What is this?!
I went from confusion to dumbfounded to feeling being hurt knowing my child would come home hungry. Zion refuses eats what the school provide, I know this because he’s uber picky but after I received a note from his teacher last month that he hasn’t eat much and perhaps I could pack him a lunch. I did…
Until one day last week, I received this note and I was confused as wanting to know why and I called the health coordinator. Left a message hoping they would call back but they didn’t. So I was like, f this… I continue to pack him a lunch.
Then I received this with a little note from his teacher to not send a lunch from home unless a doctor’s note is sent in. Why do we need a doctor’s note? This isastounding on so many levels. How dare they tell me not to pack a lunch from home but they would force my child to eat? I know my child and I know what he likes to eat. But if he refuses, what is he going to eat then?
It all comes from this 2010 Bill:
S.3307 -- Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Enrolled Bill [Final as Passed Both House and Senate] - ENR)
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Definition of Secretary.
Sec. 101. Improving direct certification.
Sec. 102. Categorical eligibility of foster children.
Sec. 103. Direct certification for children receiving Medicaid benefits.
Sec. 104. Eliminating individual applications through community eligibility.
Sec. 105. Grants for expansion of school breakfast programs.
Sec. 111. Alignment of eligibility rules for public and private sponsors.
Sec. 112. Outreach to eligible families.
Sec. 113. Summer food service support grants.
Sec. 121. Simplifying area eligibility determinations in the child and adult care food program.
Sec. 122. Expansion of afterschool meals for at-risk children.
Sec. 131. Certification periods.
Sec. 141. Childhood hunger research.
Sec. 142. State childhood hunger challenge grants.
Sec. 143. Review of local policies on meal charges and provision of alternate meals.
Sec. 201. Performance-based reimbursement rate increases for new meal patterns.
Sec. 202. Nutrition requirements for fluid milk.
Sec. 203. Water.
Sec. 204. Local school wellness policy implementation.
Sec. 205. Equity in school lunch pricing.
Sec. 206. Revenue from nonprogram foods sold in schools.
Sec. 207. Reporting and notification of school performance.
Sec. 208. Nutrition standards for all foods sold in school.
Sec. 209. Information for the public on the school nutrition environment.
Sec. 210. Organic food pilot program.
Sec. 221. Nutrition and wellness goals for meals served through the child and adult care food program.
Sec. 222. Interagency coordination to promote health and wellness in child care licensing.
Sec. 223. Study on nutrition and wellness quality of child care settings.
Sec. 231. Support for breastfeeding in the WIC Program.
Sec. 232. Review of available supplemental foods.
Sec. 241. Nutrition education and obesity prevention grant program.
Sec. 242. Procurement and processing of food service products and commodities.
Sec. 243. Access to Local Foods: Farm to School Program.
Sec. 244. Research on strategies to promote the selection and consumption of healthy foods.
Sec. 301. Privacy protection.
Sec. 302. Applicability of food safety program on entire school campus.
Sec. 303. Fines for violating program requirements.
Sec. 304. Independent review of applications.
Sec. 305. Program evaluation.
Sec. 306. Professional standards for school food service.
Sec. 307. Indirect costs.
Sec. 308. Ensuring safety of school meals.
Sec. 321. Summer food service program permanent operating agreements.
Sec. 322. Summer food service program disqualification.
Sec. 331. Renewal of application materials and permanent operating agreements.
Sec. 332. State liability for payments to aggrieved child care institutions.
Sec. 333. Transmission of income information by sponsored family or group day care homes.
Sec. 334. Simplifying and enhancing administrative payments to sponsoring organizations.
Sec. 335. Child and adult care food program audit funding.
Sec. 336. Reducing paperwork and improving program administration.
Sec. 337. Study relating to the child and adult care food program.
Sec. 351. Sharing of materials with other programs.
Sec. 352. WIC program management.
Sec. 361. Full use of Federal funds.
Sec. 362. Disqualified schools, institutions, and individuals.
Sec. 401. Commodity support.
Sec. 402. Food safety audits and reports by States.
Sec. 403. Procurement training.
Sec. 404. Authorization of the summer food service program for children.
Sec. 405. Year-round services for eligible entities.
Sec. 406. Training, technical assistance, and food service management institute.
Sec. 407. Federal administrative support.
Sec. 408. Compliance and accountability.
Sec. 409. Information clearinghouse.
Sec. 421. Technology infrastructure improvement.
Sec. 422. State administrative expenses.
Sec. 423. Special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children.
Sec. 424. Farmers market nutrition program.
Sec. 441. Technical amendments.
Sec. 442. Use of unspent future funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Sec. 443. Equipment assistance technical correction.
Sec. 444. Budgetary effects.
Sec. 445. Effective date.
TITLE I--A PATH TO END CHILDHOOD HUNGER
TITLE II--REDUCING CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND IMPROVING THE DIETS OF CHILDREN
Subtitle B--Child and Adult Care Food Program
Subtitle C--Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
TITLE III--IMPROVING THE MANAGEMENT AND INTEGRITY OF CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS
Subtitle A--National School Lunch Program
Subtitle B--Summer Food Service Program
Subtitle C--Child and Adult Care Food Program
Subtitle D--Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
Subtitle A--Reauthorization of Expiring Provisions
PART I--RICHARD B. RUSSELL NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT
PART II--CHILD NUTRITION ACT OF 1966
Subtitle B--Technical Amendments
I tried to find the guidelines but the FDA site has the following: