Preschooler Forced to Eat Chicken Nuggets After Homemade Lunch Confiscated by Government Agent

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Once again big government steps in and pisses people off; this time by refusing a little girl her homemade turkey sandwich.

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No turkey sandwich for you.
Story By Matthew Boyle – The Daily Caller

A North Carolina elementary school forced a preschool student to eat cafeteria chicken nuggets for lunch on Jan. 30 after officials reportedly determined that her homemade meal wasn’t up to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s standards for healthfulness, according to a report from the Carolina Journal.

The newspaper reported that the four-year-old girl brought a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, potato chips and apple juice in her packed lunch from home. That meal didn’t meet with approval from the government agent who was on site inspecting kids’ lunches that day.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Child Development and Early Education requires that all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs must meet USDA guidelines. Meals, the guidelines say, must include one serving each of meat, milk and grain and two servings of fruit or vegetables. Those guidelines apply to home-packed lunches as well as cafeteria meals.

The Carolina Journal reported that the girl and her mother wish to remain anonymous to avoid public scrutiny, but she did write to her state representative to complain about it.

“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.

“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 told a reporter. “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.”

The story has sparked national outrage against bureaucrats and politicians who aim to force food standards and health initiatives into place through legislation and regulatory action. North Carolina Republican Party spokesman Rob Lockwood told The Daily Caller it’s the latest example of why government “intrusion” isn’t helping anyone.

“More parental inclusion, less government intrusion would go a long way to solving our nation’s woes,” Lockwood said in an email. “Today is not a strong day for big-government, nanny-state enthusiasts.”

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  • Jim

    This is only the beginning.

    Under El Jefe Obama and the tyranny of the bureaucrat, your children are no longer yours. The state can now override you as a parent and tell your children what to think, what to believe, what to wear, what to say, what to eat, what to drink, where to go, what type of job they’ll have, where to work, how to breathe, how to pee, how to poop, whom to marry, how many children to have, and then the same cycle of serfdom with be applied to your children.

    We are now serfs in our own country.

    There is no escaping Dear Leader. Obama is all.

    You will conform.


    RINO’s must go…primary out SOPA Sponsor Lamar Smith, here is how:

  • Jim

    From Evita Obama, herself, speaking at UCLA, February, 2008:

    …Barack Obama will require you to work.

    He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism, that you put down your division, that you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones, that you push yourselves to be better, and that you engage.

    Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual – uninvolved, uninformed…

  • wanumba

    THe second arrogance of this is that the lunch at school is NOT the main meal of a day. A sit down breakfast and dinner with all the necessaries is plenty of balanced nutrition of a day. It is not correct to judge a family’s nutrition on only the lunch.

    That meal pictured above is a symphony in soyoil-fried carbs.

    Just an aside, Americans could do very very well to dump the following: ‘vegetable oil’ (read SOY) replace with olive oil for everything, remove margarine replace with butter, use real creamer instead of soy fake creamers, all sodas. Add more meat. Replace half the week’s usual allotment of beer with a bottle of red wine.

    The USG by subsidies has jacked the soy, sugars and carbs (chubbifying corn). They are in EVERTHING.

    Don’t feed soy to your males. Estrogen. gah!

    Coffee surely got its bad rep from the nasty fake creamers and fake sweeteners – that’s NEVER discussed.

    Fundamentally, sounds like the’inspector’ had a vested interest in selling the cafeteria food to justify union employment. The schools have a highly developed culture of lying, so don’t expect them to do anything that is right.

  • CR

    Home school or private school, but never public school. That’s what happens when people vote with their feelings instead of their heads. Perhaps the lesson was learned and B. Hussein Obama will be tossed out in November. One can hope.

    In the meantime, my powder is dry.

  • what the hell happened to school teachers? do they really think these kinds of action are consistent with the idea of a free people?

  • Yrral Dleifsarb

    The LibTards who hear of this will never wonder “How is this the government’s business?” Their impulse is to consider that the ignorant hicks need to be corrected, for the children’s sake. After all, they all know how superior their judgment is. That’s why they were so elated when Zero got elected. Why, they had accomplished something wonderful! “Now we can get to work making the world right!”, they said. (I’m not exaggerating here. Here in LibTardistan, such idiocy was openly displayed during the days after Zero became the Won.)

  • wanumba

    Private schools are currently hiring a lot of expublic school facilitators (real teachers are almost extinct! in the USA) and the Left culture is pervasive, so private school can be even worse than public. Two of the three private schools we tried used public school curriculum. What’s the point of paying extra for same old drivel? Buyer beware.

  • Nugget Nazis, egad

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  • forest

    “The Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Child Development and Early Education”

    Holy rip. This needs to be eliminated, pronto.

    Not only does the kid get her lunch confiscated by a Vogon, she’s going to have a acutely diminished future under the weight of his pension and the salaries of the four next generation Vogons that replace him – unless our society collapses first.

  • Militant Conservative

    Heard it on Rush. You’d be getting a visit

    from me, mess w my kid and pay the high price.

    This is nothing more than a pissing match.

    Powder is dry

  • Fuquay Steve

    They would have jailed my mom for giving me liverwurst for lunch – and I wouldn’t have been that upset about it – I hated liverwurst and still do.

  • squeaky

    i wonder which campaign buddy has the contract to supply the lunch? could be more about greasing the hands of campaign loyalist than about eating what THEY consider healthy. there’s no kickback in bag lunchs brought from home.

  • Erik

    How is this not theft? Why were the agent who did this not reported to the police for stealing from a child?
    Considering the agent must have had at least 100lbs on the kid, the threat of force was evident even if not used, so it could very well be regarded as armed robbery of a minor.

    I seriously doubt that HHS has the legal right to search private property (a lunchbox) without consent, nor that they have the right to confiscate the content. And I doubt they can argue that a preschooler gave consent, even if they do have the same right as an officer of the law.

    The agent should be reported to the police for robbing a preschooler.

  • squeaky

    this is a local issue but what i was wondering about was quotas…..everything with the government is probably more about quotas to justify grants, etc. and who says chicken nuggets would be healthier than a turkey sandwich? not all nuggets are the same.

