- Apr 12, 2008
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make sure you read the USDA statement after the letter.
"lunches brought from home not meeting USDA guidelines", how can that be, the USDA does not regulate "sack lunches"
So the school gets re-imbursement, but still charges the parents?
sounds like some fraud going on to me.
Why didn't you post this form letter OT, to show that it was an isolated incident.
Oldtimer said:The rest of the story- I'm sure this was just inadvertently overlooked by the Hypocrit.... :wink: :roll:
Just the Facts: State vs. Federal School Nutrition Programs
Posted by Courtney Rowe, Press Secretary, USDA, on February 16, 2012 at 1:21 PM
In the past 24 hours, we’ve seen a lot of chatter online regarding a story from North Carolina in which a pre-school student’s lunch was deemed “unhealthy.” We’d like to set the record straight.
As established by law, USDA promotes healthier lifestyles for our nation’s school children through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. The Department sets science-based nutritional standards for and oversees State administration of schools that choose to participate in these national programs. In exchange for meeting those standards, USDA provides reimbursement and other resources to schools so that children get the nutrition they need to learn, thrive and grow.
USDA does not, however, regulate sack lunches or any other food children bring from home to eat at school. That is a responsibility for parents, not the federal government. The incident in North Carolina involved local education officials and a State-run nutrition program, and USDA had no involvement.