October 24, 2013, - 4:05 pm

ABSURD: Publick Skool Food Nazis Did WHAT?! To Your Kids Over Politically Incorrect Lunches; Removed From Cafeteria Over Sugar

By Debbie Schlussel

Remember the good old days, when parents could pack their kids’ lunches without worrying about running afoul of the food police? Those days are over. And it’s not just that parents can’t give their kids a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich (this will raise the hackles of the Peanutzis and their treasured, “special” peanut-allegic kids AND it’s in a plastic bag, which isn’t biodegradable–another “crime”). Nope. Parents who pack a candy bar or a sugary drink in their kids’ lunches–or whose lunches have non-100%-biodegradable packaging–will get in trouble. And so will their kids, who are accompanied out of the lunch cafeteria like criminals and forced to eat the sugar-laden contraband in purgatory. Not kidding.



Get a load of this:

With food allergies on the rise, many schools have barred all nut products, not just peanut butter, and sometimes other foods like soy and dairy. More schools also have candy and soda bans. A growing awareness of childhood obesity and nutrition means more parental anxiety around choosing the “right” foods . . . . “I pack [my son] a lunch every day and I hate it,” says Amy Hood, a stay-at-home mother of three from Charlestown, R.I. . . .

In January, she tweeted that she had slipped a Kit Kat into her 11-year-old’s lunch: “This is (voice of doom) AGAINST THE RULES. Told him to eat the evidence if confronted.” Her son’s school has a no-candy policy. And while Ms. Hood says she generally packs a healthy lunch, she says she doesn’t “see the problem in a little fun stuff.” . . .

Her son’s charter school also has a no-nut policy and encourages a “zero trash” lunch. It’s one of a number of schools sensitive to the environmental impact of tossing out hundreds of plastic baggies per lunch period. . . . The Post Oak School in Bellaire, Texas, a Montessori school that goes through 12th grade, instituted a no-waste lunch policy in 2011. Disposable water bottles, plastic bags and milk cartons are no-no’s. The school also has its own compost pile. Parents can ask that their child’s lunch leftovers be placed there instead of being sent home. The school has a no-candy policy, too.

It discourages parents from sending “anything sweeter than fruit,” says Elisa Schmidt, the communications coordinator at the school. If kids do bring gummy bears or chocolates, they will be allowed to eat them, but the sweet-eaters will be taken “to a different area to eat it on their own,” Ms. Schmidt says.

And the absurdity over what is now allowed in kids’ school lunches isn’t just a product of idiotic political correctness. It’s also a function of spoiled, coddled kids who aren’t satisfied with just eating what’s given to them:

And a proliferation of cookbooks and parenting blogs admonishing moms and dads to make lunch “fun”—a sandwich in the shape of Hello Kitty; a hard-boiled egg in the shape of a bunny—only add to the pressure. Do you really want to be the only parent sending a squished brown-bagged turkey sandwich?

Gee, and I thought it was about a mid-day meal. Not about whacked out political correctness and sandwiches in the shape of a Japanese feminine icon (Hello Kitty).

But what do I know? Just common sense. And, sadly, America doesn’t place a premium on that these days.

How the heck did this country survive for this long? With “priorities” like these school lunch rules, it’s hard to believe it will survive for that much longer.


18 Responses

If my head doesn’t stop shaking east to west, it’s gonna fly off. My G-d, what’s next?!

Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.

lee of the lower case "l" on October 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm

“How the heck did this country survive for this long?”`

No baby-boomers.

DS_ROCKS! on October 24, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    DS_ROCKS! says “No baby-boomers.”
    Survey says!…ding! ding! ding!…number one answer!

    So how did one of the great generations of American History produce one of the worst?
    I’m sure there’s more than one answer to that.

    …and what’s up with Texas lately anyway??? They running a neck and neck competition with Florida for weirdest story of the day?

    theShadow on October 24, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      BTW, speaking of baby boomers, their number one hero Hillary
      (aka Emperor Palpatine in a pantsuit) Clinton was in town last night giving a speech for a sum total of $200,000. Those lemmings actually payed to listen that crap?!

      theShadow on October 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm

What I”m wondering is why we’ve seen so little about healthy eating for the teachers. Plenty about kids, what about the teachers?

Since they are such a precious and valuable educational and societal resource, I would imagine the food police would want to ensure that they also eat healthy food. They should be monitored just as their students are to conserve this tremendous resource. Give them plenty of blueberries so their brains will get better.

I just can’t understand why the teachers’ unions, with their understanding of the vast importance of students’ health don’t insist on similar strictures for the teachers.

