Sunday, February 19, 2012

Now the Food Police -Enough Already!

This country is becoming more and more of a "Nanny State" everyday. The Federal Government is determined to tell us how to live every aspect of our lives. Now the Federal Health and Safety people are sticking their ugly noses into school lunched and actually telling parents what they can and can not pack into lunches for their children.

One North Carolina mom is hopping mad after her four-year-old daughter returned home late last month with an uneaten lunch the mother had packed for the girl earlier that day. But she wasn’t mad because the daughter decided to go on a hunger strike. Instead, the reason the daughter didn‘t eat her lunch is because someone at the school determined the lunch wasn’t healthy enough and sent it back home.-Yes, you read that right.

The incident happened in Raeford, N.C. at West Hoke Elementary School. What was wrong with the lunch? That’s still a head-scratcher because it didn’t contain anything egregious: a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice. But for the inspector on hand that day, it didn’t meet the 'healthy requirements' set by our Federal Government. See, in North Carolina, all pre-Kindergarten programs are required to evaluate the lunches being provided and determine if they meet USDA nutrition guidelines. If not, they must provide an alternative.

But that’s not the worst of it. Instead of being given a salad or something really healthy, the girl was given chicken nuggets instead.Yep, Chicken Nuggets! Now there's a healthy choice for you! On top of it, her mother was then sent a bill for the cafeteria food.

Sara Burrows from the Carolina Journal explains:

The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day.

This is really going way too far. Just when are we, as a people, going to put our foot down and tell the feds to get the hell out of our kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms? Fixing Washington is not just a question of finding replacements for that useless bunch of politicians in the Senate and Congress, nor a good man for the White House, we also have to cut the size and scope of the Federal Government dramatically. We need to get rid of these over-paid people on the government dole with nothing better to do than to think up more and more regulations "for the good of the people". These bureaucrats are not elected nor chosen by the people and their regulations are not voted upon -that needs to change, and soon!

Live Long and Prosper....

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