  • Sickofobama

    Take your kids out of the indoctrination centers.

    Read the entire story.

    There were like 5 NAZIs checking out the little 4 year old’s food.

    Then it was determined nothing was wrong with her lunch.

    F*ck the Food NAZI Mooch Obama.

  • JPL17

    Somebody PLEASE tell me this story came from the Onion. Things like this aren’t supposed to happen in the so-called “land of the free.”

  • Amjean

    Has someone researched these “early learning centers” that are popping up all over our
    cities? It appears to me that since many parents work, the government is now competing with
    the day care/nursery school/private early learning centers. What is the tuition and how is it
    paid? Through tax dollars like kindegarten through high school?

    Another way to add to the government class of workers.

  • RedBeard

    From the Republican official: “More parental inclusion, less government intrusion would go a long way to solving our nation’s woes,” Lockwood said in an email. “Today is not a strong day for big-government, nanny-state enthusiasts.”

    True, but the statement is tepid at best. What he should have said is that the federal government should have no input into local school matters, not just less. None. Zero.

    The entire U.S. Department of Education should be completely and immediately wiped off the map, leaving no trace. It may take extreme measures to clean up the stain of meddling bureaucrat’s feces, but it must be done.

    The USDA needs to be reined in and redirected to doing only those things that the sovereign states cannot do for themselves. That is the constitutional limit on all federal powers.

    Screwing around with the lunch bucket of a 4-year-old is hardly within the constitutional purview of a federal agency. If it weren’t a bellwether of a far more serious problem, this action by a bunch of useless bureaucrats would be laughable.

  • RedBeard

    Gary, are you playing around here? I mean, are you really trying to undermine Obama and the left by playing the role of a foolish and unquestioning statist drone? Come on, be honest.

  • chai

    @ 11: you liberals are creepy, evil people. Let’s rid our government of liberal overlords…..

  • Ohio Granny

    Why are we paying someone to inspect parent provided lunches? Oh yeah. Michelle Obama, who needs a food inspector herself, has decided she wants this to be her littl project and legacy.

    I went to school for lunch with my grandson and that was exactly what was on his plate. He was allowed only one choice – white milk or chocolate. So he drank the chocolate milk. He ate 2 of the hard, cold, greasy tur.., er, nuggets. To think a small child is going to attempt to eat a hard apple is ridiculous. Even at home, they get cut in quarters or even smaller. So a tablespoon of ketchup, a carton of milk, oh, and I forgot, a cookie, and 2 bites of mystery food – that is what they eat – when they eat. He would have been much better off with a whole wheat baloney sandwich.

    This idea that the Marxist are going to take over agriculture in the US and then force brocolli down our throats is beyond reality.

  • kayfromcarroll

    My lunches for my son would have FAILED every day. I packed for him for 10 years. He’s now 19, in college, and is a 6’1″, HEALTHY young man. Played every sport known to man, except football. He would have laughed at this.
    He wanted me to pack for him, so he wouldn’t have to wait in the lunch line. He valued his recess….

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  • kayfromcarroll

    Oh, and my lunches looked like that Mom’s. She needs to fight this.

  • TiminPhx

    Veee have vays to make you eet your vegetables…

  • donh

    A tribute to Mrs Trunchbull…>

  • Atlanta Media Guy

    It’s an Obama World! Now get in line or you will be sent to one of our new FEMA camps being prepared for the folks who do not go along with our new ways of governing the sheeple. No wonder NC Governor Bev Purdue is NOT going to be re-elected. If I were Bev I would have thrown this Federal worker out on his butt so fast!

  • Gary

    RE: Gary

    No that isn’t me. That’s Molon Labe (I’m pretty sure that’s who it is anyway).
    His little feelings got hurt when I posted a link to the thread where he said he would vote for Obama if Romney got the nomination.
    So now instead of owning the comment, he has decided to post fake comments under my name.
    Since this site has no username/password system, apparently there isn’t much anybody can do about it. But the people on this site who know me know I’m not doing it, that’s all that matters.
    Let the coward Molon Labe play his cowardly game. I’m sure in his mind, attributing fake pro-Obama commnents under my name is equal to his posting actual pro-Obama comments.
    Doesn’t sound too conservative does it?
    Oh well.

  • Sickofobama


    After zee delicing.

  • Bullseye

    HEre’s a bet for you.. The kid was billed a buck something for the lunch

    1. The price charged by the contractor was a lot more than a buck. .. perhaps 6 or 7 dollars
    2. The contractor is a relative of, or donator to the lunch vendor

    ergo, the more of this crap they force down kid’s throats, the richer someone gets.

    Someone needs to FOIA the contract to see what the vendor is charging and who the vendor is.

  • Bullseye

    ^^^ Meant to say “relative of or donator to ” legislators.

  • bobdog

    I’m surprised Child Protective Services didn’t show up at their home with a SWAT team and a court order to take the kid away.

    Just as an example for other parents. Non-compliance cannot be tolerated.

  • wanumba

    That typical platter:
    Chocolate milk with extra sugar, probably high fructose corn syrup also, soy deep fried chicken nuggets .. ie, a little chicken with starch filler and a lot of salt, bread with soy and high fructose corn syrup, corn with something oily – probably more corn product ie margarine, catsup artifical flavor with high fructose corn syrup, and the world’s most tasteless variety of apple.

    But that needs STAFF to cook and serve it. Probably at least a dozen union workers. The food comes from gov’t subsidized overstocks – corn/cornoil/soy oil.

    THe girl was subjected to child abuse. Her lunch was bullied off her and substituted with an inferior crap that she was charged for, without parental permission.
    Since when does the law accept the premise that a minor child be held accountable for a financial decision forced on them by a stranger? Her parents had already made their decision NOT to use the cafeteria.
    Oft times parents pack lunches because their child is allergic to certain foods. If the union monitor had forced a child to eat something they were allergic to …

  • Campfollower

    beyond outrageous! I’m the mom of a preschooler, kindergartener and two college students. My son in kindergarten bought lunches every day this year and liked them, until he came home one day and said his milk had tasted terrible and he was forced to drink it anyway. The kid loves milk. Now he refuses to buy his lunch and I pack him something each day, usually a turkey sandwich.

