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Bad Lunches = Child Abuse

Some guy is given permission by school staff to snoop around the cafeteria and rummage through kids' lunches.   He practically squashes some little girl as he tosses her baggie on the table in disgust and proclaims it to be "unacceptable."  The principal is about two feet away and apologizes... not to the kid, but to the weirdo scrounging around in the lunches.  Well, he tells the man, the instructions he's been given are that if the parents pack a lunch, that's what the kid is eating.

Wow.

So.  "Bad" lunches are child abuse now.  Do these people even know what child abuse is?  It's not a packet of chips and some Skittles, I assure you.

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  1. I don't believe it's any of the school's business what the kids eat. At least they're eating something. it may not be the healthiest of choices, but maybe that's what is available, or possibly that's the only thing the kid will eat at school, it's up to the parents. If a sustaining breakfast and healthy dinner are eaten at home, lunch isn't all that important. Of course it needs to be nutritious enough to keep the child awake and thinking for the afternoon, but as long as the lunch box isn't filled with cake or sweets, it should be okay.

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    1. It was really nothing but salts and sweets, but still... not the school's business. Like you said, maybe it's the only thing the kid will eat. I have autistic children and finding something that 1. can be packed; and 2. the kid will eat; and 3. is not prohibitively expensive means often Pop-Tarts are the go-to food, they just are.

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    2. Right. Kids on the spectrum can be so difficult to feed. Four of my kids are on the spectrum because their mother is. ;-)
      Two of them (ages 25 and 17 at this point) were/are difficult to feed due to sensory issues. My granddaughter is, too.

      I don't condone feeding junk to kids as meals, but it's not the government's business. And don't get me STARTED on the government and Monsanto. Hypocrites.

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    3. Yeah, you'd THINK the professionals would get it. But. Nope.

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  2. That's nuts. I let my kids make their own lunches now and if they want a chocolate biscuit and some fruit.. or whatever, it's their choice. I know they get a good breakfast and dinner! What your kid eats is no one freakin' business.

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  3. From what I've heard about school lunches, they have nothing to brag about themselves. I agree with you and the other commenters, that what the children eat should be between the children and their parents.

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    1. Some of the lunches I had as a kid in the 1970's were pretty good! I mean, considering it's cafeteria food. But they had no "make the kids eat veggies" standards so far as I know so lunch could be a cheapo-cheezburger and fries with chocolate milk.

      Oh yeahhh.

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    2. We also got LOLLIPOPS at the dentist and the dentist did not wear gloves. Yes, I am really that old.

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