(the few vague campaigns for healthy teachers generally contain some amorphous and immeasurable criteria for assessing and determining teachers’ health awareness — these campaigns are usually initiated when some courageous board wants to raise the premiums teachers pay for their health insurance, from “zero” to one or two percent. The ‘compromise’ is usually not to raise the insurance premium, but to institute a vague ‘health awareness’ campaign for teachers.)

Little Al on October 24, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Quinn’s First Law~”Libtardism generates the exact opposite of it’s stated intent.”

Stuff like this makes me retch. These horrible, horrible Libtards just don’t care about humans (which is funny since they all think they are such “humanitarians”). It shows in what they wring their stupid hands over.

They care more about fake environmental issues and Stasi-like control than REALLY caring about kids well-being and their families.

I find kids who come from broken or Baby-Mama and Baby Daddy homes far more detrimental to those said kids and society than this foolish food and environmental police crap. Kids who have to live in houses with crazy step-parents dynamics (or even worse…shack-up situations) are far, far more pressing and dangerous than this PC crap.

What a disgusting time to be alive. Having to behold this foolishness and watch the sheep & lemmings just accept it and comply. Meanwhile, all the selfish and dysfunctional behaviours keep on trucking…

Skunky on October 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Things have come a long way since I was a kid. The biggest controversy back then was a kid taking a swing at another kid with a metal lunch box, bloodying his nose. The kid who bashed the nose in was told if he brought a lunch from home it had to be in a paper bag. Eventually all metal lunch boxes were banned. Nobody cared what the kids brought to school for lunch, as long as it was in something that couldn’t be used as a weapon!

Alan on October 24, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I notice that your site became impaired immediately after you posted an article pointing out again the lunacy of the peanutters. While it could be a coincidence, that would surprise me. More likely it points to the intolerance of the peanutters to points of view different from theirs. This clearly establishes a relationship between the more rabid of them and the totalitarians (of which Nazis) are a specific case, and once more, shows how political correctness is on a slippery slope to totalitarianism.

Little Al on October 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I have to assume that academics are set aside in order to pursue political goals. Frankly, some of these “Food” policies sound like pressure tactics designed to force students to buy school lunches.

Worry01 on October 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Sounds like some of these administrators need to eat what they suggest. And having them getting a love life would also not hurt. They are way to tightly packed.

Jonathan Gartner on October 25, 2013 at 9:44 am

Once again, Debbie throws another piece of America’s feces up on the wall for all to see. Yes Debbie, you thought wrong, it’s not just about a midday meal, and yes, forget about a premium on common sense, or humility, courtesy, or any of the thought processes that make for a cohesive society.

And once again, the membership here throws up wonderful, concise and insightful pieces of analysis and commentary which shows how in tune they are with what’s right and good, and how out of step America is with rationality and God. Hat tip to Skunky for pointing out certain key parts of the machinery which have seized up and caused this massive failure of our society. Wossamatta Skunky, joo don’ lyyyke dee Modern Family? Joo don’ lyke eh hous’hol’ wees two lesbian mothers, an LGBT grandma, five gay “fathers” ahn eh brood fool uff multicolor cheeldrens? ROTFLMAO!!!

Livin’ La Vida Satan, anyone?

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on October 25, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Yes, Alfredo, no thread seems complete before hearing WWSS.

    And you, yourself, though maybe not the brash “Boy from NYC”, are even less the Chicken Alfredo.

    Well, for better or worse, just had to get that out. Gulp.

    lee of the lower case "l" on October 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      LOL!!! Actually, for years, especially when I was a newbie on certain temp jobs, when people would slip and call me Fernando, Alfonso, or some other such thing, I would just tell them, think of fettucine. I mean, everyone on the planet has heard of the famous dish Fettucine Alfredo, right? Guess what? I actually had people forget the Alfredo part and just start calling me “fettucine.” ROTFLMAO!!!

      Alfredo from Puerto Rico on October 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Montessori schools aren’t “Publick” or even public schools. They are private schools which have every right to make rules concerning acceptable meals, snacks, and containers. Many parents enjoy such policies, those who don’t are certainly free to have their children schooled elsewhere.

T on October 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Most of my family is in Nursing and you need to stop being a total control freak.

    Joe on July 31, 2014 at 11:24 pm

T: So what else is new?

lee of the lower case "l" on October 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

For what it’s worth. No matter if public or private school. The parents have every right to pack their children’s dinner with whatever they chose to. If it’s public, then go to the PTO meeting and let it be known. If it’s a privite school , then let it be known at their meetings. A line has to be drawn. The munch-shell obama food police have no authority over children no-matter what they try to do.

William on October 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Did y’all miss that this is a private school which these people pay to send their kids to? If they don’t like the rules they can pick a different school. If they choose to send their kids to a school which is for rich spoiled privileged people they will have to live by the rules of the rich spoiled privileged elite. Get over it!

Mary on April 20, 2014 at 10:20 pm

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