    If the incompetents who run the Republican party could successfully link Obama and his policies to this type of thing, he wouldn’t have a chance with American moms. Don’t MESS with the moms! Unfortunately, they can’t or won’t make the case and we’ll slide more into the big govt mess.

  • 5kidsnadog

    My children are supposed to bring a “healthy snack” each day. I like to bake, so I often send homemade cookies, muffins, etc. for my kids. I pack everything together and they can choose what they want to pull out at “snack time” – it could be an apple, an orange, nuts, or the baked good. Whatever doesn’t get eaten at snack time gets eaten at lunch. Anyhoo, one day my daughter came home and told me that she wasn’t allowed to have brownies at snack time anymore because they aren’t “healthy” enough. These brownies are whole wheat with dark chocolate and real butter. I asked her what the other kids eat – “Oh, potato chips, cheez-its, you know.”

    So…..because I am evil, I continue to send my baked goods. My son took the ooiest gooiest dark chocolate cake to school for snack the other day. Ingredients? Chickpeas, eggs, dark cocoa, coconut oil, and yes…..sugar. Anyone have a problem with that?

    Oh…by the way….The same teacher who complained about my daughter’s un-healthy snack had no idea why I was upset when she had the kids do collages and gave them Cosmopolitan magazine to cut the pictures out of. Seriously.

  • dries

    Schools have enormous incentive in forcing kids to eat school-provided food. In NJ, it means 6K per each participating kid. $6000 doled out from Depts. of Education & Agriculture. Amount of corruption & outright thievery it created unbelievable. Kids of school administrators making 100K plus eat for free, in other district a board member was accused of stocking his restaurant with food siphoned off local high school cafeteria.
    Somewhere around 1B vanishes that way in state

    Tons of food go to waste, since kids are not allowed to pick their own menus. If they want a banana only , they have to take corn, milk, veggies too & toss unwanted food into trash.

    In DC schools, kids get free breakfast, lunch & dinner. I believe week-ends are included too. Raising a new class of freeloading moochers, who will only expect more free stuff, as they grow up.

  • Jaimo

    #11 February 15, 2012 at 4:03 am
    Gary commented:
    Only you wingnuts would deny that the authorities are better able to determine what foods are proper for the young rather than have them eat fast foods and other garbage. These people are trained government specialists who have spent years learning their trade. And you presume to question them?

    Obama in 2012!

    Sorry Gary, but if this wasn’t tongue in cheek, you’re an f’n moron and I hope you’re the first one El Jefe Obama goes after. No one will be there for you. Useful Idiot!

  • obfuscatenot

    This infuriates me! These food nazi’s have zero comprehension that their “lunch” is a giveaway meal. Meaning, from the beginning of my kid’s experience with school lunches(ketchup is a vegetable) we discounted it in the amount of nutrients the growing bodies and brains of our children required! The masses don’t eat as well as we do. Substituting “nugget anything” for a decent homemade lunch- idiocy! Sadly the people running the schools are themselves “indoctrinated fools”. The war is in the schools! It should be required that these people EAT the same meals they expect our kids to eat!

  • Chris in N.Va.

    The Nanny/Ninny State strikes again.

    Ozymandias-on-the-Potomac is getting closer and closer to when he will finally be reduced to two “trunkless legs” jutting up through the blowing sands of time.


  • Shawn

    We must stop the big government takeover of our lives. Vote out all incumbants entrenched in DC and your state houses.

  • RedBeard

    Gary (the real one): If you have been the victim of stolen identity, I feel your pain. This board apparently has no control over who posts under what identity, leaving the door open for finagling by sophomoric jerks.

    This nonsense of name poaching by petulant and socially impaired people is intolerable. It has happened to me repeatedly, and I’m getting very tired of it. If this can’t be stopped, I don’t see much reason to continue to participate.


    LAW SUIT….

  • Militant Conservative

    Gee no one seems to be able to steal my I.D.

    Probably because liberal weenies know so little

    about firearms and have little or no huevos.

    Powder is dry

  • Comrade Mike

    You see this crap constantly from the dictatorial fascists in the U.S. Government. A Turkey sandwich is much better than Michele Obama’s fav, fried nuggets. But it has NOTHING to do with quality and everything to do with shutting the hell up and do as you are damn well told by your ruler. These people will not stop voluntarily, they will have to be stopped by force. In America, we use elections as our force. The dictators are lucky they are trying this crap in the USA. In most other places, the people kill the dictator and his minions when they have had enough. We have had enough.

  • kozanne


    I agree. Looks too fatty, too full of carbs. I’d eat the apple, drink the milk, and forget the rest.

    Oh, and kids do need some fat in order to grow properly…..but the good kind. I didn’t see that on that tray.

  • Gary

    I refer you to #31

  • Gary


    Much appreciated. I know almost to a certainty it is Molon Labe. He said the other day that he’d vote for Obama if Romney gets the nomination. I pasted that in on about 10 threads, and apparently he has decided to give up the username and start posting libtard comments under my name.

    It was pretty obvious who it was. Notice how he only has one post under his username in the past 10+ threads. Now go back and look at last week..

    Molon Labe disappeared and “libtard Gary” was born.
    Pretty obvious to me. Not very conservative, though.

    I emailed Jim Hoft. Hopefully he will switch this site to username/password.

  • iamsaved

    Liberals only like “choice” when it supports their idealogy. If a person wants to eat junk food, a conservative says that’s his choice. A liberal says that it’s wrong to eat junk food and wants a regulation/law demanding that the offending party conform to the liberal’s choice.

    Hey liberals, have you ever tried attending a school lunch with one of your children? I know it may be a stretch to ask that question since liberals would rather prevent or abort births from occuring, but maybe you can borrow a neighbors kid to eat a school lunch with. Watch while the kids in the cafeteria eat. Look at what they’re doing with the vegetables, fruits and other “healthy” foods. They’re either playing with it or ignoring it. Then stand by the trash can as they file by and see how much healthy food gets thrown away. I know facts are a difficult thing to get around, but there is an old adage that is very appropriate here – you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.

