Published on February 15th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria1
The State is Coming After Your Kid’s Lunch and Forcing Them to Eat Socialist Chicken Nuggets
…at a cost, to you, of $1.25.
Well, maybe not imminently, but people are a bit up in arms about an incident in which a preschooler’s lunch was taken away and replaced with a meal of chicken nuggets– which anyone would be hard pressed to call healthy. The tot’s family had sent her off to school with a packed lunch of a turkey and cheese sandwich, apple juice, a banana and chips- certainly not a soy burger and carrots with hummus, but perhaps a sight better than deep fried chicken puree as well.
However, a state worker in the toddler’s North Carolina preschool did not feel the kid’s lunchbox was up to USDA guidelines- and so a state worker at the West Hoke Elementary School confiscated it. A local news site quotes the child’s mother about the events leading up to the controversial distribution of chicken nuggets:
The girl’s mother — who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation — said she received a note from the school stating that students who did not bring a “healthy lunch” would be offered the missing portions, which could result in a fee from the cafeteria, in her case $1.25.
“I don’t feel that I should pay for a cafeteria lunch when I provide lunch for her from home,” the mother wrote in a complaint to her state representative, Republican G.L. Pridgen of Robeson County.
The issue is currently being investigated. Do you think schools should have the right to override parents when it comes to deciding what kids eat?
[Image: The Daily Lunch]