Food Nazi goes after school lunch and frosty flakes

Give them an inch and they’ll take a yard.

The Big Brother-Nanny State is now encroaching on yet another of our freedoms. Led by lard-butt Moochelle, government is now the Food Nazi, telling the American people what we can or cannot eat.

Audrey Hudson writes for Human Events, June 21, 2011, that the Nanny State is going after your frosty flakes:

Tony the Tiger, some NASCAR drivers and cookie-selling Girl Scouts will be out of a job unless grocery manufacturers agree to reinvent a vast array of their products to satisfy the Obama administration’s food police.

Either retool the recipes to contain certain levels of sugar, sodium and fats, or no more advertising and marketing to tots and teenagers, say several federal regulatory agencies.

The same goes for restaurants.

[...] Food industries are in an uproar over the proposal written by the Federal Trade Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“The most disturbing aspect of this interagency working group is, after it imposes multibillions of dollars in restrictions on the food industry, there is no evidence of any impact on the scourge of childhood obesity,” said Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of the Association of National Advertisers.

The “Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children, Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulation Efforts” says it is voluntary, but industry officials say the intent is clear: Do it, or else.

[...] “The Interagency working group recommends that the food industry, through voluntary self-regulatory efforts, make significant improvements in the nutritional quality of foods marketed to children and adolescents ages 2 to 17 years,” the proposal says. “By the year 2016, all food products within the categories most heavily marketed directly to children should meet two basic nutrition principles.  Such foods should be formulated to … make a meaningful contribution to a healthful diet and minimize the content of nutrients that could have a negative impact on health and weight.”

[...] Beth Johnson, a dietician for Food Directions in Maryland, said many of the foods targeted in this proposal are the same foods approved by the federal government for the WIC nutrition program for women, infants and children. “This doesn’t make any sense whatsoever,” Johnson said.  “It’s not going to do anything to help with obesity. These are decisions I want to make for my kids. These should not be government decisions.”

The Food Nazi marches on.

On Jan. 30, a preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford, N.C., was forced to eat three chicken nuggets for lunch 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. After consuming the approved nuggets, she was sent home with her mom-packed lunch and a bill from the school for $1.25.

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.

But if the chicken nuggets at West Hoke Elementary School are anything like McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets, they are far inferior to the mom-packed home lunch. From Wikipedia:

The 2004 documentary Super Size Me states “McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets were originally made from old chickens no longer able to lay eggs. These chickens are stripped down to the bone, and then ‘ground up’ into a chicken mash, then combined with a variety of stabilizers and preservatives, pressed into familiar shapes, breaded and deep fried, freeze dried, and then shipped to a McDonald’s near you”. Super Size Me also alleged inclusion of chemicals such as tertiary butylhydroquinone (a phenolic antioxidant used as a chemical preservative), polydimethylsiloxane (an anti-foaming agent), and other ingredients not used by a typical home cook. This was recently restated by CNN. June 201d author of What to Eat, says the tertiary butylhydroquinone and dimethylpolysiloxane in McNuggets probably pose no health risks. As a general rule, though, she advocates not eating any food with an ingredient you can’t pronounce.

Jackie Samuels

The principal of West Hoke Elementary School is Mr. Jackie Samuels. Here’s his contact info:

  • Mail: 6050 Turnpike Road, Raeford, NC 28376
  • Phone: 910-875-2584
  • Fax: 910-875-7312
  • E-mail: Click here

 

~Eowyn

28 responses to “Food Nazi goes after school lunch and frosty flakes

  1. What the NC school needs is not so much a food police squad, it needs a grammar police squad. The memo from the principal is peppered with grammatical errors. I pity the children attending this school. They have adults obsessed with their food intake and the highest official in the school cannot craft a grammatically correct memo to parents.

    http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2012/02/more-news-from-north-carolina-school.html

  2. So what do they propose, semen McNuggets?

  3. It seems to me that the sack lunch CONFORMED: 2- grains/
    2 slices of whole-wheat bread,2-fruits /banana AND apple juice,
    vegetable/potato(e)* chips , 1 dairy/cheese. What’s it say about
    those who aren’t bright enough to follow their own guidelines.
    I’m sure the apple juice was closer than being a fruit than the
    nuggets were to being meat.

    *I was taught that it was potato or potatoe/tomato or tomatoe …
    depending on you preference.Of course I looked it up in the
    class Webster’s to be sure , being wary even in my youth.

    • The real problem was that it wasn’t a SCHOOL lunch she had.

    • I thought a twinkie was a vegetable, it’s made of wheat and sugar cane, those are both plants, also it can count as a dairy because it has the cream (yum-yum) inside… almost a perfect food, so enjoy yourself Steve…

    • What does ROFL stand for?

