Chicken Nuggets are a food group, right?
Sending home a pamphlet about proper nutrition, possibly escalating to a call to a social worker, would be inflammatory, but probably appropriate in the case of a routinely malnourished child.
Unilaterally feeding the child food items without the parents' permission should be considered assault.
February 15th, 2012 8:08am
February 15th, 2012 8:26am
Perhaps there wasn't enough protein/fat in her lunch and all the cafeteria had to sub were chicken nuggets.
February 15th, 2012 10:02am
Looks like they told her her lunch was no good, and gave her a school lunch as a replacement (and billed mom..)
Of which she ate.. 3 nuggets.
I think that says more about how inedible the school lunches are, than anything else.
February 15th, 2012 10:07am
The lunch they replaced as described sounded more than fine.
February 15th, 2012 10:35am
Wow. Way to go, Land of the free... It's crap like that that gives socialists a bad name... :P
"a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, apple juice and potato chips did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines"
That is surely true. I have never heard of the school lunch program providing a normal lunch like this, it obviously doesn't meet their guidelines of needing to create price supports for ADM.
February 15th, 2012 10:56am
Good thing the kid wasn't allergic to anything that the state worker provided.
February 15th, 2012 11:22am
potato chips are no good
February 15th, 2012 11:26am
The USDA tried to claim potato chips were not a fresh vegetable last year, so the Senate voted a bill declaring that they are.
February 15th, 2012 11:38am
Kind of like when Indiana voted a state law to make pi = 3, in order to save time and simplify calculations.
February 15th, 2012 11:39am
How the fuck are chicken nuggets healthier than a turkey and cheese sandwich? Okay the potato chips aren't healthy at all, but a sandwich and a banana? That sounds healthier (and a lot more tasty!) than chicken nuggets (and I LOVE chicken nuggets!)
February 15th, 2012 8:02pm
Yours is the sane reaction.
February 15th, 2012 9:44pm
The shitstorm is trying to attack the mother as a liar.
See, the mother received a letter saying she was a criminal and neglected her child and they were going to charge her $1.50, but they didn't actually charge her the $1.50 yet, so she is a fucking lying Republican who doesn't accept that the USDA knows best! The fucking bitch!
February 15th, 2012 9:47pm
> 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.
> When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones.
1. Fuck that. The government has no fucking business monitoring sack lunches, the stupid cunts should be shot.
2. This is such bullshit. We all know that school cafeterias do not follow these guidelines.
February 15th, 2012 9:48pm
Ron Paul: "I will cut the federal budget by $1 trillion by eliminating both the USDA and Federal Department of Education."
Hubble: "Paul is an extremist! Without those departments, how could we charge mothers with abuse for serving turkey sandwiches?"
February 15th, 2012 9:50pm
USDA: "The mothers MUST provide milk or are guilty of CHILD ABUSE!!!"
Hubble: "USDA and Obama is right! This is a bad mom!"
> People who are lactose intolerant can't digest the main sugar —lactose— found in milk. In normal humans, the enzyme that does so —lactase— stops being produced when the person is between two and five years old. The undigested sugars end up in the colon, where they begin to ferment, producing gas that can cause cramping, bloating, nausea, flatulence and diarrhea.
> If you're American or European it's hard to realize this, but being able to digest milk as an adult is one weird genetic adaptation.
> It's not normal. Somewhat less than 40% of people in the world retain the ability to digest lactose after childhood. The numbers are often given as close to 0% of Native Americans, 5% of Asians, 25% of African and Caribbean peoples, 50% of Mediterranean peoples and 90% of northern Europeans. Sweden has one of the world's highest percentages of lactase tolerant people.
> Being able to digest milk is so strange that scientists say we shouldn't really call lactose intolerance a disease, because that presumes it's abnormal. Instead, they call it lactase persistence, indicating what's really weird is the ability to continue to drink milk.
February 15th, 2012 9:52pm
Congress: "Idiot is a communist. We are monitoring him as we speak. Dairy farmers are the backbone of this country, and a key constituency."
February 15th, 2012 9:53pm
I haven't even participated in this thread. Until now.
February 16th, 2012 8:45am
You don't need to, your responses are consistent enough that it's possible to emulate them in Prolog.
February 16th, 2012 3:38pm
Apparently I don't need to, because Idiot's demented AI of me will shoot off its mouth no matter what I do.
February 17th, 2012 9:16am