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    Re: Nanny state report: Government confiscates pre-schoolers home made lunch.

    Chicken nuggets over Turkey Cheese sandwich?!?! Seriously?
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    Re: Nanny state report: Government confiscates pre-schoolers home made lunch.

    I agree that turkey sandwich (depending on how it was prepared and the ingredients) is likely to be healthier than chicken nuggets.

    But in general I think it's good that others try to help the children eat healthy if the parents don't.
    I think the program "Jamie Oliver's School dinners" was about this.
    Jamie's project was quite successful in some UK schools, but if I don't remember incorrectly, he was literally thrown out of a school in the US! They wouldn't hear of his boiled fish and fresh vegetables...

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    The problem is the inspector took away a child's lunch and she was forced to eat something else. If he was concerned he could have sent a note home. Its a sad day when our schools can pass out condoms without a parents permission, but a child can't eat a sandwich cause its 'unhealthy'. I'm so glad my son is out of school.
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    When you see this kind of encroachment by the government into the realm of personal choice, it should be seen as a red flag and harbinger of things to come. I'm reminded of an old object lesson about loss of civil liberty, in which wild pigs--lured to an area with corn, are oblivious to the strategic, gradual construction of a fence around that area during their absence. They become accustomed to the ongoing additions, and are focused on the free food. Eventually, a complete enclosure is built, including an open gate. At the right time, when a sufficient number of pigs are eating their fill, someone creeps up and slams the gate shut. The pigs run about wildly, realizing too late, they have lost their freedom.

    A socialist enclosure is being built around America today. And most are oblivious to it--too busy procuring and enjoying entitlements, while being misinformed by fluff news, and distracted by the cornucopia of electronic entertainment and latest high-tech gadgets. When an official goes to a public school and takes away a perfectly nutritional lunch prepared by the child's mother, and makes the child eat something else, that is the epitome of Big Brother flexing his muscles. This should make everyone either very angry, or very afraid, because this is an example of the fence-building.

    Many laws have been enacted since 9/11 which effectively limit or eliminate our rights and liberties, and further facilitate intrusion by the government into our personal lives--ostensibly to keep us safe. Benjamin Franklin famously said, "Those who sacrifice liberty for security will lose both, and deserve neither." The federal government now has the authority to arrest and hold indefinitely, any person in the United States--without being formally charged, and without explanation, or due process of law. This sounds like something that happens in places like China or Russia, but it is now the law of this land. Like the pigs, millions of deluded and oblivious Americans are ignoring the fence of government authority being constructed around them, and will remain oblivious until the gate slams shut. One day soon, they are going to be shocked to discover that they have lost their freedoms--along with the America that once was.

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    Re: Nanny state report: Government confiscates pre-schoolers home made lunch.

    This is a pretty ludicrous situation.

    As has been demonstrated the supplied lunch was actually better than the alternative. I'm not sure why the packed lunch was disposed of instead of augmented with the cafeteria food - that simply seems wasteful.

    But I must kind of wonder about the automatic connection of some low-level health inspector being an idiot and this absolutely representing what the government or Mrs. Obama wants. Stupid stuff happens all the time, but it's not necessarily a causal correlation to the federal policies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teddyv View Post
    This is a pretty ludicrous situation.

    As has been demonstrated the supplied lunch was actually better than the alternative. I'm not sure why the packed lunch was disposed of instead of augmented with the cafeteria food - that simply seems wasteful.

    But I must kind of wonder about the automatic connection of some low-level health inspector being an idiot and this absolutely representing what the government or Mrs. Obama wants. Stupid stuff happens all the time, but it's not necessarily a causal correlation to the federal policies.
    You have not heard about her WAR against the things children eat, and her mandates for school lunches???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggindeeper View Post
    You have not heard about her WAR against the things children eat, and her mandates for school lunches???
    Apparently not. Walmart in fact, just announced plans to jump on Michelle's bandwagon, and will alter the labeling of their food products to advertise what they deem the more nutritional choice for the consumer to purchase. Nope, agenda here.

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    Hey maybe at some point they'll have men in trench coats following us around while we shop, and then ticketing us for buying the wrong things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannah View Post
    I agree that turkey sandwich (depending on how it was prepared and the ingredients) is likely to be healthier than chicken nuggets.

    But in general I think it's good that others try to help the children eat healthy if the parents don't.
    I think the program "Jamie Oliver's School dinners" was about this.
    Jamie's project was quite successful in some UK schools, but if I don't remember incorrectly, he was literally thrown out of a school in the US! They wouldn't hear of his boiled fish and fresh vegetables...
    Another point that was shown in his show here in the U.S., and the main reason the schools were resistant over what he was trying to achieve, is the fact that these corporations that supply the horrible food/drink choices have a monopoly of sorts, it's all very incestious when you follow the connections and money with these schools, government, and the food corporations.

    I actually think that it would be a good thing for there to be some sort of protection in place for the children in this country when it comes to diet because we really do have an epidemic with childhood obesity. I think it's abusive when parents let their children get obese... they're setting them up for heart disease, strokes, disease, isolation, depression, etc. The problem I have is when actual health science isn't involved and it becomes about how much money certain corporations can throw around when determining what is healthy and what is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diffangle View Post
    For those who think chicken nuggets are healthy, check out this video on how they're made...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2OK6xDd7Hs

    Groady!
    It's called "mechanically recovered meat". It's the same thing with beef burgers. Don't believe that 100% pure beef means 100% rump steak. It's pink goo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggindeeper View Post
    You have not heard about her WAR against the things children eat, and her mandates for school lunches???
    I am aware that she advocates for healthier food for kids. I am not aware its a war. Also it still does not demonstrate a direct causal link between her position and the decision by this health inspector in NC. If we start to see a routine pattern occurring throughout the country, then it's easier to argue that the policy is directly being applied.

    And, Sojourner, haven't you noticed lots of companies regularly advertise on their own packaging (not the retailer) of the supposed benefits of their product. Most of these are completely misleading if not fraudulent (the Omega 3 additions in things like bread have to be the worst).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne D View Post
    Hey maybe at some point they'll have men in trench coats following us around while we shop, and then ticketing us for buying the wrong things. Jeanne
    They don't need those guys. There is already technology in place that can track purchases--at least by people who use plastic. Most people would be shocked if they knew what the government knows about them and their personal habits.

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    In reelected the Obama's could have guy's with standard issue boots kicking in your doors to inspect the pantry.

    And then check the rest of the house while they're there to see if they have to arrest you for clinging to your bible and guns as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    In reelected the Obama's could have guy's with standard issue boots kicking in you doors to inspect the pantry.

    And then check the rest of the house to see if they have to arrest you for clinging to your bible and guns as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amazzin View Post
    it' begun...the end is near....repent and be saved......................
    Amen. The end times are upon us, and the only safe place is in Jesus. As in the days of Noah......

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