“Put down the iCarly lunchbox and back away slowly!”
North Carolina officials have said there was a misunderstanding when a preschooler’s homemade lunch was sent home for not meeting certain nutritional requirements, but now a second mother from the same school has come forward exclusively to The Blaze to say the same thing happened to her daughter.
Diane Zambrano says her 4-year-old daughter, Jazlyn, is in the same West Hoke Elementary School class as the little girl whose lunch gained national attention earlier this week. When Zambrano picked Jazlyn up from school late last month, she was told by Jazlyn’s teacher that the lunch she had packed that day did not meet the necessary guidelines and that Jazlyn had been sent to the cafeteria…
When Jazlyn said she didn’t eat what her mother had made her, Zambrano went to her teacher and demanded to know what happened. She said the teacher told her an official had come through that day to inspect students’ lunches and that those who were lacking certain food groups were sent to the cafeteria. After she received her cafeteria food, the teacher told Zambrano, Jazlyn was told to put her homemade lunch back in her lunchbox and set it on the floor.
Did a hazmat team swarm in and remove it from the area? Did government agents protect this poor child from the lunch her own mother made her?
By the way, I purposely skipped over the part of the story that describes the lunch Zambrano packed for her daughter. BECAUSE IT DOESN’T FREAKING MATTER. It’s not about whether chicken nuggets from a school cafeteria are more or less healthy than whatever parents choose to feed their kids. It’s about yet another busybody government agency intruding on yet another aspect of our daily lives. You’re never going to see a Bureau of Leaving Everybody the Hell Alone.
DHHS says it’s not their policy to inspect kids’ lunches, which is now an even less plausible claim. What’s the name of this “official”? How many more “officials” are running around out there, poking their noses into little kids’ lunchboxes? Who do they think they are, telling you what you can and can’t feed your own children?
What’s that you say, libs? “Why are you against getting kids to eat their vegetables?” Why are you in favor of the government encroaching on the rights and responsibilities of parents? Go jump in a lake of trans fats, food fascists.