The food police
POSTED: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 4:26pm
Tyler, TX — Just when you think it can't be any more stupid, it gets more stupid.
Now in Chicago, it's okay for the the school lunch police to go and look through your child's lunch bag.
In fact, in some schools they wont allow a homemade lunch. The reason- you don't know what's good for your children. But, big government brother does.
This from the Washington Times: Little Village Academy banned sack lunches six years ago in a supposed effort to improve the nutritional quality of the food its students consume.
According to the report, Chicago Public Schools permits its principals to use their discretion to decide whether their student population needs stringent rules about food choices.
Several of the schools apparently have banned sack lunches, while others permit them, but confiscate certain foods that administrators deem unhealthy (think Doritos, soda, candy).
Problem: The Little Village students hate much of the school's cafeteria food. Lunches routinely are thrown away uneaten, leaving children hungry until they get home at the end of the day.
Bigger problem: It's not the role of a public school principal to decree what her students may and may not eat. In fact, even the less-stringent policies convey a growing and disturbing trend among educators and others toward meddling in parents' decisions.
What if your child has a food allergy?
What if he or she did well on a test and your want to give them an award.
What you feed your kids is no ones damned business.
Think this can't happen here? Just wait.
It happened with soda machines a few years back.
The government always knows best, comrade.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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