A preschool girl was told her homemade meal wasn't healthy enough - so a school cafeteria monitor made her eat chicken nuggets instead.So, instead of eating most or all of the lunch her mother made, which would have given her ample calories and nutrition to continue on during a busy energetic day, the poor kid ended up eating some processed compressed chicken lips and throwing the rest of it away. That kid didn't get what she needed, and you can thank the federal government for that.
The rejected meal consisted of a turkey and cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread, with a side of a banana, potato chips, and apple juice.
'What got me so mad is, number one, don’t tell my kid I’m not packing her lunch box properly,' the mother from North Carolina, who wished to remain anonymous, told a local newspaper....
It isn't clear what the entire meal that the cafeteria at West Hoke Elementary School consisted of, but all that the picky four-year-old girl ate were the chicken nuggets....
On top of the wasted food that was sent home with the little girl at the end of the day was a $1.25 bill for the 'healthy' school lunch.
'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 letter to her state representative.
Here's an issue that brings too-big government down to a level that every voter can understand. When we come to a day when a federal lunch inspector can veto a lunch lovingly made by a mom for her little girl, the government is clearly too big and too intrusive.
The fact is, liberals believe that most moms are incapable of properly taking care of their own children. They think they must educate them on proper nutrition, and they're either too dumb or too uncaring to get it right on their own. This is big government gone mad, and if I were a GOP candidate I'd tell this story in every speech I gave. Even liberal moms are going to be offended at the idea of some government twit vetoing the lunch choices they made for their child. Even they will be able to understand that government has gotten out of control.
And a government that's so big it can check preschool lunches can certainly mess up...or end...your life when it comes to managing your healthcare.
This has got to stop. GOP - this issue is a two-strike belt-high fastball down the middle of the plate. Will you hit it out or strike out?