    Liberals claim they are the “intelligent” ones. Maybe their IQs are high in some cases. The trouble is, they lack common sense and wisdom – two ingredients that complete the whole picture.

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  • Eriah

    The food the school is giving her is suppose to be a better alternative?? There isn’t even a vegetable on that plate, and no corn is not a vegetable. Great, school food nazis.

  • Because we all know that mystery meat is far more nutritious, right?

  • donh

    What brand were the nuggets ? This could be Governor Perdue force feeding their ground up chicken waste on children to coerce monopoly profits for Perdue.

  • iamsaved

    #53 Eriah – Corn isn’t a vegetable? I missed the announcement. When did the liberals re-classify it?

  • mamagriz68

    And what if the girl’s lunch was packed for her because of a food allergy? As I have worked more with little ones at my church, I have come across more kids with nut, wheat and egg allergies. Is the cafeteria going to make specialized lunches for each student? Certainly not. In England they’ll take your kids away from you if they are considered obese. We’ll be seeing that here soon too. What I’m most concerned about is the government taking away my right to homeschool my kids if Obama gets another 4 years. Just leave all of us alone. We did just fine without you before BO, and we’ll do even better when he’s gone.

  • Ausonius

    Just another example of why the socialist Dewey 20th century education model ought to be abandoned.
    In public schools your child will enjoy all of the benefits of a marxist ideology, encouragement to practice the tenets of hedonism, learn to hold most traditional values in contempt, embrace paganism (dressed up as atheism), and devolve into self-loathing.
    All for the benefit of the modern marxist, atheist, environmental worshippers, and fools in general.

  • bg


    first he takes an inch, then a foot, then
    a yard, and you ain’t seen nothin; yet!!

    welcome to it not only can, but is happening to US. 🙁

    might as well go back to sleep, because talk is cheap..


  • Sasja

    Redbeard. I wondered if those posts I saw were really you. After reading them a second time, I knew they were not. Some people are childish and must play childish games. It would be nice if Jim could do something about it.

  • JPL17

    Hey, remember when conservatives asked the rhetorical question, “If the federal government has power under the constitution to force you to buy insurance, could it also force you to eat broccoli?”

    Well, now we now the answer! And the answer is [email protected] ugly!

    Seriously, people, there’s just MORE of this nonsense coming from the Oblowme administration unless we put a MASSIVE foot down on these control freaks in November. Vote the control freaks out!

  • John Fembup

    “Meals, the guidelines say, must include one serving each of meat, milk and grain and two servings of fruit or vegetables. Those guidelines apply to home-packed lunches as well as cafeteria meals.”

    So the meal the federal agent demanded she eat had these foods in it? And the little girl ate only the chicken nuggets?

    If that is accurate, I say, imprison the federal agent for failing to finish her job by stuffing the vegetables down this criminal little girl’s throat !!!

    The nation simply cannot tolerate civil disobedience of the scale this monstrous 4-year old has demonstrated.

    Outrage!! Snippiness!!!

  • iamsaved

    #60 Obama2012 commented: Did anyone actually read the story?

    Well, yes, I did. It was first reported by a Sarah Burrows of the Carolina Journal News. A simple google search would have verified this fact for you.

    You are correct though, most of the MSM do produce pet cage lining newspaper articles/news stories that’s it’s hard to find actual fact-based information that’s not spoon fed through the AP.

  • wanumba

    #44 February 15, 2012 at 7:31 am
    RedBeard commented:

    Gary (the real one): If you have been the victim of stolen identity, I feel your pain. This board apparently has no control over who posts under what identity, leaving the door open for finagling by sophomoric jerks.

    This nonsense of name poaching by petulant and socially impaired people is intolerable. It has happened to me repeatedly, and I’m getting very tired of it. If this can’t be stopped, I don’t see much reason to continue to participate

    Well then the dirty tricksters win. Get a gravatar – first get a new email just for it – do not use your usual email.

    Don’t expect Jim Hoft to have time for patrolling these things. There are just not enough hours in the day and no staff for it. The Left is getting dirtier by the week.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    I second any calls for GP to switch to a username/password system.

    PLEASE, Jim.

  • bg


    call me crazy, but i cannot help but wonder what generic
    experiments might be taking place right under our noses..

    imho, S510 is only the tip of the NWO iceberg..

    bit more here & here & here, in connecting links & threads..


  • archtop

    #60 February 15, 2012 at 8:16 am
    Obama2012 commented:

    Here’s the full story:

    The family has chosen to remain anonymous because they feared the little girl would be singled out by the education establishment. A reasonable fear in my opinion.

    You can choose not to believe it, but apparently the school superintendent is not permitted to comment on it. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about this non-story…very soon.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Barring that,

    Get yourself a little picture, which you can choose — like my pic of the lighthouse.

    It’s easy, and it works.

    Notice you don’t see any fake Taqiyyotomists, donhs, or wanumbas.

  • Eriah

    #56 February 15, 2012 at 8:05 am
    iamsaved commented:
    #53 Eriah – Corn isn’t a vegetable? I missed the announcement. When did the liberals re-classify it?

    The last time I checked corn is a grain, always has been. It seems the libs are making it into a vegetable.

  • iamsaved

    #72 Obama2012:
    Obama2012 commented: The Truth Teams are winning the battle. We are smarter, better trained and more organized.

    By smarter, better trained, and more organized, I guess you’re referencing the recent #Occupy protests as the example you wish to point us toward?

  • Stan

    If a black student actually brought in a home-packed lunch, do you think the government official would dare to confiscate it?

    Of course not. Charges of theft and racism would be immediately filed.

  • iamsaved

    #76 Eriah: Not to quibble, but in a sense I believe it is both a vegetable and a grain depending on the state you harvest and consume it.

    Based on a snippet from the Cooperative Extension System:

    “… A grain is defined as the harvested dry seeds or fruit of a cereal grass, or the term can refer to the cereal grasses collectively. Field corn that is harvested when the seeds are dry would thus be considered a grain. Sweet corn when harvested before maturity is usually considered a vegetable. It is grown to be eaten fresh as a tender vegetable rather than as a dried grain suitable for grinding into flour or meal. A vegetable is defined as a plant cultivated for an edible part or parts such as roots, stems, leaves, flowers, or seeds/fruit…”

    The corn in the picture appears to be sweet corn.

