wins in Nov. ,I ,like many ,many other American Patriots,am leaving this once great Nation.But where to go ?I know ,I don’t really even know ,but this is not my Country anymore. I like some of RP’s Ideas, but he is just too old to be the leader of the USA. Romney ,is just Obama”light” ,and Gingrich ,is an A-hole. We are Screwed any way you slice it. If Paul decides to run as an independent , Obummer & his racist monkey faced Wife get another 4 years to complete their ultimate mission in life of destroying the Nation they have both loathed since birth.This is the end of days.I really think it is far too late to turn this train around.

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    Tess
    Tess Feb 14, 2012 at 23:44

    Patrick Riott YOU are part of the problem! Not seeing what is wrong with this is the problem! Chicken nuggets are nothing but crap, NO nutritional value! Michelle Obama said that the question of nutrition was “too important to be left up to parents”. Who the hell is SHE to tell us we are unfit parents! Who the hell is SHE to think she knows better?

    If this were to happen to any of my grandchildren you can bet my children & I would be in court suing the school! Vote for your freedom!

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    maybe just maybe
    maybe just maybe Feb 14, 2012 at 23:44

    If you cannot afford food, isn’t low-cost to no-cost lunches available? It used to be that a lot of homemade lunches were not even close to food kids should have. The USDA and said inspectors were put in place to ensure proper dietary meals were available because poor or lazy or ignorant parents tried passing twinkees off as food. I saw first hand what some of these kids came to school with and if you think it was pretty . . . think again – molded dried up bread, rotten fruit etc etc. But this partisan bickering makes me sick to death. As does over zealous inspectors and school officials. But so does parents giving kids pop-tarts for breakfast or worse. Some of these parents are worse than kids getting good food into their bodies. You are what you eat and not not all parents can afford good food, some wouldn’t know good from bad and some just don’t care. Go visit your kid’s lunch program and see for yourself . . . then complain. Until then your so-called opinion is worth about that much.

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    smartalice
    smartalice Feb 14, 2012 at 23:46

    A picture of a gun or a teeny-tiny toy gun counts as a ‘gun’ by these bureaucrats, right? So a picture or a plastic veggie should also count. Right? Problem solved! This is what happens when tiny minds are given authority. Take them to court for big $$$ and/or huge headline apologies (including pix of the perps) in the papers, for their arrogance & stupidity. One shudders to think what could happen to a child with severe allergies! These types have to be fought wherever they are found or they will take over, comrade! Ugh!

  • 311

    Debbie
    Debbie Feb 14, 2012 at 23:48

    We all deserve a better….. VOTE: Ron Paul

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    CorrectionPlease
    CorrectionPlease Feb 14, 2012 at 23:51

    Has the Duke faculty taken a vote on this yet? – to have the little girl permanently expelled. It doesn’t matter that the evidence had been consumed; it’s the seriousness of the infraction and the perception of political correctness that is important.

  • 313

    pkinder
    pkinder Feb 14, 2012 at 23:52

    Hardly a day goes by before we are treated to a new installment of the new police state brought to us by the filthy rotten democrates. They will stop at nothing now in their quest to control every fascet of your life.

  • 314

    Mary Albrethsen
    Mary Albrethsen Feb 14, 2012 at 23:53

    According to Wikipedia potatoes is a tuber vegetable and cheese is a milk product. It seems the ‘inspector’ needs a list of foods.
    This is just another good reason to home school. And don’t start yelling I know a lot of folks are not able (financially or educationally) to home school.
    I guess it is ‘follow the money trail’ time and see ‘who benefits’ from everyone being required to eat in the cafeteria.

  • 315

    Adrian
    Adrian Feb 14, 2012 at 23:53

    Not to sound stupid or anything, but is there a link to a news story or anything to back up this accounting of what happened or is this faith central? I’m just saying.

  • 316

    bill williams
    bill williams Feb 14, 2012 at 23:53

    Don’t worry guys. Pretty soon they will just take the kids from us since we obviously can’t handle raising them.

  • 317

    Jenny
    Jenny Feb 14, 2012 at 23:54

    I used to donate to the needy often, we have plenty. However, after reading stories like these, I will save every dollar to be sure my grandchildren don’t have to go to public schools. I’m heartsick for this Mom. I hope they can petition the school board or something. I can’t see putting food in a lunch, only for it to be thrown out. The Mom is exactly right. Beyond the stupidity of all this, do these “teachers” realize they are undermining the parents credibility in the eyes of the children? What country is this??

  • 318

    John Galt
    John Galt Feb 14, 2012 at 23:54

    Will Romney take us off the road to National Socialism? I don’t think he has the will or the guts.
    Read “They thought they we free” about the Germans in the 1930′s and it will wake you up to what is happening right here. I wasn’t a preschooler so I said nothing…

    Ron Paul 2012….the only candidate with the guts to tell it like it is.

  • 319

    Herbster
    Herbster Feb 14, 2012 at 23:54

    If the mother doesn’t get anywhere with the twit principal or the schoolboard chowderheads, do what any red blooded American would do……SUE THE #&*$@!

  • 320

    John Benson
    John Benson Feb 14, 2012 at 23:55

    Of course this little girl’s story will be atlered with a happy ending in the style of Pravda and Tass When Michelle Obama writes her book:

    “It Takes A Communist Government”

  • 321

    Clearhead
    Clearhead Feb 14, 2012 at 23:55

    Qwitcherbellyakin, you incompetent bourgeoisie. Just knuckle under and obey Mr. hitler…..er I mean, THE GUMMINT. What do YOU know about raising your own children? Nothing. You’re not qualified or in any way authorized to interfere with your children’s upbringing, No! — Just hunker down and do what you’re told. Our glorious leader has a plan for all. (Unfortunately, and OBVIOUSLY that plan is not FOOL proof!!)

  • 322

    Guess_WHO
    Guess_WHO Feb 14, 2012 at 23:57

    OUTRAGE! BTW…No Republican OR Democrat is going to fix this. THE PEOPLE need to FIX THIS! These government bullies have ZERO fear of the PEOPLE! Some HOW, Some WAY, the PEOPLE MUST TAKE BACK THIS COUNTRY!

  • 323

    Adrian
    Adrian Feb 14, 2012 at 23:57

    I guess not then.

  • 324

    squaremom
    squaremom Feb 14, 2012 at 23:57

    Me thinks the Michele, the first lady is throwing her weight around and we know she is not a skinny minnie! At the rapid speed her husband is force feeding his Marxist left wing European agenda down our throats, I guess it has given her courage to step over the line and do some force feeding of her own!! America, do you really want a dictator in the White House, dictating what you can and cannot eat, what your children can and cannot eat, what kind of light bulbs you can buy, what kind of toilet you can buy and how and when you can flush and how many times a day. . . and the insanity goes on and on????!!!

    GET THEM OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE BEFORE WE LOSE ALL OUR FREEDOMS!!!!!
    God bless America and have mercy on us.

  • 325

    LLoryck
    LLoryck Feb 14, 2012 at 23:59

    A Revolution is an ugly thing… and I think its about time we had one!

  • 326

    John Galt
    John Galt Feb 14, 2012 at 23:59

    Heil Obama!

  • 327

    jimbob
    jimbob Feb 15, 2012 at 0:00

    US. GOoberment is now in the business of terrorizing preschoolers. what an oddball freak show gooberment this has indeed become all at the taxpayers expense.

  • 328

    Mary
    Mary Feb 15, 2012 at 0:01

    They did this at my nephew’s school and he’s about 50 pounds over weight. Go figure that one!

  • 329

    kcsparky
    kcsparky Feb 15, 2012 at 0:03

    I know a school district,principle and an inspector that would be looking at a lawsuit that would set the legal world on its ear. Anyone that is associated with this idiotic horseshite should be fired immediately. This is America, not the Soviet Union!!!

  • 330

    poorhardworker
    poorhardworker Feb 15, 2012 at 0:03

    Government run amok!!! Is is this what our hard earned tax dollars are paying for….GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!

  • 331

    lt1776
    lt1776 Feb 15, 2012 at 0:04

    I assume the inspector has access to all the students’ electronic medical records so they can determine if the child has a food allergy or not. Just because some parents are idiots, does not mean all of us are. I wonder if the inspector had to take a course on government wa$te. The only thing the inspector taught that child is that adults can’t be trusted.

  • 332

    Bombastic
    Bombastic Feb 15, 2012 at 0:05

    Somebody ought to hound this dude for every single slight HOA infraction.

    Or monitor his intake of certain things; booze, porn, hookers, drugs; whatever. Nobody is that clean.

  • 333

    Californian7
    Californian7 Feb 15, 2012 at 0:14

    What if the kid is diabetic, hypoglycemic, lactose intolerant??!!

    Do you really think those money grubbers at the district give a rip. Fire the food police and put the money from their salary into…. educating the kids.

  • 334

    Mike
    Mike Feb 15, 2012 at 0:15

    That sounds like an “unlawful” search of the child’s personal property. Where does the school district and State get off forcing their mandate of food policing on the citizens? It’s time for a change. Abolish the Department of Education and let the local districts with the help of the public make the rules.

  • 335

    Drew
    Drew Feb 15, 2012 at 0:16

    This is the liberal left hard at work. Enjoy.

  • 336

    alanwillingham
    alanwillingham Feb 15, 2012 at 0:17

    Adults who intentionally intimidate tiny children should not be allowed to be anywhere near them, especially without a parent or guardian present to assure the child’s safety. These school bullies have to be stopped

  • 337

    Hope
    Hope Feb 15, 2012 at 0:17

    This is the same state I believe that fed a peanut allergy kid peanuts and wouldn’t allow an epi pen to be kept at school and called the parent when anaphalaxis kicked in and then finally called 911 and that child died over the school giving them unwanted food

  • 338

    dknc
    dknc Feb 15, 2012 at 0:19

    If the mom thinks THIS is bad, wait until she sees what they put in her kids MIND.

    The mother’s next step should not be to meet with school officials, but to take her kid out of school. Homeschool her or put her in a church school, whatever it takes, but get her away from the government school.

  • 339

    kc
    kc Feb 15, 2012 at 0:25

    dems say it’s okay to kill a baby but if you have it they tell you how to feed it….yeah, the dems are the party of the little guy, women and minorities..so long as they depend on them for everything and obey their rules…this is the slobama nation.

    help slackie O with her mission “let’s move” and send them packing in November.

  • 340

    stonedome
    stonedome Feb 15, 2012 at 0:26

    this is first lady sasquatch food nazis directed right from the oval office. obama is whipped by this he woman and this is the result. remember when hillary said you got a twofer? well, my friends, this is what you get with obama. if he gets re elected, their will be a civil war. hate to say it, but if this what is happening now, imagine what he has planned. and he has shown he doesn’t care what you think. better get ready to throw down…i know some communists that i’d volunteer to remove from the planet.

  • 341

    dingleberry
    dingleberry Feb 15, 2012 at 0:26

    HOLY CRAP THEY KILLED A LITTLE GIRL FOR NOT EATING VEGETABLES???? THIS IS NAZI GERMANY!!!! OOOOHHHH NOOOOO WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!

  • 342

    KickBlackEvitaOutOftheWH
    KickBlackEvitaOutOftheWH Feb 15, 2012 at 0:27

    What is the school going to do next – ram the veggies down the kids throats? It’s enough that black Evita just discovered veggies and working out, and is so in love with herself she can’t get over it, but this obsession with forcing veggies on the ppl is like when doctors said you MUST give honey to babies until they discovered it would kill them. I’m telling you, the day that mother sits down with the principal is the day we should be outside with broomstick ramming nuggets up the inspectors arses with TV covering it.

  • 343

    stonedome
    stonedome Feb 15, 2012 at 0:28

    this is first lady sasquatch food nazis directed right from the oval office. obama is whipped by this he woman and this is the result. remember when hillary said you got a twofer? well, my friends, this is what you get with obama. if he gets re elected, their will be a civil war. hate to say it, but if this what is happening now, imagine what he has planned. and he has shown he doesn’t care what you think. better get ready to throw down…i know some communists right now that i’d volunteer to remove from the planet.

  • 344

    BRL
    BRL Feb 15, 2012 at 0:29

    I live in the area and I am not at all surprised. They are so worried about petty things like this and not enough about their curriculum. Homeschooling is very popular in NC for a reason!

  • 345

    al
    al Feb 15, 2012 at 0:30

    Nutrition wise, fruits and vegetables are pretty interchangeable. If a young child will eat fruit instead of vegetables, what is the problem? Also, this was one meal. The school officials don’t know what this child had for breakfast or will have for dinner. If your schools are anything like California”s the teachers and administration would do better for the children if they would teach them and keep them safe.

  • 346

    penny
    penny Feb 15, 2012 at 0:31

    at the end of the lettter it stated that they only require a milk product and 2 fruits or a vegetable. so if the mom sends her child to school with the fruit and not a vegetable, then they should not have a problem with it right? so why do they force a second lunch down their throats? do they know that they are teaching these inocent children to eat more than they should? don’t they know that this can lead to childhood obecity?

  • 347

    homeschoolnow
    homeschoolnow Feb 15, 2012 at 0:34

    Note to Mom: Here’s are real simple solution, take your kid out of that freakin school and “home-school her.”Government is scared shitless that the homeschool movement will take off in America and that parents will take their kids out of government control, pigeonholing and government brainwashing. I say it’s about time Americans told the government to stick it where the sun don’t shine. Bush’s No Child Left Behind was an abysmal failure. Obama’s social-engineering is only causing revolt. Who needs the mondless government beauracracy. Your kid is only 4-years-old. Homeschool!

  • 348

    shooter1
    shooter1 Feb 15, 2012 at 0:36

    Do what we and millions of others do, HOME SCHOOL!

  • 349

    MayaAyala
    MayaAyala Feb 15, 2012 at 0:36

    Big Brother and Sister is watching you.

    Seriously:
    There is something wrong when some Big Government nutrition nazi — paid by OUR tax dollars — tries to tell a parent that a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, apple juice and small bag of chips is so “unhealthy” that they force a tomato soup in front of the child.

    We need to return to the time that government workers were accountable to the PEOPLE and not the other way around.

  • 350

    homeschoolnow
    homeschoolnow Feb 15, 2012 at 0:36

    Note to Mom: Here’s are real simple solution, take your kid out of that freakin school and “home-school her.”Government is scared shitless that the homeschool movement will take off in America and that parents will take their kids out of government control, pigeonholing and government brainwashing. I say it’s about time Americans told the government to stick it where the sun don’t shine. Bush’s No Child Left Behind was an abysmal failure. Obama’s social-engineering is only causing revolt. Who needs the mindless government beauracracy. Your kid is only 4-years-old. Homeschool!

  • 351

    DrPanda
    DrPanda Feb 15, 2012 at 0:39

    Folks, it is time to put our foot down and stop this runaway Fed Govt led by a muslim socialist and take our country back. It is plain that the only way left anymore is the use of force and sadly this will be what happens very shortly if we don’t clean out Washington in November. Stcok up on foods, ammo and medicine as the “Winds of War” are blowing harder each day.

    GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!

  • 352

    joe livingstone
    joe livingstone Feb 15, 2012 at 0:40

    poor little girl will be able to get free birth control in just a couple of years and Mom won’t even know.

  • 353

    Lorbo Falstaff
    Lorbo Falstaff Feb 15, 2012 at 0:40

    This is fake story from the comedy tabloid the Weekly World News: http://weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/44028/food-police-arrest-kindergartners/

    Idiots.

  • 354

    Allie
    Allie Feb 15, 2012 at 0:41

    One of our kids started med school in the fall here in the US. A very good school. Only about a 1/4 of the class is from the US, the rest from other countries. I asked one of the directors at the open house about the composition of the class, she said they take the most qualified, and this was how it turned out. Isn’t it nice to know the teachers we pay to teach our children, are now spending more time counseling, feeding, and doing about everything else, except teaching. North Carolina has a huge number of people who home school……I can see why!

  • 355

    julia
    julia Feb 15, 2012 at 0:42

    Harry Huntington…mind your own business. If the mom wants to pack potato chips in the kid’s lunch, that’s her right. Bad parenting…ha. You are a holier-than-thou snob.

  • 356

    John Fiorella
    John Fiorella Feb 15, 2012 at 0:42

    Since the Obama regime is dictating what people should eat and what not to eat or government is becoming more like China.

  • 357

    CosmicRevolutionary
    CosmicRevolutionary Feb 15, 2012 at 0:44

    These dummy inspectors also have no idea what the kid is eating at home, maybe between breakfast and dinner the kids are exceeding daily nutritional requirements without the lunch… yes milk offers some nutrition like calcium and protein, but also contains carbohydrates and growth hormones, too much milk will make you fat.

  • 358

    dave
    dave Feb 15, 2012 at 0:44

    what the F****
    forced to eat
    is this still the USA
    Obuma you need to F****** GO
    an take your Wife with you
    a cold day in hell when my kids will be forced to eat some gov. crap
    Nov get here please an all the Obuma voted had better Wake The F*** Up

  • 359

    bo gilroy
    bo gilroy Feb 15, 2012 at 0:45

    this is what we can look to happen with obamacare it is getting time to end the nazi reqime of the democrats

  • 360

    Krusatyr
    Krusatyr Feb 15, 2012 at 0:45

    How old will the kid be when the federally tooled manipulator announces to the class: two of you children are homosexual, based on our studies, so please identify yourselves or we will test you to find out. If you think you are, tell your parents to celebrate your diversity and tell us immediately if your parents try to convince you that you are not, so we can send officers to adjust your parents opinion.

  • 361

    Pippin
    Pippin Feb 15, 2012 at 0:46

    What on earth has happened to the men in our country when mothers and 4 year olds are getting harassed on a daily basis? Have they completely lost any instinct to protect their families?

  • 362

    Arius
    Arius Feb 15, 2012 at 0:47

    Welcome to the nanny totalitarian State. The parents need to thrash those idiots at the school.

  • 363

    lily
    lily Feb 15, 2012 at 0:49

    I’ve never heard of a kid packing a vegetable AND a fruit in their lunch box. That is ridiculous. The people who make these rules for everyone are WEALTHY, bored liberals. Their kids hate their parents guts for sitting around all day trying to think of new ideas for their nannies to make them eat food they hate and forcing that on everyone in the country too. That, while they go out to eat fancy french food loaded with tasty butter and all the salt they want. Wealthy liberals are depressing bores. Somebody please get them out of Washington. I will vote for whoever runs against the current president who’s narcissistic audacity cannot be allowed to go to the next level.

  • 364

    777denny
    777denny Feb 15, 2012 at 0:49

    When the Government can FORCE your child to eat something and tell your child what to eat and not to eat, this is no longer a Constitutional Republican guaranteeing Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly, but really is the Fascist States of America, instead!!! Live Free Or Die!!!

  • 365

    CosmicRevolutionary
    CosmicRevolutionary Feb 15, 2012 at 0:50

    about every 2 weeks or so a new story comes out about some food that’s been killing us this whole time that the FDA/USDA has been allowing and just decided to stop. I just found out that I will get cancer from orange juice… about 2 weeks ago the FDA announced they haulted imports of oranges from Brazil because they were using a cancer causing pesticide, how wonderful. So F the FDA and USDA… listening to them will only get you killed.

  • 366

    Angel
    Angel Feb 15, 2012 at 0:50

    Go ahead you idiots…Keep voting Democrat so we can have EVEN MORE of these news-stories!

  • 367

    Alan
    Alan Feb 15, 2012 at 0:50

    @Patrick Riott

    Are you serious!? The fact that there is a “State Inspector” at all should be enough to enrage any freedom loving individual. If you are not outraged that taxpayer money is being wasted on this crap you are hopeless. You seem to imply that Drudge is a bad source of links, or you are biased in some way which shows you are a liberal, and probably want the state to tell you how to raise your own kids. Liberals are losers, but they need to here it in language they can understand.

    Liberals are common sense challenged, they can’t understand that having state inspectors is a bad thing.

  • 368

    Janine
    Janine Feb 15, 2012 at 0:52

    Lorbo, that site lifted the story, and spoofed it, it’s a real story, there were interviews on TV tonight with the people involved. Moron.

  • 369

    Judy
    Judy Feb 15, 2012 at 0:54

    The Mom should be getting an award for taking it upon her to pack her own child’s lunch!

  • 370

    CosmicRevolutionary
    CosmicRevolutionary Feb 15, 2012 at 0:55

    and you dummies that think that everything will be okay as long as we get the democrats out are insane. The reason a dem is in office is because the republicans f-d up so bad. We keep going back and forth from republican to democrat and things only get worse…this country died a long time ago, not just in the last 3 years…. when will you guys turn off the t.v. and start thinking outside the box.

  • 371

    Michael
    Michael Feb 15, 2012 at 0:55

    Wow, baby carrots in lunch boxes, energy efficient light bulbs…yes, I can totally see how the US is becomIng like a communist dictatorship! I’ll bet none of you even uttered a peep when the Supreme Court decided the result of the US presidency in 2000, when congress passed the Patriot Act, when our voluntary military force was/is abused and exhausted by being sent 3-5 tours in Iraq or Afghanistan, and when the current President supported indefinite detention with no due process, … Do you even know how ridiculous all the hysteria here sounds?

  • 372

    MayaAyala
    MayaAyala Feb 15, 2012 at 0:56

    We need to return to the time when government workers were accountable to the PEOPLE — and not the other way around.

    $20 says that Obama doesn’t win North Carolina in November.

    Worst. President. Ever!

  • 373

    Matt
    Matt Feb 15, 2012 at 0:57

    Pizza is also a veggie, another blown up story the government loves to see us focus on! “Forced…. I find fault in the inspector for not just giving her the veggie that was offered with the school lunch. I’m sure there’s a lot of shock value added to this story. And @KickBlackEvitaOutOftheWH when were school lunches ever nutritious. Resorting to broomstick ramming will only make you more ignorant than this blown up story already is. Think of a different solution not the same. Sorry to pick on you, but your name is so deserving. We are not united that’s the REAL PROBLEM and will be are own downfall.

  • 374

    screamingeagle101
    screamingeagle101 Feb 15, 2012 at 0:57

    Well, so many wanted Obama. Now they have him. It may not be so easy to end his nonsense because, they now have computerized polls everywhere and they can be manipulated. There is now one company running them all. I wonder if they are linked to ACORN also? Oh, and 20 million registered voters that are frauds, or deceased. I wonder who they will vote for? I bet they will be on Obama’s side!

  • 375

    Rick
    Rick Feb 15, 2012 at 0:57

    Play them at their own game,if they want to make
    your kid eat the school lunch. Then pack stuff you
    know your kid won’t eat. I would pack last nights
    left overs. This way you are not buying extra food. Then
    when they bitch and say, they have to keep giving your
    kid school lunch. Say to them,well if you would mind
    your own business you would not have to give her school
    lunch. If they keep on doing it to the point they loose
    money,they will stop. If they try to make you pay for it.
    Simply say, I packed my daughter a good lunch.But it was not
    to your liking then you pay for it. If you don’t take a stand
    now and vote out the Marxist government. When Obama care kicks
    in it will result the same way

  • 376

    Janet Campbell
    Janet Campbell Feb 15, 2012 at 1:03

    This is crazy. To begin with, you are not really supposed to drink cow’s milk after you have been weaned – see what Dr. Leila Denmark did in Atlanta for thousands of Children. that is, if you want to stay at the top of health. She just turned 114 years old Feb. 1st and practiced medicine till she was 107.

