Coming to a childcare center near you: Mom fined $10 by daycare for packing ‘unhealthy’ lunch. Excerpt: “Kristin was fined $10, $5 per child, for missing grains in their lunch of leftover roast beef, carrots, potatoes, an orange and milk. Further, the note said that the daycare staff gave Logan and Natalie Ritz crackers to fulfill the nutritional requirement of grains.”
Ritz crackers?!?! What, didn’t you have any donuts on hand?
And, of course, the government is behind such a monstrosity:
The Manitoba government’s Early Learning and Child Care lunch regulations state that daycare programs must ensure children are given a lunch with a meat, a grain, a milk product and two servings of fruit and vegetables and any missing food groups must be supplemented by the care provider. In this case, the $5 fine was put in place to deter parents from sending their children to Little Cub’s Den with only junk food.
I’ll bet you $25 that the Manitoba Grain Growers Association (or some such organization) spends a lot of money on lobbying.Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList
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