We have not weighed in on the issue of the North Carolina four year old who had her lunch taken away and given chicken nuggets instead. Yes, that did occur! The child's mother had packed her a lunch with turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, apple juice and potato chips. The government inspector, who still have not been identified, determined this combination did not meet healthy food requirements and insisted the child pay for and eat the chicken nuggets. Talk about government intrusion into our lives!
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The government inspector was from the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised program at the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program gives schools a grade based on standards that include USDA (Department of Agriculture) meal guidelines enforced by the N.C. Division of Early Childhood Development.The nutrition standards for pre-K lunch require milk, two servings of fruit or vegetable, bread or grains and a meat or meat alternative. The school didn’t receive a high grade from the January assessment because the home-made lunches didn’t meet those guidelines.