    Also – something strange has happened to chicken in the US, since about 2005. My father in Atlanta, myself in San Francisco and my sister in Iowa – we all had strange symptoms. He died before we figured it out. Last year, I ate only chicken for a week, not fried, baked, and wound up gaining weight. Something was wrong.

    So I stopped eating chicken, my main staple.

    Within a half a day, I lost 11 pounds. It stayed off. Then two weeks later, I ate some more chicken, and was drinking water like crazy and gained 10 pounds within hours.

    There is something wrong with the chicken in this country. Obesity is a factor of something in their food supply, I will bet, that is affecting all of us.

    Also, in prepared foods, there is a lot of Sodium Benzoate, that makes my ankles blow up.

    So my sister in Iowa had an allergy test done. Our mother is celiac, but it turns out my sister is not. She like the rest of us is lactose-intolerant, and guess what?

    She’s allergic to chicken and eggs, like I discovered on my own – and 50 other foods.

    What is in our food supply causing this? I wonder if it’s not some chemical, maybe one made in China and shipped here, as we know a lot of heavy metals cover all kinds of materials that come in here – I have had a lot of experience with this…

    So this so-called food police is a (maybe planned? hmmm…) reaction to something else we need to be investigating.

    People I know from other countries, remote areas, go home for a month and come back with their bodies much slimmer, and then they start eating the same foods here – and wala – they blow up.

    This is crazy. Someone please find out what’s been put in our food supply and stop that first – and stay away from this communist bull that is all Obama and Pelosi and more…we have been had!

    Who are these “police”? Are they Doctors like Dr. Denmark – who worked with Dr. Jonas Salk? N0!

    Fire the lot! And get real biomedical researchers looking into the poisons in our food, and stop force-feeding them to our kids!

  • 377

    Gordon Campbell
    Gordon Campbell Feb 15, 2012 at 1:06

    GTF OUT of MY child’s lunch box ! GTF out of my child’s sexual instruction ! GTF out of implanting Marxism into his brain !

  • 378

    Matt
    Matt Feb 15, 2012 at 1:08

    Thank you comment number 387. Our petty arguments will be our own self inflicted genocide. Next we will be ratting on each other and “forceable” referring to one another by a number. Just remember all the worries everybody had in December 2008. He’s the Antichrist….. glad that wasn’t true! Idiots.

  • 379

    Sally Anne
    Sally Anne Feb 15, 2012 at 1:08

    “Nutrition” is the cover story. Money is the real story. They take an emotionally-charged “third-rail” type of issue (in this case, kids’ nutrition), and use that as air cover to force you to buy someone’s product.

    It should be a crime to be so disingenuous..

  • 380

    Woody
    Woody Feb 15, 2012 at 1:09

    I’m a libertarian, but I would not cry one tear if these school officials were literally horse whipped in public.

  • 381

    john
    john Feb 15, 2012 at 1:09

    I’d beat the bloddy hell out of the SOB that took my kid’s lunch

  • 382

    bpf0653
    bpf0653 Feb 15, 2012 at 1:10

    America is at a turning point in it’s history either our Constitution and the Republic will be a footnote in history. We’ll either be a socialist nightmare without the freedoms we grew up with or we will wake up and throw this tratior in the White House out on his Socialist butt.

  • 383

    Warren
    Warren Feb 15, 2012 at 1:11

    Obamacare is the rationalization for them to micromanage every area of your life. Socialists’ reasoning is that, if society is paying for your healthcare, then everything you eat, everything you do, must be managed.
    Obamacare isn’t about providing healthcare to the poor; it is a means to an end. It’s purpose is to gain power, the power to rule you, the power, literally, of life and death.
    Obamacare is a tool for tyranny, and must be repealed.
    If we fail at that, we must force a Constitutional Convention.

  • 384

    Jack Cayman
    Jack Cayman Feb 15, 2012 at 1:12

    If you voted for Obama then this is what you get… government nitpicking and dictating and in your face… telling you what to do and how to do it. You want government to solve all of your problems? Fine. This is what you get! Government help means your freedoms get trashed! Get used to it all of you liberal freaks out there!

  • 385

    Matt
    Matt Feb 15, 2012 at 1:15

    I heard they “the food inspectors” shoot three pre-k children in Canada for the failure to not share. Remember sharing leads to socialism. Idiots
    This site scares me. Are we this ignorant?

  • 386

    Kirk Kendall
    Kirk Kendall Feb 15, 2012 at 1:19

    This is just one facet in the concerted effort to slowly but surely transfer the ownership of children from the parents to the state, a necessity for a socialist state.

  • 387

    Karen
    Karen Feb 15, 2012 at 1:20

    Well, this is the same as Mrs. O telling us to eat our peas, then cramming down ribs at the speed of light. Hypocrisy…get used to it or fight. This is your government.

  • 388

    Uncle Sam
    Uncle Sam Feb 15, 2012 at 1:24

    Lunch box inspection?

    These people are worthless leeches. They deserve public scorn and ridicule. Put the f*ckers in the stocks.

  • 389

    AnnieNomiNous
    AnnieNomiNous Feb 15, 2012 at 1:25

    Threaten to sue if someone touches your child’s food…or…claim religious exemption….or…claim health reasons such as allergies…whatever. Come on, parents…think and act together before it’s too late!

  • 390

    Matt
    Matt Feb 15, 2012 at 1:26

    Kirk Kendall are you really that scared? Do you believe you’re that powerless? Wow, what’s the age limit here?

  • 391

    Matt
    Matt Feb 15, 2012 at 1:30

    Thank you AnnieNomiNous! Come together people!

  • 392

    Michael H
    Michael H Feb 15, 2012 at 1:34

    The one reason they are doing this is so they can claim their program is a success by counting meals served. What is so galling about this is that someone other than the parent took it upon themselves to decide what was right for the child against the wishes of the parent. Nanny statism.

  • 393

    getmikey
    getmikey Feb 15, 2012 at 1:35

    Irony of ironies is, a friend of mine who is a US citizen who relocated to China and is teaching there tells me it’s not that bad in CHINA!

    So I guess, Grandma, no, this is NOT China.

    It must be . . .

    The USSA.

    This type of treatment is what prisoners get. Treat a child like a prisoner long enough, and they become violent like a prisoner.

    Intimidate and humiliate long enough, and you get a lash back. It’s usually violent. And deadly. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, and maybe not next year. But eventually you get blowback.

    Don’t believe me?

    Take a look at Columbine High School and see how that one turned out. Or Virginia Tech.

    To the parent who wishes to remain nameless, we admire your tenacity. To Grandma, who cannot believe the USA has turned into China, we pray for you.

    And to the SWAT team that has to pick up the pieces and clean up the mess(es) stemming from this and many other future reactions from this, we cry for you.

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    Peachie
    Peachie Feb 15, 2012 at 1:36

    Our Nation is drowning in DEBT. These little kids already have a HUGE BURDEN OF DEBT on their little shoulders because of wreckless spending! Yet our tax dollars are being spent on THIS?!!! We MUST shrink the government and now. They aren’t even educating the kids anymore, just using our tax dollars to interfere with Parents Rights to raise THEIR OWN CHILDREN.

    CLAIRE, what is wrong with you? Seriously. The answer is NOT to waste food and money! It is to stop the government from wasting our money and taking away our FREEDOM. WAKE UP!!!

  • 395

    Okie flyover
    Okie flyover Feb 15, 2012 at 1:37

    We now know what Michelle Obama will be doing in January 2013.

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    Christopher
    Christopher Feb 15, 2012 at 1:39

    This is more of the Obama Nation reaching down into our education system and telling what we should be doing and what we should not be doing. When you see Mrs. Obama telling us one thing and doing something totally opposite of downing a plate of meaty ribs, I call it hypocrisy. I can understand that the district wants to insure that all kids get a proper nutrition meal as we know that food feeds the brain. When kids are fed, they think better in the class room, because they are not thinking of when lunch is coming. The child should have a choice of choosing what they want to eat and not be forced to eat the school lunch. If there was a buffet of milk, vegetables, and a meat to choose from, then that would be ok by me. The lunch monitor should be told to keep their hands out of my kids lunch!

  • 397

    KCEddie
    KCEddie Feb 15, 2012 at 1:41

    Now if they would put that much effort into Math, Reading, Writing,and science. They might actually educate our children!
    WTF !

  • 398

    Big PETE
    Big PETE Feb 15, 2012 at 1:42

    JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A GOVERNMENT GONE WILD!!!

  • 399

    Max RA
    Max RA Feb 15, 2012 at 1:44

    THe entire government can go to hell

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    Allan
    Allan Feb 15, 2012 at 1:47

    This so-called nutrition expert needs to be committed to a mental institution and have a full battery of psychological tests administered to discover why this individual feels the need to inflict psychological stress and abuse upon children. The person or people that hired this individual need to be placed on administrative leave while they are evaluated for their judgment in allowing an incompetent and psychologically damaging individual to be in the proximity of children in an educational setting. Then the School District needs to be sued.
    This is the insanity we have allowed to grow and be nurtured within the institutions that we entrust our precious children to.

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    Mark
    Mark Feb 15, 2012 at 1:49

    Can’t you all just stick a carrot in the kids lunchbox and be done with listening to those dodo’s? If the kid eats it…great, if not leave it in there for the next day. A carrot will go for days and be fine.

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    Eli
    Eli Feb 15, 2012 at 1:52

    What about people with food allergies or special food needs? There are a lot of kids who have specific dietary needs and this forceful feeding being done by the schools could end up making a kid really sick. Parents should know what foods their kids can have and need and it should be the responsibility of the PARENTS, not of the GOVERNMENT, to ensure this happens.

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    heavenor
    heavenor Feb 15, 2012 at 2:00

    more school lunches = more subsidies/govt money to the school.

    It’s more about money than nutrition…sad but true.

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    ~ Daniel Love
    ~ Daniel Love Feb 15, 2012 at 2:03

    To you all who are mad at Obama, let me refocus your anger at the real morons. EVERY LAST PARENT SENDING KIDS TO THAT DISTRICT. The second that one parent heard about this food inspector program, the parents should have protested EARNESTLY. But no, half of them probably don’t vote, 80% don’t know who the school superintendent is and 50% of them are probably fat with fat kids who could give a rats azz what their kids are eating.

    We’re putting morons in charge. Instead of looking at politicians VOTING RECORDS AND CAMPAIGN DONORS we just vote for (R)s or (D)s.

    Don’t tell me there is no food company with a contract to supply this food to the districts and a lobbyist who got them the contract.

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    sallyhen
    sallyhen Feb 15, 2012 at 2:03

    No, the Mother should not put a carrot in the girl’s lunch just to shut the authorities up. That would be giving in. This is unacceptable behaviour!!!! Too much authority!!

  • 406

    asleep
    asleep Feb 15, 2012 at 2:04

    There is absolutely no authority in the Constitution for the federal government to force your child to eat ANYTHING or while we are on the subject, inject them with anything.. ever. This is totally illegal and is in direct violation of our civil liberties under the Constitution.

    Sorry gotta random rant now, stories like these aggravate me and make me think of many other ways we are losing our freedom:

    Young girls between the ages of 12-16 can get an abortion or surgically implanted birth control without the parents consent or even knowledge in some states (boy, they care so much for our children that they kill their children) and the greatest thing about it is that they tax you to fund it all! Yay more government salaries, benefits and pensions we can’t afford.

    But hey, why complain, we let them scan and molest our children, wives, mothers, sisters and grandmothers before getting on a plane so that people can “feel safe”. BTW, TSA coming soon to subways (already there), trains(already there), sporting events (were outside the last superbowl), concerts, then a couple more years down the road at malls, restaurants, buses, schools/colleges roadblocks, and finally random home searches…. the quest for our safety never ends, God bless them. :)

    They can illegally spy on us thanks to the patriot act and our kind president just approved a bill and signed into law the “National Defense Authorization Act” that allows the federal government to detain american citizens indefinately without charge or trial if they are “deemed a threat” to national security (in certain circumstances we can be killed) . but don’t worry its not near as expensive as having 900 military bases in 130 countries (most of which don’t want us there), many don’t even have an airforce or navy and are no threat to our security, but hey, we are in multiple wars that are undeclared and unconsitutional which cost much more including american lives. makes sense.

    We are so lucky to have a government that loves us so much they are willing to sacrifice all our freedoms to keep us safe and healthy. Funny how free health care from the legislation that was rammed down our throats costs more than before.. hmmm…. weird We are only 16 trillion in debt, but dont worry, we can always print more money or borrow it from china, it should magically keep its value and just work out for us forever… right?

    wake up dummies =)

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    Uncle Sam
    Uncle Sam Feb 15, 2012 at 2:06

    Federal “Move” program mandates school control of foods brought from home.

    See The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services, Resources for Schools at:
    http://www.nutritionnc.com/resourcesforschools/

    Click “Foods from Home” Which takes you here:
    http://www.nutritionnc.com/resourcesforschools/pdf/esmm/AdvocacyTools/ActionTools/FoodsFromHome.pdf

    The “Foods From Home” url contains “ESMM” which stands for “Eat Smart, Move More”, which is NC’s implementation of Michelle Obama’s “Move” program.

    NC Dept. Health and Human Services
    http://ncchildcare.dhhs.state.nc.us/general/mb_ccrulespublic.asp

    Click “North Carolina Child Care Rules and Law” at top in orange.
    http://nrckids.org/STATES/NC/northcarolina.htm

    Click “Preventing Childhood Obestity in Early Care and Education Programs”
    http://nrckids.org/CFOC3/PREVENTING_OBESITY/index.htm

    The standards are developed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and various organizations and funded by The US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Child Care Bureau.

    Excerpts-
    School Board Members: Are foods from home addressed in your district’s local wellness policy? If not, include in your policy nutrition guidelines on what students and staff can bring.

    Principals: Enforce the district wellness policy

  • 408

    chuck
    chuck Feb 15, 2012 at 2:08

    You know the guvments too big when your elected officials don’t even know what’s going on

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    Kenny
    Kenny Feb 15, 2012 at 2:12

    When I first read this I thought it was about a school in the U.K. or Canada. Not only was I shocked but I am also ashamed to know that we have allowed something like this happen in the country that’s supposed to be the land of the free.

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    jimpeel
    jimpeel Feb 15, 2012 at 2:20

    “Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever”

    – Vladimir Lenin (Russian Founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the Russian Revolution of 1917, 1870-1924)

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    David R
    David R Feb 15, 2012 at 2:28

    Haven’t the residents of Hoke County learned that they and their children are government property to be managed by the political class? Your potential voters will eat government purchased, fried, reconstituted chicken. You and your potential voter will like it and thank Mrs. Obama for it.

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    Max
    Max Feb 15, 2012 at 2:29

    Welcome to fascism 2012.
    Still a flag waving patriot? Wake up. America is dead. Politicians killed it a long time ago. Question is what are you going to do about it?

  • 413

    Concerned mom
    Concerned mom Feb 15, 2012 at 2:29

    Ever look at where the cafeteria food comes from. I gaurantee if most parents who really care about their children saw how chicken nuggets are really made. You would not let your children touch them!

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    James G
    James G Feb 15, 2012 at 2:34

    Peg,

    Everything starts with an “isolated incident.” There is a government inspector on the premises inspecting the lunches made by parents. They are not only inspecting, they are now involved in parenting.

    It is highly unlikely to be an “isolated incident”, unless you think the government only hired and trained one inspector.

    Not everything makes the news, especially if the news is run by liberals. We are lucky this did make the news.

    When this sort of thing starts, it must be stomped out immediately. The Patriot Act was not supposed to go on forever– but it will. Just as mandates about what will be “free” in our healthcare will be forever if we do not put an end to it at the ballot box.

  • 415

    Henrik
    Henrik Feb 15, 2012 at 2:36

    Let’s take it easy: remember the ERS was introduced under Bush.

  • 416

    Darrin
    Darrin Feb 15, 2012 at 2:37

    I’m curious what kind of “vegetable” they put in front of this little girl. My wife taught in Califonia for several years and as a Chef myself, I found it discusting that her school and all of LAUSD considered “tater tots” a vegetable. What is this country coming to when the liberals, who always seem to know better than the rest of us, are left alone to warp the health and minds of all our kids.

  • 417

    Steve M.
    Steve M. Feb 15, 2012 at 2:40

    We are creating a nation of moochers.

    In the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), they are proud to announce that there is over an 85% participation in their free school breakfast lunch and dinner program. The schools are literally falling apart, educational materials are 10 to 20 (or more) years old, and the list goes on, but there is plenty of free money for food that is left, largely uneaten and other new programs, such as mandatory classes for K-12 students in “Gay Studies.” Yes, the State of California is fiscally broke.

    Is there a wonder why more students are being placed in private educational institutions, vice public schools, by responsible parents? oh yes, these are the parents the Obama Administration keeps attacking because they use their disposible income on their youngster(s) and not some derelict to reside government housing or receive welfare.

  • 418

    mike
    mike Feb 15, 2012 at 2:43

    This is getting out of control. Big brother is watching is no longer just PARANOIA. As Americans when are we going to say enough is enough. It’s not food that is making us fat it’s a lack of exercising and movement. With the advancments in technologies kids play too many video and computer games and thats whats leading to unhealthy children and fat Americans.
    I hate what Obama and his vision is doing to this Nation.
    If this kind of crap is going on in schools it;’s no wonder our schools are broke.
    It’s so amazing to think humans and especially Americans survived and thrived before our nanny state came along to show us how to live.

  • 419

    Northlander
    Northlander Feb 15, 2012 at 2:46

    Welcome to Kenya north. Great communist “Dreams From My Father.”

  • 420

    Aimee
    Aimee Feb 15, 2012 at 2:51

    Ok, seriously? To start school lunches are not even close to healthy! They buy the cheepest crap they can get away with, and serve it to our children touting the “health” factor that doesnt really exist, seeing that it is all processed and filled with preservatives and biproducts of hormone and steroid fed livestock! Their dairy choices are often chocolate or strawberry milk which has more sugar than a can of soda.
    My solution, for those who can work a swing or graveyard shift (which is what I do, fulltime). Find out about the K12 homeschool program in your state. It is an online public school. The lessons are provided and most of the school supplies needed through out the year are provided, even a computer if you dont have one. Your student will have an online teacher, and you simply act as their learning coach. and they only have to attend school 6 hours a day or less for younger k-2 students. Not to mention they provide more support than a brick and mortar school does on your students individual learning plan (IEP). and they have monthly activities and field trips, that are most of the time free of charge.

  • 421

    MALCOM
    MALCOM Feb 15, 2012 at 2:51

    BOYCOTT!! KEEP CHILDREN HOME UNTIL THIS SOCIALISM AND FACISM IS CHANGED.

  • 422

    M Bauman
    M Bauman Feb 15, 2012 at 2:55

    Remember, it’s only treason if you advocate the overthrow of the government by force or violence.
    That said, KYPD.

  • 423

    p3orion
    p3orion Feb 15, 2012 at 2:55

    This business with the Health Inspector checking kids’ lunches is just like Obama’s Health and Human Services Department trying to force the Catholic Church to offer contraceptives in employee health plans.

    It’s not a question of whether or not the government is right. It’s whether it’s any of their G–d— business!

  • 424

    PMW
    PMW Feb 15, 2012 at 3:00

    “If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”

    ~Thomas Jefferson

  • 425

    George
    George Feb 15, 2012 at 3:01

    >The government inspector was from the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised program at the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.>

    Well now at least they know what position to close down. I would send the sheriff over to close down this operation. The feds cannot police our school nutrition. This is the trickle down from the feds and it is slave training.
    Conditioning kids that this is OK is slave training.

  • 426

    Mark
    Mark Feb 15, 2012 at 3:04

    What are the chances that Moochelle ever ate a government nugget? I’m sure it’s more like champagne and caviar while Moochelle jets all over the globe at taxpayer expense. Keep voting Democrat if you want more of the same.

  • 427

    Michael
    Michael Feb 15, 2012 at 3:06

    If that were my kid, I would be at that school so fast and kicking asses over shoulders. Suppose the kid is allergic to some veggies… are the dictators still going to shove it down her throat??

    You see, I have a four year old daughter. I know what she will and will not eat and she gets a well balanced lunch everyday. But for some pantiefaced food dictator to tell me what’s what… well, let’s just say that ain’t going to fly.

    This gov’t we have today has got to go whether by choice or force, the gov’t is getting too big, too useless and too intrusive for us to allow to survive.

    To this school board, I say this: be damned glad my kid is not in your district. Otherwise, there will be alot of ass kicking from the food dictator to the superintendant. No one would be safe. Your job is to teach and most times, you cannot do that without losing your heads over dumb stuff. You have NO right intruding in my daughter’s lunch that is made with love and concern {not just for a paycheck} and comes from a clean, sanitary kitchen {not your rat and roach infested kitchens}.

    You will never know my kid better than I do and you will never be allowed by me to inspect her food. She likes hot, spicy, flavorful foods. You probably would not approve, but you know what???? She likes it and she eats well so get your asses in the classroom and out of kids’ lunchboxes, you bunch of nosy idiots.

  • 428

    Murph
    Murph Feb 15, 2012 at 3:13

    For the life of me I can’t figure out why someone would want to place their four year old in school? Get you kid out of there, lady!

  • 429

    James G
    James G Feb 15, 2012 at 3:29

    henrik, you have just won the prize for the most idiotic, trite (and totally expected) comment of the week.

    But, what took you so long to chime in with “Bush did it”? Were you busy posting “Bush did it” on a lot of other blog sites, and couldn’t get here because of your busy troll schedule?

    I bet that’s it. Isn’t it?

  • 430

    Rich Fla.
    Rich Fla. Feb 15, 2012 at 3:35

    Wait until he’s elected to a second term…..and there’s a good chance he will gather the votes…– with the amount of people on government hand outs, union support/kickbacks, and people that will vote for him simply because of skin color, at that point -it’s katie bar the doors —Good Bye USA ! Believe it!

  • 431

    El Gato
    El Gato Feb 15, 2012 at 3:40

    Ve hev vays of making you eat your vegatables.

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  • 432

    steve
    steve Feb 15, 2012 at 3:43

    people get the government they deserve..

  • 433

    schlomo
    schlomo Feb 15, 2012 at 3:51

    Are you kidding me? What in the hell has happened to this country? The sick joke of the gestapo child botherer is that it forced the kid to eat chicken “negguts” in the name of nutrition. Either this person is seriously thick (which I can believe), or just downright evil and ignorant. Does she even READ the list of so called “ingredients” that go into one of those things? Seriously, statesmen, leave my kids’ diets alone. I’ll feed them Kosher, if you please. Assholes.

  • 434

    criley
    criley Feb 15, 2012 at 3:52

    this is about money more than anything else. A lot of schools now provide only a cheese sandwich if a child is behind on their lunch payments. The schools are not too concerned about your child’s eating habits if you owe them money. Simply tell your child to eat the lunch you send for him or her and if the school adds more to it then eat it if you want or do not if you do not want to. The school will not care so long as they can serve you enough food to count your child as a student eating a full meal so that they may count your child and recieve money for the meal. The money for serving children’s meals pays for the lunchroom workers salaries and the food served. This is going to happen more often as the food taste declines in order to get it more healthy and kids want to bring their own lunch. At some point the schools will attempt to not allow students to bring any food to school in order to assure their lunch room remains self sufficent.