  • olm

    This has happened to me, and I now homeschool.
    I have 10 years between two of my children. This has been going on for a long time with the “healthy snack” bs 10 years ago. But now it is exactly how this story is protrayed.
    Again, I now home school. The public schools are freaky scary places.

  • RedBeard

    Just another clarification: The post that begins “Im so fed up…” is the cowardly identity thief at work again, not me. I know where to stick the apostrophe, by the way.

  • Hoser

    That school meal is not kosher.The lunch I provide to my child is kosher but probably does not meet the high standards of the governments nutritional demands.

    Keep those meals the Hell away from my kids.

    I’m not Jewish but if I was, that’s what I would be saying.

  • iamsaved

    #80 Obama2010: I am with the program. I was asking if your truth squads are as organized as the occupy people. It sounds like you are using the same factless thuggery of name calling, dispensing of lies and innuendo you and Obama’s compatriots use. I suppose if it were possible you’d defecate at each blog site you visit in order to mark your territory.

    If you can’t argue the facts, then liberal bullying is usually the last resort.

  • YourMaster

    progressives are bad news for the USA …they pretty much are dominant in the democrat party …all the moderates dems have retired

    that’s the reason we’re seeing all this happen these days, with the government interfering in everything….

    progressives feel that greater government should supercede the individual…
    cuz the individual is either too dumb or too irresponsible to make the right choices or take care of their own means themselves …that’s why they have the government mandate everything for you… like healthcare, food, exercise, leisure time, wprk, what is acceptable leisure time and what isn’t….

    …and what isn’t acceptable behavior or the society norm…. they usually tax and fine you for, if you choose to do it anyways.

    but a lot of this you can blame Michelle 0bama for too.

  • wanumba

    #69 February 15, 2012 at 8:25 am
    Militant Conservative commented:

    I am preparing for the worst myself. My kids and wife are invloved as well. We built a bomb shelter and bought up guns and ammo. Just waiting for the final word from the New World powers. Then it hits the fan. We will be okay. Anyone who sets foot on my property gets it.


    gravatar gravatar, where art thou gravatar?

  • bg


    iamsaved #79 February 15, 2012 at 8:35 am

    thank you for that most helpful & enlightening info..

    will pass it on to my two (dd & sil) MIT grads who insist
    corn is not a veggie, but a starch, can’t imagine why.. 😆


  • Eriah

    #79 February 15, 2012 at 8:35 am
    iamsaved commented:

    I have had a corn allergy all my life and have been studying nutrition for eleven years, corn is a grain. No matter what form you eat it, it is processed the same way by the body. Government subsidies for agriculture is one of the reasons fresh corn is viewed as a vegetable.

  • iamsaved

    #87 bg: Did you read your first link? “corn is not a veggie, but a starch”?

    It says: Corn is actually considered a grain, like wheat and rice and for vegetarians is added to a meal of tofu or legumes to make a complete protein of amino acids. But it is also a starchy vegetable. It depends on the variety and when you harvest it.

    I believe that’s what I stated earlier. The key words are “starchy vegetable” according to your source.

    I’m not sure I see what your point is… but alas, the discussion has devolved into the miniscule of which I am also culpable of propagating.

  • Sue J.

    Soon these tyrants will begin telling you how many children you can have and how many you should abort!

  • bg


    Obama2012 #60 February 15, 2012 at 8:16 am


  • bg


    iamsaved #81 February 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

    where did i disagree, i was just backing you up..

    sorry if you misunderstood. my humorous sarcasm..


  • wanumba

    #76 February 15, 2012 at 8:31 am
    Eriah commented:

    #56 February 15, 2012 at 8:05 am
    iamsaved commented:
    #53 Eriah – Corn isn’t a vegetable? I missed the announcement. When did the liberals re-classify it?

    The last time I checked corn is a grain, always has been. It seems the libs are making it into a vegetable.

    The problem is not the nomenclature, but the nutritional value. When one thinks vegetable as part of a balanced meal, then one is expressly looking for Vit A carotene, and necessary other vitamins found in carrots, dark green leafy vegetables, squashes. These vitamins are used by the body to maintain and repair the body’s organs (ie. eyes) and skin.

    Corn, whether sweet or field is a starch, a carbohydrate. That meal above has starches/carbs in the corn, in the chicken nuggets filling, in the chicken nugget batter, in the bread roll. There is nothing in that meal above that provides the vitamins out of any green/orange vegetable, just fattening carbs on top of carbs, with even more fructose sugar carbs. Further, that tasteless apple has a fraction of the vit C an orange, for example. There are more sugars and fructose carbs to be found in the chocolate milk.

    Exactly the eal to get fat on — all those carbs and frying oil and then the body is STILL craving vitamins, so later on it’s aimless snacking.

  • iamsaved

    #84 bg: My apologies. I wasn’t quite sure how you meant it inspite of the smiley face. Actually, it was a non-sensical topic to bring up on my part. I just couldn’t resist after the comment about the corn in the picture of the plate. The bottom line is who cares what it is, vegetable, grain, starch, or whatever name the government now wants to slap on it.

  • Rock

    So lets take a page out of Media Matters play book. Who where the government thugs who pulled this stunt, who the he!! is their immediate supervisor, names phone numbers, address’s. These pukes have no legal authority to touch or inspect anything without a warrant, and then only if operating under color of law enforcement. Accept this invasion of your personal rights without taking action only quarantines more of the same, think not, look at how TSA looks to expand their activities to the streets of America.

  • bg


    iamsaved #86 February 15, 2012 at 9:15 am

    no problemo.. 😉

    albeit no biggie in the scheme of things, can’t believe how i just took
    their word for it though, ergo, ought to be fun confronting them with
    the info you provided.. 😀


  • RedBeard

    I certainly don’t expect Hoft to patrol the board, but rather to look at what Taq mentioned, a system needing a login.

