I post this as a statement on the ridiculous phenomena of Nanny State-like obsessiveness. What would YOU do if you sent your child to school with a reasonably nutritious – if not perfectly so – lunch, and this is what happened??? Were fried chicken nuggets REALLY a better option?!?
And I wanted try out this reblogging feature …
UPDATE: This story has been updated with a newer version including statements from USDA officials. Click here to read the updated report.
RAEFORD, N.C. — A Hoke County preschooler was fed chicken nuggets for lunch because a state worker felt that her homemade lunch did not have enough nutritional value, according to a report by the Carolina Journal.
The West Hoke Elementary School student was in her More at Four classroom when a state employee who was inspecting lunch boxes decided that her packed lunch — which consisted of a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, apple juice and potato chips — “did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines,” the Journal reports.
The decision was made under consideration of a regulation put in place by the the Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services, which requires all lunches served…
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