Fed Interferes Over Child’s Sandwich
Current Events vs. Founding Documents
According to FoxNews.com, February 14, 2012
A Hoke County preschooler was fed chicken nuggets for lunch because a state worker felt that her homemade lunch did not have enough nutritional value, according to a report by the Carolina Journal.
The West Hoke Elementary School student was in her More at Four classroom when a state agent who was inspecting lunch boxes decided that her packed lunch — which consisted of a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, apple juice and potato chips — “did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines,” the Journal reports.
The decision was made under consideration of a regulation put in place by the Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services, which requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs to meet USDA guidelines.
The mother, who was not identified in the report, expressed concern about school officials telling her daughter that she wasn’t “packing her lunch box properly.”
The Federal Government vs. Mothers
The US Constitution, Amendment 10
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
We the People:
So the federal DCDEE at the DHHS claimed authority under the USDA. This is just one example. Perhaps those who advocate for such federal administrative control do not trust women. But rest of us should tell our elected officials to stop such unconstitutional intrusions between mother and child. If you want to help correct this, here is one avenue:
For US House of Representatives, go to http://www.house.gov/
For US Senate, go to http://www.senate.gov/