  • 435

    jen
    jen Feb 15, 2012 at 3:52

    Milk isn’t even good for you, not these days with all the hormones and steroids and antibiotics. This is all just lobbying from the food companies. Shove this factory manufactured cardboard play food in your child’s mouth so we get you dollar, or if not yours then the state’s. Ridiculous. If the school really cared about nutrition then they’d offer whole vegetables, not some sodium laden, msg filled, nutrient drained, “vegetable” soup. Don’t even get me started on the chicken (goo) nuggets. Disgusting. The worst offender of children’s nutrition (besides fast food chains) is the school system. They should clean up their act before they start attacking struggling mothers.

  • 436

    kathy
    kathy Feb 15, 2012 at 4:01

    PIZZA IS A VEGETABLE!

  • 437

    Paul
    Paul Feb 15, 2012 at 4:11

    This is such B.S.
    What the hell has happened to our country?
    Why do we continue to put up with this?
    Is this what is called “Change We Can believe In”?

  • 438

    Jane Anderson
    Jane Anderson Feb 15, 2012 at 4:11

    Remember when Ronnie was president? ketchup counted in school lunches as a vegetable.

  • 439

    Roadside Couch
    Roadside Couch Feb 15, 2012 at 4:15

    Well I see Moochelle’s food NAZIs are out in force. This is just part of the hope and change you get with a Democrat in the White House aided by a senile Democrat leader in the Senate who will look the other way. Of course its chicken nuggets and vegetables for the kids, wagyu beef and arugula for Moochelle and Lord Obama.

  • 440

    Homeschool Mom
    Homeschool Mom Feb 15, 2012 at 4:27

    These lunch nazis have no idea what these parents feed their own kids at home for a snack or dinner. They have no right to ignore and over rule parental request or judgement. What’s next? Will the lunch gestapo be visiting homeschooling homes to verify what’s in their kitchen cabinets and refrigerators? Is this how low our government has become? Answer: yes. Look who’s in charge.

  • 441

    andy314159
    andy314159 Feb 15, 2012 at 4:31

    Bureaucracy needs to be made a capital crime if civilization is to survive.

    The children in this school will be subject to more and more abuse unless the staff get to watch the ‘food inspector’ dangle from a gallows. Nothing less will have any lasting effect.

    While it may seem harsh to impose the death penalty for making a kid drink milk, think about what is really going on and you’ll realize it is necessary and just.

  • 442

    James anderson
    James anderson Feb 15, 2012 at 4:38

    Note to government.. Go to hell.

  • 443

    Tony
    Tony Feb 15, 2012 at 4:43

    After reading crap like this, I still cant believe Ron Paul is not getting more support.

  • 444

    Art
    Art Feb 15, 2012 at 4:46

    Simple remedy

    HOME SCHOOL!

  • 445

    Oh Please
    Oh Please Feb 15, 2012 at 5:07

    The government has all the necessary resources to intimidate little children but can’t seem to monitor our borders for drug trafficing? Pure tyranny. Wake up America.

  • 446

    hmark
    hmark Feb 15, 2012 at 5:11

    Lots of outrage but how come, except for possible allergies, nobody mentions any of the really serious reasons these actions are outrageous? Why isn’t anybody outraged over the unreasonable search and seizure the children of subjected to? This is something supposed protected by the Constitution, but seems to be flouted by the food inspectors.

    And as soemone alluded to but didn’t say, many religions have restrictions on what they are allowed to eat. Jewish people are required to eat only Kosher food, Muslim people are required to eat only certain foods and foods prepared in specified ways, etc. What happened to their freedom of religion?

  • 447

    Cathy Bryan
    Cathy Bryan Feb 15, 2012 at 5:45

    Are they checking each child’s records for food allergies? This would really tick me off. The food guideline only say how much of each group we should eat each day, not at each meal, and they are guidelines, not mandates.

    Who is making money on this deal?

  • 448

    Blaine
    Blaine Feb 15, 2012 at 5:46

    I can hardly believe that there is such a lack of wisdom in the government…I am also disgusted that this lack of wisdom is carried out by this inspector, this is when our right to bear arms becomes so obviously important. this inspector should lose his job…in fact the job should not exist! this is a perfect example of A) the government being too big. B)the government not being able to do as good of a job as the individuals. C)our tax money being wasted… etc etc etc.

  • 449

    Storms
    Storms Feb 15, 2012 at 5:46

    I think that this is ridiculous, but I have to ask wonder how a mother who turns her 4 year old over to the state has any right to complain when the government does what government does.

    You can’t say, “Here’s my kid. Take care of them because I don’t want to,” and then complain when the government tries to take care of her.

  • 450

    linda
    linda Feb 15, 2012 at 5:48

    well, you have to wonder if the “statewide” nutrition policy was investigated and put out of commission. i somehow think they still force children to eat school lunches. we’re becoming europe, what a shame, what happened to America?

  • 451

    Twinsdad911
    Twinsdad911 Feb 15, 2012 at 5:50

    Government has no business telling parents what a child can or cannot eat for a meal. This is why the government has proven that they are also not qualified to educate children. Homeschool is not an option for everyone but is something that all parents should consider. I refuse to let these liberal thugs to put their hands on my childs body or mind. I take full responsibility for my childs education. The State can go screw up someone else.

  • 452

    hkinsey3
    hkinsey3 Feb 15, 2012 at 5:53

    Two words “food Gestapo”.

  • 453

    TJEFF4
    TJEFF4 Feb 15, 2012 at 6:01

    WE HAVE SURRENDERED TO PETTY BUREAUCRATS WHOSE SELF-IMPORTANCE IS MEASURED BY HOW MANY OF OUR RIGHTS WE WILLINGLY GIVE UP SO THE FEDS CAN DICTATE HEALTH CARE, OUR CHILDREN’S LUNCH MENUS, ETC. THE LEFT WHINED ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BEFORE—BUT NOW THAT THEY HAVE ENGINEERED THIS PUTSCH, IT SEEMS THAT UNBRIDLED FEDERAL POWER IS CONSIDERED HEALTHY.

  • 454

    Dungeness
    Dungeness Feb 15, 2012 at 6:10

    Just wait until the government feeds a child something they are allergic to and they get sick or die. They are treading on thin ice.

  • 455

    Chuck
    Chuck Feb 15, 2012 at 6:14

    It is all about creating government jobs. They use a subject that they think will weight on people feeling of being good for children, then creat jobs for they supporter to administer the program. Thus more government jobs paid for by your taxes. Socialism is here folks.

  • 456

    AmyDeAwful
    AmyDeAwful Feb 15, 2012 at 6:14

    One day they will require three Soilent Green crackers in each lunch. From the Soilent Green factory owned by Al Gore, of course.

  • 457

    Susan Mays
    Susan Mays Feb 15, 2012 at 6:16

    That’s what you get when you insist on electing overbearing liberals. When, oh when will you democrats learn?

  • 458

    AmosMoses
    AmosMoses Feb 15, 2012 at 6:22

    Don’t come near my kid never tell him what he can eat. His lunch will have a full load of oreos, peanut butter cups and ding dongs in it.

  • 459

    jamadan
    jamadan Feb 15, 2012 at 6:23

    Easy solution – put a single dehydrated pea in a plastic bag and just keep it in the bag every day . . . voila, a vegetable. Pea-brained solution for a pea-brained nazi inspector.

  • 460

    dr
    dr Feb 15, 2012 at 6:39

    I’ll bet anything the gov’t is trying to force a school lunch program on the school

  • 461

    Demobust
    Demobust Feb 15, 2012 at 6:41

    “All of our scales have been developed in close collaboration with realistic field-based sites. They have good interrater (sic)reliability and validity, thus making them suitable for research and program evaluation, as well as program improvement efforts” (From the food police’s WEB Site) Translation: We decided what’s good because what we see is fact and we know we know! SHAMEFUL ACADEMICS!

  • 462

    YankeeI
    YankeeI Feb 15, 2012 at 6:44

    The gestapo member should be arrested for child endangerment, assault, theft and mom should immediately pull the child out of the bs program. Here we have yet another example of what happens when you hand your kids over to a bunch of loons for indoctrination. How long are we as a country gonna allow this invasion of our lives to continue?

  • 463

    Demobust
    Demobust Feb 15, 2012 at 6:48

    contact this “insititute of higher ed” here: thelma.harms@unc.edu

  • 464

    OccupyThis
    OccupyThis Feb 15, 2012 at 6:48

    One if by land, two if by sea, three if by schools!

  • 465

    killerbee
    killerbee Feb 15, 2012 at 6:49

    Mmmmmm!!! Have some nutritious “chicken nuggets”! FIRST they came for OUR Bibles in the public schools………………..

  • 466

    Harleyxx
    Harleyxx Feb 15, 2012 at 6:52

    The most important thing is that the state makes sure that the little girl gets her daily portion of hormone laden nuggets so she starts puberty at 11 or before. Then the state can give her contraceptives or even an abortion without her parents approval.

  • 467

    johnny further
    johnny further Feb 15, 2012 at 6:53

    this is clearly overstepping the bounds, BUT…

    isn’t it similar to teachers who search students’ lockers for various things?

    And is this really tied to obama?? If this were an obama mandate, wouldn’t all 50 states be doing this?

  • 468

    david
    david Feb 15, 2012 at 6:59

    Just another excellent argument for home schooling.

  • 469

    Craig
    Craig Feb 15, 2012 at 6:59

    Those of you that defend this story by saying: “They were ‘offering’ her a supplement to make sure she had a balanced meal. What’s wrong with that?” This is exactly how soft-tyranny works. It’s little steps toward socialism. The fact is that the government–city, county, state or federal–has NO business inspecting our childrens’ lunches! Again, WAKE UP!!

  • 470

    THill
    THill Feb 15, 2012 at 7:00

    Ironic isn’t it. The Federal Government will help you kill your child but if you don’t then it will force you to feed them what they say. hhmmmm…

  • 471

    Rhonda Tracey
    Rhonda Tracey Feb 15, 2012 at 7:00

    oh this has gone way to far….. Fellow Americans i ask that we stand together against this and say NO NO NO everytime it happens.. it is now or never.. they are creeping in on our rights little by little… this has gone to far… obvious that we have lost our personal rights..

  • 472

    Drumrhino
    Drumrhino Feb 15, 2012 at 7:01

    What a bunch of Commie Bastards. This is the worst kind of infiltration into our society and our lives. Tell the government to stay out of our lives. The government is not here to impede on our pursuits of Life, Liberty and Happiness. These food programs to make our kids healthy are just more greed schemes. We all grew up and ate from the cafeteria food and those that would eat Tasty- Cakes did and those that at their veggies did. There were no “Food Police” The kids who come to school with a Pop-tart, they need some help with nutrition but not by being forced. It would be so much better with a government that keeps out of our personal lives.

  • 473

    Blah
    Blah Feb 15, 2012 at 7:02

    Who’s the idiot that still sends their kids to public school? Everyone knows that public school increases the odds of societal failure, prescription drug abuse (i.e. ADDHD drugs) and a sense of how to be a good government slave. This story is just par for the course in taking away the rights of parents (i.e. check out parens patriae and the missing kids in foster care under child protective services in any state). Anyone that loves their kid today wouldn’t dream of sending their kids to public school.

    Useful idiots.

  • 474

    Rhonda Tracey
    Rhonda Tracey Feb 15, 2012 at 7:02

    everyone post your real name.. the revolution to gain back our personal rights begins today… who’s with me… spread the word .. just say no and walk away… they can’t lock us all up.. this has gone way to far for me

  • 475

    tds
    tds Feb 15, 2012 at 7:03

    Public Education – What a joke

  • 476

    Dr. Michael Fields
    Dr. Michael Fields Feb 15, 2012 at 7:03

    As a parent of 6 children, homeschooling them has been the best and most peaceful thing that my wife and I have ever done, we know exactly what our children are eating and what they may and may not have. I would rather die a horrible death than to place my children in a government “controlled” public school. So much for the “public” part of the government “Sacred” school system. Parents are not a part of their children’s lives. Parents are hosts for the parasites called children.

    NOT IN MY COUNTRY or MY HOUSE!

  • 477

    Roy Rogers
    Roy Rogers Feb 15, 2012 at 7:07

    Did anyone else see the internet picture of that unbelievable pink sludge that is processed “chicken”? From this they make chicken nuggets et al.

    Do a web image search for “processed chicken meat”

  • 478

    Murph
    Murph Feb 15, 2012 at 7:13

    So let me get this straight. The government lunch inspector didn’t like the lunch with a turkey sandwich and banana, so he forced the child to eat chicken nuggets???

    Does anyone actually know what’s in a chikcen nugget?…because I sure don’t.

    Also, if you force the children to eat two lunches, isn’t that going to contribute to the child obesity problem in this country?

    NC seriously needs to re-think this policy.

  • 479

    Vote Loud
    Vote Loud Feb 15, 2012 at 7:17

    What authority under the Constitution does this school system exert?

    Did not the N.C. Governor suggest “suspending the elections” this Fall?

    Is not the Democrat Convention going to be held in Charlotte N.C.?

    This all has “Progressive” written all over it!

    So sad… I used to know and like North Carolina.

    Ed
    Atlanta

  • 480

    Let Freedom Ring
    Let Freedom Ring Feb 15, 2012 at 7:19

    Amazing…….who would have ever believed that something like this would happen in the United States! Oh, my bad….I meant why are you so surprised? Don’t you remember that it takes a village to raise a child (wasn’t this H. Clinton’s 1st Lady Theme)? Things like this will happen more and more as Americans choose (by choice of candidates or by complacency) to become sheep led to slaughter. And now for another “I can’t believe this story”…….Mr. L Croft, your post states, “no wonder people get riled to the point of physical violence”. Better be careful. Just recently, I know of a young woman (YW) who made a similar remark at work. Hers was, “no wonder people go postal”. The generalized remark was made on a Friday in a private conversation with her supervisor. It was apparently over heard by some co-workers. On Monday morning, a co-worker (who wasn’t even at work when the comment was made) called the police and said she THOUGHT the YW might be an active shooter (active shooter is a code word for violence in the workplace). Within minutes of the call, four patrol cars responded and surrounded the workplace. The YW was arrested in front of her peers, handcuffed and searched in the parking lot, and taken to the police station where she was cuffed to a bench while they investigated the complaint. About 4 hours later she was released since the charges were determined to be “unfounded”. The YW has since inquired about lawful recourses she might have against the caller for false arrest and public humiliation but at all avenues has been told there is nothing she can do. So, be warned that we now also live in a society where anyone can call the cops and say they THINK you might be a dangerous person and you can be arrested and there will be no lawful recourse against the caller if the allegations are later determined to be unfounded. Kind of scary….just like this story about the little girl’s lunch.

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    Pensacola Grandmother
    Pensacola Grandmother Feb 15, 2012 at 7:20

    I cannot believe what I’ve read. Since when have taxpayers started paying for a lunch inspector. I don’t care what the parents send as a lunch for their children. It’s their children and their business. No school, government, or other outside entity has the right to take over the parenting of our children. Parents it’s time to wake up and be involved. We’ve let everyone under the sun parent our children while we’ve been content to sit and watch. Some great parents have taken a stand and are home schooling. Wonder WHY!!! We now have a husband and wife team telling us how to spend our money and what to feed our kids and they are such excellent examples. A wife who dares to tell us what to eat while she is such a physical example of good eating habits. We’ve let this same government take God out of our schools, public office and next they’ll be confiscating our Bibles along with our 2nd Amendment rights. Little steps people . . . Wake up before it’s too late.

  • 482

    Scott Dix
    Scott Dix Feb 15, 2012 at 7:29

    More dictatorship!!!

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    Stan
    Stan Feb 15, 2012 at 7:30

    Easy solution- go to the local Kroger or Family Dollar, buy a small can of green beans and pack that in her lunch every day. Vegetables provided daily and purchased only once.

    F the Food NAZIs.

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    Rob
    Rob Feb 15, 2012 at 7:32

    Well.. The police state is alive and well. My daughter is in kindergarten in nc, and I eat lunch with her several times a week. When they do offer vegetables to the kids, maybe 1 percent have ever taken them. Just like when we were kids, children want the stuff that tastes good. I am not saying that kids shouldn’t eat vegetables, but this is not the right way of going about it. Next the states will be putting kids in jail for not eating certain foods, or not taking vaccines. They arrested a kid for running at recess just recently. The banks and large corporations have hijacked this country and it is high time we take it back before they sign a contract to have 30,000 predator drones in USA airspace. Oh, wait, that just happened as well.

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    Stan
    Stan Feb 15, 2012 at 7:32

    @Let Freedom Ring… then how long will it take for people to start calling to report their thinking the Food NAZI is stealing food? Turn their system back on them.

  • 486

    Michigan Matt
    Michigan Matt Feb 15, 2012 at 7:33

    Hey you all voted for Obama and all the liberal politicians as well as the RINO’s that act like conservitives. Welcome too George Orweils 1984!

  • 487

    Suds
    Suds Feb 15, 2012 at 7:33

    The fact that there are “inspectors” wandering around scaring four year olds by digging through their lunch is scary enough. And I wish people would stop analyzing what this mother gave her to eat. There is nothing wrong with the lunch, but if this kid had brought a pack of Ho Ho’s and a soda it isn’t the government’s business to butt in.

  • 488

    Tom Reinheimer
    Tom Reinheimer Feb 15, 2012 at 7:33

    This is from the same government that has categorized pizza as a vegetable!

  • 489

    B Forrest
    B Forrest Feb 15, 2012 at 7:34

    When are people going to wake up to the disaster of liberalism? They want to control every aspect of our lives, decide how we can spend our money (the little that we have left after they tax us to death), what to eat, what we can say, what we can own, how to raise our children, etc. Liberals will be the death of our country.

  • 490

    David Berube
    David Berube Feb 15, 2012 at 7:35

    Being from Massachusetts, you have no idea how much this scares me. Up here we are used to the state poking its nose where it doesn’t belong. But North Carolina? Conservatives up here look to states like yours as the last line of defense against complete intrusion and control over our lives here in America. Please, please, please put a stop to this. It is simply not right that a state official has that much power and now has undermined what the mother was trying to do with her picky eater. It is truly wrong and borders on evil when somebody at school can make your child believe you are not abiding by her has a parent.

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    Rob
    Rob Feb 15, 2012 at 7:40

    I also wonder, do the schools chicken nuggets contain a form of silicone like mcdonalds mcnuggets?

  • 492

    G Geiger
    G Geiger Feb 15, 2012 at 7:44

    As a 20 year public school veteran and a conservative I am appalled!!! Parents do not have to give up their children to the “state”. Parents pack a lunch and try to eat with your child at least once a week or month. Speak up in school and at school board meetings and your voices will be heard. Attend PTA meetings and complain. The squeaky wheel will get attention. Do so politely but firmly. Your taxes pay for these “services”. Use your power at the poles and vote the people out with these ridiculous “inspectors”.

  • 493

    Gwen
    Gwen Feb 15, 2012 at 7:44

    This is BS. We are losing our rights one by one. We need to stop what is happening to our country and take it back.Don’t tell me what I can feed or not feed my child.

  • 494

    JoeCool
    JoeCool Feb 15, 2012 at 7:45

    I don’t see yet that anyone has thought to wonder this: Why is a FOUR Year Old Attending Public School?

    I see THREE year olds now in public school.
    This is Government Day Care. That is ALL that it is.
    I am a HS science teacher in a public school in a very rural community.
    I see less of this garbage, but I still see some of it.
    I advise parents to home school if they can.
    Perhaps send them to HS if they want to take things like Chemistry & such & the parent doesn’t feel competent to lead the child in those particular subjects.
    But these days, there are a lot of resources.
    And if you can do it, I wholly recommend home schooling whenever possible.

  • 495

    jane
    jane Feb 15, 2012 at 7:45

    you know what scares me is that the people who want these freebies are voters and they always vote for the democrat/socialist party. The Independents are now brainwashed also so what chance do we, the Republicans, have we are outnumbered. These brainwashed people only listen to the mainstream corrupt media, owned by Soros and the likes, they are not smart enough to listen to the real news, they are uneducated on the dole lazy i diots who love this. More government gives them more free stuff and the opportunity to sit home and get obese and let the Republicans who work pay for their lifestyle, which they chose.

  • 496

    Die Liberals
    Die Liberals Feb 15, 2012 at 7:46

    EVERYONE SHOULD E-MAIL THE PRINCIPALS AT THE SCHOOL AND LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL:

    jsamuels@echalk.hcs.k12.nc.us
    anoble@echalk.hcs.k12.nc.us

  • 497

    twolazy
    twolazy Feb 15, 2012 at 7:47

    My friends, it’s not about nutrition, like all else in this administration it’s about control, total control. These Progressive Pigs don’t want you to send lunch to school, they want to feed your kids, breakfast then lunch and soon dinner.

    Coming down the pike soon the government will want to convert schools to 24 hours per day, but, they will allow visitation on Sundays, no you won’t be able to take them to church and visitations will be supervised by the state.

    Do you not see what is happening? Have you had enough of these creeps yet?

  • 498

    ClearyJ
    ClearyJ Feb 15, 2012 at 7:49

    There ought to be a special dungeon in Hell for inspectors like these idiots. I am so glad that my kids are out of school and that they and I do not have to deal with these clowns. If only there was a way to charge each said inspector 10x the amount of money that they waste because “we’re from the Government and are here to help you.” I blame all Leftists for this. No sense of proportion, no understanding of human nature, and no sense of shame when they do wrong. And the scariest part of it – their vote counts more than mine (when you factor in the dead people they bring in and the number of times each of them votes.

  • 499

    twolazy
    twolazy Feb 15, 2012 at 7:49

    oh, and by the by, read the Socialist of America’s web site, it will chill you to the bone. They figure that at some point you will accept that your kids are not your kids they are the property of the state. Have a good day …. ok?

  • 500

    Greg
    Greg Feb 15, 2012 at 7:50

    Food Police ??? more obozo government control – take more freedom away from us.

  • 501

    Kevin
    Kevin Feb 15, 2012 at 7:50

    This country and it’s citizens are being assaulted by communist fascists aka the united states government. All people’s need to wake up a realize our constitution and our freedoms are being stripped away from us. This is the way of the new world order. We must reject this evil agenda and side with liberty and freedom! Infowars.com!!

  • 502

    mrsrum
    mrsrum Feb 15, 2012 at 7:51

    This is standard practice in all public pre-K programs. At least that mother is allowed to send her kid with food from home, when my youngest son was in preK he had to eat what they gave him no matter what …. which is almost nothing since he has severe food sensory issues. He just didn’t eat lunch at all that whole year and ate when he got home at 1. :( It’s ridiculous whats going on.

  • 503

    d.s.
    d.s. Feb 15, 2012 at 7:51

    i did not read all of the comments, but my first thought that comes to mind is… aren’t potatoes a veggie so aren’t potato chips a veggie too? what a bizarre situation!

  • 504

    Gary
    Gary Feb 15, 2012 at 7:51

    I would have placed a rotten boiled egg in the lunch and nothing else except a note that said, “This is for you Inspector” eat me!
    Our whole government is corrupt and soon there will be the end. These are indeed the end-of-times!

  • 505

    Voets
    Voets Feb 15, 2012 at 7:52

    if the mom isn’t smart enough to tell her kid ‘if you don’t eat healthy, you’ll become fat and sick’ than i’m glad school does.

