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Mom Fined $10 for Not Including Grains in Lunch

Posted on the 22 November 2013 by Hughvw
When Kristen Bartkiw of Manitoba, Canada, sent her kids off to day care, she packed a meal of roast beef, potatoes, and carrots, followed up by some fruit for dessert. She even gave them milk instead of juice as a drink. Problem is, none of those items are considered a grain—and that goes against school policy. As the rules state, if kids are not buying a school lunch, parents must pack one that contains milk, meat, grains and two fruits or veggies. If not, parents are fined $5 per item, per child. Spotting that Bartkiw's kids' lunches were missing a grain, school administrators "supplemented" the lunches by giving them a handful of Ritz crackers. (Because really, if mom won't give them an over-processed "grain" for lunch, who will?)    [Source]   [BJS]

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