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Nov 29 2013

Fined for Sending Kids to School Without Crackers

In its latest incarnation, totalitarianism masks itself in concern for our health, the children, the environment, et cetera. But the objective of tyranny is always the same, no matter whether it is hard or soft, and no matter how petty the level at which it is imposed — control for the sake of control. An example from Canada:

A mom who thought she was properly parenting by sending her two young kids to school with a homemade, whole-food lunch was shocked to find a penalty note from school officials informing her that the lunch of roast beef, potatoes, carrots, oranges and milk she provided was “unbalanced” and therefore had to be supplemented with Ritz crackers.

She was also fined $10.

According to Weighty Matters, the Manitoba Government’s Early Learning and Child Care department blindly follows a policy which requires lunches to be “balanced” according to “Canada’s awful Food Guide.”

Unbalanced lunches are subject to supplementation and a fine of CDN$5 (US$4.80) per “missing item” per child.

Once we grant bureauweenies the authority to tell us what parents should feed their children, this nonsense becomes inevitable.

To drive home the ridiculousness of the policy, Kristen [Bartkiw, the mom in question] tells Weighty Matters she could have sent her kids to daycare with “microwave Kraft Dinner and a hot dog, a package of fruit twists, a Cheestring, and a juice box,” and it would have been met with approval by the [Manitoba Child Care Association].

It would be nice to think there is a limit to how much of this crap people will put up with.

incorrect lunch notice

On a tip from Henry.

17 Responses to “Fined for Sending Kids to School Without Crackers”

  1. Snarklez the Klown says:

    They didn’t have any white people with them?

  2. Snarklez the Klown says:

    What about the people who can’t afford Ritz? Does the dollar store brand make the grade? A government crackers subsidy must be put in place now, we must do something now for the good of the collective.

  3. Mr. Rational says:

    Ritz crackers are so nutritionally empty, the mother should be able to fine the school!

  4. Henry says:

    And if her children are allergic to wheat…? Maybe that’s why they didn’t have a “grain” in their REAL food lunch.

    Someone needs to shove that box of Ritz crackers down a prog bureaucrat’s throat! CHOKE ON IT, PROG! I’d settle for shoving it up their ass too…

  5. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    Ritz Crackers? Al ‘the Rev” Sharpton doesn’t dislike all “crackers.” One of the companies that has run commercials on Sharpton’s show is Ritz Crackers, owned by Mondelez International. Mondelez gave TruthRevolt this statement: “At Mondelez International we demonstrate our commitment to responsible corporate citizenship by participating in programs that best serve a wide range of local communities and their interests and needs. We extend our responsibility to the sponsorship of tasteful, believable television programming and we avoid sponsorship of programs that would be unacceptable in terms of generally accepted social or community standards.”

  6. Otto Octavius says:

    Must the note be printed in Childfont? I do hope the crackers had some cheese. Perhaps a little wine.

  7. Xavier says:

    For some reason I keep humming “Harper Valley PTA”.

  8. KHarn says:

    We warned them, but NOOOOO… “That will never happen,” they said. “You’re over-reacting,” they said. “You’re being paranoid.” they said.

    Where’s that asteroid?

  9. KHarn says:

    “Xavier says:November 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm”

    I get it.

  10. Mcdave says:

    Sending kids to school without crackers? Isn’t that the ultimate goal of the Black Panthers, CBC, SPLC, ACLU, Democrat Party, EEOC, HUD, NAACP, NAMBLA, MTV, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, BET, SNAP, HHS, FEMA, etc.etc.etc……

  11. Mcdave says:

    Makes ya wonder, What’s in that grain, anyway?
    Seems to be fairly important to somebody, (Monasnto)
    that you get it in those kiddies. Hmmmm

  12. George Adair says:

    It is even more rediculous than the report above. In our local paperwhich reported the story and did a follow up on it this woman was actually on the parent daycare board for the daycare her children were in and she voted for putting in a fine if children did not show up with the proper so called balanced meal. As far as I m concerned she got what she deserved. She lives in a town just south of where I live so it is a local story. Moonbattery at its finest.

  13. Softly Bob says:

    A $5 fine? What happens to all this money? Who pockets it?
    They have no legal right to fine anybody.

  14. BeforetheStorm says:

    Not to nitpick but if you go to the link, this note appears to be from a year ago.

  15. big-pete says:

    The only thing unbalanced here is government power. However, as pointed out, the Canadians have been asking for this for a very long time.

  16. aanvals says:

    should sue the school for defamation of character; everyone now thinks she is a bad mother…

  17. grayjohn says:

    In my opinion, sending your kids to a place that would do something like this is tantamount to child abuse and endangerment. NEVER trust liberals with children.

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