    All that BS about democrats ruining america; i think republicans are the cause the US are what they are today.
    wtf is wrong with socialism? i can’t stand it anymore. wtf is so bad about helping one another, that everybody prefers to be an island, an island of ingratitude and perhaps ignorance in what is such a beautiful world.

  • 506

    MrQ
    MrQ Feb 15, 2012 at 7:53

    Americans deserve the government they vote for. Eat your fascism people AND LIKE IT—this is your doing. [All of the respondents here vote too, but unfortunately we are outnumbered.]

  • 507

    stan_in_usa
    stan_in_usa Feb 15, 2012 at 7:54

    And willing to bet the mother voted for Obama, since it’s his wife who started this insanity.

  • 508

    no soup 4 you
    no soup 4 you Feb 15, 2012 at 7:56

    Contrary to popular belief, the motivation behind the school lunch program had little to do with the welfare of children, per educationbug.org:

    President Harry S. Truman began the national school lunch program in 1946 as a measure of national security. He did so after reading a study that revealed many young men had been rejected from the World War II draft due to medical conditions caused by childhood malnutrition. Since that time more than 180 million lunches have been served to American children who attend either a public school or a non-profit private school.

  • 509

    Gary Kendrick
    Gary Kendrick Feb 15, 2012 at 7:56

    Definitely a Liberal policy, most likely implemented by a Democrat. When you vote for liberals that is what you get, people that know better than you how to raise your own kids then expect you to pay for their superior knowledge. Sounds to me like a case of a person that has a job that should have never been established. There is no way that the Constitution envisioned a department of Education and in a free country no possible way something like this could happen. Time to put some people and politicians in the re-education line and get them out of the jobs they are in.

  • 510

    Scott
    Scott Feb 15, 2012 at 7:58

    So how many people draw government (ie, funded by taxpayers and foreign debt) paychecks to go around to school cafeterias and do this?

    I mean, aside from the whole “nanny state” thing — which is creepy enough — I’m just as miffed that we’re paying people to do this as their job.

    Our government’s debt is being downgraded…and we’re spending money we don’t have on this?

  • 511

    Pkpost
    Pkpost Feb 15, 2012 at 8:02

    Voets – please promise me that you’ll get sterilized if you have not done so already. You’re stupidity cannot have come about solely through chemical means, it has to be the result of genes defined by a family tree that looks like a broomstick.

  • 512

    John Voice
    John Voice Feb 15, 2012 at 8:02

    The government will continue to force their will upon us until we SAY NO! They will edge into our freedoms until we say Dammit, NO! Make a huge stink about it. That’s how the liberals get their way. Don’t compromise on your rights as a free US citizen!

  • 513

    giveMeABreak
    giveMeABreak Feb 15, 2012 at 8:02

    Sigh .. I guess the mom should have packed a slice of pizza to be safe (google ‘pizza is a vegetable’ if you haven’t heard the ‘good’ news). Everyone get in line, we’re being trained to behave like good little drones by big government.

  • 514

    jane
    jane Feb 15, 2012 at 8:04

    twolazy so right, i am going to check out that socialist web site you are right we are going down the path of our lives not being our lives. But instead of just venting on line get out and get involved. Do something positvie to help stop all this

  • 515

    John
    John Feb 15, 2012 at 8:04

    I served 20 years in the USN defending our freedoms and protecting our Constitution. Seeing this going on in my own country breaks my heart. WAKE UP PEOPLE VOTE THESE Socialist out of office before it is too late.

  • 516

    Mark Matis
    Mark Matis Feb 15, 2012 at 8:07

    Thank your fine friends in “Law Enforcement”, for it is THEY who are making sure this continues.

  • 517

    jane
    jane Feb 15, 2012 at 8:08

    you know what is even more frightening is that my 20 yr old grandson and his twin are Marines. They tell me that when they speak to their fellow Marines they are mostly voting for socialist obama. How can this be? He told me the first time he will be voting is not for obama who he once thought would be his choice but since becoming a Marine he sees the light.

  • 518

    Mrs S
    Mrs S Feb 15, 2012 at 8:08

    Bring back the good old days when everybody minded their own business! My mom sure had it a lot easier than I do raising kids in today’s judgemental world. The 70′s were hard times and my classmates ate mustard sandwiches and nobody judged it.
    I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches almost daily. Inexpensive and good for you, and no nitrates that are in lunch meats but parents can’t send peanut butter sandwiches anymore because of peanut allergies. How come no one had peanut allergies back then?

  • 519

    Jarad
    Jarad Feb 15, 2012 at 8:09

    These problems need the judicious use of a baseball bats to ‘explain’ to these fascists we are not Amerika.

  • 520

    Jay Stemple
    Jay Stemple Feb 15, 2012 at 8:10

    The FDA will kill us. Please go watch the trailer for a documentary coming out in April of 2012. It is called “farmageddon” and it talks about how the government is destroying our small farms. Soon all we will be able to eat is food made in a factory for fear of “illness” by the FDA.

  • 521

    SirTennyson
    SirTennyson Feb 15, 2012 at 8:11

    The federal government is now firmly planted between law-abiding parents and their young children. This is why it’s important to pay attention when elections are held.

  • 522

    Me
    Me Feb 15, 2012 at 8:12

    It’s not about nutrition. It’s about government control of every aspect of your life.

  • 523

    mac
    mac Feb 15, 2012 at 8:17

    Elections have consequences.

  • 524

    Scott
    Scott Feb 15, 2012 at 8:17

    Parents, repeat after me. My children belong to me, not the state.

  • 525

    PhilFaxio
    PhilFaxio Feb 15, 2012 at 8:18

    no, M adams – it is NOT a state program.
    Did you read the article?

  • 526

    T. Flook
    T. Flook Feb 15, 2012 at 8:18

    Definition fruit-seed contained in a fleshy pulp. Tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, are all fruits,
    Potatoes are a vegetable, strawberries are not a fruit
    Definition dairy- made from milk

    Jerk with the inspectors, for a vegetable include, pineapple, rhubarb, corn chips. Maybe put some ketchup on the sandwich, the government calls that a vegetable. They really are morons.

    The bagged lunch sounded pretty good, school food is horrible.

    Definition state inspector-authority without common sense/intelligence.

  • 527

    Chris Davis
    Chris Davis Feb 15, 2012 at 8:20

    Our Great Leader is So Helpful. Thank you Messiah Obama

  • 528

    thomasc
    thomasc Feb 15, 2012 at 8:25

    Let me get this straight, we owe China and half the world trillions of dollars, our kids are falling behind the world more and more on education standards, and the Muslim in the White house and Mooshell feel that vegetables and milk will make America better, that just figures. This is why my wife home schools our children, I know not every parent can home school but I would work 3 jobs to put my kids in a private school instead of a Government School.

  • 529

    Mr. Spim
    Mr. Spim Feb 15, 2012 at 8:26

    Welcome to Obama’s Fourth Reich! I hope you’re all enjoying the Hope and Change!

  • 530

    MorganGray
    MorganGray Feb 15, 2012 at 8:28

    Patrick Riott: It isn’t giving the child veggies which is causing the outrage, and it is not (for my part at least) feigned.
    The issue here is that the government seems to have given itself the right to inspect, and reject a perfectly healthy lunch provided by the parent.
    The issue is that some government drone with more power than sense decided to traumatize a 4 year old by declaring what her mom gave her was not healthy and by confiscating her lunch.

    This is a FOUR YEAR OLD you moron! A four year old does not have the intellectual capacity to reason it out that this is some democrat / leftist / socialist hack who believes he or she knows better than the parents what is good for a particular child.
    I worked for 6 years in the public school system, my wife did so for 25.
    The likely result for a 4 year old is going to be to make her afraid to go to school, or to make her afraid to take her lunch to school.
    Were this a 10+ year old, kid, I’d say “Congratulations, my child, this is a badge of honor. You torqued off the Obama administration.” You can’t do that with a 4 year old.

    THIS is the kind of thing that makes parents crazy when it comes to schools. It is the same kind of nonsense which got a friend’s 11 year old suspended for 3 days because he brought a “dangerous weapon” to school. A wrist watch with the Colt logo on the face and a little M-16 for the second hand. That’s right, a Pittsburgh school union employee suspended this kid because of a *Wrist Watch*!
    Now we’re stealing a 4 year old’s lunch.

    Gee… I wonder who the bullies really are?

  • 531

    Robert R
    Robert R Feb 15, 2012 at 8:29

    When the grandma asks, “Is this China?”. I can’t help to think that in China they are probably not looking in kid’s lunches.

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    Soylient Green, yum!
    Soylient Green, yum! Feb 15, 2012 at 8:36

    You will be shocked at how chicken nuggets are made:

    http://docakilah.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/can-you-guess-what-mcdonald’s-food-item-this-is/

  • 533

    DAN SWEET
    DAN SWEET Feb 15, 2012 at 8:36

    President Obama and the Democrat party is taking us down the road
    to TOTALATARIZM. We must recognize that we are not dealing with
    your left of center Democrat of 40 years ago. These people are
    true believing Marxist’s. We must not comply with these people
    and their dictates.

  • 534

    GW
    GW Feb 15, 2012 at 8:40

    It’s not about nutrition, it’s about the steady EROSION OF OUR FREEDOMS. If the kid looks or acts sickly the school has a responsibilty to investigate. But monitoring the lunches is over the line. COMPLIANCE IS NOT THE ANSWER! They will take more and more of your freedoms away. Someone needs to ask WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT!!!!

  • 535

    Ron
    Ron Feb 15, 2012 at 8:42

    Oont you vill eat wot ve tell you to eat!

  • 536

    HH
    HH Feb 15, 2012 at 8:43

    I’m fed up with the government sticking their noses into our personal life! This can’t go on or we’ll wind up being just like China or Cuba! It’s high time to reduce government and get them out of our lives!!! VOTE RON PAUL!!!

  • 537

    PDW
    PDW Feb 15, 2012 at 8:49

    Can anyone say HOME SCHOOL. If my children were of school age I would move heaven and earth to home school them. That way I would be sure they would be learning History, and the real US Constitution. No more interference from our corrupt education system.

  • 538

    vOmitoriam
    vOmitoriam Feb 15, 2012 at 8:50

    What was that Thomas Jefferson said about the Tree of Liberty and the Blood of Tyrants?

  • 539

    Rob
    Rob Feb 15, 2012 at 8:53

    What a Pathetic and Intrusive government we have. Our government is trashing the future of those kids with unimaginable and unsustainable debt, and then acting like they “really care: if they get their vegetables. The spin with this administration is nearly unimaginable, and even worse, some of the uninformed are swallowing it hook, line and sinker.

  • 540

    BZmama
    BZmama Feb 15, 2012 at 8:56

    This is NOT about giving a child a veggie! Wake up and smell the intrusion, this “home invasion” began a long time ago. It’s a slippery slope America and we are not and have not been at the top for quite a while. Look around your house…can you find just ONE thing there that hasn’t been registered, approved, certified, inspected or in some way NOT touched by our government????? WAKE UP PEOPLE…why are you surprised? Let’s stop complaining about the veggies and start focusing on the real problem which is personal liberty.

  • 541

    DwightMann
    DwightMann Feb 15, 2012 at 8:58

    I am sorry, but the stuff that they feed kids is full of GMO, and some parents actually care about what is going into their childrens bodies.
    It is not the duty of the school to feed children. This is just part of the communist take over of our children, and needs to be stopped.
    Just look at every other government program. . . FAIL! Why would anyone want them to feed their kids. I would not. Fight back with a law suit. . .

  • 542

    Gina
    Gina Feb 15, 2012 at 9:00

    What I don’t understand is why they gave the child an entire lunch when they said that the child needed some vegetables. Why not just give the child the vegetables.

    My child also prefers fruit to vegetables, so I give her a variety of fresh fruit instead.

    and chicken nuggets are POISON. I would sue the school that gave those to my child. And yes, I am a from scratch cook who buys lots of fresh produce. Most meals here are vegetarian because of all the antibiotics that they inject in animals.

  • 543

    RayGarrett
    RayGarrett Feb 15, 2012 at 9:03

    I don’t care if that box contained Doritos and Pepsi, individuals are not elected, nor are government departments created in order to become surrogate parents.

    I just moved to NC, and I’ll tell you that there is a real problem with overreaching government here. It’s worse than anywhere else I’ve been in the south.

    Take back your freedom folks, before our children forget what it means to be free.

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    Anne
    Anne Feb 15, 2012 at 9:06

    I hope all you wonderful people that voted for “O” are happy. This country is done we will never survive this mess, and that’s what they want to bring this country down to it’s knees. Then we call all stand in line for a chicken that they might give you.

  • 545

    Jason
    Jason Feb 15, 2012 at 9:08

    @ patric riott. #42. So, Your way of thinking is, lets pay attention to the fire at the front door and totally ignore the man with the gas can and a match that’s inside the house?? Pretty stupid idea if you ask me. Just because there’s a fire outside that does not mean that there are bigger less visible treats inside. The government has no right to add anything in a child’s lunch. they could give ideas or suggestions but they cannot make a child accept a vegetable or anything else for that matter! Your complacent, too focused on the front door whilst forgetting the other silent but oh so much more deadly threat. Best to keep an eye on both eh?

  • 546

    Pepper
    Pepper Feb 15, 2012 at 9:13

    State issue?
    Fed issue?

    “The mother says her next step is to sit down with the principal and if nothing is done then she plans to go to the school board”

    It’s her/our issue! When we stand up and say something back instead of pointing a finger and commenting how worrisome it all is that’s when it will change.

  • 547

    Jim Goodpasture
    Jim Goodpasture Feb 15, 2012 at 9:17

    Didn’t you guys elect a Democratic for governor?

  • 548

    Gordon Wagner
    Gordon Wagner Feb 15, 2012 at 9:18

    Since when do school employees SEARCH lunchboxes to make sure they approve of the nutritional content?! This is INSANE.

  • 549

    Pete
    Pete Feb 15, 2012 at 9:19

    Who the hell are they to search anyone’s lunch to begin with? I bet they place generic labels on all holidays that they celebrate in the classroom because they don’t want to offend anyone. Am I right?

  • 550

    Mrs. S
    Mrs. S Feb 15, 2012 at 9:25

    The baby boomers were raised on frosted flakes, velveeta cheese, twinkees, baloney on WHITE BREAD, their parents smoked right in the darn delivery room and THEY are the last generation to produce an industry that created jobs. Technology – computers, the PC, cell phones, the internet. Why is that? It’s not the food stupid – maybe its the self righteous busy bodies that want to everything else but what our tax dollars pay them to do, TEACH!

  • 551

    George
    George Feb 15, 2012 at 9:31

    This is Obama getting your mind ready and slipping you into a police state so that you won’t know it has happened.

  • 552

    SIDNEY 7
    SIDNEY 7 Feb 15, 2012 at 9:34

    Unfortunately, the only way to stop this type of child abuse by by the school is to solve it the American way.

    Mom should get a lawyer, name anyone who tampered with her daughter’s lunch (including the county) and take ‘em to the mat!

  • 553

    Mark
    Mark Feb 15, 2012 at 9:50

    Decisions have consequences….this Nation elected the Socialist Obama into office and this is but a small part of the outcome of that decision….the truth is this is nothing compared to what is coming….sheeple to the slaughter.

  • 554

    MadMax
    MadMax Feb 15, 2012 at 9:53

    There’s soon coming a time in this country when busybody bureaucrats like these will be targeted for elimination for their insolent behavior. Perhaps when a few of these power hungry reprobate “public servants” are made an example of the rest will begin to understand who their bosses truly are.

  • 555

    Craig
    Craig Feb 15, 2012 at 9:55

    Let us not forget that this is not just because of obama. Many ‘conservative’ republicans have voted for the socialist agenda as well. Put the blame squarely where it should be…it is BOTH parties that are taking away our freedoms. If you dont think so I am afraid you are just fooling yourself

  • 556

    Disgusted
    Disgusted Feb 15, 2012 at 9:59

    Americans are doing this to Americans. How can this be? Because of believe systems.

    This is just a symptom. Trends have been building for some time. The trigger for this is Obama’s “Move” program.

    Volunteering for community service is being required to graduate HS. Obama wants to mandate volunteering (I kid you not, “mandatory volunteering”) for “national service”.

    On and on.

    There is a poison ideology in the land. An ideology called communitarianism/socialism/communism… all filth, by whatever name.

    All so we can be in each other’s business, neurotically fiddling and worrying, and nitpicking. It diminishes our nation to waste energy on such stupidity.

    Fire the inspector. And his boss.

  • 557

    You Are Blind
    You Are Blind Feb 15, 2012 at 10:08

    Everyone stop your bipartisan BS for a second and THINK: Ever since we split our government into two distinct parties (something the the Founding Fathers were so strongly against that they made a point of saying so several times) our government grew steadily and strongly. Ever since we segregated ourselves, and that is a very important thing to remember, we did this to OURSELVES, our politics have been about nothing but pandering to the public during election time and then going back on it all. Then the businesses crept in. This is not the first sign of socialism. Socialism, in and of itself, is not a bad thing when you stick some limits on there (no cameras in homes, back off the TSA, etc.) This is called, let’s say it together: DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM. Yes, they can in fact work together, and do already in some countries. Obama’s a Nazi? No. Bush was a war-monger? No. Both of them are merely puppets to the corporations that fund them, and America. You want REAL change? Get the big money OUT of politics so that our government can fight for the constituent again. Obama and Bush didn’t implement these plans because they want to control every aspect of our lives, they did it because the businesses that fund them (such as large food corporations and the banks that fund THOSE) told them to, and if your job depended on someone else liking you, you’d probably bend over backwards for them too. It is not right. We should have seen and stopped this long ago. No one person, however, is at fault. This mother is justifiably upset. The government told her what to do with her child. The government, however, is not Obama, or Michelle. It is the businesses. We once had a monopoly buster in Theodore Roosevelt. It’s time to step up and get another one. Ban big money in politics and vote in someone who can stand up for what’s right, not what’s lucrative.

  • 558

    John Adams
    John Adams Feb 15, 2012 at 10:10

    I’ve returned from the grave. My pitchfork is ready to go. Time to MARCH.

  • 559

    WALTC
    WALTC Feb 15, 2012 at 10:15

    Follow the money. This is about the union controlled food suppliers/prep industry and nothing more. Even if the mother complies with this inspectors instructions, he will find something else to complain about. This is all about getting the kid on the school lunch program, not what the kid eats.

  • 560

    Mikael
    Mikael Feb 15, 2012 at 10:18

    This is crazy just think if a child didn’t know what they have an allergy to and got sick. This kind of stupidity can kill a child, Mothers and fathers pack lunches for their children that are not going to harm them and also it may be important that they for medical or religious reasons do not eat some kinds of food.

  • 561

    tramky
    tramky Feb 15, 2012 at 10:19

    This is the most idiotic thing I have seen since . . . yesterday! Public schools have become a cesspool of union thugs and government idiocy.

    This is PRECISELY why school vouchers MUST be put in place. Parents MUST have a choice.

  • 562

    Peru
    Peru Feb 15, 2012 at 10:30

    Hmm – kind of sounds like unauthorized search and seizure. Maybe a team of food police should be following the president’s large wife around. Might help.

  • 563

    George Spigott
    George Spigott Feb 15, 2012 at 10:35

    Per Circuit Court Judge Patrick J. Fiedler, “Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice.”

    “There is no ‘deeply rooted’ historical tradition of unfettered access to foods of all kinds,” states a document signed by U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose, assistant Martha Fagg and Roger Gural, trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice.

    “Plaintiffs’ assertion of a ‘fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families’ is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish.”

    How’s that hope and change working out for you?

  • 564

    BarrysHypocrisy
    BarrysHypocrisy Feb 15, 2012 at 10:37

    Come on people: Don’t you know that the “progressives” are smarter than the rest of us? Don’t you know that “they” know what’s best for us and our children?

    Just wait: These same liberals, working for the government, will soon be showing up to inspect your house to make sure it’s safe enough for your children. Because, you know, they know what’s best for you.

  • 565

    Disgusted
    Disgusted Feb 15, 2012 at 10:38

    Mikael @ Feb 15, 2012 at 10:18

    Haha. Reckless endangerment. Depraved indifference.

  • 566

    The Final Word
    The Final Word Feb 15, 2012 at 10:40

    All the school accomplished was to give the girl way too much food. If she ate both meals, she’d be obese in no time. I thought we were trying to get kids to eat sensibly and stay fit. Once again, the federal government contradicts itself in the actual implementation of its idiotic rules.

  • 567

    Gloom
    Gloom Feb 15, 2012 at 10:48

    How can we control your child if we aren’t allowed to feed him?

    Just because you were fool enough not to get an abortion doesn’t make you a mother. We know. We’re the Lesbian State Militia, and we know what’s good for your stupid child.

  • 568

    UdeserveIT
    UdeserveIT Feb 15, 2012 at 10:52

    you all vote human scum (democrats and republicans) into positions of power, tolerate the decay of our nation, financial crisis of our economy, violation of the US Constitution, socialized medicine, the patriot act, banker bailouts, national defense authorization act, record unemployment, record gas prices, record food prices, record food stamps, illegal wars and militarism around the globe, TSA and DHS violating 4th amendment rights, political corruption like never seen before, abuse of public aid, fraudulent physical and metal disability claims, etc. etc., but then complain about the fed going through a four year old’s lunch and forcing them to eat “government issue crap” all in the name of health. time get your priorities straight. time to organize. time to direct your outrage on the big problems first.

    you will all be held accountable for the actions you make. you’re all getting exactly what you deserve…

  • 569

    Mary
    Mary Feb 15, 2012 at 10:57

    How the h*** does anyone think they can force a four-year-old to eat something s/he does like? And what 4-year-old likes vegetables? How stupid can anybody get?

    I agree with William Wallace: FREEDOM!

  • 570

    HammerDoc
    HammerDoc Feb 15, 2012 at 11:00

    MY GOD, WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US?!?!???

    THIS IS NO LONGER THE COUNTRY I SWORE TO SUPPORT, PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF!!!

  • 571

    Gloom
    Gloom Feb 15, 2012 at 11:01

    Mussobama on the march, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Can’t ya just see him just sitting there and laughing at us?
    He won’t be happy until all of America knows what its like to be poor and black. Isn’t that why he attended the Jeremiah Wright church? To learn all that malarky?

  • 572

    Gloom
    Gloom Feb 15, 2012 at 11:04

    Buy some celery. Its cheap. Put it in the bag all soft and limp and let the inspector deal with it that way.

  • 573

    Renee
    Renee Feb 15, 2012 at 11:05

    I have three kids and they all have a variety of food allergies: peanuts, all legumes, eggs, fish- we also read and educate ourselves about food and know very well that school lunches are a horrible source of nutrition. Pizza counts as a vegetable?!?!?? My oldest is on medication for ADHD that makes him not want to eat- His developmental pediatrician said her son is on the same meds and that she just quit sending a lunch all together because her sons watched it every day. She is an educated woman making a solid choice for her individual child, we all are. Its cheaper to buy lunches than to send them- we qualify for reduced lunches and still don’t have him buy at school. This government inspector could have just added/offered a vegetable and sent a note home- the behavior was overboard. I wish they explained if this fool took the time to address individual issues like allergies/meds before forcing the kids to eat crap nuggets.

