Lawmakers push to bag lunch regulations for day care centers Written by DOUG DENISON The News Journal
A bill authored by Rep. John Kowalko aims to roll back regulations that require day care center operators to make sure all food served to children under their care meets state nutritional standards.
Day care centers are required to check lunches packed by parents and replace foods that don’t meet the standards, then send those items home with a note reminding parents of the requirements, which prohibit items like processed cheese and sugary cereal.
“Is this where government is overstepping?” Johnson asked. “The same standard isn’t applied to public schools.”
Interesting! I wonder if this bill is defeated will the next move be Lunch Nazis at public schools checking for Cheetos at the front door? Thank God the federal government proclaimed pizza as a vegetable or else Newark Charter’s lunch program would be shutdown.
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