Roast Beef, Potatoes, and Carrots Don’t “Meet Nutrition Guidelines” but GMOs, HFCS, and Trans Fats Do

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The school lunch drama continues, this time in Manitoba, Canada.

Close on the heels of a federally sponsored preschool in Virginia disallowing homemade lunches without a doctor’s note, a mom in Manitoba was given this note and a $10 fine when her children’s preschool felt that the lunch she sent from home required “supplemental” Ritz Crackers.

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(source: Weighty Matters Blog)

The lunch that didn’t meet the Canadian Food Guide requirements?

Leftover roast beef, potatoes, and carrots, with an orange for dessert, and a container of milk.

The horror!

Natalie and Logan’s mom, Kristin Bartiw, wrote of her dismay:

[If the lunch contained] “microwave Kraft Dinner and a hot dog, a package of fruit twists, a Cheestring, and a juice box” those lunches would have sailed right through this idiocy. But her whole food, homemade lunches? They lacked Ritz Crackers.

So what say you? Have you come across a more inane school lunch policy? Because I sure haven’t. (source)

This particular brown bag hullabaloo is based on a policy of the Manitoba provincial government’s Early Learning and Child Care lunch regulations, which require children’s lunches to be checked against the Canadian Food Guide and then “supplemented” by the workers of the school. The “supplementation” comes with fine of $5 per child, which is taken directly from the parent’s account.

Now, generally speaking, grains are encouraged because they contain fiber. But check out the nutritional information on Ritz Crackers. What seems to be missing from this “grain supplement”? Also note which vitamins are present…pretty much NONE of them.

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So…Ritz Crackers, of $5 add-on fame, contain no fiber, no protein, and no vitamins, but this ticks the boxes required by the government of the province of Manitoba?

This leads to the question, “What do Ritz Crackers contain?” I’m glad you asked.

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Wow – what parent could object to these GMO-laden “grains”? Loaded with High Fructose Corn Syrup (a GMO-sourced poison linked to obesity, diabetes, and containing unregulated toxic contaminants), partially hydrogenated oils (this is a trans fat and currently on the verge of becoming a banned ingredient in the US), sugar (because HFCS just doesn’t make it sweet enough), and chemicals, it’s a great addition to a healthy lunch…please note my sarcasm.

The government is stepping in to replace the parents. They are overriding parental authority by teaching the kids their version of nutrition, based on vitamin-deficient processed foods over whole foods. Then, to add insult to injury, they’re charging the parents money to do this.

Don’t look at this story and say, “Oh, it happened in Canada – it could never happen here.” It could and it has and it will continue unless we stand up to it. Our school systems are disastrous. Common Core, a curriculum intent on churning out little worker bees, is making them even worse. – they are about “habit-training” rather than teaching. Todd Walker of Survival Sherpa lists some unwritten lessons of forced schooling:

  • Never question authority - rulers are right
  • School nutrition is healthy
  • Teachers are experts
  • College is the only ‘real’ choice for success after high school
  • History taught in schools is accurate: “God cannot alter the past, but historians can.”  - Samuel Butler
  • Faux hero-worship is encouraged
  • Regurgitate answers rather than solve problems – (State Standardized testing is a money-making scam to pad pockets while keeping the masses dazed and confused. Of course, this isn’t openly taught, but true none the less.)
  • Give up your right to privacy in exchange for security in a world filled with boogie-men<
  • Understand that the State owns your child and there will be no negative consequences when you transfer your authority over your children to that of government force
  • Individualism is not tolerated and will be squashed with great force
  • Students are lumps of clay that need to be molded to be useful to the collective
  • Guns are evil – knives too
  • Schools incubate a mini police state in every child to forcefully mold compliant subjects
  • Learning through play is no longer allowed

Politicians like to bandy about the phrase that “it takes a village to raise a child.” Unfortunately, it seems to be the idiots who are in charge of this village. Don’t let them raise your children.

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7 Comments  to  Roast Beef, Potatoes, and Carrots Don’t “Meet Nutrition Guidelines” but GMOs, HFCS, and Trans Fats Do

  1. I wouldn’t be surprised if “nutrition” programs like these find there ways into programs like Common Core. I can admire the move to see children eat healthier in schools. The underlying issue I feel is the knowledge base among average people regarding food ingredients.

  2. gina says:

    How ridiculous! And…hot dogs are OK?? Hot dogs are now known to cause leukemia in children.

    • Steve says:

      Hot dogs do not cause this. That is a generalization. Some of the contents in industrial dogs cause long-term illness such as leukemia. Generalizations are bad and lead to people concerned by what we eat and what it does to us being marginalized. If you want to generalize, don’t take part in serious conversations, it opens the door to scrutiny that generalized information cannot withstand. It then allows the whole of the discussion to be ignored.

  3. Stealth Spaniel says:

    Again-why oh why are these children in “public” schools?? I don’t care what the parents have to sacrifice-get your kids into homeschooling or a good private school. Even in college-I never met a teacher that had any common sense or was more intelligent than I.

  4. Ugly says:

    It is where the USDA and Govt subsidies go. If you want to follow the nutrition, just follow the money.

    I wonder what the new nutrition pyramid looks like today?

  5. Mammy says:

    My husband worked a part time job on top of his full time job to ensure our kids went to Christian schools and not public. I have to think that Agenda 21 plays into all of this with the public schools. They don’t give a rats behind that the food they are feeding the children are going to end up harming them in the end. It’s all in the plan. There is so much big money in cancer treatment along with pharmaceuticals – they are breeding the next generation of drug dependent low-info people who they hope end up with diabetes, cancer, etc to keep the ‘machine’ running. Totally sick. I have to admit, I didn’t wake up until about 4 years ago when I had a really bad summer of health issues. From that point on I started to educate myself and found websites like this one to read and stay informed. Many thanks to Daisy for this great site!

  6. Canada Canuk says:

    Daisy, I just heard that on MSM a couple days ago…..and it ran ‘shivers up my spine’….”Only in Canada!” Boy things have sure changed since I was making lunches for my guys!! take care, CC

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