  • 574

    Saddlemomma
    Saddlemomma Feb 15, 2012 at 11:05

    Want to stop all this? Vote for Ron Paul. He’s the only answer and will restore individuals’ and states’ rights.

  • 575

    John
    John Feb 15, 2012 at 11:11

    What if the child had an allergy to certain foods, so Mom’s lunch was safe for the child, but the one forced on the child by the KGB agent could have killed her!! And ALL for a few dollars in school revenue from the US Government! Ludicrous

  • 576

    Green Smoothie Principal
    Green Smoothie Principal Feb 15, 2012 at 11:12

    Not only is the state trampling on parental rights (and yes, judges have inaccurately interpreted the Constitution to pave the way for this), they’re requiring that the children be provided with food that lacks nutritional value, and in fact can be harmful. Chicken nuggets are processed garbage. Milk is not the necessary food group we’ve all been led to believe, and untold numbers of children cannot tolerate it. The warmed over veggies in any school cafeteria have had all their nutrients cooked out of them. Although the very premise of the school taking this action is disturbing enough, it’s doubly so when you realize the processed junk they erroneously label “nutritious.”

  • 577

    Steve Van Nattan
    Steve Van Nattan Feb 15, 2012 at 11:16

    There is a solution– Home School.

    So far, Big Nanny does not have the authority to enter your home and render a verdict on your kid’s lunch.

    But, some of you are not able to home school. I must say, I know many Moms who quit their job at the magic career and went home to the original Mom’s career, Home Maker. But…………

    If you want to beat the system, give your kid a baggie of carrots in the lunch box. Then, give them an empty bag hidden under the sandwich. Tell them to leave the carrots in the lunch box in case the lunch police, or nanny teacher, check their lunch.

    When the prison keepers are not looking, and no kids can see, slip the carrots into their pocket, leaving the empty bag obvious.

    Another option is to comply, but the stealth method will teach your kid some important survival skills.

    If your kid actually gags at vegetables, they could eat them, puke, and that should take care of it. Be sure you give them the veggies that are the most potent for the maneuver. The school nurse, or your family doctor, could be enlisted to help.

  • 578

    SWB
    SWB Feb 15, 2012 at 11:22

    As willing as I am to agree, that liberal thinking and policies are the foundation of this lunacy, I think we would be hard pressed to prove that this one instance can be laid at Obama’s door. IF however, this is a widespread phenomenon, and school systems are actually wasting tax payer’s money hiring lunch bag inspectors, then we can cheer these idiots on toward digging their own political grave (I started to say ‘graves’ to make this sentence grammatically correct, but I think it would be more poetically just that they be digging a ‘mass grave’!) On a side note, in the mean time I would be happy to make up a batch of non-spoiling fake vegetables (for a price), that your kid can carry for deception purposes. I’m not kidding, I could use the work!

  • 579

    Tim Glaze
    Tim Glaze Feb 15, 2012 at 11:23

    Gee, the las time I checked potatoe chips were made from potatoes….a veggie.

  • 580

    David
    David Feb 15, 2012 at 11:23

    Just to add a little perspective – This happened due to a NORTH CAROLINA state law – not a federal law. This statute was passed by the GOP controlled NC government.

    You can certainly argue whether or not such a low is appropriate. But when you do it is a good idea to focus on the people responsible. IN this case it is the NC elected officials, NOT President Obama or his wife Michelle.

  • 581

    Laurie O
    Laurie O Feb 15, 2012 at 11:24

    Why don’t the food inspectors start standing in the grocery lines and control what the food stamp/ public assistant folks buy.
    Junk food city very few veggies and fruits. cakes and pies

  • 582

    Julie
    Julie Feb 15, 2012 at 11:24

    We have given up tiny bits of freedom, bit by bit, and now we are not going to be able to go back. We gave it away, and we probably don’t deserve it back… we did not gain any security either…we are all paranoid now

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Letter to Josiah Quincy, Sept. 11, 1773.

    Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not
    have, nor do they deserve, either one.
    — President Thomas Jefferson. 1743-1826

    A little rebellion now is a good thing.
    — President Thomas Jefferson. 1743-1826

    He who has lost freedom has nothing left to lose.
    — Unknown.

  • 583

    Peg
    Peg Feb 15, 2012 at 11:26

    Excuse me Claire. Exactly what country do you hail from? This is the United States of America for Pete’s sake. Why in the hell would you pander to this sort of nonsense? Do you think if you just “play the game” this kind of crap will stop here? Wake up and smell the coffee dear, that is if it’s ok with the Federal Inspectors for you to have coffee today.

  • 584

    jack ryan
    jack ryan Feb 15, 2012 at 11:27

    In the long run, this will be good for the child as she will learn to battle corrupt authorities. We need to prepare for rebellions, revolutions.

    The mom should do the absolute minimum for compliance – pack one carrot stick which the 4 year old can put between her hand and give the Stalinist school authorities the middle finger.

    :-)

    Have some fun out there and remember Jesus Christ was not a Conservative in his time – he had long hair, insulted the religious authorities of the time, expelled money changers acted in ways that caused the “powers that be” to be very angry. We need to encourage that rebellious spirit in our children like this 4 year old gal.

  • 585

    Try Living Beyond Organic – Paul Martinez
    Try Living Beyond Organic - Paul Martinez Feb 15, 2012 at 11:35

    I can see why this has really taken off.
    This is angering so very angering.
    If you live in the county that this happened, please write to your congressman, senator and even governor. There is absolutely no reason these types of things should happen.

    This parent cares enough about her child to keep her away from non-foods like processed chicken nuggets and this is what she gets in return?

    Spread this message around Facebook people.

  • 586

    Tim Parry
    Tim Parry Feb 15, 2012 at 11:47

    So when did chicken freakin’ nuggets become part of a ‘healthy lunch? Sheesh! I’d rather kids take their chances with a mom-made PB&J. At least she loves them as something more than a statistic that might come in handy during an election year.

  • 587

    BuffersT
    BuffersT Feb 15, 2012 at 11:48

    This is just CRAZY! There are food allergies that are so bad they can kill ou. Peanuts, eggs, wheat, strawberries, etc. The children should eat what the parents tell them to eat. My oldest was allergic to eggs. My daughter was allergic to cow’s milk. Youngest was allergic to bananas. My mom is allergic to oranges. I spent 6 hours in Emergency Room with my oldest son due to an allergic reaction, then two hours in observation room. Ever heard of anaphylactic shock? It kills. I am extremely allergic to red wasp stings, but lucky for me, I am not a student in North Carolina and they aren’t froceing me to eat those. And if you have diabetes you can’t eat high carb foods. Is the N.C. “expert” aware of eveything she or he needs to know about allergies and diabetes, and kisd can get ulcers, too. They are on special diets that their moms prepare for them in the morning before school. I say SUE that school.

  • 588

    Tom EE
    Tom EE Feb 15, 2012 at 11:53

    Well, we have the American Gestapo (TSA), so why wouldn’t we expect similar activity at the local level?

    The real enemy aren’t the foreign terrorists, that’s just been the excuses Washington and other liberals have used to strip us of our freedom and liberties!

    What’s next? Will they be asking kids what their parent’s beliefs and what they do at home and send reports to the police? This might be happening now!

    My grade school child came home the other day saying they were told that Obama has proven he is a citizen! Have I missed something, or is this brainwashing!!!!

  • 589

    unite
    unite Feb 15, 2012 at 12:01

    the only way to stop this is to “nip it in the bud” immediately. every single parent that has a child at a school that pulls this crap needs to go to the school board meeting together and in one voice demand that this ends and will not be tolerated. that is the only way change will occur. remember they are public servants that work for us, we pay their salaries, benefits and pensions. put aside your differences, black, white, gay, straight, religious, atheist, rich, poor, liberal, conservative, put it all aside and unite, you will be amazed at the results. the govenment has no power over people when they are united, it terrifies them, that is why we have a Constitution that protects us from tyranny, that is why they want us so divided on every issue, it makes us easier to control. Period.

  • 590

    adeleh
    adeleh Feb 15, 2012 at 12:02

    Yack yack yack, And who in the world does the food inspector/nutritionist think they are.
    We don’t have any children going to Hoke schools right now, but we did. I am glad no one forced my children to eat what they dictate to eat now. Let that mom give the child what the child likes, sounds like a good lunch to me. Why don’t you guys go and fish couple of eels from Poppy Creek and eat them I heard they are quite nutritious. Come on Hoke County be real.
    Those chicken nuggets probably were mostly breading and not the chicken

  • 591

    Kevin Hollingsworth
    Kevin Hollingsworth Feb 15, 2012 at 12:03

    Well since I am an Independent and not a republican let me clarify a few things short minded people don’t realize. This organization was founded in late 1980 (Reagan’s administration). It was revised two times to include nutrition programs in 1984 and in 1986,(also Reagan’s), and again in 1994,(Clinton’s). It was added to the No Child left behind program in 2001 as an assessment tool for schools,(Bush’s administration). It was revised once again in 2007 to its current standard,(Bush’s). I love how people will use any reason to demonize the other party. Pull your heads out of your butts and realize that this is just a smoke screen once again just like all the other non-issues. Democrats and Republicans are part of the same breed, out to find ways to get our money and stay rich, period. To call this socialism is to not know the real definition of socialism. Try reading something not written by Rush and pop that bubble you live in.

  • 592

    BuffersT
    BuffersT Feb 15, 2012 at 12:10

    And what part of the chicken is the NUGGET? I bit into a chicken nugget at McDonalds once and it wasn’t white meat inside. It hink at Chic Filet it is really white meat chicken, but I don’t eat those often either. I try to avoid fried foods. My oldest son took his lunch every day because all they served at his school cafeteria was Fried and he was smart enough to know that is Not Good For you.

    The most popular lunch was when my kids were in 5th grade and on Fridays they could get a salad, like a Chef Salad. They LOVED that.

    When my kids got home from school I would have a bowl of either fruits or veggies or both washed and sliced and ready for snacks. I didn’t buy chips and cokes for home. They loved a bowl of carrots, strawberries, melon, etc. Whatever was in seaon and fresh.

    It doesn’t take a village to raise or feed a child – it takes a parent or a grandparent!

  • 593

    Wichita Don
    Wichita Don Feb 15, 2012 at 12:12

    The ACLU should sue , they could do something USEFUL for a change
    as they really are The American Criminal Liberties Union. Another
    reason NOT to EVER vote for a Democrat. It’s hard to fix STUPID!!

  • 594

    Max Entropy
    Max Entropy Feb 15, 2012 at 12:27

    This is what happens when you have too much government. The bureaucrats need to find more and more ways to keep busy to justify their jobs.
    Thus you end up with a tyranny.
    George Orwell was a sage.

  • 595

    James Brown
    James Brown Feb 15, 2012 at 12:28

    The most terrifying words you can hear… “I am from the government, and I am here to help.”

    The government is not the solution, it is the problem.

  • 596

    Melohawk
    Melohawk Feb 15, 2012 at 12:29

    There is only one thing this mother can do, home school. The federal school system is nothing but a series of “indoctrination stations” and she will never get any real response to her complaint. “Ma Belle Michelle” keeps trying to regulate our food to prevent obesity but what is happening to this child, being forced to eat part of the school lunch as well as her home made lunch, is going to make her fat. AT 4 yrs old the child will STILL only eat what she wants, more chips, more chicken nuggets, more fruit like bananas and, she will only get fat. By-passing the school system entirely by getting out and home schooling, and not complying with their “requirements”, is the only way this mother will be able to control what her child eats. Yes, we are rapidly becoming China, Russia and Islam all rolled into one. Want it to stop? Vote Ron Paul.

  • 597

    ertdfg
    ertdfg Feb 15, 2012 at 12:38

    “Kevin Hollingsworth says: Feb 15, 2012 at 12:03

    Well since I am an Independent and not a republican let me clarify a few things short minded people don’t realize…”

    Right, it was all Republicans, which is why School Lunches are covered.

    The latest change, specifically to school lunches was The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.. signed by President Obama.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/12/obama-signs-law-requiring-healthier-school-meals/1#.Tzvs1-TgJCI

    “…and gives the government more power to decide what foods can offered in those meals, as well as in school vending machines and fundraisers during school hours.”

    Yep, it was all Bush and hasn’t changed since then.. except he one law Obama signed explicitly stating the Federal Government now takes a direct interest in all food served in all schools.

    But that wouldn’t affect this, this is food being served in schools; which must somehow be Bush’s fault.

    Sorry Kevin, was I not supposed to know the latest change? Not supposed to have a link? Or was I supposed to be willing to let your lies stand as a defense of Obama and liberals working to remove local choice and defeat any concept of Federalism over centralized control of all choices (including school lunches)?

    Yeah, I don’t like Obama or the creeping pace to Fascism we’ve had enough to defend liberals… maybe next time nobody will fact check your lie.

  • 598

    Julia
    Julia Feb 15, 2012 at 12:42

    Kids are obese these days because parents feed them JuNk like potato chips(NOT considered a veggie!) try carrots and ranch (Greek yogurt and ranch seasoning tastes just like it but doesn’t have the fat). Someone needs to step in before everyone is morbidly obese from the point of early childhood.

  • 599

    Katie
    Katie Feb 15, 2012 at 12:44

    When I started homeschooling, I was excited to think that I could learn about the subjects that interest me most, Marine Biology, a higher Math curriculum then in public school, and more hands-on science and history projects! I didn’t even think about not eating the disgusting school lunches anymore.
    I’m a homeschooler and I’ve learned more this year than in the past four years.

  • 600

    Steven Zimmerman
    Steven Zimmerman Feb 15, 2012 at 12:45

    Crazy, but not – its all about State Funding & the School’s Nutritional Assessment

  • 601

    Joseph
    Joseph Feb 15, 2012 at 12:47

    PJ O’Rourke said it best I think:

    “Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the “right” to education, the “right” to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery — hay and a barn for human cattle.”

  • 602

    Santiago
    Santiago Feb 15, 2012 at 12:57

    How does everybody read this article and come to the conclusion that this an Obama effort to remove our freedoms?

    First, Hoke County is in North Carolina, a state that has been dominated by Republican politics for nearly forever. Whatever inspection is happening, whether it is limited to this specific school, this specific county, or North Carolina in general, was in all likelihood set by republican politicians or republican appointed administrators.

    The statement “… sent a statement to state Rep. G.L. Pridgen (R-Robeson) detailing her complaint. Pridgen says he was shocked to hear it. Pridgen has since learned this is a nationwide practice based on federal guidelines.” may be true, but G.L. Pridgen’s knowledge or sources are false, or Pridgen is a liar or a republican manipulator. There is NO federal guideline to inspect student’s lunches. There never has been. NOBODY in the federal bureaucracy has certainly proposed such an inspection requirement, and certainly NOBODY in the Obama administration has proposed such a thing. One can only assume that Pridgen is a republican manipulator/liar trying to use this issue (caused by stupid republican policies) and shift the blame on somebody else in a clearly misleading manner for political gain. It is sickening that our politics have devolved to lies and misrepresentation. And the press is just as much to blame. Matt Willoughby is happy to document what Pridgen has apparently learned, but did he bother to check for himself to find out if it is really true? If not, he is an incompetent reporter. If he did, and found that there really is no such federal policy or guideline, did he simply omit writing this to participate himself in the lie and manipulation? Matt Willoughby clearly is either incompetent or a liar.

    People, use your common sense. Most of us have kids in school. Has your kid ever had his lunch inspected? If this was a nationwide program, don’t you think we all would have experienced a similar event ourselves by now? Don’t be so gullible. Of course there can be a stupid school, or school lunch program in an isolated place. But don’t read crap like this and suddenly believe that there is any such national guideline or practice. Because there is NOT. And certainly nothing being proposed by the Obama administration.

  • 603

    Anonymous
    Anonymous Feb 15, 2012 at 13:00

    They have already said they want to regulate all sugar.

    Wait until they give a child something they are allergic to and then have to shell out $$$ for medical or death. They are so concerned what the parents put in THEIR child’s lunches that they do not look at what the school feeds them. Chicken nuggets is not as healthy of an option as the turkey sandwich.

    Keep voting democrat and we will be saluting the president as “heil fuhrer”

  • 604

    TCHarrington
    TCHarrington Feb 15, 2012 at 13:05

    Wow since when did it become legal for someone to search a child (or their lunch) without a parent present. I don’t care what they are trying to do for the benefit of their school or what grade they are getting from the State for the nutrition levels. That is just wrong. Stay out of our children’s lives unless there is abuse or neglect. I’m sorry but not sending milk (that will get warm and gross) or a vegetable in our children’s lunch doesn’t constitute abuse or neglect.

    And if they want to monitor what the “Daycare” is feeding those children who get free/reduced lunch then monitor the daycare not the children who bring a bag lunch. And if a child brings a bag of doritos or a twinkie for lunch then you might have a case of neglect otherwise they should mind their own business.

  • 605

    tim
    tim Feb 15, 2012 at 13:12

    If the family is too dumb to raise a child to eat proper they shouldn’t have been allowed to bear children in the first place. Forcing them to eat right should be just the first step in reforming our society into accepting the fact that a great deal of the population isn’t capable of producing valuable offspring.

  • 606

    Marlene Klim
    Marlene Klim Feb 15, 2012 at 13:13

    So many responses deal with the content of the lunch. IT DOESN’T MATTER. This is NOT about the lunch. IT IS ABOUT COMMUNISM. TAKING CONTROL AWAY FROM PARENTs.

    The State, be it federal or local, has no business in a kid’s lunchbag. It’s a family matter.

    It is time for every parent to take back control. Meet with the Board of Education in your area. If they fail to support parents and families, it’s time to homeschool.

    The only way to take communism out of our government is to remove the head of the snake. Remove the snake come November. Til then home school.

  • 607

    Ruby Hart
    Ruby Hart Feb 15, 2012 at 13:17

    We do need to educate parents on better nutrition for children. I think lots of children don’t eat vegetables because they are not offered at home, so the concept is to offer things they may have never eaten. By 4, some children have been eating so much junk food they will eat nothing else. It’s hard work to break that habit. I don’t agree with offering the whole lunch, but milk and veggies, yes. You’d be surprised how much food is thrown away each day at school. It’s sad. And expensive.

  • 608

    Marlene Klim
    Marlene Klim Feb 15, 2012 at 13:20

    This is about stealing your children, a piece at a time. About 20% of the school day is spent on socialism in the form of teaching them to support all types of ‘state approved’ projects, from charities, to equal opportunity, to ‘help everybody’ to what you put in your lunchbox. No wonder kids are failing reading, writing, and arithmetic at ever increasing rates.

    Then, to demonstrate ‘how much the teachers are doing to improve education’ they fill up a backpack full of homework assignments (that the teachers should have accomplished during the day) to be accomplished by the overtaxed and overworked parents for the evening. 3 and 4 hours of stuff that should have been done during the day is not unusual.

    It is time to take back your kids. Take back your schools. You are paying for this crappy ‘education’ that amounts to more programming in communist idealogy than reading, writing, arithmetic, science, etc.

  • 609

    Jan
    Jan Feb 15, 2012 at 13:20

    Nothing surprises me anymore. I remember letting my kids pack their OWN lunches in elementary school (within reason) because I figured then at least they would eat it. They both packed decent sandwiches, usually fruit, maybe a snack item, and bought milk at school. I also saved the less palatable items for dinnertime when they could be supervised by their parents. Neither ate many veggies as young kids — I ate carrot and celery sticks at lunch and cooked veggies at dinner, but that’s it. Funny how both my kids now have kids of their own and my grandkids don’t like veggies either — go figure!! But my kids somehow grew up just fine and know how to feed my grandsons just fine too. Govt. — GET OUT of stuff like this!!

  • 610

    tim
    tim Feb 15, 2012 at 13:21

    Yes, communists are forcing vegetables on children at school, how awful. It’s sickening people of your stature have the right to select who’s in the government. If you, kim, say the state, federal, or local governments shouldn’t be there to provide nutrition, should they also NOT be there when this young child has grown up to a 50 year old obese diabetic who is in dire need of medical attention? Because they wont have any insurance because retards like you claim there’s some “right” to not mandate it?

  • 611

    ChuckB
    ChuckB Feb 15, 2012 at 13:21

    This happened in the day care facility of a military base I worked at in the 80s. I believe Regan was presient. This is nothing new.

  • 612

    Gary
    Gary Feb 15, 2012 at 13:52

    If I had been the parent of this child I would have requested that the Federal Inspector and I have a little chat. I am a practicing lawyer and a very good one at that. Yes, I can beat Federal exemption laws, yes, I can make this a supreme court case and yes, I can whip someone’s butt! Don’t mess with my kids, my prepared luch and don’t mess with me!

  • 613

    Steven Belsky
    Steven Belsky Feb 15, 2012 at 13:53

    1. PARENTS SHOULD “GO ON STRIKE” STEPS IN ORDER (A) first go to board of ed meetings, (B)go to board of Representatives meetings, (C) picket city hall and board of ed, (D)PULL YOUR KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL UNTIL POLICY IS CHANGED, (E) VOTE OFFENDERS OUT OF OFFICE __ IF NEEDED __,(F)__ if needed __ connect with parents in other districts to vote out people at a higher level (county, state).

    2. Have Research and Development (R & D) R = create it D (to me) = scale the process up so that it can be offered to many people. DONE SO THAT VEGETABLES TASTE BETTER.

  • 614

    Gary
    Gary Feb 15, 2012 at 13:54

    If I had been the parent of this child I would have requested that the Federal Inspector and I have a little chat. I am a practicing lawyer and a very good one at that. Yes, I can beat Federal exemption laws, yes, I can make this a supreme court case and yes, I can whip someone’s butt! Don’t mess with my kids, my prepared lunch and don’t mess with me!

  • 615

    Lisa
    Lisa Feb 15, 2012 at 14:10

    We are going from socialism to communism without passing “go”. Look what the government is going to the Amish who sell Raw Milk!

  • 616

    Big Dawg
    Big Dawg Feb 15, 2012 at 14:29

    You vill do as Der Furer says you will eat yer wabbit n kraut. Der uniforms wil be spickin spannin and yer legs will fly high to the beat of the officals of dis goverment n school’s ein teachin.

    Friging Commies in power at this school and health department. Time fire these idiots who managed to get into a position of power with no brains attached.

  • 617

    ernestineb
    ernestineb Feb 15, 2012 at 14:32

    Number one, if Congress wasn’t so filled with gutless wonders who care only about being re-elected, they could put a stop to this dictator’s activities; that is why we have balance of power in our government. The other thing is, the voters who are so ignorant or self serving that they won’t vote him out, deserve to have their freedom taken away from them. But I don’t!!!! And we will all pay the price for selfish, self serving people, both in government and among the voters. We were handed the most glorious and wonderful nation on earth on a silver platter and we have squandered it away. It is sickening.

  • 618

    JORHN
    JORHN Feb 15, 2012 at 14:48

    School Lunch programs recieve a failing grade. The chef, Jamie Oliver, did a great series of shows in California where he attempted to introduce truely healthy lunches on a budget.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgVvQliGdNc

    What if your child is allergic to milk? What if you decide you only feed your child organic but the milk provided y the schools come from cows injected with bovine growth hormone(BGH)? I’ve read a milk lable in California recently and the ingredients weren’t just milk, it included ‘milk products’. Milk Products are most often from China (remeber the melamine scare?).
    http://www.preventcancer.com/consumers/general/milk.htm

    “According to Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fiedler, you do not have a fundamental right to consume the food you grow or own or raise. The Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund, the pioneers in defending food sovereignty and freedom, recently argued before Judge Fiedler that you and I have a constitutional right to consume the foods of our choice.” http://www.foodrenegade.com/your-choice-of-food-fundamental-right/

    Looks to me like the time has come to take back the Right to Eat healthy unadulterated and local foods.