    As for the suggestions about a personal picture, I like that idea, but don’t know how to attach one. Am I missing something simple? Maybe I’m just simple. 😉

    And the “gravitar” deal – how would that prevent anyone from co-opting a name on an open and non-registration board like this?

  • wanumba

    Homeschool. Yes, it takes a family change, but home tutoring is a fraction of a regular school day, because there’re not twenty other students to manage. No more than 2- 2 1/2 hours for elementary per day, MAX. 3 hours for older. Outstanding resources available.

    THINK. THat’s just the FOOD. The curriculum in public schools is of the same crappy, government politically driven drivel. They hate boys and spoil the girls, and fill their free time with dreary useless homework.

    Our elementary kid goes to school 28 hours a week, versus 35 in the USA. Of that 28, only 24 are actual classtime. NO homework.
    Our secondary kid goes to school 37 hours a week versus 42. Of that 31 hours are classtime – the difference is the two hour lunches. Most kids go HOME for LUNCH. Very little homework, and not every day.

    They are running two-three years ahead of USA in academics. This is the French system… pretty standard European. The USA used to be this way, but the Left radicals deliberately screwed it up so bad Americans have no idea what real teaching and curriculum look like and think education is more complicated than it is.

    Calvert School is excellent – all in a package. Great rep. SAXON MATH for close to European and Asia standards – with lots of tutorial assistance for nervous parents.

  • Gateway Pundit Administrator


    Obama2012 is the one who has been stealing identities. This morning, anyway, since it appears to be a renewed tactic from the Left. He wrote under the stolen identities of Gary, Militant Conservative, and RedBeard. I deleted his comments and he is banned and gone. Let this be a reminder to anyone considering the same behavior. There is zero tolerance for that and anyone caught camouflaging their identity will be banned immediately.

    Wanumba…thank you for your comment, “…Get a gravatar. …Don’t expect Jim Hoft to have time for patrolling these things. There are just not enough hours in the day and no staff for it. The Left is getting dirtier by the week.”

    That is exactly correct. There are not enough hours in my day to patrol the volume of comments. Until we figure out a better system, if you do see something alarming, please send an e-mail.

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  • Valerie

    I posted essentially the same comment on the another thread, today. If you have this problem, daddy, not mommy, needs to visit the school. Schools are used to having mothers talk to them, and they don’t listen. Send daddy. It will make a world of difference.

  • Valerie

    PS. I suspect that I know the ultimate source of this nonsense. Some employee of a school system has been caught feeding the kids [email protected], and they’ve implemented rules that catch the parents.

    I recall having a chat with a very upset black woman at the local health club. She’d gone to school for another purpose, and found out what they were feeding the kids on the free breakfast plan — it was “chocolate frosted sugar bombs” — allegedly because it was what the kids would really eat, as opposed to anything nutritious. “They’re supposed to be taking care of these children, and they are feeding them garbage!”

    I am sure this has happened in more than one place. The classic bureaucratic response is to always make more, and more rigid, rules. So, instead of focusing on the malfeasance, some jerk decides to swat somebody’s mommy, instead.

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  • wanumba

    OH! That’s good news up there…

    #91 February 15, 2012 at 9:42 am
    Gateway Pundit Administrator

    I was just finishing this:

    gravatar sticks to the email you put to it so every bog where you signup with that email will ref back to the gravatar and use the one you assigned .. so it follows you around. It’s independent of this blog.
    Taq put up the link. I suggest you set up a new email address apart just for the gravatar so your personal email doesn’t get tangled up in this. Get the new email first, set aside some pix or design you want, then sign up for gravatar, which will require an email address. It will allow you to upload your pix and view it as a thumbnail so you can see if it shrank well. Gravatar has lots of pix available, also. An original one is harder to copy (if a fraud were to go thru ALL that effort – improbable but not completely impossible) than a pre-packed one.
    We’ll all learn your gravatar, and know if your nic shows without it, it’s a poser.

    It will also make it much much easier for Jim Hoft to isolate the trolling dirty scumbag’s IP/IPs. Right now it’s a lot more work to pick through the posts trying to the sheep from the goats.

    Sorry, a bit redundant now with GP’s update .. but still people should pick up a separate email for this purpose – gravatar will stick to every prior post (years back !!) with that email … so, start fresh. Put the least amount possible of personal info into gravatar AND your new email address – it’s just for posting comments. Dirty tricks will get dirtier. Be savvy.

  • Gateway Pundit Administrator

    I also see that Molon Labe has, indeed, used your identity, Gary. The comments have been deleted and he will be put on notice that if he does that again he will be banned. Without hesitation. I am allowing him one strike since he has been a loyal GP regular.

  • Jess

    Here’s the fun part: NC Taxpayers are paying (acc. to the NC Gov’t website) the “Field agent” in excess of $50K/year, and will pay her full pension + full med/dental/vision + her spouse’s (if she passes 1st).
    You peons are to bow down as your betters pass by, and be thankful that you are the beneficiaries of their knowledge & power. You will live your life to support theirs.

    Enjoy the decline.

  • Gateway Pundit Administrator

    Wanumba, thank you for the information. Clearly, I need to get a gravatar for “Gateway Pundit Administrator”, as well. I’m a friend of Jim’s and have been helping him with his blog since he lost his dear friend, Lady Liberty. But, I do not have the time to keep the site as clean as I would like, so advice and notices from the commenters are very helpful. I enjoy reading all of the insightful, and sometimes entertaining, things you all write and would like to keep the conversation at Gateway Pundit several notches above the sort of behavior found on the rest of the Internet. The volume of comments makes that difficult, unfortunately.

  • RedBeard

    Just to reiterate my thoughts, I fully understand that Hoft can’t sit on top of these comments like a hall monitor. He would need to be twins, and one of them would have to be willing to work for free.

    The idea of a comment section requiring registration has some merit. What I don’t know is the cost of getting into such a thing. I would certainly be willing to toss a few bills into the tip jar, if something like that could be done.

    I run a small hobby web site with a discussion board, and even there, where hot topics like politics are not present, we had to switch to a registration and login requirement, just to stop the kiddies and derelicts from crapping up the place with spam and porn. Very sad.