    • A single Twinkie contains 150 calories and 2.5 grams of saturated fat, representing 13% of the recommended daily intake of saturated fat based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
      In January 2012, Twinkie manufacturer Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.Twinkie sales for the year ended December 25, 2011 were 36 million packages, down almost 2% from a year earlier. Hostess said customers have migrated to healthier foods. Hostess hopes to avoid liquidation and attract new investors to remain in business.

  4. This has gone on for several years in the North Carolina Pre-K at the school where our daughter taught second grade for ten years. Her best friend’s child was a very picky eater and mom had lots of trouble complying. I believe that she sent bags of carrots, fruits, knowing that she would never touch them just to satisfy those checking lunches. This counrty is so upside-down.

  5. more obama administration insanity.

  6. Thank you, Dr. Eowyn, for this wonderful post showing the continuing big-brother, idiotic mentality of this administration! IDIOTS!

  7. the “Wookie” needs to mind her own business!!

  8. This is the STUPIDEST thing I have ever read!
    My son eats at least three bowls of frosted flakes a day! Do these DUMB BUTTS not realize that the kids need exercise?I mean, we went to McDonalds today and they have taken the playland out and replaced it with dang video games! If the parents would actually spend time w/their child instead of letting the TV do the babysitting.
    My pediatrician actually told me that the child would crave whatever their body needs if you home cook their meals. We go thru peanut butter and honey stages, macaroni and chz phases, grilled chz….etc. I actually cook every night though, they get their veggie and fruit too. Just like a pregnant woman having cravings, she is replenishing whatever vitamins her body is needing. I think MooCow needs to worry a little bit more about her girls. They need attention more than my child does! Go back to your own dang farm woman!

  9. Dennis H. Bennett

    More of the regulations NC licensed, er ah, Stalinized, childhood centers must kneel to at http://www.nclcca.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=526
    The downplay by the local preschool and friends misses the principle being illustrated. In a way, this is reverse class warfare in the food consumption arena. It is forcing a diet, (food enslavement) according to the plantation owner. Yes, Barry is his father’s son, himself a slave owner.

  10. Dennis H. Bennett

    BTW, it is a hilarious exposure of the world’s largest natal cleft!! ROFLMAO

  11. Well, once again .. Queen Moochelle and her Nazi Police could care less what people eat. This is strictly about our ever growing monster govt conditioning the youth and teaching them that the govt knows what is best for them, because BIG FAT Nanny Govt ‘s main objective is to have as much control and power over the masses as possible ! Period.

  12. I know something about nutrition, and I will testify that Sage is 150% correct here, so you don’t need my two cents worth, maybe a dime w/inflation! Did you folks know that FAR more people die every year from the WRONG Rx, than from ALL firearms murders, etc? Maybe we should ban MDs….

    • Dennis H. Bennett

      Joseph: An IRG (Health Grades) found that almost 250,000 patients studied from 2003 and 2005 were killed by preventable problems. In light of today’s expanded clientele, especially patients beyond age 65, and the vicious cycle of reduced reimbursements vis a vis the need to survive as an institution/practitioner, the risks for suffering a wrong seem to be even higher. Emphases on safety have mitigated, even prevented, many mishaps. I believe a majority of the medical professionals at fault for such, have altered their practices, either due to personal experiences or those REPORTED by their peers, because they truly wish to honor “do no harm”. As a health care practitioner for over 30 years, and as the healing recipient of recent surgery where I experienced excellent care (Yes, I did have “inside” information. And, yes, I am demanding about expertise), I am satisfied, indeed grateful, to be a survivor and complication-free. I encourage people to ask a lot of questions, for the informed patient usually ends up being the most carefully managed. And when problems arise, if your provider won’t listen to you, seek a second, educated opinion quickly.
      The “system” has its own methods for weeding out those who threaten its existence. Sometimes its the patient who triggers it into action.

      • WOW, and “Thank you!” for this superb back-up. I’ll send it on to others who will re-post ASAP. The North American medical system is in deep trouble due to its over-reliance on drugs, high tech stuff, and far too much profit on the part of major players. We need MDs to take more careful histories, to really listen and look before reaching for an Rx pad, IM humble O.

  13. i think i remember reading somewhere either at this blog or michelle malkin that moocow sits on the board of a food conglomerate something like consolidated foods and with her pull has managed to get food contracts for them across the country. eat my food i will make more money my food is best for you

  14. What if someone is a vegetarian or vegan, or is lactose-intolerant, or has allergies to diary products or nuts or shellfish, or can’t eat gluten? What then? Shameful.

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