  • 619

    Rudolph Redchief
    Rudolph Redchief Feb 15, 2012 at 14:53

    This is beyond belief. I’m afraid I’d probably
    be wearing an orange suit for quite a while if
    they ever did this to my child. Won’t be long
    before we are all eating government issue green
    food pellets.

  • 620

    Voice of Reason
    Voice of Reason Feb 15, 2012 at 15:02

    You people do realize that these rules were CREATED and SIGNED by George W Bush under his administration, right?

  • 621

    Mike Theanswerguy
    Mike Theanswerguy Feb 15, 2012 at 15:02

    I’ve got no problem with the school or government making sure that students from low income families are getting a meal everyday, and I support school breakfast programs too. But the government has no business dictating what a student eats over the wishes of the parent. This must stop. It’s time to take America back from the socialists.

  • 622

    ms.m.a
    ms.m.a Feb 15, 2012 at 15:10

    My advice to you is to make noise and a lot of it.I have difficulties with similar problems with my girls eating organic …that’s the best option,and the public school don’t offer this choice of milk. Make noise.

  • 623

    firefox
    firefox Feb 15, 2012 at 15:38

    We must wake up and get involved or we are going to lose the country. Inspectors at schools checking home packed lunches? Vote these do-gooders out and remember what it is that they do. Our freedom is at stake.

  • 624

    Burt Hicks
    Burt Hicks Feb 15, 2012 at 15:42

    ms.m.a said: “My advice to you is to make noise and a lot of it. I have difficulties with similar problems with my girls eating organic …that’s the best option, and the public school don’t offer this choice of milk. Make noise.”
    With all respect m.a., I believe it’s too late for noise. It’s time for action. The various levels of government will probably eventually back off on THIS issue due to its publicity, then probe to find where else the public will buckle — or ignore — their intrusions.
    A 63 I’m wondering if my 4 (soon 5) grandchildren will have a constitution to rely on at all. I’m not by nature a violent person, but neither were our nation’s founders. KYPD.

  • 625

    Van
    Van Feb 15, 2012 at 16:25

    Yea, more homeschooling is what we need. So parents can hide their kids from the world and nearly starve them to death:

    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/madison-man-and-wife-arrested-for-allegedly-torturing-starving-man/article_b0c5405e-5756-11e1-819b-001871e3ce6c.html

    Wait till everyone starts complaining how this should never have happened, how come no one noticed, were were the authorities??? In 10, 9, 8….

  • 626

    JP LYNN
    JP LYNN Feb 15, 2012 at 16:26

    Federal Government says, “You must offer insurance covering abortion…. You must eat vegetables…. ” Are they going to tell us to tie our shoelaces next? I used to joke about the vegetable part in an intended hyperbole. Now… it is reality! Obama and his cronies are evil fools!

  • 627

    dcgirl
    dcgirl Feb 15, 2012 at 16:31

    I have a problem with the taxpayers footing the bill for Pre-K in the first place. When my kids were that age, I had to pay for “mother’s day out” and others paid for day care. In any event, I don’t care if the mother packed chips and candy for her kid for lunch it is NONE OF THE GOVT BUSINESS!

  • 628

    KG376
    KG376 Feb 15, 2012 at 16:45

    Maybe it is time for more people to consider home education…as far as which party is to blame for the mess America is in, they BOTH are.

  • 629

    Paula
    Paula Feb 15, 2012 at 16:47

    Under NO circumstances should a child’s homemade lunch be “inspected” unless authorities have a reason to believe the lunch container has a weapon, drugs, or something else equally dangerous inside, and then, ONLY with a warrant!!! There is NO EXCUSE for this intrusive behavior!!!!

  • 630

    Scott
    Scott Feb 15, 2012 at 17:14

    Hello Comrades

  • 631

    Susan
    Susan Feb 15, 2012 at 17:39

    I laughed at the plastic veggie” idea. (we SHOULD organize and fight and VOTE independent) but in the meantime…NC mom…find some veggie that doesn’t spoil easily, put a little in a ziplock…send the same ziplock every day – maybe frozen peas? – Re-freeze it each night. Get shelf stable soy or rice or coconut milk boxes. They have a LONG shelf life un-opened, so you can keep putting the same one in the lunch bag – with the applejuice. That will end the milk thing (and those are all better for your daughter than the applejuice. – you might find she likes them!) Praise for mom for standing up, and praise for the reporter who let us know. Parents – keep an eye out in your schools..don’t let the heat be slowly turned up on this frog!

  • 632

    Arthur Vecchiotti
    Arthur Vecchiotti Feb 15, 2012 at 17:51

    This must be a joke – pinch me. We are quickly becoming a socialist nation with an ineffective leader out of touch with the real world. VOTE DEMOCRATIC – LOOSE YOUR FREEDOM !

  • 633

    larryk
    larryk Feb 15, 2012 at 17:53

    The scariest part of this is that we are paying good money for this “inspector” to evaluate bagged lunches. Get rid of this guy! And get rid of his job! This is absolutely insane.

  • 634

    Wodwose
    Wodwose Feb 15, 2012 at 17:56

    INteresting. So none of you bothered to find out that this was a false story before launching into the typical paranoid vitriolic rants.

    In case you care about the actual story:
    http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/blog/2012/02/15/a-north-carolina-non-troversy/

  • 635

    Earl
    Earl Feb 15, 2012 at 17:58

    Some people believe this story to be a fabrication

    http://www.amazonsellercommunity.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=212971&tstart=0

  • 636

    Andrew Lindeen
    Andrew Lindeen Feb 15, 2012 at 18:01

    Well when I went to school you had box, bag, and school lunches.
    No one checked you food just asked if you wanted more.
    Now no pledge of the allegiance in schools, can not disiplean kids in schools no dress codes anymore now (YOU ARE CHECKING OUT WHAT THE PARENTS ARE FIXING THEIR KIDS) I hate to tell they need to keep out of our food values or they can pay for what the kids eat and let us do what is right. The political issues are getting in the way of what kids will and will not eat. Please stay out of our lives we have enough to deal with and you sticking you ass in our lives. From a pissed off grandpa

  • 637

    RoughTongue
    RoughTongue Feb 15, 2012 at 18:17

    So a Republican Program, signed into law by a Republican President, in a Primarily Republican State (I counted the House and Senate), and all of a sudden its “Socialism” and a battle cry against Obama? Please crack a book, while the official in question should obviously be fired and this nonsense needs to be put to an end, but really now…..it’s called fact checking……

  • 638

    Blair
    Blair Feb 15, 2012 at 18:29

    Since Vietnam, Democrats have had a slobbering love affair with socialism.

  • 639

    Silvermoney
    Silvermoney Feb 15, 2012 at 18:32

    The mother should demand that she be allowed into the kitchens of the SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND THE FOOD NAZI INSPECTOR and see what food there is in their kitchen cabinets. I bet if you took a look at the members and the inspector you would find that over half are fat, soft, and out of shape. How dare them make that child eat THEIR food. What right do they have to do this. I’d tell them to kiss my a__ and sue.

  • 640

    Claire
    Claire Feb 15, 2012 at 18:35

    @ Peachie: Dumbing it down one more time just for you, packets of catsup are FREE iow NO MONEY spent nor food wasted as packet is never actually opened. This takes the federal goons off the innocent child’s back and gives the Mom more time to dedicate to more resourceful means of combating the system without taking too much time off caring for her child. Sorry can’t dumb it down anymore than that.

  • 641

    larry
    larry Feb 15, 2012 at 18:43

    The most obese starving people on the planet!

    Is the the fattening the hogs before the slaughter and final push toward a totalitarian state, the Nanny States of America?

  • 642

    Megz
    Megz Feb 15, 2012 at 18:50

    This is a bunch of crap!!! Government stepping in wayy to much. The girl had a decent home made lunch,, at least the mom didn’t send her with soda!!! And so what if she did,, since when can the government step in now and say that a turkey sandwich is a bad meal,, I mean really how much better is that heated processed food of a school meal ?? It asks is this CHINA?? Well I give it a few more months and this country will be WORSE,, than CHINA!!! Government has too much control !

  • 643

    Claire
    Claire Feb 15, 2012 at 19:05

    @ Peg: Unfortunately at the moment I live in the “uhhh, 57 states” of mullah Hussein Obama thanks to the overwhelming majority of Obamarrhoids who voted for the socialist pig. I’m not suggesting the Mom pander just to bide her time till we vote him and his inept rats out of office.

  • 644

    Mike P
    Mike P Feb 15, 2012 at 19:18

    THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING WAIT TILL GOVERNMENT STARTS TELLING YOU WHAT YOU CAN EAT. END THE MADNESS!!! VOTE FOR RON PAUL!!!!

  • 645

    Claire
    Claire Feb 15, 2012 at 19:31

    It was a “Non-troversy” which the “state Division of Child Development and Early Education” deems controversial enough to conduct an investigation of the incident. That’s right folks, move along nothing to see here.

    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10731857/

  • 646

    Becki
    Becki Feb 15, 2012 at 19:53

    I have worked in the public schools as an aid, especially during the lunch times. Most of the kids that purchase public school lunches eat 2-3 bites of food and eat the dessert and through everything else away. Even if there is a fruit and vegetable on the tray, it gets thrown away. It doesn’t matter who implemented the program, we as parents and citizens have to stand up for our rights. We are becoming a socialist nation and we need to make a stand now.

  • 647

    Julie
    Julie Feb 15, 2012 at 20:00

    and what about kids with DIETARY RESRICTIONS??!!! My children are gluten/diary free due to allergies. If someone gives my kid a carton of milk – they’ll break out in hives and most likely puke for hours uncontrollably.

    My kids. MY DECISION. I AM the parent.

  • 648

    RainDance
    RainDance Feb 15, 2012 at 20:01

    First, there is the allergy issue.
    Second, there is the fear and intimidation this child was exposed to.
    Third, it will be a wonder if this child eats anything ever again, that is distasteful to her.
    This jerk should be forced fed all the stuff the kid didn’t want.

  • 649

    Catharine
    Catharine Feb 15, 2012 at 20:27

    This is precisely why my peanut allergic child goes to private school. Our public schools here in Wake County, NC serve peanut butter and jelly. What would happen if my son was forced to eat anything from the same cafeteria that makes peanut butter and jelly? You guessed it, probably a fatal anaphylactic reaction. And, he would not be allowed to have his medicine nearby, as it would be locked at the other end of the school in the office. It’s a scary thought. I know this is real because it happened to a friend’s daughter in Greensboro. Her child was forced to eat pizza and throw away her egg sandwich, cheese, fruit and yogurt. Really?

  • 650

    Catharine
    Catharine Feb 15, 2012 at 20:33

    @Claire, This is happening in North Carolina. It happened to a friend’s child in Greensboro. And she was asked to pay for the lunch. The child was a kindergartner. Regardless of WRAL says in the other situation, this is very real, very invasive, and terrifying to those of us who have children with allergies. This reinforces my decision to send my child to private school, which I would spend every last dime to continue to provide.

  • 651

    Bill
    Bill Feb 15, 2012 at 21:04

    Russ got it mostly right, you should always follow the money. The other half of the equation is power. The only thing that the government cares about more than confiscating every penny of our money is the complete hegemonic domination of every aspect of our lives. This is nothing more than the government using a bunch of well meaning do gooders (Lenin called them useful idiots)to train these poor kids and their parents that you don’t question or resist the government agent when they search your property or force you to take what they give you. Another 12 or 14 years of this and we should have a docile, browbeaten generation that will do whatever the nice bureaucrats tell them to. Sadly, we have gotten the government we deserve.

  • 652

    Jason
    Jason Feb 15, 2012 at 21:15

    My wife is from communist China and she said that no government goon ever inspected her lunch at school.

    JJ The Fed

  • 653

    zyatrice frost
    zyatrice frost Feb 15, 2012 at 21:18

    I’m tired of everybody blaming Obama. He has nothing to do wit our government everydday social life. Its not abt democracts or republicans its abt uss. The government is jaked up. I love Obama he trying to change things around for the good cus George Bush jacked everything up. It takes time to change things it don’t happen over night. Even though he President doesn’t mean he don’t have to answer to people he do. So get off his back. Now the situation at hand has absoutly nothing to do wit him. Sweetie u need to go to eery news station, government, and even court to get that situation looked at.. that principle not gona do anything but follow orders from the board. Go over the boards head

  • 654

    Jack Nimble
    Jack Nimble Feb 15, 2012 at 22:36

    I would say it’s time to close all public schools now. I’d teach my kids to walk to the trash can and toss the whole tray and all in it. We need to get Obama’s fat butted pig haag away from our kids.

  • 655

    mary
    mary Feb 15, 2012 at 22:56

    In all of the years I’ve worked in the CT school systems, I have never heard of such a thing. It certainly isn’t nationwide!!

  • 656

    zoogirl
    zoogirl Feb 15, 2012 at 22:57

    PEOPLE!!!! just take a moment and listen to yourselves! SOCIALISM THIS SOCIALISM THAT! take off your tinfoil hats please. This is an extreme case, socialism is NOT going to take over. wow.
    i’ve never seen a more paranoid pack of chickens running around with their heads cut off, screaming “aaaa liberals!!!” at the top of their lungs.

    This is nothing to worry about, in the grand scheme of things. HOW BOUT THE ECONOMY? AND GREECE GOING BANKRUPT?

    please focus.

  • 657

    Not responding to training…
    Not responding to training... Feb 15, 2012 at 23:11

    Okay one more reason to home school and encourage all your family and friends follow suit…unless you like little brown shirts.

  • 658

    IJ
    IJ Feb 15, 2012 at 23:25

    Yeah, and what the hell is in those McNuggets they are being forced to eat?

  • 659

    Burt Hicks
    Burt Hicks Feb 15, 2012 at 23:26

    Zoogirl: The bad economy IS THE PLAN! The government can’t take more power away from the people unless there’s a sufficient crisis. Research quotes from Rahm Emanuel about never letting a good crisis go to waste.

  • 660

    Oggy
    Oggy Feb 15, 2012 at 23:26

    Thank you Patrick Riott (40), zoogirl (665), and anyone else who wrote as rational a response as they did. NO ONE was forced to eat anything, the vegetable was offered to complete her meal. This is a case of one inspector who got a little TOO insistent. This is NOT Big Brother telling anybody what to eat! And the screaming about Obama? -Are you seriously blaming the President of the United States because of what some A-hole food inspector in Hoke County did?!? If you want to attack Obama, go ahead. But do it for something bad he’s done, not for trying to get sickly fat-ass kids to eat vegetables.

  • 661

    Mike Fish
    Mike Fish Feb 15, 2012 at 23:32

    Why can’t people just let the parents raise
    their kids like they want . If parents want to give their kids lunch so be it ! The school and our so called government should not but their noses in to our life ! I feed mh kid very well and he doesn’t like vegies but these people ever tell my kids that they have to eat something else besides what I give him there will be Hell to pay ! I control my child’s life till he can fend for him self not the school or the government !

  • 662

    Angry mom
    Angry mom Feb 16, 2012 at 0:03

    This is part of the reason why I took my daughter out of public school and decided to home school! The school system is getting way outta control and it’s going to keep getting worse!! WAKE UP SHEEPLE!! it’s time to take our Country back! Stand up for the rights of your children and your own!! That’s why I’m voting for Ron Paul, he’s the only one that will put a stop to all this mess!!

  • 663

    j.m.rodriguez
    j.m.rodriguez Feb 16, 2012 at 0:39

    We can thank first lady Obama for this jack boot treatment of children, with her eat what I say while I eat what I want attitude (she crows about eating french fries). What next, checking work place lunch rooms? Maybe checking how we feed our pets?

    Why doesn’t she correct her husband when he pigs out on junk food in public? By the way remember that so called garden at the white house that produced food overnight and in huge farm quantities? Hum, were those late night trans-planters of ready to harvest produce — green card holders or were they illegal alien farm laborers? Anyway if the economy is so bad where did the money come from to pay the food cops?

    All I say is that they will have to take my cold dead hands off my pogy bait (junk food)if they want to see my lunch bag.

  • 664

    MrJones
    MrJones Feb 16, 2012 at 0:54

    Most of the comments here are pretty sad. Blaming Obama, blaming the left, blaming government. Pretty sad. Follow the money. Who is to profit from this. Ya think the inspector with his 34K salary is making out on this. How is this any different then being scanned and fondled by TSA agents at the air port or train station. Follow the money and is will lead you to the monopolies that have taken over your everyday life. While you blame the dems and government the banks are pulling the wool over your eyes. Follow the money. Monsanto will make out big time with this. They will see a 2% increase in there bottom line since the schools will have to buy more of their GM scrap food. Follow the money, you will see Concretion Corp of America making big bucks for every prison bed they fill when they throw your but in prison for speaking out about this. Follow the money and see Ben Bernanke printing and printing your dollars into oblivion. And you really think and of the Republicans are any better. Fools. Look what going on in Greece, is Obama to blame for that too. Face it, Goldman Sachs and there like rule the work. And until you are ready to break out the gelatine its only going to get worse.

  • 665

    Lawrence
    Lawrence Feb 16, 2012 at 2:07

    Did they have a search warrant??
    When the Federal Government gave One and a half Billion tax dollars to Egypt, did they go over and check what kind of lunch they were eating??

  • 666

    Dee
    Dee Feb 16, 2012 at 2:33

    I always read these reports thinking they’re like the Enquirer & they’re taking things out of context or they’re photoshopped or something. Unfortunately,I don’t think this is the case. Now my question is – when are Americans going to take their country back from these liberal green-religion Obamanationists? Just cause Michelle said we should eat more vegetables and now low-level government bureaucrats get to force our children on how to eat, what we can throw in our trash, and how we can worship?? Start taking your life back. Keep voting against all this, especially locally. We still have our vote. It’s powerful. And speak up wherever and whenever we can for common sense! And get Obama out!

  • 667

    Gary Denton
    Gary Denton Feb 16, 2012 at 4:46

    What an awesome display of ignorance. It was not the government doing this and Obama didn’t have anything to do with it. The girl was given a supplement and could keep her lunch. The school was involved in a research project checking if kids were getting good nutrition. In an overabundance of caution, and to keep high scores, they gave her a school lunch in addition to her lunch and she wasn’t charged for it. I am more concerned about the mother teaching her child not to eat vegetables, which she still didn’t eat. Blame an overzealous school wanting to get a high score of kids getting good lunches for actually giving an additional lunch to a child and blame a confused mother blaming a school for providing her child with the opportunity to eat vegetables.

  • 668

    Ross
    Ross Feb 16, 2012 at 9:48

    According to an article this morning by the Fayetteville Observer, the 4 year old misunderstood and thought she had to get a new lunch rather than just the additional serving of fruits or vegetables. My 4 year old probably would have been just as confused. I would have been in the same boat, too – my daughter eats like a bird and I wouldn’t have packed two servings of fruits or vegetables just to waste one. But I also wouldn’t have blown this so out of proportion as to call the school a Totalitarian regime like China.

    http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012/02/16/1157653?sac=fo.local

  • 669

    Cassie
    Cassie Feb 16, 2012 at 10:57

    Last week I wanted to have lunch with my son, so I went to Subway and bought 2 ham sandwiches, baked lays, and milk and went to the school at lunch time. They would not let me in the cafeteria. They said that it was illegal (federally) to bring “fast food” into the cafeteria, but if I wanted to go home and make him a hamburger and fries, I could bring that. Seriously, it was a FREAKING sandwich people. What has our world come to where the government tells me what I can feed my child! And what were they having for lunch that day: PIZZA. Which we all know is much healthier than a ham sandwich on wheat!

  • 670

    trkaelin
    trkaelin Feb 16, 2012 at 11:57

    Yes, because chicken nuggets are just so healthy.

  • 671

    Van
    Van Feb 16, 2012 at 13:02

    Why is strip searching a 7th grader in front of his classmates in Georgia only reported in the UK press?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2101887/Eddie-White-Academy-Student-sues-emotional-distress-school-strip-searched-drugs.html

    Oh yea, this was about drugs and was a minority. Guess we won’t get any outrage here….. To all you out there hating on libs and democrats, don’t you realize a lot more of your freedoms have been lost to the war on drugs than anything?

  • 672

    Deacon
    Deacon Feb 16, 2012 at 13:20

    The SOLUTION:

    Pay a personal visit to both MARXIST’s. teacher and loon principal.
    Let them know in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS:

    THEY ARE NOT TELLING A PARENT WHAT THEIR CHILD WILL EAT FOR LUNCH OR ANY OTHER F’N MEAL!

    GOT IT!

  • 673

    Hollie
    Hollie Feb 16, 2012 at 13:25

    I think we also need to look at this issue from the perspective of the neglected children. There are a frightening number of children in the country who don’t get enough to eat. Sometimes its because the parents can’t afford it, but more often it is because of abuse or neglect. By searching the sack lunches there is a bigger picture afforded of the level of care the child is receiving at home. Granted, this specific case is not what I’m talking about. This is obviously a child who receives plenty of nutrition. I’m talking about the other sack lunches that have no drink and no real food. It’s basically a bag of junk food. Don’t you agree that a child like this would be better off being provided a meal from the school?

  • 674

    Richard Dobbs Spaight Sr
    Richard Dobbs Spaight Sr Feb 16, 2012 at 13:41

    Why are so many parents moving children into private schools? If they would like for me to move my child, please question my son’s lunch. I don’t care why they were doing it. United States is broke. North Carolina is broke. Hoke County is broke. What is so hard to understand? It might be a good idea for the food inspectors that choose to inspect this young girl’s lunch to set up table and sell baked goods to help with debt. The time would be much better spent.

    United States Debt $15,360,147,985,125
    North Carolina Debt $52,208,321,172
    Hoke County Debt $12,324,991

  • 675

    T Nelson
    T Nelson Feb 16, 2012 at 14:00

    Ridiculous!!!! How healthy are chicken nuggets?

  • 676

    Richard Dobbs Spaight Sr
    Richard Dobbs Spaight Sr Feb 16, 2012 at 14:26

    Why are so many parents moving children into private schools? If they would like for me to move my child, please question my son’s lunch. I don’t care why they were doing it. United States is broke. North Carolina is broke. Hoke County is broke. What is so hard to understand? It might be a good idea for the food inspectors that choose to inspect this young girl’s lunch to set up table and sell baked goods to help with debt. The time would be much better spent.
    United States Debt $15,360,147,985,125
    North Carolina Debt $52,208,321,172
    Hoke County Debt $12,324,991

  • 677

    libby
    libby Feb 16, 2012 at 14:47

    The people in control in our country do not believe in freedom. They believe in control. They believe in a system that makes everyone do what they think is right. This is so, so wrong! We’re aren’t losing our freedom, folks. It’s already gone.

  • 678

    BJM
    BJM Feb 16, 2012 at 15:05

    It is easy for me to believe this when so many idiots out there are voting for Democrats and who will vote for Obama and then complain about our country becoming a socialistic country. Wake up people…vote em out!!!!!!!!…..

