State agent inspects kids’ bag lunches

What’s the take home lesson here? They’re teaching kids it’s normal for government to interfere in the minutae of your life and to tell you what you may and may not eat.

From Sara Burrows, in the Carolina Journal Online:

From the Carolina Journal Online

“RAEFORD — A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.

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.

The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs — including in-home day care centers — to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.

When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones.

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 girl’s grandmother, who sometimes helps pack her lunch, told Carolina Journal that she is a petite, picky 4-year-old who eats white whole wheat bread and is not big on vegetables.

“What got me so mad is, number one, don’t tell my kid I’m not packing her lunch box properly,” the girl’s mother toldCJ. “I pack her lunchbox according to what she eats. It always consists of a fruit. It never consists of a vegetable. She eats vegetables at home because I have to watch her because she doesn’t really care for vegetables.”

When the girl came home with her lunch untouched, her mother wanted to know what she ate instead. Three chicken nuggets, the girl answered. Everything else on her cafeteria tray went to waste….”

Read it all in the Carolina Journal Online.


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6 responses to “State agent inspects kids’ bag lunches

  1. Gretna Maggiacomo

    Kid’s lunch replaced with CHICKEN NUGGETS!? Jamie Oliver would go ballistic, a lot of insanity going around, stand up to this parents & speak out LOUDLY!!!!!

  2. nedlud

    So did you think when they made seat belt laws and coupled them with fines, it was going to stop there?

    Or how about even when they first start issuing driver’s licenses, for a fee of course. Now they are inseparable from our ‘persons’ as ‘our proof’ of who we are supposed to be, where we are supposed to be, when we are supposed to be..

    I would rather meet a blind, drunken grandmother driving a car down the worng side of the freeway at 80 mph than have to deal with the kind of techno-totalitarian future that is rapidly bearing down on us. And is basically already here.

    This is just sickness.

  3. Carol {Baldy's wife}

    According to the McDonald’s Corporation, its famous Chicken McNuggets are made with ingredients including autolyzed yeast extract (which contain free glutamate, similar to MSG), sodium phosphates and sodium aluminum phosphate. According to McDonald’s own website, Chicken McNuggets are also made with “hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness” and “Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.” (

    At least two of these ingredients are artificially synthesized industrial chemicals. TBHQ, a petroleum derivative, is used as a stabilizer in perfumes, resins, varnishes and oil field chemicals. Laboratory studies have linked it to stomach tumors. “At higher doses, it has some negative health effects on lab animals, such as producing precursors to stomach tumors and damage to DNA. A number of studies have shown that prolonged exposure to high doses of TBHQ may be carcinogenic, especially for stomach tumors.” (

    Dimethylpolysiloxane, a type of silicone, is used in caulks and sealants, as a filler for breast implants, and as key ingredient in Silly Putty. Says Wikipedia:

    “PDMS is also used as a component in silicone grease and other silicone based lubricants, as well as in defoaming agents, mold release agents, damping fluids, heat transfer fluids, polishes, cosmetics, hair conditioners and other applications. PDMS has also been used as a filler fluid in breast implants, although this practice has decreased somewhat, due to safety concerns. PDMS is used variously in the cosmetic and consumer product industry as well. For example, PDMS can be used in the treatment of head lice…” (

    Not that the other ingredients are any better. Because cotton is not regulated as a food crop, cottonseed oil may contain chemical pesticides that are banned in food production. It is also almost always genetically modified. Hydrogenated oils, of course, typically contain trans fats, the artificially produced fats that are unusable by the body and that studies have linked to a number of detrimental health problems. And autolyzed yeast extract is a chemical taste-enhancing ingredient containing free glutamate that manufacturers use as a friendlier-looking replacement for MSG.

    And what about the chicken in Chicken McNuggets? It’s factory-farmed chicken, not free-range chicken. So it’s the kind of chicken that’s typically treated with vaccines and hormones while being fed conventional feed products that are medicated with pharmaceuticals and grown with pesticides.

    Learn more:

    Wow, yummy.Do you think the McNuggitts served to this child was any different and they say its healthy.

  4. thebovine

    Obviously this is happening because the state knows better what children need than their ignorant mothers.

    Just the first step into factory farming those children into brain dead but obedient zombies who’ll follow orders.

    We need to nip this one in bud.

    Kudos to the journalists who raked this muck!

    • nedlud

      @the bovine~

      Kudos to you, too. I like this site, though I object to the moderating of comments–still–and I always will. But I notice Gordon Watson is getting published and I’ve never seen a problem with any of my comments being censored.

      Keep up the good work. Because of the nature of the disease (techno-fascism, techno-totalitarianism), the advanced stage it is in, and the enormous proliferation of constantly re-infecting vector agents (government believers, highly salaried, trained and obedient professionals) I am very pessimistic about nearly everything.

      Fight on, though.


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