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« on: February 14, 2012, 12:19:33 PM »

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/02/14/outrage-after-school-tells-mom-her-child%E2%80%99s-lunch-is-unacceptable/

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a lunch inspector at the school told the girl she couldn’t eat her turkey sandwich, banana, potato chips and apple juice. Instead providing the girl with a USDA-approved lunch with the following guidelines: one serving of meat, one serving of grains, and two servings of fruit or vegetables.

This is bullshit.  To top it off the school sent a bill for $1.25 for the lunch they provided.  I would have done a lot more than wrote an anonymous letter to the paper.  So glad my son is now in a private school and my daughter has graduated high school.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 12:34:19 PM »

They have a lunch inspector?  Huh?

Also, I was expecting like a lunch full of nothing but candy or something. A sandwich with a banana and chips? Really?
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 12:37:48 PM »

This is an odd story. My first wife is a dietitian and has been the head of a local school district's food services program for about 20 years now.  She is aware of no Federal regulations requiring any sort of monitoring what kids bring in their lunch bags and she says that her staff do not monitor lunches brought in by kids.  She thinks this issue is unique to this school or the staff member involved.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 01:25:45 PM »

According the Atlanta Journal Constitution (who quoted it from the Carolina Journal but that link doesn't work) the school's replacement lunch was fried chicken nuggets.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 01:28:24 PM »

Boy, if only I had known schools were supposed to have lunch inspectors, I would have volunteered for it. I could have confiscated all kinds of unhealthy stuff.

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 01:30:03 PM »

According the Atlanta Journal Constitution (who quoted it from the Carolina Journal but that link doesn't work) the school's replacement lunch was fried chicken nuggets.

Yeah, I heard that, too. Yah, government!
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 01:42:04 PM »

A lunch inspector?    Face Palm!

Yet more confirmation that schools have gone off the rails. Besides, with the unacceptable lunch being a "turkey sandwich, banana, potato chips and apple juice" the only thing that was the least bit questionable was the chips. (It's not clear if the lunch was taken away or the 4-year old just stopped from eating it. If the former . . . a strongarm robbery occured.)

The parents of that child need to have a meeting with the "lunch inspector" and compel an apology to their little girl.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 01:43:19 PM »

The article said they sent the lunch home with the girl, she was just prevented from eating it.

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When the girl returned home from school, her unopened lunch contained a note from the school saying that her lunch didn’t meet the guidelines and a $1.25 bill for the replacement lunch
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 01:51:29 PM »

Also, I was expecting like a lunch full of nothing but candy or something. A sandwich with a banana and chips? Really?

That's what I was thinking too.

Also, this seems somehow apropos:

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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 01:56:11 PM »

FYI - do not read the comments in the article if you still have, and want to retain, any remaining shred of respect for the intelligence of the human race.
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 06:31:34 PM »

Thing is her lunch had one serving of meat, two servings of grain and two fruits.  Glad the mother stood up but I think the stink could have been bigger.
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 07:33:46 PM »

That's a gourmet lunch by the standard of my day. Which was PBJ, and maybe some chips.
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 08:30:05 PM »

That's a gourmet lunch by the standard of my day. Which was PBJ, and maybe some chips.

I stopped eating lunch at school around 6th grade; the school was close enough that I could walk home and make my own during lunch hour, and thankfully we didn't have a closed campus (which is another BS move schools often pull...).  Before then I used to get a PBJ on white bread sandwich, a Capri Sun pouch or a small bottle of SunnyD for a drink, and some other sundry item as a snack.

Nowhere near as healthy as this girl's lunch. Face Palm!
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2012, 04:37:56 AM »

Public schools delenda est.
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2012, 05:31:40 AM »

i'm all for kids eating healthier, and it sounds like the better lunch was taken home.   we pack our kids lunches due to the crap they serve at the school.   of course as a kid i can remember being envious of the twinkies in other's lunches.
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2012, 08:09:12 AM »

Public schools delenda est.

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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2012, 05:08:14 AM »

Public schools delenda est.

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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2012, 07:46:17 AM »

Good metaphor for the entire society.  For this admin we are all in the third grade.
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 06:31:54 PM »

I don't know if this is an old story or not, but I have heard this story mentioned on a couple radio shows now.  I wonder if it will get any TV play.
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2012, 07:08:05 PM »

Saw a blurb on one of the 24 hour "news" channels while in the chow hall yesterday morning.  Not sure what was said, just saw a stock photo and headline.
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2012, 11:30:55 AM »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bettina-elias-siegel/did-a-state-inspector-rea_b_1282207.html?ref=food

Could Rush, Fox News, etc, possibly be wrong?
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2012, 12:03:00 PM »

Even still, what ever the "truth" the school is still in the wrong here.
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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2012, 01:04:02 PM »

Doesn't really make it right and sort of white washes the idea of "inspecting" kids lunches to "protect the children". 
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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2012, 03:43:37 PM »



I'm not sure that clears anything up. After all, the Huffington Post is no more credible than Rush Limbaugh or Fox News, and they only claim to be throwing out some additional theories, based on not much.  undecided
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2012, 12:36:47 AM »

There are almost zero additional facts provided in that article.
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