  • 679

    jerry
    jerry Feb 16, 2012 at 15:05

    this is what you all get for voting for Obama. We are seeing our rights disappearing. As for the food inspectors is just the start of things this administration will being changing. You all that voted for CHANGE, well here it is get use to it or get ready to change it in November. you parents that are concerned should think about taking your kids out of those schools and watch how fast they’ll back off when they lose their federal funding for students. My kids have long gone fron the school system but I would of taken them out in a heart beat and home school them. SO you DUMMIES THAT VOTED FOR CHANGE HERE IT IS AND WAIT FOR MORE TO COME.

  • 680

    Wilton
    Wilton Feb 16, 2012 at 15:55

    I realize that there’s no use in mentioning this, since the comments thread is populated by people who have been brainwashed by Fox News, but the details in this story are factually incorrect. No one deprived the little girl of her homemade lunch, nobody forced her to eat chicken nuggets, and the mother was not and would not have been charged for extra food. This has nothing to do with freedoms being taken away, there is no communism involved, and the president isn’t responsible for everything bad that has ever happened throughout history. The little girl came to school a few days ago without any milk, so someone told her to go through the lunch line and get some. (It was free.) But she got confused and thought she had to get a whole new lunch. When she told her mother about this, the mother decided that school bureaucrats were forcing her child to eat their lunch instead of the one she packed for her daughter. The whole thing is ridiculous, and it demonstrates that when people have made up their mind to be mad, they don’t really need a reason.

  • 681

    sara
    sara Feb 16, 2012 at 16:04

    I would dare them to take food from my prek child or even give her extra! My daughter is a type 1 diabetic and under doctor orders for carb restrictions. This is scary there are some many health conditions and allergies that children have.

  • 682

    Burt Hicks
    Burt Hicks Feb 16, 2012 at 16:38

    First they came for the banks, forcing them to loan to those who would not pay them back and I did nothing since I wasn’t a bank. Then they came for the Catholic church’s charitable organizations, forcing them or their insurance companies to provide anti-religious services and I did nothing since I wasn’t Catholic. Then they came for General Motors and Chrysler to “save” them from competition and I did nothing because I owned no stock in them or their competitors. Then they came for my pre-schooler’s lunch and now I am in prison because I went ballistic.

  • 683

    DUH
    DUH Feb 16, 2012 at 16:42

    This has nothing to do with Obama… it has to do with the idiocy of North Carolina. Funny that they said this is a “Nation-wide” policy but in no other state has a kid been forced to eat a school lunch because they didn’t have a vegetable. And who are they kidding, do they really think those kids that buy school lunch eat the vegetables? If we want healthier kids we need to reform what the school sells for lunch, not what the kids pack!

  • 684

    hap holiday
    hap holiday Feb 16, 2012 at 16:49

    “Just keep voting for democrats if this is what you want. It is the crazy democrats who are doing this insanity. You are going to lose every little bit of your liberty and it is going to be democrats who take them.”

    Funny. Both houses in North Carolina are Republican controlled and this was a N. Carolina STATE inspection.

  • 685

    Dead Tired
    Dead Tired Feb 16, 2012 at 16:50

    Unbelievable how many sheep like Claire are willing to defend Obama and his overstepping group of socialistic misfits.

  • 686

    Jason
    Jason Feb 16, 2012 at 16:52

    The solution to this problem is fairly simply in thought anyway – all rational, logical and clear thinking parents need to pull their children out of public school yesterday. If parents banded together across the nation and said a ‘big screw you!’ to the federal government you don’t us or our children, the funding would all be taken away and their power. But we as Americans just keep tolerating every sly little thing they push on us till we have given them way too much power over us and our children. We need to join together and sound the battle cry that federal government needs to piss off and get the ____ out of our lives! Or we can be sure we will become just like communist Russia and China, this what people in government want, they can do anything they please and have anything they want while we are their slaves.

    As someone said two days ago in the comments ‘Wake up America!” before we are Amerika.

  • 687

    Bernadette Woodhams
    Bernadette Woodhams Feb 16, 2012 at 17:17

    1. Homeschool. Take child out of government school.
    2. Vote Republican.
    3. Pursue complaint through legislature and/or courts.

  • 688

    Bernadette Woodhams
    Bernadette Woodhams Feb 16, 2012 at 17:27

    As someone else pointed out, cheese is dairy and thus is same type of food as milk with same food value. So it would appear that the people who wrote the guidelines and the people paid to enforce the guidlines have never taken a nutrition course and in fact don’t know anything about nutrition. This is the same government that wants to be in charge of our health care, that in fact has taken over health care and a good example of why we need to get the government out of our lives.

  • 689

    Bernadette Woodhams
    Bernadette Woodhams Feb 16, 2012 at 17:38

    Hollie..what children are you talking about? What children do you personally know whose mother sends them to school with only Twinkies? For children of poverty, there are indeed government subsidized school lunches and in many cases government subsidized school breakfasts as well so that if the family is poor there is no problem for the child to access food at school. For parents who do provide a bag lunch for their children, I would assume that the parents can make a better decision than government inspectors concerning what food their child should be eating. Considering the fact that the government inspector in question did not know that cheese is in fact a milk product, made from milk, that does include the same protein and calcium content as milk (because it is made from milk), I think my assumption is very reasonable.

    Nonetheless, where is it in the Constitution that government inspectors get to tell my kid what to eat?

  • 690

    Joe DuPont
    Joe DuPont Feb 16, 2012 at 19:21

    The image of North Carolina’s Food Police is something George Orwell might have wanted to write about. What would the food Nazi’s do if child had medical issues and could not eat meat, or was a vegetarian or was fasting for religious beliefs?

    The added insult of this whole school lunch affair is that Chicken Nuggets are not healthy to eat on a regular basis. If we accept this kind of berating of the American family life by food Nazi’s pushing unhealthy snacks, what it next?.

  • 691

    bob
    bob Feb 16, 2012 at 21:46

    claire is an idiot! the problem is not about the veggie the fruit or whatever freakin food the kid had in her lunch! its about the government telling us what to eat! we dont need gov oversite on school lunches, the job of the government is to make sure some wack job doesnt blow us up! and thats it! leave the parenting to us! stay out of our lives!

  • 692

    david b
    david b Feb 16, 2012 at 22:43

    when you sign your kids up for public school,you sign away all your rights to the state.your kids belong to the state that you live in. I’ve already dealt with the problem,i lost.All it took was one school board meeting.They can do anything they want.

  • 693

    tommerare
    tommerare Feb 16, 2012 at 22:46

    R U F-ing kidding me?!! I wish I had a kid just so I could send them to school with a bag full of twinkies!!! Ovomit has to go!

  • 694

    tommerare
    tommerare Feb 16, 2012 at 22:47

    And I hope the brown shirts come and try to take me!!! When is Crystal Night??

  • 695

    Claire
    Claire Feb 16, 2012 at 23:09

    dead tired and bob, we all know the bigger problem here is out-of-control big government now how about offering up a realistic solution instead of intolerant insults and imbecilic blather. Course if that’s the extent of your capacity then never mind, wouldn’t want either of you to strain yourselves.

  • 696

    Jacquie Morrey
    Jacquie Morrey Feb 16, 2012 at 23:57

    This has to be the stupidest thing I ever hears. This parent better not get a bill from the school. I can see them monitoring the school made lunches but the sack lunch form home is unbelievable! This better stop now!

  • 697

    Charles HIgley
    Charles HIgley Feb 17, 2012 at 0:58

    It simple. Buy some plastic vegetables and place them with the lunch. In a lunch box, just glue it in a corner so it won’t get lost.

    Next, they will be worrying that the kids are not being fed at home. They will either want to keep the kids past dinnertime and feed them at school or have inspectors visit the homes during dinnertime, which, of course, means that dinnertime will have to be regulated to facilitate the inspections. 1984 is coming to a dining room near you.

    There is not a child on the planet that eats all of their lunch. I ate nothing but white bread and mayo for 6 weeks. My daughter only at pancakes for 2 months. My sister ate spaghetti from a can for a year! It’s all a phase. Government idiots and bureaucrats have no clue how children work and are going to try to impose their unintelligent perception of children on the children. It’s not going to work.

  • 698

    Karen Scribner
    Karen Scribner Feb 17, 2012 at 1:48

    Wait a minute, this is way too easy for the G-men. They just have to check lunches at school. They should be going to every house and checking every meal. And also to the home-schooled kids too!

  • 699

    david b
    david b Feb 17, 2012 at 8:51

    The school lunch program started because kids were to malnutritioned to go to war.they wanted healthy kids to kill,yet now it’s just more control over the average persons lives.If you teach the children while they are young they will comply.don’t forget the government knows best.

  • 700

    mildred cookson
    mildred cookson Feb 17, 2012 at 9:52

    I am a mom, a grandmom and did work for the school system im TX, I am reading all comments and all are correct and all are wrong. Federal programs are in all school, if the school get Federal money then they have a say so and it will have rules to follow or lose the Federal money. Children like adults have rights.We must take care of this for our children.
    1. Did this agent have a right to be in the school?
    2. Did the parents know that agents were allowed in the school without the main office knowledge or parents?
    3. A person that come up to a student of 4 yrs and take away their food and the child doesn’t know who they are, well the school should have informed the parents before this situation. Now the parents doesn’t trust the school and now the child doesn’t feel safe!
    4. All food are not safe to be eatten by children. It may be health issue for them or they might be veggan.Only a parent would know this and not a Federal Agent.
    5. One by one are freedom is been taken away or changed, get use to it or vote!

  • 701

    Megan
    Megan Feb 17, 2012 at 9:57

    Not to mention that the food that the USDA deems “healthy” is not healthy for some…i.e. those with gluten or dairy intolerances. Also, the food that they promote so insistintly normally contains some form of hormone or antibiotic treatments…

  • 702

    Betty
    Betty Feb 17, 2012 at 10:52

    before long the goverment will be telling you when to sleep and when to wake. Our children are just the beginning, before long old people will be next. look out people the worst is yet to come another 4 yrs of this and you all will be crying.

  • 703

    HJ
    HJ Feb 17, 2012 at 11:11

    You guys know this story is misleading, right? There was no federal/state agent; it was a researcher from a child development program at UNC Chapel Hill who was generally assessing the school and has no authority to “order” any child to do anything. They need to assess these daycares for licensing reasons and to see how the subsidies are being used.
    No one told or made the girl get a new lunch. She was told to go and get a milk/vegetable, if she wanted them, but the girl was apparently confused and thought she was supposed to get a whole new lunch. She is only four years old. The mother has been mistaken about the possibility of her getting charged for these supplements and that is why she requests that the school doesn’t give her child milk and vegetables. A lot of children attend this public daycare by being fully government subsidized, their parents apply for the program and if their child is deemed “at risk” (either disabled or low-income) they attend for free, and are made aware that the schools will supplement the children’s lunches of any missing food groups, if the child wants to eat the food. The free supplements are offered precisely because the school worries about parents not being able to afford healthy foods. The government is not employing full-time lunchbox watchmen.

  • 704

    Kathleen
    Kathleen Feb 17, 2012 at 11:51

    My children and I are gluten, yeast, and lactose intolerant. We also must severely limit the amount of sugar in our diets. Is the school system really ready to provide the dietary needs of ALL it’s students and are they ready to be HELD ACCOUNTABLE when they force a child to eat something they may be intolerant/allergic to? Instead of worrying about how nutritious a student’s home packed lunch is they should be re-thinking their own overly processed, sugar packed, and unhealthy student meals! OH I forgot! They are on a budget :)

  • 705

    Tom
    Tom Feb 17, 2012 at 12:25

    I am guessing that there are a lot of low income children in this school and some recently impoverished families and the schools are trying to prevent the children from being embarrassed so they give a lot of children free food so it does not look like the poorer ones are being singled out. If little Johnny as little food in his lunchbox and little Sally is only missing one item. If they give them both a meal it does not single out the poor children.

  • 706

    david b
    david b Feb 17, 2012 at 13:50

    the principle of of my two sons school paddled my son for doing something wrong,and sent a letter home telling me to disapline him.I called him to let him know that i would not give him any more disapline due to the fact that he already did my job,no double jepardy.The next day he called both my boys in and spanked them.I went to the school and tried to confront him,he locked his door and would not come out.I recieved a letter to show up at a school board meeting,I did.At the meeting every official was there including the police.There was a lot said but what stuck with me for years was what the principal said,when you sign your children up to public school you give up your rights to them and they could do anything they wanted to do to them.I was inlightened least to say.I new then that I was living in a communist country.lennin was right,he would take over this country without firing a bullet.

  • 707

    jaycee
    jaycee Feb 17, 2012 at 16:48

    Not defending the action but a child in Pre-K is from a low-income family so Free Lunch-Free Breakfast is automatic.

    If the family has the money to provide a lunch then the child should most likely not be in Pre-K because guidelines for Pre-K and Free Lunch-Free Breakfast are below the poverty line.

  • 708

    david b
    david b Feb 17, 2012 at 17:48

    does anybody have a clear ideal what’s next?I’m just waiting for some president to disregard the telepromter and tell the real truth.The only one that came close was john kennedy in 1950,in speech before he was pres though.look it up and listen.They set up all of these problems up such as imagration to sell their solutions.I’ve come to the opinion that the american people would put neon orange tires on their cars if it was a law.

  • 709

    david b
    david b Feb 17, 2012 at 20:15

    must be retorical,I think.steve quayle’s world ruthless truth,tell all.

  • 710

    david b
    david b Feb 17, 2012 at 20:33

    Since woodrow wilson.we have had bad presidents carrying the same terrible ideals.congress,according to the constitution only congress was allowed to coin money,then came along a college professer named woodrow wilson and gave us the federal reserve.Now we borrow are money at high interest rates that can never be paid back.Then he hooked us up by setting all nations under a few elite men and women.this united nations will only get more power thanks to a traitorous government.

  • 711

    Jennifer
    Jennifer Feb 18, 2012 at 7:08

    Chicken nuggets?! Wow, I bet those are real healthy. I would grab my kid and run from public school. And if there is no possible way to avoid it, you better get your claws out and protect your kid as best you can. Find out everything you can about real food and what they are serving at that school. Nothing is more important than your childs nutrition! ALWAYS read the ingredient label, not the nutrition label, the INGREDIENTS. Look for things like “high fructose corn syrup” and “Aspartame”. Most of the so called juice you buy is full of sugar. Good luck.

  • 712

    david b
    david b Feb 18, 2012 at 11:00

    Nobodys ever going to do anything about anything that’s wrong in this country,what we’re going to do is complain and send them back to school!!! If the government tells everybody to put orange neon tires on their car,they will do it. So in the end tuor kids will eat their chicken nuggets.

  • 713

    Robbye
    Robbye Feb 18, 2012 at 17:02

    This is why we choose to homeschool!!

  • 714

    river Sea
    river Sea Feb 18, 2012 at 18:43

    This is not true..not that this article will be retracted:

    Here is what happened: http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/blog/2012/02/15/a-north-carolina-non-troversy/

  • 715

    david b
    david b Feb 18, 2012 at 23:09

    It might not be true, but the school system has always over stept their bounds,if there is any truth to it the people should cry out on the roof tops at least to inform the heads of school systems that this and other things simular will not happen ever! If the people don’t rule than we are as good as finished.How is it that we have reprasentitives that allow these things to happen.I say they are only taking care of themselves and their own.

  • 716

    JohnInKansas
    JohnInKansas Feb 19, 2012 at 10:11

    Wow … someone needs a better understanding of healthy eating and USDA guidelines.

    A school lunch isn’t designed as a model lunch for everyone or anyone. It’s designed to provide a third of the daily nutritional needs of a generalized target population. Individuals within the polulation may have greater or less needs, and the variance may be significant. A regulation compliant school meal may be a formula for obesity for some and a formula for malnutrition for others. Holding it up as an ideal model for all students is like insisting that every student should wear a size 4 shoe.

    USDA guidelines are also based on daily consumption, not necessarily every meal. So the relative healthiness of an individual meal is determined in part on what else is consumed that day. If the school had no idea what the child had for breakfast or what the parents intended to feed the kid for snacks and supper it made a mistake in trying to force extra food on the child.

    This begs the question: How much does kind of government nonsense contributed to childhood obesity? The disadvantaged part of America sees WIC payments stacked on top of food stamps on top of free school lunches. That’s enough food all together to turn Michael Moore into a blimp.

  • 717

    Deliberatus
    Deliberatus Feb 19, 2012 at 17:06

    Wow. How about we send them in with 6 twinkies and a moonpie, with a grape Nehi for fluid content, and a nice letter that dsays-NO TRESSPASSING glued to the oputside of the lunchbag/box/kit… and then we go in and raise loud roaring hell in the offices when they invade that privacy.

  • 718

    Paul Revere
    Paul Revere Feb 19, 2012 at 17:43

    Wake up America. These nazis are not your friends. Next on their agenda is to take your kids from you if you don’t behave. You may not want to engage them, but if you love your children, you have no choice but to do so. The time is long since past.

  • 719

    david b
    david b Feb 19, 2012 at 23:07

    I told a friend yaers back that the way things were,I felt like moving to colorado and getting lost in the mountains,he said dave,are you crazy? He said that any governmental system is designed to control and if that entity loses any part of that control it could break down,to keep the system alive it must have complete control of it’s subjects.He said they would spend a million bucks to get me back into the system.I talked to an IRS agent and he told me that they did not care if lie steal or cheat,he just wanted me back into the system.What I find is they make laws,and they can be the worst laws for the american people and we must comply.Freedom is an abstract ideal,your freedom might not be the same as mine,but freedom only makes people move when it personaly effects the persons abstract version of freedom.People must make clear what freedom is,mine is less government control.

  • 720

    Kate
    Kate Feb 20, 2012 at 8:59

    I guess if the schools/government would like to take over the lunches children bring – great but then they can pay for the clothes they wear and all of the things it takes to raise a child since we are inept at the job. Lets focus on the quality of teachers and those who are watching these precious children. Of course there are those who need assistance with a good lunch no problem but in my view to inspect a lunch and then force a child to eat another lunch is encouraging may I say forcing the possibility of an over weight child? Where did common sense go??

  • 721

    Parents not government
    Parents not government Feb 20, 2012 at 16:51

    I am sure the chicken nuggets were FRIED and were probably processed meat also. The turkey sandwich was better for her than that. The government schools remove PE and recess from the schools, that is why obesity is a problem. If kids play and exercise the weight is not as likely to be an issue.

  • 722

    Ed Book
    Ed Book Feb 20, 2012 at 20:16

    Why blame the federal government on something the state or local school district is requiring? It’s not a federal requirement-get educated about an issue before shouting about it.

  • 723

    Ray Farrell
    Ray Farrell Feb 21, 2012 at 4:16

    This is nothing to do with Obama or the federal government. The school board and the state are making these decisions. The only federal involvement here is that the state has used USDA guidelines for recommended daily nutrition. Like every state does.

  • 724

    Betty
    Betty Feb 21, 2012 at 14:32

    you dont think the federal gov is in the middle of this just look at his wife she is the beginning of all this. Telling us what we can eat and cant eat you got your head in the sand.

  • 725

    Ricci
    Ricci Feb 21, 2012 at 18:43

    That is so so stupid.If some Inspector came to my Middle school and made me eat something that i didnt want to i would soooo………….Punch’em in the nose!!!

  • 726

    david b
    david b Feb 21, 2012 at 21:21

    Just for something to say,am I the only one,when I get on any site on the internet,that my computer gets bombarded with all kinds of threats and viruses?I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer,but why put sites on the web if all they want to do is tear someones computer up?I hate to do anything if I constantly have to be on gaurd.I wonder if some of these threats arn’t government,I know I spend a lot of time repairinng these problems

  • 727

    george washington
    george washington Feb 22, 2012 at 16:58

    Why are we putting up with this?
    The inspector’s search was UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
    Search without a warrant!
    America is losing a battle.
    Her enemy: BIG GOVERNMENT!
    Go Tea Partiers!

  • 728

    WE PICK RICK!
    WE PICK RICK! Feb 22, 2012 at 17:04

    George Washington is right.
    We can make a difference, and the people of America should not put up with this nonsense!
    Our next election can make America do a 180 turn back to the constitution.
    Did anyone consider why our forefathers created the constitution?
    They were afraid THIS kind of thing would happen, but our government officials are too dense to obey the rules.
    Vote Obama out of office!
    Vote for Rick Santorum!

  • 729

    WE PICK RICK!
    WE PICK RICK! Feb 22, 2012 at 17:06

    When Libya was in need of a new leader, i thought we should give them ours. Solves two problems, eh?

  • 730

    david b
    david b Feb 22, 2012 at 18:50

    Glen beck loves to spout off about george washington,I like andrew jackson.YES, JACKSON WAS INVOLVED IN THE INDIAN WARS,but there are times in history that things are the norm,then as decades go by what we thought was right becomes wrong.Glen beck loves to down jackson,I personaly think he’s not as smart as he thinks he is!there was other presidents before george washington that get no pat on the backs.I think 15 presidents.what glen beck should be saying is jackson hated the bankers so bad that they tried to assasinate 4 times.I never met any of these founding fathers.so I don’t really know what they thought other than what’s on paper.Hopefully someone will be president that’s better than all the rest,from washington to obama.

  • 731

    jb
    jb Feb 23, 2012 at 10:08

    slightly off topic, but I find this comparison a bit amusing. In China the pre-k and kindergarten kids go home with their grandparents for lunch and the older kids (around 9 and up) buy noodles or small dishes of food at little restaurants and street food carts since their schools are locked up through the mid day break.

  • 732

    david b
    david b Feb 23, 2012 at 20:48

    I think we are missing the point.The school problem is just one issue,It’s government intrusion in every faucet of ones life.

  • 733

    travnman
    travnman Feb 24, 2012 at 22:14

    Just heard about Big Bro Hussian’s communist plot to bag search kids’ lunch. Who are they to tell us what to eat? When I was in school, I had eggs, sausage patties, juice, grits, and biscuits for breakfast. I took a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, an apple, and some Kool-Aid for dinner. But, we had our vegetables at suppertime, green beans, mustard greens, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, radishes, lettuce, or a few others I probably don’t remember. I grew up fine without any government oversight, weighed properly because I played outside all day long, practiced running, chin-ups, long and high jumping, etc for the county fair day to compete in physical races.

    Nevertheless, government was where it belonged, it provided the school building and equipment, the paddle that was used on those creating problems, and stayed out of our personal lives. I’d love to see some prominent lawyer take this on pro-bono to keep this mad administration out of our daily lives.

    Maybe we should use the old paddle on this inspector, principal, and school board that follows an immoral, indecent, misguided, unconstitutional administration.

  • 734

    ftskir
    ftskir Feb 26, 2012 at 16:45

    WOW…. what a great example of government over-reach. That $24,000 a year social worker would have me up his/her butt over this if that was my child. When are we going to take a stand against this type of action?? Time for term restrictions for our Senate and House….. wake up people.

  • 735

    Julie P.
    Julie P. Feb 29, 2012 at 23:17

    @Jack Fate
    I live in NC. The “state inspectors” are from a Republican Congress . . . not Democrats. FYI. A lot of the Republican legislators are looking for any reason to shut down or cripple education. There’s a bill coming up that will essentially cut this pre-K program from the state all-together and make parents of every socio-economic level pay for pre-K education. Many families in our state will be unable to pay, putting further financial burdon on already strapped families in one of the worst economic times in our lives.

