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Food police in Manitoba schools are “puttin’ on the Ritz”, fining parents

From Weighty Matters blog:

Everyone knows that Ritz crackers are an excellent source of nutritional grains. Well, everyone in Canada at least. Photo via the Weighty Matters blog.

“It’s quite possible that the single stupidest school lunch policy on the planet comes courtesy of a strange interpretation of the Manitoba Government’s Early Learning and Child Care lunch regulations (an earlier version of this article incorrectly pointed at the Manitoba Child Care Association as the source of the strangely interpreted policy).

Apparently if a child’s lunch is deemed “unbalanced“, where “balance” refers to ensuring that a lunch conforms to the proportions of food groups as laid out by Canada’s awful Food Guide, then that child’s lunch is “supplemented“, and their parent is fined.

Blog reader Kristen Bartkiw received just such a fine.

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