This makes total sense. After all, why should parents have a say in what their children eat?!
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.
Obviously, the mother was not too happy:
“I don’t feel that I should pay for a cafeteria lunch when I provide lunch for her from home…”
“…What got me so mad is, number one, don’t tell my kid I’m not packing her lunch box properly….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….”
“…She came home with her whole sandwich I had packed, because she chose to eat the nuggets on the lunch tray, because they put it in front of her… You’re telling a 4-year-old. ‘oh. your lunch isn’t right,’ and she’s thinking there’s something wrong with her food.”
So nice to the mommy and daddy government taking care of us all.