This was not a paleo issue. However, it demonstrates how far the USDA is going to for force you to feed your kids according to their guidelines.
From the Carolina Journal Online:
A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets
for lunch Jan. 30 because a state
employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.
The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines.
The guidelines say: lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain
, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.
When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones.
The girl’s mother — who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation — said she received a note from the school stating that students who did not bring a “healthy lunch” would be offered the missing portions, which could result in a fee from the cafeteria, in her case $1.25.
Complete article: http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/homemade-lunch-replaced-with-cafeteria-nuggets.html