North Carolina Parents Poised To Regain Control Of Kids' School Lunches...

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    Nice job North Carolina. A rare victory for Freedom & Liberty. Nice to see the Nanny/Police Staters getting KO'd on this one.


    The ”chicken nugget” bill was passed unanimously by the North Carolina Senate Thursday and will likely sail through the state House in a bid to return to parents the authority to pack their children’s lunch boxes with whatever food they choose.

    The story of a four-year-old given school cafeteria chicken nuggets instead of her homemade turkey sandwich brought national attention earlier this year to a law that let nutrition guidelines undermine parents’ preferences.

    The North Carolina Child Care Commission ruled in September that child care facilities must provide lunches that adhere to U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, evaluate the nutrition of homemade lunches and supplement them when needed with cafeteria food.

    The USDA recommends that children eat one serving of milk, meat and grain and two servings of fruit or vegetables every day.

    North Carolina’s House Education and Higher Education Committee proposed the amended “chicken nugget” bill Tuesday. The bill will allow parents to pack lunches for their pre-K children that may not adhere to USDA guidelines.

    “The contents of children’s lunch boxes should be decided by their parents and guardians, not by government bureaucrats,” Republican state Sen. Phil Berger said in a written statement. “While nutrition is very important, we need to make sure our child care providers focus on preparing children for school rather than on inspecting lunches.”

    The bill also prohibits state agencies from inspecting homemade lunches, thereby preventing the state from penalizing child care facilities for parents’ choices.

    The law previously allowed exemptions for ethnic, religious or cultural reasons, but not for personal preference...

    Read more: North Carolina parents poised to regain control of kids' school lunches | The Daily Caller
     
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    Good for them. Tell Uncle Sam to shove it up his ass.
     
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    Yup, looks like they just did. :)
     
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    There are many areas where we the people need to tell Uncle Sam to shove it. This is a good thing with the school lunches, but not nearly enough. The federal government needs to get the hell out of our lives and stop trying to control all that we do. Complete control of the citizens was NEVER the intent of this nation.
     
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    Big Brother is all about the control. It's his nature. :(
     
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    Its sad it even had to get this far.
     
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    "The North Carolina Child Care Commission ruled in September that child care facilities must provide lunches that adhere to U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, evaluate the nutrition of homemade lunches and supplement them when needed with cafeteria food."​


    You may have missed it, it was a State agency that ruled schools should check homemade lunches - not the feds.




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    Good. They need to cut school lunch programs all together.
     
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    I hear ya. This stuff is so stupid. Big Brother is completely out of control.
     
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    Seriously? school lunches? if a kid has ribs, beans and rice and a mountain dew for lunch I don't care its not by business, how did we get here?:cuckoo:
     

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