February 16th, 2012
03:05 PM ET

Should states regulate bagged lunch?

Carolina Journal's Sara Burrows on furor over North Carolina forcing kids to eat school lunch if bagged lunch doesn't meet USDA rules.

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  1. KeninTexas

    The only thing more stupid then the question "should states regulate bagged lunch" , is the lunacy that it may come to be true. Craziness!

    February 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
  2. Tare

    Orwell was right, big brother is here.

    February 18, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  3. Melissa

    I agree with Gail in many respects. Wer are Catholic and do not eat meat on Fridays so I pack my oldest son's lunches on those days. The state should not be "in his lunchbox". At the same time, parents should pack lunch responsibly. Don't let your 1st greader thorw in some chips & cookies and call it lunch. (I have seen this happen.) On the other hand, my youngest son has a severe peanut allergy and parents who pack PB&J for thier kids are unwittingly putting my son's life in danger. Any what about those with gluten allergies?? The state cannot account for all the food allergies today and still serve a balanced meal to all students. Leave that to their parents.

    February 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  4. Gail D'Apolito

    Will I need a note from the MD explaining that my child has food allergies? Is the state telling me that I cannot raise my child as a Vegan? I am really frustrated that the state thinks that they can raise my child!

    February 17, 2012 at 11:32 am |