Monday through Friday you send your child to Elementary school with his lunch, just like every other parent for public education. You pack a rather healthy lunch for your child and kiss him good-bye before working around the house or heading off to work. This is a typical day for most parents – except parents from West Hoke Elementary School in North Carolina.

The parents from this school are getting bills. Yes, these parents send their children with healthy lunches that, compared to the school lunches, are high in standards and nutrition. Zambrano sent her daughter to school as normal on January the 27th, with a healthy lunch, but when she picked up Jazlyn and asked if she had eaten her lunch, she was told no. Immediately Zambrano went to her daughter’s teacher to question this. She said the teacher told her an official had come to inspect students’ lunches and those whose lunches did not contain certain food groups were sent to the cafeteria.

So what was this sub-par lunch Zambrano packed for her daughter? A cheese and salami sandwich on a wheat bun with apple juice. OH MY GOSH! How dare she pack such a horrible lunch for that poor little girl (I hope you’re feeling my sarcasm). What’s hilarious is the fact that the lunch she got in the cafeteria consisted of chicken nuggets, a sweet potato, bread and milk. Wow! All I can say is that is just great stuff. So we have McDonald’s chicken nuggets, a sweet potato (that she probably didn’t even eat), bread (Which is bad for you anyway) and milk. Let’s make them fat so they won’t grow up fighting us for their civil rights. This is part of the government’s dumb-you-down program.

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.

Okay so let’s look at this child’s lunch. She had a Salami and cheese sandwich on wheat. So you have your meat, grain and milk. Milk because cheese is made from milk. Then you have apple juice and she needs two servings of fruit. So one boxed apple juice is consistent with one serving of fruit but the lunch she brought for her daughter was healthier than the lunch she got from the school!

Since this is not the first time that this school has done this to a parent, we seem to find ourselves in a situation that the government is involving themselves in things that they have no legal right to do so. Sound familiar? Of course the school is denying the whole event, but what does not bode well for them is that the principle sent home a lecture letter about healthy foods and a bill from the cafeteria for a lunch she was forced to eat or starve.  Perhaps she will just pull her daughter out and Home School her like most other Americans are finding themselves doing. You have to do what is best for your children, even if it is pulling yourself away from the government.

(I wrote this article in February)

  1. Robert says:

    cool, no one will dislike this

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