  • archtop

    Uh oh…This story has now gone GLOBAL…–favour-chicken-nuggets.html

    Next up…commentary by Rush Limbaugh…


    (I wonder what they’d find if they inspected the TEACHERS’ lunches…probably a bunch of empty calorie weight watchers “energy” bars…heh).

  • Jim

    is the lunch pictured above what they gave her?

    If this girl were diabetic, this would have been a horrible lunch (chicken nuggets are horrible if you aren’t diabetic) for her.

    Did the government goon know anything about this girl’s health, allergies, of course not. They are going to push their agenda despite what anyone says – because they know better.
    This government goon better be glad that they did not do this to my child…

  • Jim

    Would they have taken away a lunch from a Muslim child – I seriously doubt it

  • Nancy Onisko

    If the picture of the lunch the child was to eat is correct and included corn as her vegetable, the school should be fined and the state agent should fired. First, corn is NOT a vegetable, it’s a grain, therefore the child got one fruit/vegetable and two grains (unless they are still counting catsup as a vegetable). Secondly, in her mother’s lunch, she did have a vegetable. Potatoes are vegetables! The statute didn’t say the vegetables couldn’t be fried. Big Brother can’t even play by its own rules–they’re idiots!

  • MJL

    First of all, corn is not a vegetable – it’s a STARCH! And how could fried food be better than a turkey sandwich. Someone needs a nutrition lesson!

  • Gary

    Gateway, Redbeard, Taq, Wanumba:

    Yes the rhetoric got a little heated the past couple of weeks, and maybe I shouldn’t have reacted to the name-calling by posting the same link on 10+ threads. But it was pretty obvious that Molon Labe was doing it.

    Molon Labe:
    The name-calling is unnecessary, and I give you the benefit of the doubt that when you said you would vote for Obama if Romney won, that it was just heated rhetoric. If not, then the comment stands for itself. I have seen that most of your comments on the site are pretty conservative, and I don’t really have any beef with you if you want to drop the whole thing.
    Up to you.

  • Gateway Pundit Administrator

    RedBeard, thank you for your comment. I will pass that on to Jim.

  • Gary

    MJL 104

    What they really need is a lesson in theft. If you take away food from somebody, that’s theft. If you use strongarm tactics (like say a position of authority) then it’s robbery.
    This mother should send a bill to the school for $1000.00.
    I bet if she pushed the issue hard enough, they’d probably pay the 1000 to get it over with.
    I’m originally from NC, and I’m sometimes floored by the stuff that goes on there now. It was pretty conservative when I was growing up.

  • Gary

    Maybe on second thought, she should call the police and file a robbery charge against the teacher in question. Put the lib teacher on the spot, and they’d all think twice before doing it again.

  • wanumba

    #98 February 15, 2012 at 10:29 am
    Gateway Pundit Administrator commented

    Oh! Super. Glad to of some help and great to hear you’re working on these things.

  • Comanche Joe

    These idiots with the Food Gestapo obviously can’t comprehend the USDA guidelines they are attempting to apply. Here’s what they are using “Meals, the guidelines say, must include one serving each of meat, milk and grain and two servings of fruit or vegetables.” Notice it clearly says “two servings of fruit OR vegetables.” This means for compliance a lunch can contain 2 servings of fruit, 2 servings of vegetables, or a combination.

    According to USDA serving sizes the little girl had
    1 serving of meat – turkey on sandwich)
    2 servings of grain – bread on the sandwich
    1/2 serving of milk – assuming 1 slice of cheese on the sandwich
    2 servings of fruit – bananna and apple juice (assuming its a 6oz juice box.

    To the Food Gestapo agent’s knowledge this lunch is in compliance, since I doubt Heir Agent counted the slices cheese on the sandwich.

    Instead of letting the girl enjoy her lunch with her friends, they singled her out and made her eat a chemically laden, sugary, starchy, fatty meal. While probably scaring her half to death in the process. All over a missing slice of cheese.

  • Gary


    It’s really worse than that.
    Guidelines are just that. Guidelines.
    The USDA already did away with the pyramid that we grew up with because they admitted it was flawed. What if they’d been forcing us to eat lunches based on those guidelines back then. We’d have a class action suit by now.
    But never mind that the USDA is in the pocket of agri-business. They’re just pushing product for their benefactor.
    I think this is nothing more than a test case for whether or not, in addition to everything elese, they can now tell us what we can and cannot eat.
    We have to reject it on principle whether the guidelines are healthy or not.

  • chocolatechip69

    wanumba, very well put!

  • When you trust the state to feed your kids brain each day, why not their body too? When you accept a “free” education you pay in the loss of control over your child. It’s a trade off I wasn’t willing to make with my six children. It’s a sacrifice not to depend on the state for the “freebies” but if we want government out of our lives we can’t treat their treats like a buffet line taking education but refusing healthcare.

  • wanumba

    #112 February 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    chocolatechip69 commented


    Say, do you realize how nutritious chocolate chip cookies are? Eggs, butter, flour, maybe even some oatmeal, sugar, chocolate … add … nuts and it’s a complete high protein meal AND a make a delicious-looking gravatar to boot.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    HHS and the Dept of Education should be the first two agencies to be abolished by a new president.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    If the incompetents who run the Republican party could successfully link Obama and his policies to this type of thing, he wouldn’t have a chance with American moms.


    Unfortunately, they can’t or won’t make the case and we’ll slide more into the big govt mess.

    Haven’t you noticed? This has been happening for a long time now.

  • bg


    and most still view S510 as ‘just a food safety bill’.. yeah right, like
    Obama’s ‘just words’ aren’t as poisonous as snake venom .. /sarc/


  • bg


    as noted a long time ago, the more poeple dependent
    on Gov handouts, the easier for Obama to take over..

    iow: what middle class??


  • Gary

    Didn’t Bill Cosby have a routine about chocolate cake for breakfast?

  • Mr_Stark

    What kills me is that people wanted this. They wanted control, they wanted the government to step in and clean house and make sure our kids get what they deserve rather the slop and carelessness exhibited for years prior. When the government finally passes legislature and flexes that power the people cry over their lost freedom.

  • bg


    at the risk of being heckled for saying i told you they could give
    a bats guano about US, they want our children.. here you go..

