This story was the talk of conservative media last week:
Turkey sandwich replaced with chicken nuggets at North Carolina school
A grandmother claims a state agent took away a homemade turkey sandwich, saying it wasn’t nutritious and didn’t meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines.. . .
She said a few weeks ago that a state agent inspected her granddaughter’s lunch and forced her to eat chicken nuggets from the school’s cafeteria.After cries of government "overreaching" took hold, it was downplayed in main-stream press as a "teacher's mistake."
The woman said the lunch consisted of a turkey and cheese sandwich on white bread, potato chips, a banana and apple juice. The student also brought home a bill for the cost of the school lunch she had to eat instead.
But this clearly was no "mistake" when a second incident from the same school was reported, along with a memorandum from the school principal to pre-K parents explaining what would happen if a home-made lunch was brought to school and did not meet USDA standards.
The school lunch story was followed by this one: Mars to Downsize Candy Bars
This move is part of an agreement Mars signed with Michelle Obama's Partnership for a Healthier America.What? The government wants to take away king-sized Snickers?
Then there was the political issue over who could be made to pay for contraceptives which are already readily available.
Forcing people to pay for contraceptives in violation of their religious beliefs, preventing them from buying king-sized candy bars, and replacing their home-made turkey sandwiches with mass-produced chicken nuggets ...
These things are NOT about health.