    Don’t criticize things you know nothing about. Don’t lump people into one party over or under another. This is not about Democrats and Republicans. This is about ignorance and compassion. As a public school teacher, mother of two in pre-school(which I pay for), and registered voter in the state where this happened, I feel I can make a more educated comment than most. But thanks for your uninformed, insightful claim about voting allegiances. It certainly prompted me to post something I’m sure you will never read, Mr. Fate.

  • 736

    Sue
    Sue Mar 07, 2012 at 11:10

    I would like to know what democrate has to do with this, nothing. Or any political party. I think that the teacher was tolaly wrong, how would she feel if some had done here child that way. How did she know that the child was not alergy to these items or relion beleif or ect.

  • 737

    Gman
    Gman Mar 07, 2012 at 13:22

    Another reason why:
    1. Public school systems should be ABOLISHED. It allows the government to force their will on you and your children.

    2. There is a civil war coming if policies like this continue. GET READY!

  • 738

    Gman
    Gman Mar 07, 2012 at 13:25

    @Sue…. Democrats [Liberals] have EVERYTHING to do with this. These are democrats that impose regulations like this. NOT Republicans. PLEASE, open your freeking eyes!

  • 739

    Brenda
    Brenda Mar 10, 2012 at 8:49

    Last time I checked this was the home of the free and brave! The goverment is trying to take over every thing, thank you MR &MRS OBAMA! First you take away our children being able to pray in school, then the pledge, and now this….What are you thinking. This NATION was built on FAITH, ONE NATION UNDER GOD! And furter more all that money you spend up in that white house, I forget what does is have wrote on it agian, oh thats right, IN GOD WE TRUST! and with all this we the people have not said enough, but this is going to far…..wE THE PEOPLE AND PARENTS WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS! YOU HAVE TAKEN AND TAKEN BUT WHEN YOU START INTIMIDATING OUR CHILDREN AND FORCING THEM TO DO SOMETHING THAT THEY WERE TOLD NOT TO DO BY THIER PARENTS, WELL, THAT IS CROSSING THE LINE….IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD, OR FREEDOM, THEN YOU NEED TO GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM!

  • 740

    Olivia
    Olivia Mar 12, 2012 at 2:32

    If you don’t think they are already attempting to ban home school packed lunches google it for yourself. There is already a school in Chicago which has banned home packed lunches. Also read the August 8, 2011 Pediatrics official journal of the American acaemy of pediatric, which is saying they are unhealthy and carry disease. This doesn’t add up as the statics are not there, children are not being becoming sick.

  • 741

    Cheryl Sommese
    Cheryl Sommese Mar 13, 2012 at 16:22

    This is a state-funded program, not a federal program. Perhaps some people who comment need to understand the difference. And, maybe other people know the difference but use “spin” (and the ignorance of others) to advance their political leaning.

    In short? Contact the North Carolina State House if this story is disturbing to you. Nonetheless, if you outside of NC, your words will mean little (because it’s a STATE program and you don’t live in that state).

  • 742

    Cheryl S.
    Cheryl S. Mar 13, 2012 at 16:28

    This is a state-funded program, not a federal program. Perhaps some people who comment need to understand the difference. And, maybe other people know the difference but use “spin” (and the ignorance of others) to advance their political leaning.

    In short? Contact the North Carolina State House if this story is disturbing to you. Nonetheless, if you live outside of NC, your words will mean little (because it’s a STATE program and you don’t live in that state).

  • 743

    Addie
    Addie Mar 14, 2012 at 13:31

    You people are ridiculous! This has absolutely NOTHING to do with Obama! He’s fixing the mess that BUSH yes BUSH made. Did you know it takes 8-10 YEARS for the effects a president had to show on the economy? Who was in office EIGHT YEARS AGO? BUSH! You think McCain would’ve done better? No. I think not.
    Anyways.
    This is stupid. Why would they do this? A school’s responsibility is to teach the kids academics. The reason for lunch is to feed the kids just enough to hold them over enough to concentrate on their academics for the rest of the day. Not to make sure they have all of their food groups. -_-

  • 744

    My opinion
    My opinion Apr 09, 2012 at 17:54

    READ!!! THIS HAS A GOOD OPINION!!!!!!!

    I think, it is unfair to FORCE a 4 year old or any kid really to eat school lunch because the child’s lunch was not healthy. Who cares what people eat!!! this is not the governments concern. This is completely up to the guardian of the child. The government should start to mind their own business! If you are a parent, stand up for what you beleive in!!! Don’t just sit there like lumps on a log! do something! confront the government, schools, principals! what kind of country do we live in anymore! America (USA) is a free country!! Well, so we thought… If we don’t do something, it is just going to get worse! We don’t want to be communist! We fought for our freedom and we will do it again! If you don’t care about standing up for rights then don’t! Home school your child! But if believe in freedom then do something NOW! Its time we act and stand up. Anyway… School lunches are gross. They are cheap, small portions, bad tasting, fake, old and really gross! So why should we throw away our money on this crap!?! Thank you, that was my opinion

  • 745

    Sharon
    Sharon Apr 18, 2012 at 22:33

    It matters not whether this is a state funded program or federally funded. Children of this age are often picky eaters. Force feeding them is not the answer unless of course they are not eating anything. Children can be introduced to foods. Sometimes they will learn to like them. They should be offered a variety of foods. Parents have been raising healthy children for years, somehow without the assistance of the state or government coming in to inspect what foods are in the refrigerator. One more reason not to send your child to public school. Our Constitution has been stomped on. We are becoming a police state and the state and government have decided to take over the parenting of our children. Good luck and God Bless.. oh that’s not allowed in school either. But you know the once almighty dollar says “in God we trust”. That’s God… need I say more.

  • 746

    maria
    maria Apr 27, 2012 at 14:35

    Only one question: What is your daughter’s weight?

  • 747

    Jeff JJ
    Jeff JJ May 03, 2012 at 16:32

    Our childrens health is the concern of the entire nation. We have an epidemic of obesity in our nation that should scare us the way cancer, AIDS and smallpox did in the past. Stopping this becomes the responsibility of the parents to ensure that the right foods are being fed to our children. This education starts at birth. The foods we feed our kids when they are babies follow them the rest of our lives. We as a nation are grossly undereducated about nutrition and health in general. What the inspector did should have been handled differently but it does not dismiss the epidemic we have going on in our nation. The government needs to stop allowing big business to process and refine all of our food with addictive sugary additives that make our kids not want to eat healthy foods.

  • 748

    Mr Owl
    Mr Owl May 09, 2012 at 19:33

    you really think store bought milk is healty wake up you think veggies bought in your store are healthy wake up if I choose to send my child “who was given to me be the lord and the lady because they know that when it comes time to stand up for there needs that I am the perfect being to be hear and stand up and defend these children even if that means that we must fight” to school with all fruit or even hot dogs that is my choice. The SCOOL THE STATE MUST MAKE SURE THAT IF THEY PROVIDE MEALS FOR THE CHILDREN THAT THEY MEET THE STATES STANDARDS… YOUR HOME MADE LUNCH WAS NOT PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT OR THE SCHOOL. To just put the veggies in the lunch knowing they will not eat them is just wastefull why would i buy veggies just to throw in the trash i would rather spend my money on more fruit that she will eat at school and if you put them in, you live in fear and are affected by other people. How about the old school native or wican who live from the earth so my child has no milk so that means that you are trying to give the child the vitaman D she is missing??? yes? so you are telling me that the sun was not enough vitaman D for anybody oh i see where you live the sun is burnt out and does not work. milk given to our children from that inspector came from a store where by the time it got there it has been prosseced so much that it is not healthy for you as amatter of fact the same government who sat the milk in front of her to force her to drink it instead of water is the same government who makes it illeagle to buy fresh milk from the farm saying it is a hazzard to our health. They ask the weight of your child if you are not providing her with what she needs yet for some reason they place froven chicken nuggetts in front of her prosscesed food yes i know i can not spell and most of you can not think for yourselves i would rather have a hard time spelling at least i will not get kicked in my buttt while you have the hidding in the ground like an osterich. “hydrogenniezed” is one step away from being plastic this is the junk that is sold in the stores forced to our children at schools yet this is the same junk that is causing alzheimers in adults first and as it has been hear longer it has started to effect or children at young ages now. you eat this boxed junk and all of the natural good enzymes are completly cooked out of it so all you are eating is plastic it sits on your tummy it makes you feel sluggesh and tired angery your body cant even digest food anymore because of all the junk you flushed down it keep melting plastic into your toilet and flush it see how long it lasts your septic tank would not be able to break anything up it would just sit there and build and build no breaking down to pass it thriugh and clear the system the system has enzymes but not to digest this stuff. leave a piece of poop and plastic next to each other for a month come bace and see the poop has been breakin down not the plastic because evan the poo has enzymes in it to help the breaking down the plastic lacks any enzymes. your body works the same way without enzymes in your food you fell like crap so I ask what were these people really thinking. or were they. SOUNDS TO ME LIKE OR BULLY PROBLEM is bigger than we can imagin. this is to everybody in the world hold your head up high have NO doubt your soul is speaking to you if you quiet yourself you will hear the true answers do not doubt the answers they will seem harsh and mean but the truth hurts and we haVE been trained to belive our thoughts are insain.

  • 749

    Jenn
    Jenn May 09, 2012 at 22:34

    Maybe something should be done with some families. I have a 15 year old step son, that lives in a different state. His mom feeds him popcorn, French fries, Pringles, goldfish and mt dew. He refuses to eat any other foods. This is what he takes for lunch. I am appalled that the teachers or school has not stepped in. He is pale, scrawny and very malnourished looking

  • 750

    Sue Willis
    Sue Willis May 11, 2012 at 12:50

    What in the heck is our state doing?????? Chicken nuggets? I. too, had a child that did not eat vegetables at that age. How stupid would it be to send some in a lunchbox when you know your child wouldn’t eat it? How dare “officials” try to replace it with a lunch tray including vegetables the kid wouldn’t eat! What next? Threats to the child from them if the child doesn’t eat it? My gosh……are you people crazy? The mother probably does what I did……cook them and slip them in baked casseroles, or other dishes that the child likes! He is now 38 years old, healthy, eats salads with differing veggies in them, and has NO CAVITIES in his teeth. God help us all……….

  • 751

    chet lamprouge
    chet lamprouge May 15, 2012 at 8:24

    this just proves the fact that america is headed to a more socialist type of government which last i checked, this is a free country in which the government does not have any authority over what people eat and it should stay the way it has for centuries, with the government not really thinking at all.

  • 752

    Cddd
    Cddd May 17, 2012 at 21:17

    Moo

  • 753

    ashley
    ashley May 22, 2012 at 22:31

    At my kids school it has become where the teachers will make sure the kids eat a little of everything and they don’t get play time till they do and my little one is only in kindergarten I think its gone way to far I hardly ate lunch as a kid and I’m just fine

  • 754

    lauren
    lauren May 25, 2012 at 13:36

    if your kid wasn’t so fat, and you fed them properly to begin with, the state wouldn’t have to step in , now would they? every time i see a parent at the grocery store with a fat kid and a basket full of lunchables, white bread, and soda – i want to smack them. It’s your fault your child is fat. IM going to have to pay for it via tax dollars when they have health problems as adults. Then you will be wondering why the government didn’t step in to do something about this epidemic.

    http://www.uticaod.com/news/x1832945753/Obesity-major-cause-of-childrens-health-issues

    http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm

    leave out the potato chips. Put in carrots with a side of peanut butter to dip. i have never seen a kid not like sticks of carrots with PB.

    OP to blame.

  • 755

    anonymous
    anonymous May 31, 2012 at 0:32

    @ claire your a fu**ing idiot. She says in the story I can’t afford the vegetables. Baka

  • 756

    CL DJames
    CL DJames May 31, 2012 at 19:29

    The school has know place telling parents how to feed children. Send your child a small plastic great value peas in plastic send the same one everyday!!!!! I do!!!!!!
    If someone makes your child eat the vegtable take them staight to court for Bullying and making your child upset and nervous! I would and will. The schools must be getting some kind of kick back! If my child brings a home lunch then they don’t want her to have a school lunch also. Go figure?????

  • 757

    Albert
    Albert May 31, 2012 at 21:15

    Here we go! The city of LA bans fast food, NYC bans large sodas! They won’t be happy until they control every aspect of your life. With all the serious problems in the world the rock brained politicians focus on this. These pin heads are telling us what to do and in many cases their own lives are more screwed up than ours. Starting this election I’m going to vote against every single incumbent. I suggest we all start doing this before its too late. Get rid of these stupid, over paid, rocks that have been on the public payroll for years.

  • 758

    Hannah
    Hannah Jun 03, 2012 at 18:03

    To Mr. Owl’s comment from May 9:

    Learn how to spell and use grammar properly. You make some valid points in your tirade, but anyone who actually takes the time to read what you wrote will just write you off as some uneducated conspiracy theorist who is just spouting their own crazy beliefs. If you’re unsure about how to spell a word, look it up first. People take you a lot more seriously when you actually present yourself as an educated individual. And the fact that you acknowledged that you didn’t know how to spell but clearly didn’t care enough to take the time to correct your mistakes just makes you look lazy or like a crazy person who belongs in a padded room because they can’t control their irrational anger long enough to take the time to hit spell check or pay attention to the red squiggly lines that appear under misspelled words. Normally I wouldn’t pay that much attention to someone’s grammar or spelling mistakes, but since you made so many, I just had to say something to you, especially because you are so opinionated. If you want people in the country to actually listen to what you are trying to tell them, you need to do so in a way that makes them confident in you. Tons of spelling errors and grammar mistakes just makes everyone roll their eyes at you.

    As for the rest of you who keep saying that private schools and homeschooling is the best thing for our kids nowadays to get them away from government influence, you need to look at all the facts a bit more. Public schools may have government funding and interference, but private schools don’t even require their teachers to have certifications or specific degrees in order to teach in their subject areas. Public schools do require this, so if you send your kids to a public school, at least you know the teachers there have the education and certification to teach. Also, private schools are much more expensive, so would you rather spend thousands of dollars sending your kids to a much more expensive school where the teachers don’t have to have a certain education or certification, or would you rather spend the extra $1 per lunch to send some veggies in your kids lunch?

    And as for homeschooling, not everyone has the luxury of being able to quit their jobs to stay home with their kids to teach them. Also, how many parents out there do you actually think have the capability or are qualified enough to teach their kids? Yeah, I’d say most parents have the ability to teach their kids up through most of elementary school, but once a kid hits middle school or high school age, a lot of parents probably have no idea how to teach biology, algebra, chemistry, or any other higher level class. I had cousins that were homeschooled exclusively all the way through high school, and the way they learned once they reached the age where their mother no longer was qualified to teach them was basically reading everything from the book and learning by themselves. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but once they got into college (which by the way, they were not able to go to any state universities because, as homeschoolers, they had no GPA, class rank, or anything that a lot of schools look at for admission, and then they had to go to private colleges that cost thousands of dollars more than state colleges. Another disadvantage of homeschooling your children.), they had trouble adjusting to the way classes were taught because they were so used to just reading everything out of the books. They were failing their easy general education classes because they didn’t understand the concept of going to class and learning from lectures.

    I understand that the issue brought up in this article focuses on how our government was basically trying to force-feed a school lunch to a four-year-old and how we shouldn’t need our government to tell us what and what not to eat, and I agree that our government has gone too far with this, but I just needed to educate some of the idiots out there in the world that public schools are not terrible just because they have government funding. So, before any of you rashly comment on how everyone should just remove their kids from public schools and start homeschooling them or put them in private schools, why don’t you actually look at all of the facts and really look at whether it’s actually doable for most people. Otherwise, you’ve probably just made a stupid, rash comment because you’re probably just angry that someone was trying to make sure your kids have a decent, nutritious lunch and just overstepped their boundaries. If you really think about it, you’ll find that this particular issue, albeit disturbing, is still very small on the grand scale of what else is going wrong in our country right now and everyone just seems to be blowing it way out of proportion.

  • 759

    orthodontist
    orthodontist Jun 15, 2012 at 3:56

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  • 760

    Liberal
    Liberal Jul 04, 2012 at 15:57

    Speaking as someone who has seen, with her own eyes, a mother give her 2 year a bottle of Pepsi to suck on when the child refused the formula bottle, I think that maybe the government isn’t doing enough to make sure that children are being fed properly.

    No one stepped in to say, “Don’t give your infant Pepsi!”, but honestly, they should have.

    I find every comment on here laughable and frightening in their sheer stupidity. The government is stripping us of our freedoms?? How, by trying to take care of children when their own parents won’t? Sounds to me like this mom is lazy as hell. Quit acting like it’s the end of the goddamn world because someone has the gall to give a child a CARROT.

    No one should tell anyone else how to raise their kid? Really? If you’re going to do a crap job, then that’s the least they should do.

    Potato chips aren’t a vegetable. Apple juice, not as healthy as you’d believe. Turkey and cheese? Processed meat on cheese that bears more than a passing resemblance to plastic. The banana is great. Good for the mom. A+ parenting there.

    Morons, every last one of you.

  • 761

    unavailible
    unavailible Jul 14, 2012 at 14:30

    I don’t feel free anymoe!!!! thats why i am gonna stand up for my rights and freedom,and hopefully u will too! homeschool and grow ur own food is the best advice i can really give.

  • 762

    unavailible
    unavailible Jul 14, 2012 at 14:34

    i might move otta this country. maine looks good. ihave some relitaves there. i would miss the pedge and the freedom songs…. but currently none of it is true ,curtisy of obama and the government. i thinl i will stay a little longer to see how things go.

  • 763

    america the-not-so-free
    america the-not-so-free Jul 14, 2012 at 14:48

    for the jack*** hannah and other all the other b****-

    u are a f**** jerk! and the rest of u government and obama lovers! people, this country was once free, no it’s not! that is all. i am so ticked a all the good stuff u say about posiunus foods! one day there gonna kill u! and while ur siting in HELL you’ll say, “man, i really f***** up!! i wish i had listened to those people who said that stuff was bad and that the government and r current president are f***** stupid!!!!

  • 764

    lava-girl24
    lava-girl24 Jul 14, 2012 at 14:53

    quit defending obama!!!! he dosn’t deserve ANY type of respect. what, for being a horrible president/person? forget!!

  • 765

    lava-girl24
    lava-girl24 Jul 14, 2012 at 15:01

    what about r rights to freedem? yes i get it that if the parent is NOT giving the child what they need that the government should step in, then and only then!in this case it was unessicary. and the problem with some most people is freedom in parenting THEIR child,that sometimes hurts peoples pride to be told what to do by someone who does nothing but get rich by telling us lies!! and that food has been posined!!

  • 766

    Hannah
    Hannah Jul 20, 2012 at 18:28

    To “america the-not-so-free” from July 14:

    I actually laughed out loud to your comment about me. Thank you for bringing merriment into this depressing time where the presidential election basically comes down to “Vote for the person you hate the least.”

    Anyway, to the point: Perhaps if you had actually read and understood the first paragraph of my previous comment, you would have realized that you just made yourself look like a fool. If correcting people on their grammar makes me a jackass, then so be it. I’m a jackass. However, I was just trying to help a guy out by telling him how to make his points and comments be better understood by educated individuals. However, I see our stellar education system (can you detect sarcasm?) has been completely lost on you considering you still didn’t get the point of using proper grammar and correct spelling.

    Also, I was just trying to point out that homeschooling and private schools are not the answer to all our problems. See previous comment for reasons why.

    I also conceded to the fact that the government went too far in this situation, and I don’t see why pointing out that people are making too big of a deal out of it requires people to swear at me.

    Unfortunately, there will always be people like you that resort to cussing and calling people names because they are either too uneducated to come up with a decent, well-thought out response to reply like a civilized person, or they get ridiculously angry and lash out at people that have a differing opinion. My suggestion to you: get anger management. I won’t make the assumption that you are uneducated, even though your response definitely implies that, so I guess the only other option I have is that you have anger control issues.

    Good day to you.

  • 767

    bobbylee
    bobbylee Aug 16, 2012 at 16:22

    so my son is in his 1st week of pre k in Ga. he is a healthy eater loves fruit veges some meats grains but it has to be prepared properly if it is a vege. my son is offered breakfast lunch and snack every day every day he say he wont eat till they get to the cookie snack at the end of the day…i asked about packing a lunch i was told NO. the govt has guide lines they have to follow and if he has issues then they wont make him eat….so i took that as them saying…eat what i gave you or starve….how is that right ?milk or water only …oh your thristy have some milk…no…fine dehydrate his typical lunch at home would be pb&j apples and carrots with yogurt and apple juice…..hmmmmhe would happily eat that! lunch at school today was a ham wrap probably salty over processed ham green beans probably from a can not fresh and peaches can as well i am sure…oh and here is your white milk which my child calls for baby bottles… i am about to explode

  • 768

    optimistic
    optimistic Sep 11, 2012 at 23:02

    People get the facts straight. Ask around in various areas where you live. Is this happening everywhere. No I can vouch for that. No schools are doing that in Leeds Alabama where I reside. It has to be up to that school in that state. If it was an all government requirement don’t you think more people would be complaining that this was happening ALL over the country? By the way, even if your child is encouraged to eat a vegetable or fruit is it really that bad? It’s not like they’re encouraging drugs or something worse. And I let my children eat at school because I know they are getting a healthy well balanced meal. The other problem is these parents who send suckers for snacks? That’s not healthy at all and some parents are just to lazy be health conscious anyway. If you quit buying so much junk food and going to fast food restaurants then your child will learn to like some vegetables. They can’t force the food down their throats. Now that is when I would be upset. And the lady said she got a hot lunch to go with the sack lunch she brought and she also mentioned that she might have to pay for that lunch on her account not that she did pay for it. I just think there are more things to worry about than the government wanting your child to eat healthier. Plus the Obamas did not take God or prayer out of the schools. that was done a long time ago. And private schools has rules and regulations. How do you know if some don’t feel the same way about healthy lunches? Are we going to blame the government for that too? I think it could be up to individual schools. My goodness give the government a break. We all live in a free country. They are not shoving this food down they’re throats. Its just encouragement. Don’t we all need a little of that?

  • 769

    optimistic
    optimistic Sep 13, 2012 at 0:22

    By the way, get the government apps or go to http://www.usa.gov and you can sign up to keep up with what is really going on inside the government. There are several issues you can pick from ( health issues, homeland security and several others). Quit listening to all the media and Internet. They either leave things out or don’t tell the truth sometimes. Get to the inside source then give a more educated opinion.

  • 770

    Dave, RN
    Dave, RN Sep 29, 2012 at 21:05

    “The mother says her daughter doesn’t like vegetables and – like most four year olds – will only eat them at home under close supervision.”

    That’s because vegetables aren’t natural for people. We have to be forced to eat than from day one.

    MEAT. That’s what kids like!

  • 771

    Ernie
    Ernie Oct 01, 2012 at 0:35

    @ Hannah. I feel that your focus on grammar is likewise inappropriate. People respond on the internet in a hurried and casual manner. People use u for you and b4 for before. Heaven sakes! You are just as likely to be ignored if you come across as a perfect snob. To be understood is the important thing. You acknowledged that when you said that Mr. Owl made some valid points. Dismount your high horse and quit your condensing attitude.

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    Retha Miller
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