    February 9, 2012

    Debbie Squires, Education Official, Says Teachers
    Know What’s Best For Kids, Not Their Parents ….

    [“[Educators] are the people who know best about how to serve children,
    that’s not necessarily true of an individual resident,” Squires said. “I‘m not
    saying they don’t want the best for their children, but they may not know
    what actually is best from an education standpoint.”

    they confiscated the video.. 😡


  • bg


    Mr_Stark #120 February 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    in no stretch of the imagination does “clean up”
    translate to “TAKE OVER via EXECUTIVE ORDER”


  • Gary

    I’m assuming from the lack of fake liberal comments at the (current) bottom of this thread, that somebody finally read their email.

    More fake posts on all the threads newer than this one, all posted in the last 20 minutes.

    Feeling pretty foolish right about now, huh?

  • Beth

    “That typical platter:
    Chocolate milk with extra sugar, probably high fructose corn syrup also, “,—-THIS!

    “soy deep fried chicken nuggets .. ie, a little chicken with starch filler and a lot of salt,”<—-THIS!

    " bread with soy and high fructose corn syrup, corn with something oily"<—THIS!

    " – probably more corn product ie margarine, catsup artifical flavor with high fructose corn syrup…."<—–THIS!

    The USDA's Food Guide Pyramid is has been and continues to be the single biggest driver of the epidemic of both childhood and adult obesity, and Type 2 diabetes with it's crazy, unhealthy focus on little protein, almost no fat and way TOO MUCH Carbohydrate in the diet.

    I used to think this unhealthy emphasis was just because they were ignorant.. now I'm not so sure. All part of their plan to reduce the world population and save mother gaia I'm sure.

  • wanumba

    #124 February 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Beth commented:

    The USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid is has been and continues to be the single biggest driver of the epidemic of both childhood and adult obesity, and Type 2 diabetes with it’s crazy, unhealthy focus on little protein, almost no fat and way TOO MUCH Carbohydrate in the diet.

    My public health announcement:

    If it wasn’t for the milk itself, (heavily cut with chocolate and sugar and fructose ) that platter would be VEGAN. The chicken in the nuggets is more flavoring than substance, so technically it’s meat, but practically it’s so cut so much with flour and starch filler it’s worthless.

    VEGANISM IS SUICIDE BY DIET. It is a straight nutritional degradation descent into protein deficiency malnutrition called KWASHIORKOR. Children manifest it faster than adults as their growing bodies require more protein inputs. Usually a function of poverty (eggs, meat and milk are higher cost foods) kwashiokor is appearing in the States as a result of the VEGAN diet. The body cells start to disintegrate, starting with nerve cell die off (brain damage).

    We worked exclusively with kwashiorkor and marasmus high mortality cases in Kenya for two years. Cannot describe the shock to discover for no good reason but celebrity assininity combined with ignorant, passive, ‘nonjudgmental’ parenting in the USA … VEGANISM.

  • wanumba

    #119 February 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    Gary commented:

    Didn’t Bill Cosby have a routine about chocolate cake for breakfast

    It was pure genuis – outstanding.

  • bg
  • BarbaraS

    Corn is a starch just as much as potatoes and rice are starches and is a substitute for them, breading on chicken nuggets is a starch and roll is a starch. Where is the nutrition? Where are the complex carbohydrates? Where is the other vegetable that’s required? This meal does meet the standard of a nutritious meal.

    I ate a few times at school with my grandchildren and I have never tasted anything so bad. Macaroni and cheese tasted like wallpaper paste. Soggy green beans. A small hard inedible hamburger patty. A small hard roll. I don’t blame kids wanting to bring their lunch from home.

    The mother says her daughter will not eat vegetables unless carefully monitored. One of my grandsons would eat nothing but peanut butter sandwiches. That’s it. He would go hungry before eating anything else. Kids are picky eaters. There is no sense in interfering with a parent’s right to feed their child as they please as long as they are not abusing that child.

    This sort of stuff is what we have to look for in the future if this guy is re-elected.

  • BarbaraS

    correction: This meal does not meet the standard of a nutritious meal.

  • Terri

    Apparently that agent doesn’t know the regulations. Children are required to be served two servings of fruit and/or vegetables. It does NOT have to be one fruit and one vegetable. What a jerk. People we have to stop this intrusion in our lives. This is scary.

  • Ghost
  • linda

    Isn’t this the same country that wants happy meals banned at McDonalds?
    sort of ironic you can’t take your child out for a treat and give them a happy meal but they insist on giving you one at school.
    wise up and get rid of the idiots that make these decisions.


    This incident may not seem significant, but it is, because it’s a disturbing look into where our country is heading under this administration. So, when did the taxpayers and parents of not only North Carolina, but of the United States, cede their freedoms to The Department of Human Services’ Division of Child development and Early education, with respect to anything, much less telling parents what they will or will not pack as far as meals for their children?

    Call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever, but to me this is a “Dry Run”, utilizing flunkies, a.k.a. “Gov’t inspectors” to see how far they can go and what they (the Obama administration and his wife Michelle, heavily involved in so called “nutritional food issue”) can get away with. Knowing Obama, he had this done so no one would actually think it is important; you know, the guy who is all about “transparency”.

    And we have to spend taxpayer dollars so these so called “inspectors” can intimidate and de-personalize our children? I don’t think so.

    What will our government try and force us to do next? Seems they’re good at making their impression on our children. Had I been the father of that girl and met said inspector…I’d have asked him if he the hospital he was going to wind up in, was compliant with his agencies’ guidelines on food served to patients in traction!!

    Again, call me a conspiacy theorist, but this is insidious Communism spreading into America under this miserable excuse of a person known as the President of the United states.

  • shelly

    i would be pulling my child out of school and be talking to a lawyer about sueing them cause my children be able to eat what evere i send them to school to eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • james

    I went to a crappy catholic high school and ate two hot dogs and a coke every day for lunch because I hated the freakin’ food there, and the hot dogs sucked too.

    I am a member of mensa and won a National Merit Scholarship Award.

    FUBHO. Liberals should all be beaten in the streets with bats. Take back America.

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