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  1. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you guys heard about the incident in Wake County,
    where a 4 year olds lunch was taken away because it
    wasn't USDA approved? The mother had packed a turkey
    and cheese sandwich, an apple, potato chips and apple
    juice. They took that lunch away from him? [​IMG]
    What will they take next?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Link, please.
     
  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give me a minute, not very computer savvy
     
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    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks. That is outrageous! The nuggets they forced her to eat were about 100 steps down in nutrition from the lunch she had packed from home. Astounding, but this is what it's coming to-we have no right to feed our children what we know is good for them without gov't interference. Good thing it wasn't my child or there would have been more than a few articles written about the war at the school.
     
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  6. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel the same way. Again, I ask "What's next?"
     
  7. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    This is the work of an a local official with a Napoleon complex. It is not a USDA problem, it is a problem with an individual inspector, who didn't know the rules well enough to recognize that a sandwich and a banana met all the requirements for the meal. This inspector was clearly on some sort of power trip.

    Turkey = meat serving
    cheese = milk serving
    bread = grain
    banana = fruit serving
    apple juice = fruit serving

    Small-minded, stupid people often exercise power poorly. An this is what happened in this case. The official should lose the job because s/he obviously couldn't understand the standard s/he was supposed to enforce. Incompetence and power are not a pretty picture!
     
  8. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree the person should lose the job, but who hired them?
    Someone trained them!


    And, IMO, it's no ones business what I pack for my child for lunch.
    So, with that said, why was there an inspector anyway?
     
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  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    They have absolutely no right to make that decision unless they are USDA certified to do an inspection and have a license that allows them to do so.
    These folks are idiots plain and simple. poor kid. [​IMG]

    I wouldn't eat a chicken nugget if it was to keep me from starving to death, i just do not eat processed foods because of all the crap they put into it.
    I am lucky that i have the room to raise just about all of my own food and know what i am eating instead of wondering whats in it..
     

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