Are you happy now, liberals? For years we've been warned about the path toward authoritarian socialism and we have been silent.
First, they came for the cigarettes, and we did not speak because we are not smokers. Then, they came for the trans-fat, and we did not speak because we are elitists whose shadows do not darken the doors of McDonalds. Now, they come for the turkey sandwiches of North Carolina pre-schoolers and who is left to speak for them?
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.
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…
The girl's mother who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation said she received a note from the school stating that students who did not bring a "healthy lunch" would be offered the missing portions, which could result in a fee from the cafeteria, in her case $1.25.
I thought all the talk about Obama's "FEMA concentration camps" was demented raving, but now I know we were being warned about government fat camps.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Education, Food, Health, North Carolina, Socialism